Wu Block - Wu Block (3 stars)

Soulful but inessential hip hop collaboration between members of Wu Tang Clan and D-Block

Wu Block - Wu Block

With countless ‘affiliated’ Wu Tang releases on the go, from themed collaborations, bit-part reunions, half-cocked mix-tapes and Wu-inspired compilations inbetween regular solo runs and the rare full-clan outing, it’s difficult to keep up, let alone cut the wheat from the chaff; which sadly, there is a lot off.

Wu Block is the latest effort, and it attempts to function as a collaboration between Wu Tang and fellow NY crew D-Block (AKA The L.O.X.), headed up by Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch respectively. It takes a surprisingly satisfying and soulful approach to production, and features celebrated alumni from both sides such as Raekwon, Method Man, Jadakiss and even Erykah Badu.

However, beyond occasional bursts of brilliance from Ghostface himself, it’s anything but essential.

Wu-Block (Ghostface Killah, Sheek Louch, Raekwon & Jadakiss) -- Crack Spot Stories

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