WHO ARE THEY? The legendary Staten Island rap crew whose nine members are celebrating nearly three decades together — and I bet you still can’t name them all.
WHAT IS THIS? An EP released to coincide with their moving and informative documentary mini-series currently airing on Showtime (in case you missed all that information in the subtitle).
WHAT DOES IT SOUND LIKE? Icons reminding you that they still ain’t nothin’ to f*** wit.
HOW SHOULD I LISTEN TO IT? Suitably, um, relaxed — while rolling in a low-rider with an inhuman amount of bass.
WHAT 10 WORDS DESCRIBE IT? Friendly, fraternal, nostalgic, relaxed, confident, verbose, intelligent, experienced, flowing, illuminating.
WHAT ARE THE BEST SONGS? The four musical cuts are all pretty solid — but the spoken-word clips and reminiscences are surprisingly listenable too.
WHAT WILL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY THINK? Same as everybody else — that at 19 minutes, it’s way too short.
HOW OFTEN WILL I LISTEN TO THIS? Every time you get tired of waiting for them to make a new album.
IF THIS ALBUM WERE A BUSINESS, WHAT KIND OF BUSINESS WOULD IT BE? An inner-city barber shop.
SHOULD I BUY, STREAM OR STEAL? You rob the Wu at your peril.