The Clan weren’t nuthin’ to fuck with back in the 90s but every time they join forces to release a subpar compilation like this it stains their legacy. Can a Shaolin collective stan get a proper follow-up to 2007’s 8 Diagrams? It’s been 5 years and recent work from Raekwon, Ghost and Meth prove that the talent is still there it just has to be honed in properly together. This rocky E1 release is laced with the familiar kung fu samples but each tune uneventfully bleeds into the next. No need for outside connects like Sean Price, AZ, and Action Bronson, I wanna hear the RZA connect with his brothers one more time. A final W for the Wu? I haven’t lost hope.