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SHEEPISH LORD OF CHAOS
07-17-2008, 07:41 PM
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01: Wise Words Roll
[Produced by Kevlaar 7]

02: The Saga Begins
[Performed by M-80, C-Rayz Walz, 5-Star, Son One, Bronze Nazareth, and Killah Priest]
[Produced by Maja 7th]

03: Handle The Heights
[Performed by Canibus, M-80, Bronze Nazareth, and Keith Murray]
[Produced by Bronze Nazareth]

04: Come To Life Faster
[Performed by Bronze Nazareth]
[Produced by Purpose]

05: Obey (The Statesmen)
[Performed by Planet Asia, Killah Priest, Son One and C-Rayz Walz]
[Produced by Davey D]

06: Soul Position
[Performed by Bronze Nazareth, M-80, Philly, Son One, 5-Star, Kevlaar 7 and C-Rayz Walz]
[Produced by Krohme]

07: Daylight
[Performed by Killah Priest, Kevlaar 7 and Bronze Nazareth]
[Produced by Bronze Nazareth]

08: Planet In Peril
[Performed by Killah Priest, C-Rayz Walz and Warcloud]
[Produced by Pro The Leader]

09: Interlude 1
[Produced by Bronze Nazareth]

10: Killa Bee Swarm
[Performed by Bronze Nazareth, Timbo King,*5-Star and Killah Priest]
[Produced by Bronze Nazareth]

11: Keep Hustlin'
[Performed by Killah Priest, M-80, Poe Boy and Son One]
[Produced by Hala-X]

12: Think Piece
[Performed by Bronze Nazareth, Killah Priest and C-Rayz Walz]
[Produced by Demo the Monowax and M-Eighty]

13: Top Hat Rap
[Performed by M-80, C-Rayz Walz and Son One]
[Produced by DJ Woool]

14: Interlude 2
[Produced by Preservation]

15: Rising Sunz
[Performed by Killah Priest, Son One, Born Sun and C-Rayz Walz]
[Produced by Preservation]

16: Dead Flowers
[Performed by 60 Second Assassin, Bronze Nazareth, Killah Priest and C-Rayz Walz]
[Produced by Bronze Nazareth]

17: Now Or Never
[Performed by Solomon Childs, Son One, 5-Star and M-80]
[Produced by Kevlaar 7]

18: The Almighty
[Performed by Killah Priest]
[Produced by DJ Woool]

*SO FAR THIS ALBUM IS SLAMMING AND THE LYRICAL ABLITIES FROM THE GUEST TO THE INITIAL CREW IS SUPREMELY ILL AND UBER NASTY WITH IT. I MEAN TRACKS LIKE "HANDLE THE HEIGHTS" REALLY SETS THE TONE FOR THE ALBUM AND BIS REALLY RIPS IT. THERE ARE TOO MANY BANGERS AND I'M COMMITED TO CALL THIS A CERTIFIED WU BANGER AFTER MAYBE A FEW MORE LISTENS IT WILL BE. BUT I THINK THIS IS SO FAR THE BEST RELEASE OF '08 SO FAR NEXT TO PRIEST'S BEHIND THE STAIN GLASS AND NAS' UNTITLED. DEFINATELY 10/10

STANDOUT TRACKS AFTER ABOUT 5 OR 6 LISTENS:

KILLA BEE SWAMP (THIS HAS THAT KILLA BEEZ FEEL)
HANDLE THE HEIGHTS (CANIBUS RIP THIS TO SHREADS)
OBEY THE STATESMEN
PLANET IN PERIL (MAN GOOD TO HEAR WARCLOUD/HOLOCUAST SPIT INSTEAD OF RAMBLE BULLSH*T)
THINK PIECE (WOW ITWO OF MY FAVS ON ONE SONG WHAT MORE CAN I ASK FOR)

Ritter
07-17-2008, 07:50 PM
10/10

Highlight picks -

Keep Hustlin
Obey The Statesmen
Daylight
Planet In Peril ft Holocaust
Handle The Heights
Killa Bee Swamp
Think Piece
Dead Flowers
Now Or Never

the silencer
07-17-2008, 08:11 PM
i can't get through the whole album cuz i just keep blastin Dead Flowers and Daylight...


but i am supremely satisfied with this and will definitely be writing up a crazy long detailed review of every track once i really dig into this.

