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Wu-Tang Clan Gleefully Rung The "Bells Of War"

Mitch Findlay
June 03, 2021 11:34
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1997 RCA Records

Bells Of War

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With "Wu-Tang Forever" turning twenty-four today, revisit one of the many classic cuts with "Bells Of War."


People have embraced "Wu-Tang Clan Forever" as part of the popular lexicon to the point where the impact of its meaning may very well have dulled. It's not simply a thing to say -- it's an undeniable truth. The Clan has endured for decades now, with passion for their music has remained as powerful as ever. With today being the twenty-four-year anniversary of their sophomore album Wu-Tang Forever, a double album that actually benefits from being presented as such, it feels appropriate to celebrate the milestone occasion. 

Being that there are plenty of incredible deep cuts found throughout the massive project, selection could have gone in a few different directions. Yet there's something about the imposing title of "Bells Of War" that commands attention. Over a gritty, raw, and vaguely melancholic RZA instrumental, U-God, Method Man, RZA, Masta Killa, and Ghostface Killah handle business with finesse and intellect. Check it out for yourself now, and consider taking a deep dive into Wu-Tang Forever -- a classic that still yields rewards to this day. 

QUOTABLE LYRICS

It's common sense how I master my circumference, you dense
I get locked the fuck up, released on my own recognizance
Can't be judged, young bloods bust back like scuds
Wu-Tang hovers one thousand notches above
MC level, yo, I stay highs like treble
Foes who oppose get plucked like rose petals

- RZA

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