Beneath the Surface

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This article is about the album by GZA. For Stargate SG-1 episode, see Beneath the Surface (Stargate SG-1). For the children's picture book, see Beneath the Surface (picture book).
Beneath the Surface
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Studio album by GZA/Genius
Released June 29, 1999
Recorded 1998–1999
Genre Hip hop
Length 46:00
Label MCA Records
Producer Arabian Knight, GZA, Inspectah Deck, John the Baptist, Mathematics, RZA
GZA/Genius chronology
Liquid Swords
(1995)
Beneath the Surface
(1999)
Legend of the Liquid Sword
(2002)
Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology
RZA:
Bobby Digital in Stereo
(1998)
Beneath the Surface
(1999)
Ol' Dirty Bastard:
Nigga Please
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews 7/10[2]
Stylus Magazine (B)[3]
Stylus Magazine (mixed)[4]
USA Today 3.5/4 stars[5]

Beneath the Surface is the third solo studio album by American hip hop musician and Wu-Tang Clan member GZA. The album was released on June 29, 1999, by MCA Records.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   GZA 1:16
2. "Amplified Sample"   Mathematics 3:31
3. "Beneath the Surface" (featuring Killah Priest, Res & Santigold) Inspectah Deck 4:29
4. "Skit #1"   GZA 0:37
5. "Skit #2"   GZA 0:31
6. "Crash Your Crew" (featuring RZA & Ol' Dirty Bastard) John the Baptist 3:07
7. "Breaker, Breaker"   Arabian Knight 3:38
8. "High Price, Small Reward" (featuring Masta Killa) Mathematics 1:43
9. "Hip Hop Fury" (featuring RZA, Hell Razah, Timbo King & Dreddy Kruger) Arabian Knight 3:44
10. "Skit #3"   GZA 0:47
11. "1112" (featuring Masta Killa, Killah Priest & Njeri Earth) RZA 4:18
12. "Skit #4" (featuring Angela Yee) GZA 0:45
13. "Victim" (featuring Joan Davis & Njeri Earth) Arabian Knight 4:04
14. "Publicity"   Mathematics 2:37
15. "Feel Like An Enemy" (featuring Hell Razah, Killah Priest, Trigga & Prodigal Sunn) Mathematics 3:12
16. "Stringplay (Like This, Like That)" (featuring Method Man) Arabian Knight 3:18
17. "Mic Trippin"   Mathematics 2:59
18. "Outro" (featuring La the Darkman & Timbo King) Arabian Knight 1:34

Credits[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[6] 9
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Bush (1999-06-29). "Beneath the Surface - GZA | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-09-17. 
  2. ^ "Genius/GZA :: Beneath the Surface :: Geffen Records". Rapreviews.com. 2002-08-15. Retrieved 2015-09-17. 
  3. ^ "The GZA - Legend of the Liquid Sword - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2015-09-17. 
  4. ^ "GZA - Beneath the Surface - On Second Thought". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2015-09-17. 
  5. ^ "Google News". Google.com. 2014-07-17. Retrieved 2015-09-17. 
  6. ^ "GZA – Chart history" Billboard 200 for GZA. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  7. ^ "GZA – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for GZA. Retrieved October 23, 2014.