Wu-Tang Gambino
07-17-2008, 09:44 PM
10/10

Highlight picks -

Keep Hustlin
Obey The Statesmen
Daylight
Planet In Peril ft Holocaust
Handle The Heights
Killa Bee Swamp
Think Piece
Dead Flowers
Now Or Never


It is not a classic. People throw around 10/10 so easily. 8.5/10. Good album. Great production. Killah Priest shines. Good guest appearances.

the silencer
07-17-2008, 11:36 PM
this cat Son One is mad impressive on here..

SHEEPISH LORD OF CHAOS
07-17-2008, 11:40 PM
this cat Son One is mad impressive on here..

Son One got allot of potential man especially because of the talent he's around but then i've said the same thing about William Cooper and we haven't heard ish from him in a hot minute

IronFingaz7
07-18-2008, 01:55 AM
i can't get through the whole album cuz i just keep blastin Dead Flowers and Daylight...


but i am supremely satisfied with this and will definitely be writing up a crazy long detailed review of every track once i really dig into this.

I told you about Daylight didn't I? I knew motherfuckers would love that shit. LOL.

P.E.A.C.E.

SHEEPISH LORD OF CHAOS
07-18-2008, 02:53 AM
I told you about Daylight didn't I? I knew motherfuckers would love that shit. LOL.

P.E.A.C.E.

your stuck on daylight i'm stuck on killa bee swamp

DR. NICK RIVIERA
07-18-2008, 04:15 AM
THe Saga Begins has a dope beat switch....make it a single!!!!!!!!!!


EDIT: no matter that, every track will do!

Ritter
07-18-2008, 04:26 AM
your stuck on daylight i'm stuck on killa bee swamp

I'm stuck on Handle The Heights...

IronFingaz7
07-18-2008, 07:22 AM
your stuck on daylight i'm stuck on killa bee swamp

Nah, I was saying that cuz I've had Daylight for maybe 2-3 months now, me and Kevlaar are real cool with each other, I've known him since I was in high school, and he hit me with Daylight to check. I actually haven't heard the full album yet.

P.E.A.C.E.

DR. NICK RIVIERA
07-18-2008, 07:32 AM
LOL

U r going to be blown.

Almighty LP is what Dark Knight is to the movies this year....GOAT

claaa7
07-18-2008, 09:01 AM
someone should make this a poll as well... the album is fucking incredible, even better than I expected, i won't throw out a 10/10 rating though it might get there in time. Killah Priest murks the whole fucking album, he's on 2/3 of the album and even has a crazy solo track, C-Rayz Walz really spazzed as well.

9/10

SHEEPISH LORD OF CHAOS
07-18-2008, 09:39 AM
someone should make this a poll as well... the album is fucking incredible, even better than I expected, i won't throw out a 10/10 rating though it might get there in time. Killah Priest murks the whole fucking album, he's on 2/3 of the album and even has a crazy solo track, C-Rayz Walz really spazzed as well.

9/10

yeah priest does murk everything he's on and C-Rayz Walz is one of my favorite underground cats man he killed his share too and bronze's production was amazing along with Kevlar 7 beats were heat rocks man this is a consistent ill album definately one of this years best

Ritter
07-18-2008, 09:43 AM
Is it just me, or is Warcloud's verse a vintage Holocaust dart?

DR. NICK RIVIERA
07-18-2008, 09:45 AM
nah, it's def Warcloud persona he used there

Ritter
07-18-2008, 09:48 AM
nah, it's def Warcloud persona he used there

I'm not talking about the persona... I'm talking about Archibald Creston Brown a.k.a. Alcatraz/Holocaust/Warcloud/The Robot Tank/Sign Of Hells Winter.

