Ol Dirty Bastard
Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version 2LP
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.
- Number of discs: 2
- Label: Get On Down
- Mono/Stereo: Stereo
- Catalog Number: GET52716-LP