As far as Wu-Tang solo albums go, I would have to say thatÂ Supreme Clientele is among the top 3. The beats are crazy throughout, and although RZA only produced 4 tracks, you can hear his overall influence as executive producer. Â His hand in the mixing helped the production from lesser known beat-makers achieve the certified Shaolin sound. Â Sonically it is a true Wu-Tang album, achieved through a solo project, as was the case withÂ Only Built For Cuban Linx. Â Supreme Clientele was released in 2000, but clearly carried over the energy that was 90’s New York hip-hop.
“One” was produced by JuJu, and is simply made up of a loop from the 1:04 point of “You Roam When You Don’t Get it At Home” ending with theÂ one.Â Using the same sample in a more involved way, one of my partnersÂ Dub Sonata created a track for a Double A.B. record based on a true story called “Dedication.” Â Dub makes use of some other high potent segments, such as 0:46 which has the title of the song being sung first as a solo, second with harmony (he uses both parts). Â Listen for small vocal chops from 0:11 and 0:16 being blended in at various moments, plus the sequence at 0:25 to switch things up arrangement wise. Â To top it all off, Dub uses theÂ one sample to end each hook. Â Get all that? I’ll refrain from explaining the other ten chops he used. Â That’s why he’s one of the illest when it comes to the samples. His full-instrumental album, Nights In Cuba comes out on iTunes this fall.