WU TANG CLAN Genius/GZA Gold Record Award Liquid Swords

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WU TANG CLAN Genius/GZA Gold Record Award Liquid Swords WU TANG CLAN Genius/GZA "Liquid Swords" Gold Record Award from Geffen Records
17" x 21" - Frame sides are splitting and will need to be reframed for display.
Released November 7, 1995 - Producer: RZA/4th Disciple
Liquid Swords is the second solo studio album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member GZA, released November 7, 1995, on Geffen Records. Recording sessions for the album began mid-way through 1995 at producer RZA's basement studio in the New York City borough of Staten Island. The album heavily samples dialogue from the martial arts film Shogun Assassin and maintains a dark atmosphere throughout its course, while it incorporates lyrical references to chess, crime and philosophy. Liquid Swords features numerous guest appearances from the entire nine piece Wu-Tang Clan.
Upon its release, Liquid Swords peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200 chart, and number two on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. On January 11, 1996, it was certified gold in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album initially received favorable critical reviews for its lyrically complex and musically hypnotic style. Over the years, its recognition has grown, with a number of famous publishers proclaiming it as one of the greatest hip hop albums
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