ODB — at his best — was very, very good. But ODB was very rarely at his best, or even in the same zip-code as “best.” To put it in sharp relief: On Wu-Tang Clan’s best posse cuts, ODB was only one of the Top-2 MCs on *one* of those tracks, and it was “Da Mystery of Chessboxin’” … where he was upstaged by, of all MCs, Masta Killa — which is the only song the latter rapper appeared on at ALL on 36 Chambers.

Wow. That was too much Wu. Probably shoulda read the room.

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