Rolling Stone - 4/2/98, p.714 Stars (out of 5)
- "...Cappadonna triumphs with strategies that are as weird as mustard on pasta....Cappadonna really gets in the zone....It's all deeply , weirdly, lovably odd..."
Entertainment Weekly - 4/3/98, p.96
"...Never straying too far from the Clan's gangsta-noir approach, Cappadonna aims for the solar plexus with baleful beats, queasy swatches of melody, and furrowed-brow raps that ring out like dispatches from the heart of darkness....disorienting and exhilarating in equal measure." - Rating: B
Vibe - 5/98, p.135
"...Wu featured player Cappadonna has always understood the value of abstract witticisms..."
The Source - 5/98, p.1463.5 Mics (out of 5)
- "...PILLAGE is filled with enough discordant keys, blaring horns and organized confusion to last the next Wu generation..."
Melody Maker - 4/11/98, p.44
"...Cappadonna has the edge, he doesn't preach, he just relates."
Personnel includes: Cappadonna, Killa Bamz, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Method Man, Tekitha, Rhyme Recca.
Producers: Tru Master, Goldfinghaz, The Rza, Mathematics, 4th Disciple.
Since his introduction into the rap game on Raekwon's debut solo album, Cappadonna has been an honorary member of the Wu-Tang Clan, shining on almost every Clan collaboration thereafter. With the Wu in such high demand, it was only a matter of time before fans started anticipating Cappadonna's solo joint. THE PILLAGE presents Cappadonna as a lyrical mastermind in his own right. His style is very similar to both Raekwon and Ghostface, and with RZA handling the production, the album stands up favorably alongside other Wu-related material. Throughout the album the Don, formerly known as Cappachino, delivers witty, hardcore hip-hop tunes that convey a strong message.