Albums Reviewed is a column in which Stan and Itsuki amateurishly discuss and rate albums that they find interesting. The first volume of this series, is a review of Supreme Clientele.
Supreme Clientele is an album by Ghostface Killah, featuring fellow Wu-Tang Clan members RZA, Raekwon, Method Man among many others, released on February 8, 2000.
I think this is a great album. The way balance between Ghostface Killah and his features are incredibly well balanced, and the lavish beats do not overshadow the lyricism. This album is unique because its minimal reference to criminal activity. There is more emphasis on the bond between him and his friends, as well as explaining his legacy, but not so much in a materialistic form.
My top 3 favourite songs on this album are Malcolm, Nutmeg (feat. RZA), and Stay True (feat. 60 Second Assasin). My least favourite would be Stroke of Death, as I found the constant scratching to be headache-inducing.
I give this a 7/10, because of the number of enjoyable songs that are present on this album, although Stroke of Death is there, which may be my least favourite song created by Ghostface Killah as well as other misses like Child Play.
If you are a fan of East coast hip-hop, I would recommend this album. Even if you are not, the lyrical mastery and the interesting choice in instrumentation is worth the 1 hr and 10 minutes.
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