6. The GZA, Liquid Swords (1995)
Label: Geffen, MCA
Like Ghostface's Bulletproof Wallets, this title is so Wu it hurts. But unlike Ghost's, this one has a deeper meaning that we can understand: hard, but flexible; sharp like steel, but flows like water. And GZA's debut, understated and vicious at the same time, definitely lives up to the dichotomy.