GZA ‘Liquid Swords’ 20th Anniversary

This weekend (7th November 2015) marks the 20th Anniversary of the release of GZA’s sophomore LP ‘Liquid Swords’, The Genius’ first full length solo release following his departure from the Cold Chillin’ label. The album is the third of the Wu-Tang solo albums released in the wake of the group’s 1993 debut ‘36 Chambers’. Famed for its extensive sampling of banned 1980 martial arts classic ‘Shogun Assassin’ and gritty soul samples, the album appeared in sharp contrast to 1991’s ‘Words from the Genius’ and its New Jack Swing influenced lead single ‘Come Do Me’.

The album comes in at #3 in Ego Trip’s Top 25 albums of 1995, while the album’s lead single of the same name comes in at #29 in the year’s Top 40 Singles.

Stream the full album on Youtube here.

[Purchase physical copies / check release details on Discogs here]

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