THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
166-Wu-Tang Clan-Gravel Pit.
2000-Number 6 single.
Best Bit-At 0.25.When Hip-Hop made sense,not cents.
The Wu-Tang Clan were formed in 1991 in New York City,they are critically acclaimed with ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine calling them ‘the best Rap group ever,’in 2004 ‘NME’ magazine hailed them as one of the most influential groups of the last ten years.Band members RZA and The ODB chose the groups name as a tribute to the 1983 Hong Kong martial arts film ‘Shaolin and Wu Tang.’
Gravel Pit is taken from the bands third studio Album ‘The W’ released in the year 2000 and to date is their only UK top 40 single.The female vocals are provided by Paulissa Moorman and the three verses are performed by Method Man,(see also best songs 359) Ghostface Killah and U-God,other spoken parts are provided by RZA and Raekwon. The chorus of the song,’back,back and forth’ is taken from Funk group Cameo’s 1987 song Back and Forth,the song also samples the soundtrack to the French TV miniseries ‘Belphegor’ written by Antoine Duhamel.
‘A mystery unravelling ,Wu-Tang is the CD that I travel with.’
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