This is classic shit.

Guarded By Martyrs
07-18-2008, 02:01 PM
nah, it's def Warcloud persona he used there

I thought it was more Robot Tank^
The style he used on "BSBD Presents : The Holocaust"
Though the second half of the verse is learning back towards that Silkworm style...
As M-Eighty mentioned.

Track is on some next shit.

lequory
07-18-2008, 02:41 PM
I want to listen to it :(. Can't find it anywhere. Most def if this is fire like everyone is saying then I will make that purchase. I only purchase good albums.

DR. NICK RIVIERA
07-18-2008, 02:43 PM
I thought it was more Robot Tank^
The fstyle he used on "BSBD Presents : The Holocaust"
Though the second half of the verse is learning back towards that Silkworm style...
As M-Eighty mentioned.

Track is on some next shit.

yup, no matter 'what' he was - IT WAS DOPE

great track, great album.

the silencer
07-18-2008, 07:15 PM
I'm stuck on Handle The Heights...

i'm still feelin this album out but i was actually a little dissappointed with the full version of HTH....Canibus sounds mad annoying its hard to get through his part...

i was honestly kinda surprised with M-80 tho, he wasn't too bad..




Almighty LP is what Dark Knight is to the movies this year....GOAT

word i saw that shit this morning.....amazing movie...and i bumped Almighty LP on the way there and the whole ride home

the silencer
07-18-2008, 07:16 PM
also i gotta say---this is such a heavily LYRICAL album...its gonna take a while for all of it to sink in..

Hollow Dartz
07-18-2008, 08:09 PM
Silencer where u been at? I had to hold down the review section by myself...lol

Orion Nebulus
07-18-2008, 08:16 PM
I already ordered my copy. I'm just waiting for it to get here from the mail. It's going to be dope for sure.

Ritter
07-18-2008, 08:18 PM
i'm still feelin this album out but i was actually a little dissappointed with the full version of HTH....Canibus sounds mad annoying its hard to get through his part...

i was honestly kinda surprised with M-80 tho, he wasn't too bad..


I really liked Canibus... his voice is otherworldly. The beat is... flawless.

The whole album is just crazy, except maybe 1 or 2 tracks...

the silencer
07-18-2008, 09:14 PM
Silencer where u been at? I had to hold down the review section by myself...lol

yeah i moved out to Cali and i don't got internet in my apartment so i ain't on as much but.....i got alotta stuff in mind that i want to post on here, i just gotta take the time to do it..

will definitely write up a monstrous review of this when i soak it all in..


I really liked Canibus... his voice is otherworldly. The beat is... flawless.



for some reason i always had a problem with his voice....it just doesn't sound good to me----his lyrics are insane but, personally, his delivery annoys me

SHEEPISH LORD OF CHAOS
07-19-2008, 05:07 PM
also i gotta say---this is such a heavily LYRICAL album...its gonna take a while for all of it to sink in..

yeah it such a lyrical album that the average fan will be like wtf i thought this was music not an education lesson lol but nah this is tighter than what i had envisioned

Ritter
07-19-2008, 05:14 PM
for some reason i always had a problem with his voice....it just doesn't sound good to me----his lyrics are insane but, personally, his delivery annoys me

I also didn't like his voice... but I started to enjoy it more and more. And then I realized I've slept on him for too long.

I feel what you're saying... I had the same opinion like you a couple of months (Maybe even weeks) earlier.

portis24
07-20-2008, 10:16 AM
c-rayz walz sounds like he's just throwing a bunch of nonsense into his rhyme's,he should just use a normal style of ryhming when around other artist of this caliber but i must say the only track i've ever heard him on was on the think differently cd,is this his normal rapping style?.

restless_438
07-20-2008, 11:10 AM
def. be coppin this..

