GZA, Liquid Swords (1995)

Label: Geffen/MCA

Pusha T: “GZA lyrically and musically put out one of the greatest LP’s. It shocked everybody. Of everybody, he was the least colorful. GZA’s the straight-ahead, articulate, real rap, true student of the old school. GZA was all of that shit man.

“Production-wise, it’s crazy that I have three different Wu joints on my list and the music and the soundbeds for all of them are distinctly different. They were all done in the same realm with the same producers, but with Liquid Swords, 36 Chambers, and Cuban Linx, you can listen to them all and be happy.”