Its been a long time since I last heard some new Inspectah Deck. When I heard that he came out with another album, I was hoping that he would go back to the original Wu Recipe like his peers did and hit us with that Uncontrolled Subbance type of album. The last few albums Deck dropped had him trying to find himself as a solo artist but right here on Czarface, He’s back and this time seemingly in rare form. Underground rappers 7L and Estoeric join aboard for the project and give the album back that classic boom bap sound.
I knew by looking at the cover that this was gonna be one of the illest albums to drop from the Wu Tang Camp since Raekwon’s Cuban Linx II. Deck literally sharpens his knives on cuts reminisce of the 90s on cuts such as Air Em Out, RockBeast, Deadzone and World War 4. DJ Premier even made a surprising appearance on Let it Off proving that he still the go too guy for that hardcore nostalgia sound
I never were familiar with 7L and Estoeric. I heard some cuts from them in the past and they came across as typical generic underground rappers but on this album here, They really showcasing their skills due to Deck being the one literally making them step up their game. The Guest appearances from the Wu are the key ingredient to giving this album that classic nostalgic feel.
My only compliant is that its a bit too short(Clocking at 46 minutes) and there be times where 7L and Esteroic rhymes just become repetitive. But Deck shines throughout this album and mix that along with the classic samples from different super hero movies, kung fu movies, wrestling, along with the comic book references. This release was clearly geared to the hardcore underground heads and it further proved that even in 2013 that Wu Tang will never die.
Vic Rating:” 9.0 outta 10