Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version

Ol' Dirty Bastard - Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
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Based on 4 reviews
1995 Ratings: #40 / 460
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Based on 326 ratings
1995 Ratings: #36
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Even though Return to the 36 Chambers might not be the most earth-shattering piece of the Wu-Tang puzzle, it's an infectious party record which proves that, despite his limitations, Ol' Dirty Bastard has the charisma to carry an album on his own.


Nothing on this Album is consistent and has no cohesion in a good way


Fuck Tupac, ODB has always been the real goat


This is probabIy one of the most wiId aIbums ever recorded, it's Iike you're entering the mind of a crackhead.




Ol' Dirty Bastard is easily not the best Wu Tang member, that's pretty much common knowledge; But every time he shows up you're just kind of engaged at whatever this strange dude is gonna spit out. Everything from his wacky delivery, wild flows, or just being some hilarious crackhead over tracks, ODB is interesting and that's what makes this album strangely solid.

Return to the 36 is probably one of the most consistent Wu Tang projects, yeah I said it. Doesn't necessarily mean that this album ... read more


What the hell was that and why was it so good?

So, I'm not very familiar with the Wu-Tang Clan. I know they are one of the most important collectives in music history, and off of that a bunch of the most influential and beloved MCs came to be, like Ghostface Killah or Raekwon. I personally have never felt much of an interest in them as a collective, but... individually speaking, I've always wanted to listen to one of them. ODB, the Ol' Dirty Bastard, the weirdest and most charismatic member ... read more

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Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Shimmy Shimmy Ya
  3. Baby C'mon
  4. Brooklyn Zoo
  5. Hippa to da Hoppa
  6. Raw Hide
  7. Damage
  8. Don't U Know
  9. The Stomp
  10. Goin' Down
  11. Drunk Game (Sweet Sugar Pie)
  12. Snakes
  13. Brooklyn Zoo II (Tiger Crane)
  14. Protect Ya Neck II the Zoo
  15. Cuttin' Headz
  16. Dirty Dancin'
  17. Harlem World
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Added on: September 27, 2013