Tex has often said that while he wouldn't argue that Wilco is the "best" band out there, they're still his personal favorite. I would similarly say that while I can't necessarily argue that GZA is the "best" member of the Wu Tang Clan, I'd personally rather listen to GZA's solo output than pretty much any other Wu-related project. He's rapping about chess, religion, cinema, and throwing bizarre, loop-de-loop metaphors at you far too quickly for you to pick them all up in just a few listens. What's not to love? For a mesmerizing display of pure MC science, check out "0% Finance" from this year's Pro Tools, and listen to the way he weaves car-themed puns into literally every line. Awesome.