Wednesday, March 9, 2011

90's Jams #39: Genius/GZA "Liquid Swords" (1995)

OMG that intro... (pulled from the film Shogun Assassin according to wikipedia), which just might go down as the creepiest Kung-Fu sample of alltime. "People said his brain was INFECTED BY DEVILS!..." The organ sample in the actual "song" section of "Liquid Swords" obliges the creepiness, sounding like the funk-version of some 50's horror movie, crawling under 2 of GZA's most memorable verses. So many classic lines: "I don't waste ink, nigga, I think / I drop megaton bombs more faster than you blink." Or how about "I be the body dropper, the heartbeat stopper / Child educator plus head amputator.." I imagine RZA laying on the couch next to his mixing board after a long recording session at 2AM and on the verge of dozing off from a combination of exhaustion and excessive THC consumption, barely able to get out the last syllable of GZA's lyrics... "coCAaaine... Act inSAaane! ... ...uh- PAaain!... brAaain!... .. uh- ssshhhhhhhh...." Oh fun fan fic... Shit never gets old.

Here's a fan-video someone made with the intro. And here's the MTV video sans intro...

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