Its safe to say that hip-hop has never seen an album like Ol Dirty Bastards 1995 solo debut Return to the 36 Chambers. The brief glimpses of ODBs unhinged genius provided by Wu-Tang Clans landmark Enter the Wu-Tang album two years earlier were begging to be expanded on to a larger canvas, and, with RZA guiding production, the album promised to give Dirty the creative license to make one of the most bizarre, entertaining and original LPs in hip-hop history. With his raspy, drunken flow and dark sense of humor, Dirty fearlessly attacks from all angles, throwing himself fearlessly into punchy rhyme attacks (Damage, with GZA), drugged-out party jams (the monster singles Brooklyn Zoo and Shimmy Shimmy Ya) and bizarre, grimly hilarious fantasies of sex and violence (Dont U Know and the R&B-tinged Sweet Sugar Pie).
Backed by RZAs appropriately gritty, dissonant beats and appearances from the Clan, Return became an instant hit, selling over 1 million copies and earning a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album in 1996. The album stands as a high water mark in the Wu-Tang Clans collective creative output and was selected as one of the Best 100 Rap Albums by The Source magazine in 1998.
In honoring the legacy of one of hip-hops most innovative releases, Get On Down is proud to present this incredible and unique special edition of Ol Dirty Bastards Return to the 36 Chambers as a double LP which contains the complete original album, remastered for optimal sound quality.
Busta Rhymes, When Disaster Strikes
- A1 Intro
A2 The Whole World Lookin At Me
A3 Survival Hungry
A4 When Disaster Strikes
A5 So Hardcore
B1 Get High Tonight
B2 Turn It Up
B3 Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See
B4 There's Not A Problem My Squad Can't Fix feat Jamal
C1 We Could Take It Outside feat The Flipmode Squad
C2 Rhymes Galore
C3 Things We Be Doin For Money Part 1
C4 Things We Be Doin For Money Part 2 feat Rampage, Anthony Hamilton & The Chosen Generation
D1 One feat Erykah Badu
D3 The Body Rock feat Rampage, Sean Puffy Combs & Mase
D4 Get Off My Block feat Lord Have Mercy