Uncle O curates another fascinating compilation of rare & fine soul. As made apparent by the title, the Shaolin Soul series (check out Vol.1 / Vol. 2 / Vol.3) is known for collecting music sampled by RZA & the Wu-Tang Clan. For the 4th installment, however, Uncle expands his picks to include sources for non-Wu classics. Sure, the title doesn't work as well anymore, but when you think about it, who cares? Good music is good music. Check out gems from Esther Phillips (Mobb Deep "Give Up the Goods (Just Step)"), Al Green (Mobb Deep feat. Nas and Raekwon "Eye for a Eye (Your Beef Is Mines)"), Eddie Kendricks (Common "A Penny for My Thoughts"), Sylvia , Betty Wright (Beyonce "Upgrade U"), The Ambassadors (Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth "I Got a Love"), Jerry Butler (Method Man "Bring the Pain"), and much more.
- black double vinyl pressing
- includes CD
- gatefold sleeve
- music label: Because Music 2018
reviewed by rei kwondo 09/18