Top 10 Wu-Tang Albums: Second Wave (1997-2000)

A list of the best of Wu-Tang Clan's second era (starting with their second album).
  • Ghostface Killah, Supreme Clientele
  • Wu-Tang Clan, Wu-Tang Forever
  • Ol’ Dirty Bastard, N***a Please
  • The RZA as Bobby Digital, In Stereo
  • Method Man & Redman, Blackout!
  • Killarmy, Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars
  • Killah Priest, Heavy Mental
  • RZA, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
  • Gravediggaz, The Pick, The Sickle and the Shovel
  • GZA, Beneath the Surface

Originally published on This post has been updated.


Generation “Notti Bop”

In an article on the “Notti Bop” craze inspired by a teen’s murder, New Yorker writer Jody Rosen avoids making aesthetic judgements.

Chicago Rap in 2012

In a brief retrospective, These Days talks to a handful of industry folks involved in the Chicago rap scene’s breakout year of 2012.