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    Question Top 10 GZA verses?

    here's what one person thinks



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    picture blood baths in elevator shafts, like these murderous rhymes tight from genuine craft...

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    Off the top of my head -

    Liquid Swords 1st verse
    Swordsman 2nd verse
    Protect Ya Neck
    Older Gods
    Uzi
    Beneath The Surface
    Back In The Game
    Guillotine
    Weak Spot
    Necklace

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    ^solid list, where would you put his Triumph verse?


    Idk if I could list his best verses off the top of my head because some of his more obscure albums (Legend of the LS, Grandmasters) are full of stuff that can stand side by side w/ LS

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    I forgot to mention The Monument verse. Classic.

    Move up the block, giant box blast my song
    Non-stop strictly hip-hop, march on
    Doo-rag hang long, metal tape is high-bias
    Graphics, captured with the colorful, iris
    I zoom in, while the listeners tune in
    Some assumin' they paid dues and joined the union
    Lost nigga couldn't rumble in this wild jungle
    Quick to crumble, type to be on the stand and fumble
    Divine Master, threw on the track that made 'em bleed
    He produce at unattainable rains of top speed
    This powerful magnet, that left 'em stagnant
    Was unlikely in cameras in larger fragments
    Un-filled rifle, scout sniper, shots precise
    Starlight scope, with the night vision device
    Splendid marksman, that'll shoot the one off the dice
    Split a grain of rice, in one shot we kill 'em twice
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    I agree with TSA that GZA released dope lyrical albums well in to the 2000s that are on par with the classics but I haven't listened to that stuff ever since it was released so I couldn't give a definitive list.

    I read somewhere about Liquid Swords where GZA said it wasn't his best work lyrically which is interesting because I am sure the majority opinion from fans would be that Liquid Swords was his best work.

    Sha put Liquid Swords 1st verse only but I think the second verse deserves a spot on a top 10 list.
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    Cold World has to be in there.

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    I'm into his concept songs too next to him straight rhyming his ass off. So tracks like Animal Planet, Labels etc I have a soft spot for.

    I turned 'Animal Planet' into a listening exercise for kids in their second year of English (age 15). Phew that takes me back, I haven't taught English in probably eight years.


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    I'm surprised Shadowboxin hasn't been mentioned...I love that verse. But I agree as stated before I couldn't come off the top with my top 10.

    Quote Originally Posted by TSA View Post
    some of his more obscure albums (Legend of the LS, Grandmasters) are full of stuff that can stand side by side w/ LS
    What would you suggest on Grandmasters holds up to Liquid Swords verses? I'm genuinely curious since that's when I felt he started struggling/rhyming off beat and shit and I have a hard time listening.

    But I do need to revisit LotLS...i remember liking a few joints on that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal Incandenza View Post
    here's what one person thinks



    thoughts?
    Pretty solid list. Not sure I'd include the Afu Ra track and I wouldn't have had Reunited as his number 1 verse. Although it sets off Forever so I can see the relevance...

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    WEAK list, I was thinking about doing one of these for each member but I never got around to making the videos. My list for GZA would be different than this. Half of these songs wouldn't of made it.
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    A lot of my favorite GZA verses are on Beneath The Surface. I love his verse on Silverbacks and Fam(members only) too. ‘My bad weather blew the feathers off 100 flocks’

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    On a man-made lake, there's a sheet of thin ice
    Where unskilled skaters, couldn't figure-8 twice
    At 16, uncut, direct from the cult
    Head on assault, the result, death by the bolt
    In a vote, it spoke aboat the average loss commission
    That was seen by a king in a prophetic vision
    Like a plane crash from a bomb blast
    Special broadcast, slot time with con cash
    It kept the jury quiet, and now a riot will form
    While satanic man, now hang in his dorm
    I swing, on you fake, radio personalities
    Boost ya ratings, but hypes behind casualties
    Fire shots, for low-pressure water gun play
    Instantly, slap ya fire like it's Palm Sunday
    I fashion the first tool, from the elements
    The earth use, and built it to a complex
    Network, of communications, you're up against a hopeless, situation
    I screen every vehicle, through enemy observation
    Swarmin' unpredictably, we spread terror
    Increase the force significantly, change the error
    Check my wind pattern, it's headin' west
    Success is freedom, failure could mean death
    Humans sweat, aim shovels
    Dig up the debris and rubble
    Permanent, damage caused by the double-
    You, know who, cowardly urge you to merge through
    And think the workers'll serve you
    Signin' marvel, who just dropped the next novel
    Worldwide, practically marred in marble
    His accountless, amount of MC's I saved
    And those same niggas want to squander those gifts I gave
    [Chorus: RES sample]
    Scratch underneath the surface, where does your purpose lie?
    It seems our world is worthless, like we're pawns beneath the sky
    Change the race by reason, and ashes just the wind
    The left is so our we're breathin', keep ourself from givin' in
    [Killah Priest of Sunz Of Man]
    Love and hatred, home is most sacred
    Both species, they lay naked in the tombs of oasis
    Think back on niggas I ate with, spent the day with
    Guns we played with, niggas I relate with
    We broke bread, I heard through a vine niggas workin for the Feds
    Sent out secretly to take my head
    I lay back and meditate to the words they say
    Skip town for a mutten goofy dred
    Had a friend tell my family I was dead
    Return at the last fall of the autumn leaves
    Operate the plan accordingly, in case the Feds are recordin me
    Sign all documents, usin forgery, 'cause just a near thought of me
    Like Solomon, spoke bluntly
    Told the word I'm black and calmly
    Howls from the grave haunt me
    The smell of death's upon me, I dwell in the hills like Gandhi
    Been in the presence of mad peasants, and old kings
    Who sold everything, on a quest for god's divine
    Slept in caves to get a clear mind
    Who prayed 3 times, when the moon lit and the sun rise
    I met dwellers in the desert, talked to shepherds
    Been in the mouth of many leopards
    Felt the death kiss, of Satan's mistress
    Walked the vacant districts, for 4 religions, studied Pagan scriptures
    True philosophers and physicians, on a cure missions
    Who harden their hearts, to ward the weak, sick and ifflicted
    Candles lit, gamble with a bitch
    Who made me love her, when I touch her, soft cause hide claws
    Bees with sweet honey in they mouth
    Have bitter stingers at they tail
    Walk through the chambers of death, take a hold on to hell
    Embracing her was like embracing a 3rd world
    [Chorus]






















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