Sonically, a Wu-Tang album is harsh and jagged, and Wallets, Ghostface's third solo effort, is no exception. It's filled with rugged breakbeats that lack the compression that softens the impact of most new hip-hop. Fused with oddly edited old-school samples, these beats form a perfect nesting place for Ghostface's own brand of abstract flow (and Ghostface's is one of the few styles to actually merit the term "abstract"). If it's possible, the production and delivery have grown exponentially since 1999's Supreme Clientele. RZA's production shines on "Flowers," as does Al-Chemist's work on "The Forest," a modern take on Run-D.M.C.'s "Peter Piper" in which Ghostface's rhyme is carefully constructed using cartoon references. Both tracks display a maturity and focus that are often absent in other Wu-Tang releases. For the past eight years, Ghostface has proven himself the most dynamic and consistent of the Clan. Thankfully, this album serves as further proof.