It's 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 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 Ol Dirty Bastards Return to the 36 Chambers as a double LP which contains the complete original album, remastered for optimal sound quality.
A2 Shimmy Shimmy Ya
A3 Baby C'mon
A4 Brooklyn Zoo
B5 Hippa To Da Hoppa
B6 Raw Hide
B8 Don't U Know
C9 The Stomp
C10 Goin' Down
C11 Drunk Game (Sweet Sugar Pie)
D13 Brooklyn Zoo II (Tiger Crane)
D14 Proteck Ya Neck II The Zoo
D15 Cuttin' Headz