Gza Returns With Protools
Posted on July 20, 2008 by Jamie Slaughter
One of the most renowned and continually relevant hip-hop emcees of all time, GZA returns with his long awaited fifth solo album, "ProTools." An original member of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, GZA has established himself as a perennial force in hip-hop over his 13+ year solo career. Recently, GZA's contributions have driven the phenomenal success of the 2008 Wu-Tang Clan reunion album "8 Diagrams" as well as two of independent hip-hop's recent flagship releases: Think Differently Music: "Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Culture" and the DJ Muggs/GZA collaboration "Grandmasters."
With an entrenched and rabidly loyal fan base, "ProTools" marks the long awaited return of one of hip-hop's most revered and respected emcees.
And just wait until you hear what he has to say!!! The album's first leak track, "Paper Plate," finds GZA going in hard at a Vitamin Water mogul on this ihiphop.com exclusive.
With "Paper Plate," GZA is in top form, a true veteran showcasing the incomparable style that has defined witty battle rap for the greater part of a decade.
Spitting 104 bars of straight heat, GZA cuts the legs out from under the G-Unit impresario, reminding us all how sweet beef on wax really sounds. Using metaphor and lyrical imagery (and without employing a single curse word), GZA gives it to us "burnt & crispy."
True heads stand up...The Genius has finally returned.