The "W"

  • Record Label: Loud
  • Release Date: Nov 21, 2000
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Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27

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  1. [Anonymous]
    Jan 13, 2002
    10 if u like hip hop 0 if u dont
  2. IronMike
    Feb 5, 2006
    if u listen to it first time u will say suck this fucking kack. but if u liston to it more and more u will see what a fantastic album this is
  3. JamesM
    Mar 31, 2007
    "10 if u like hip hop 0 if u dont" i agree... but why did u give it an 8 then ?? :S
  4. johnl
    Jul 29, 2005
    this album is the shit like all wutang albums a wu banga the wutang clan is most original influencial hiphop group there ever was and ever will be they all have done more for hiphop than anyone yet they seem to not get the props they damn well deserve now a days kids just dont know they all should ask some body its hiphop not hippop wannabees stay in hollywood .
  5. MalikMajid
    Aug 18, 2005
    This album has a hidden track after conditioner where GZA spits fire on a RZA track that reminds me of the 93-95 years of the Wu. The entire crew is on point as usual, but Deck stands out even more so on this album.
  6. Jul 28, 2011
    haha i like anonymous review, 10 if you like hip hop 0 if you dont, so he gave it an 8 thats pretty humorous... but seriously this is a great album... the w is a gem of an album (and i like hip hop so i give it a 10, anonymous)
  7. Sep 22, 2014
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  8. Apr 22, 2015
    With a New York street sound, dope beats and rhymes as sharp as a knife, the W keeps up with the Wu-Tang clan's reputation as one of the best rap groups ever and grows even more its influence on hip-hop.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. But for all its rapped W-Unity, this is RZA's record.... Far from straining, he's gone sensei, achieving a craft in which the hand leads the mind.
  2. 90
    All the big Wu dogs are here -- Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Raekwon, Genius, etc. -- and it sounds like they've been sharpening their skills like knives. They toss rhymes back and forth with the precision of a machine -- they're so good it's almost scary.
  3. "W" does have a few flaws, namely "Conditioner," which features Snoop Dogg and is the only track graced with Ol' Dirty's presence. Despite his trademark voice-cracking inflection, the Dirt Dog's verse sounds as if it was recorded over the phone, detracting from what could have been another Wu banger.