Liquid Swords

Liquid Swords

GZA

“Liquid Swords” is the title track and first song on GZA’s classic album. RZA is featured on the hook, while GZA produces two outstanding verses that exemplify his ability to make every word bite and snarl

GZA told Wax Poetics,

“This track is just braggadocios. It isn’t meant to stand for anything. I’m talking about my skills and how I’m better than the rest. Usually I take a beat home and write to it for a few days, but it wasn’t like that with this track. I think RZA played the beat for me and I just spit to it right there. The hook was actually a routine from around ‘84 that me, RZA, and Ol' Dirty would do.”

True to form, GZA drops 11 similes and 13 metaphors in just his two verses on this track.