Tuesday, 2 March 2010
The many styles of Criminology
Following the two leaked joints form the upcoming Method Man, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah album, Wu-Massacre I was already looking forward to what seemed like a return to form for the three Wu heavy weights and now to top it off they have leaked Criminology 2.5 from the new album. Obviously the first version of Criminiology was first released on the double A-Side 12" back in 1995 with Glaciers of Ice on the flip. This was the first 12" from the legendary Only Built for Cuban Linx. Upon hearing that 12" I began hunting for the break that Rza had flipped so magnificently and you can read about that here, it was of course the fantastic 'Why Marry' by The Sweet Inspirations. But Criminology became more than that with Raekwon performing it with the amazing jazz band the El Michaels Affair and then later making a Criminology Part 2. Criminology part 2 was supposed to be included on Only Built for Cuban Linx part 2 which of course dropped last year to very strong reviews and of course it is entirely deserving of those reviews. But at the last minute it was taken off the album for some unexplained reason, which was very disappointing as its a dope track which flips the same break as the original although in a slightly different manner.
However fear not as it now appears that its going to be included on the Wu Massacre album and will also feature an extra verse by Method Man as well as the verses by Raekwon and also Ghostface Killah. Its a fantastic tune using a slightly longer section of the Sweet Inspiration joint. As I like to spread good hard to find and unreleased music I have zipped up the original Criminology, the instrumental, The El Michaels version, Part 2, 2.5 and the original break as well. Check the link below for the niceness.
'That Witty Unpredictable shit'