“Cold World” is a leading single from GZA’s classic album, Liquid Swords

The story told in GZA’s Cold World paints vivid imagery of social problems within the hoods of the ghetto. This song not only gives you an image, but provides situations and the consequences that come in part with them. A “cold world” is what communities that are struggling but often overlooked even though right under our noses, are referred too. This story gives you a first person narrative of the worst. Not only does the context and instrumental revolve around a dark, deep mood, but so does the music video of the song.

This track was also largely influenced by Stevie Wonder’s “Rocket Love”. Both the name as the sample derive from the classic R&B track.