Playlist: Wu-Tang Clan Solo Album Compilation (1994-96)

The Wu-Tang Clan hit the scene in 1993 with a debut album that featured nine emcees rapping over gritty soundscapes unheard of at the time in hip hop.

What followed was the release of a handful of solo albums from 1994-96, by six individuals from within the group. The Clan’s creator, The RZA, oversaw the majority of production for each record outside of his involvement with the Gravediggaz.

This Spotify playlist contains 26 tracks from those albums. It opens with one song from each of the selections listed below, in order of release date, and repeats itself throughout. The intent was to include tracks from each solo album that featured other Wu-Tang members. Enjoy.

The Albums:

(1) Gravediggaz – 6 Feet Deep (1994)

(2) Method Man – Tical (1994)

(3) Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (1995)

(4) Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (1995)

(5) Genius/GZA – Liquid Swords (1995)

(6) Ghostface Killah – Ironman (1996)

The Tracklist:

2 Cups of Blood – (1) – Gravediggaz w/ RZA, Poetic, Frukwan, prod. by Prince Paul

Meth vs. Chef – (2) – Method Man w/ Raekwon

Brooklyn Zoo II [Tiger Crane] – (3) – Ol’ Dirty Bastard w/ Ghostface Killah 

Ice Cream – (4) – Raekwon w/ Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, Method Man

I Gotcha Back – (5) – Genius/GZA w/ RZA

Marvel – (6) – Ghostface Killah w/ RZA

Diary of a Madman – (1) – Gravediggaz w/ RZA, Killah Priest, Poetic, Frukwan, co-produced by Prince Paul

Mr. Sandman – (2) – Method Man w/ RZA, Inspectah Deck, Street Thug, Carlton Fisk

Snakes – (3) – Ol’ Dirty Bastard w/ Killah Priest, RZA, Masta Killah, Buddah Monk

Knuckleheadz – (4) – Raekwon w/ Ghostface Killah, U-God

4th Chamber – (5) – Genius/GZA w/ Ghostface Killah, Killah Priest, RZA

After the Smoke is Clear – (6) – Ghostface Killah w/ Raekwon, RZA, The Delphonics

Graveyard Chamber – (1) – Gravediggaz w/ RZA, Poetic, Frukwan, Dreddy Kruger, Killah Priest, Scientific Shabazz

P.L.O. Style – (2) – Method Man w/ Carlton Fisk

Raw Hide – (3) – Ol’ Dirty Bastard w/ Method Man, Raekwon

Damage – (3) – Ol’ Dirty Bastard w/ Genius/GZA

Criminology – (4) – Raekwon w/ Ghostface Killah

Duel of the Iron Mic – (5) – Genius/GZA w/ Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, Ol’ Dirty Bastard

Iron Maiden – (6) – Ghostface Killah w/ Raekwon, Cappadonna

1-800 Suicide – (1) – Gravediggaz w/ RZA, Poetic, Frukwan, prod. by Prince Paul

Stimulation – (2) – Method Man w/ Blue Raspberry

Cuttin’ Headz – (3) – Ol’ Dirty Bastard w/ RZA

Guillotine (Swordz) – (4) – Raekwon w/ Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Genius/GZA

Swordsman – (5) – Genius/GZA

Poisonous Darts – (6) – Ghostface Killah

Rest In Peace – (1) – Gravediggaz w/ RZA, Poetic, Frukwan, prod. Prince Paul

(Note: Shout out to Wilson & Alroy’s Record Review)

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