GZA performing Liquid Swords
August 24, 2011
Out of the nine original members of the Wu-Tang Clan, co-founder GZA is often considered the most talented and versatile lyricist. Lacking the theatrical stage presence of the late Ol' Dirty Bastard or the eccentric verbal tics of Ghostface Killah, the GZA boasts a more understated vocal style that adeptly layers wordplay and battle raps against hardcore beats. His sophomore record, Liquid Swords, is widely considered a nineties classic, boasting stylized production by Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA and devastating rhymes about New York street life.