Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (Deluxe Edition)
- Nov 22, 2011
- Old School
- 10.8 oz
- new (we only sell new items)
- Get On Down
- Dirt McGirt; O.D.B.
- Wu-Tang Clan
- 12 O'Clock (of Brooklyn Zu); 60 Second Assassin (of Sunz Of Man); Buddah Monk (of Brooklyn Zu); E-40; Ghostface Killah (of Wu-Tang Clan); Gza/ Genius (of Wu-Tang Clan); Killah Priest (of Black Market Militia + Sunz Of Man); Killah Priest (of Sunz Of Man); MC Eiht; Masta Killa (of Wu-Tang Clan); Method Man (of Wu-Tang Clan); Murdoc (of Brooklyn Zu); Prodigal Sunn (of Sunz Of Man); Raekwon (of Wu-Tang Clan); Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan); Shorty Shit Stain (of Brooklyn Zu); Zoo Keeper (of Brooklyn Zu)
- 4th Disciple; Big Dore; Cherokee Chief; Ethan Ryman; Lord Digga; Ol' Dirty Bastard (of Wu-Tang Clan); Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan); SD50's (aka Stimulated Dummies); Studio Ton; The Witchdoc; True Master
It's safe to say that hip-hop has never seen an album like Ol' Dirty Bastard's 1995 solo debut Return to the 36 Chambers. The brief glimpses of ODB's unhinged genius provided by Wu-Tang Clan's 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 ("Don't U Know" and the R&B-tinged "Sweet Sugar Pie"). Backed by RZA's 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 Clan's 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-hop's most innovative releases, Get On Down is proud to present this incredible and unique special edition of Ol' Dirty Bastard's Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version on double CD which contains the complete original album, remastered for optimal sound quality, plus a 13-track second disc featuring remixes, a capellas, instrumentals and rarities from the Return to the 36 Chambers sessions. The two-disc set comes packaged in a deluxe bill fold wallet, designed especially for this release, which includes a reproduction of the laminated food stamp card featured on the album's iconic cover art. Also included are a vintage "On Tour" poster, promotion sticker, extended artwork and detailed liner notes.