If you have been disappointed with Chef Raekwon's releases since Immobilarity, then look no further. This album is a true redeemer. Raekwon cooked up a half-way good project with the skipworthy F.I.L.A. (Fly Internstion Luxurious Art), but The Wild is different. It's the return of the beast. You can hear hunger in these songs like the hard street anthem "This Is What It Comes Too," "M & N," and "You Hear Me". Raekwon also come through with some of his kingly tracks like "The Reign" and "Crown Of Thorns". The album does have some annoying skits and a lackluster track with Lil Wayne called "My Corner", so I can't give it a five star rating. It's a shame, because this is the deepest I've heard Raekwon in a long time. "Marvin" is a beautiful song that summarizes the touching and saddening story of Marvin Gaye's life and relationship with his father. Do you love the Wu-Tang Clan? This album what satisfy your thirst for cameo appearances by the Clan. Don't let that deter you though. Raekwon is as sharp as ever on this project, and he aims to please his loyal fans. I hope he continues on this path. Rae doesn't have the worst catalog, but you'd be hard pressed to find more than one album as consistent as this one across his discography.