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Wu-Tang Clan: 8 Diagrams

Miles Marshall Lewis, The Village Voice, 4 December 2007

RIGHT NOW, all we know about Wu-Tang Clan's 8 Diagrams – their first album in six years – is that at least two members (Ghostface Killah and Raekwon) feel it's not traditionally gritty enough for Wu fans, leaving RZA, still the mastermind, stuck in the unenviable position of defending his digital plans for worldwide re-domination to analog muhfuckas. This schism reflects the only real conversation to have on hiphop at the cusp of 2008: Are you for rap's evolution or against it?

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