Producer Phoniks got me cranked up on his latest output. The man decides to remix classic bangers such as Mystery Of Chess Boxing, C.R.E.A.M., Rec Room and the result is nothing less than solid.

Say no more, hit that play button, stream it and get with the program.

As Phoniks gears up to release “Knowledge Of Self” with Awon this fall he first surprises us with this funky mid-summer offering. A 12-track remix tape featuring jazz-funk and disco based flips on classic Wu-Tang material including songs such as “C.R.E.A.M.”, “Gravel Pit”, and “Criminology”. Phoniks takes performances that were originally spit over RZA’s dark, chilling instrumentals and turns them into upbeat, funk-driven summer jams. The high tempo disco breaks’s take the listener up past the mid-way point in the album where they succumb to more traditional jazz and soul style instrumentals that will keep the head nodding until the finish line. Altogether a very enjoyable listen on a nice summer day and what should become a staple in hip-hop head’s summer playlists.

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