Iron Flag

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  • Summary: RZA and company return to their hardcore roots for this, Wu-Tang's fourth album together.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. 2001 has been a tremendous year for hip-hop. At the last moment, the Wu-Tang Clan just made it even better.
  2. Their darkest, most hypnotic disc since 1997's ''Wu-Tang Forever.''
  3. Iron Flag focuses squarely on the Wu's immense, twin strengths: bringing together some of the best rappers in the business, and relying on the best production confederacy in hip-hop (led by RZA) to build raw, hard-hitting productions.
  4. It's the most solid Wu album in years.
  5. On Iron Flag, the Wu are not just back - they're overhauled and determined to compete.
  6. Iron Flag owes its lack of cohesion to some simply dull songs, plus the growing disparity in lyrical ability among the Wu’s members.
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    The rhymes are gangsta shit at its laziest and most drearily noxious. [Mar 2002, p.111]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. redman
    Mar 4, 2007
    10
    jawn is straight off da hook
  2. markt
    Dec 3, 2005
    10
    this album is from the phenomenal beginning (IntheHooD) till the fantastic ending (TheW one of the best wu songs ever) a dope album that i this album is from the phenomenal beginning (IntheHooD) till the fantastic ending (TheW one of the best wu songs ever) a dope album that i could liston 24 ours a day. i just can much great things about the album but liston to it and u will understand me. Classic shit Expand
  3. ShapkG
    Aug 16, 2006
    10
    a great piece of work from the clan...the raw hip-hop they've got us used to.
  4. colel
    Jan 24, 2002
    9
    Another lyrically devine source of street east-style
  5. MalikM
    Aug 18, 2005
    9
    Babies, Radioactive, and the hidden track after Iron Flag are three of the strongest tracks I've heard from the Wu in years. It was good Babies, Radioactive, and the hidden track after Iron Flag are three of the strongest tracks I've heard from the Wu in years. It was good to hear GZA back in his proper place as the Anchor man in the relay. Expand
  6. CharlesM.
    Feb 22, 2002
    7
    I think that they turned a little ghetto on this album. some songs are raw, but others are lame and have no skill. Wu tang is supposed to be I think that they turned a little ghetto on this album. some songs are raw, but others are lame and have no skill. Wu tang is supposed to be about hip-hop. but there turning into a cash-money group. The CD could be better. Expand

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