DrunkenMasta303
07-20-2008, 05:30 PM
although killah priest is murkin this album, i must say the album mvp is bronze naz, every dart he spits is a real jewel, plus his production is fukkin amazing

daylight is the best track i heard in the oh-eight

Ritter
07-20-2008, 05:33 PM
although killah priest is murkin this album, i must say the album mvp is bronze naz, every dart he spits is a real jewel, plus his production is fukkin amazing

daylight is the best track i heard in the oh-eight

I agree on Bronze being the MVP.

But Handle The Heights is the best track I've heard this year.

SHEEPISH LORD OF CHAOS
07-20-2008, 09:24 PM
although killah priest is murkin this album, i must say the album mvp is bronze naz, every dart he spits is a real jewel, plus his production is fukkin amazing

daylight is the best track i heard in the oh-eight

I THINK BRONZE IS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER EVERYTIME HE DOES HIS THING WHETHER IT BE HIS PRODUCTION OR HIS RAPPING DUDE IS AMAZING

hide1998
07-21-2008, 02:50 AM
Although I'd give the MVP honor to Priest on this album, everyone came correct. Bronze continues to be that dude whether he's rhymin' or layin' down beats. Great album that I can't wait to have a physical copy of.

DR. NICK RIVIERA
07-21-2008, 10:03 AM
MVP C-Rayz Walz?

I don't know. It's hard to say.



I miss 5-Star, cuz I know he has more than 4 verse material ready for us...

THE W
07-23-2008, 03:25 PM
just bought my copy today for 12 bucks and change.

only one skippable track(keep hustlin).

the silencer
07-23-2008, 03:57 PM
When the announcements (http://www.wutang-corp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=50443&highlight=almighty&page=3) for this album were first poppin up, I was mad skeptical...it seemed kinda weird throwin together such a large group of emcees, especially when Bronze and Priest were already in other groups..I really didn't know what to expect, but once the tracklisting was released on the web my expectations shot WAY up and amazingly I think the album actually met my high hopes for it.




http://poeticagenda.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/xme243cin00au89cshb4.jpg

Album cover:

I like the concept of the speakers and phonographs just seemingly exploding out of one spot. The other artwork is cool and I also like the album title a lot, it’s got a few different interpretations to it: most obvious of course is the suggestion of the occurrences in the Book of Genesis, which is what led to (mythologically speaking) the beginning of mankind. But also “Original Sin” connotates the original raw, heavy hip hop sound that they are tryin to bring back with an album like this. The acronym of Strength in Numbers also works perfectly for an album which so many ppl were involved in making. The bitten apple behind the cd is pretty cool and clever… The booklet is nothing special at all, which seems pretty common with albums nowadays…the last good one was Priest’s The Offering that had all the lyrics in there…I’d really like to see more artists do that but I guess maybe it’s a hassle or an unnecessary album expense.

A quick note on the star, the interlocking triangles commonly known as the Star of David or Solomon Seal that appear on the front and back of the cd case….this symbol of interlaced triangles is actually a universal image---the same appears in the “heart chakra” chakra 4 (http://www.chopra.com/system/files/images/4th_Chakra.jpg)in the Indian kundalini yoga system (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kundalini) and it denotes “the center of spiritual awakening” where it is symbolic of “the spiritual condition of one who is, in life, enlightened.” This is implied because the upward-pointing triangle is of the spiritual eye while the downward-pointing triangle is of the claims of the “temporal world” aka everyday reality. I think it’s actually a perfect symbol for what they’re trying to bring with this album: some uplifting, deep spiritual shit to we who are stuck in an era of bullshit music. The same symbol was also popular in Classical times as a Pythagorean ‘tetraktys’ but I think I’ve made my point……..

(for more on that stuff see Inner Reaches of Outer Space by Joseph Campbell pgs 95-99)




Album MVP:

Bronze Nazareth
Originally Posted by the silencer http://wutang-corp.com/forum/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://wutang-corp.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1211995#post1211995)
i think Bronze is gonna really surprise some ppl on this shit...i have the feeling he's gonna shine like crazy lyrically and solidify his status for those who don't get it yet


^^this is what I said about a month before the release.

And he did indeed shine like a fuckin supernova on this album. His output on tracks like Handle the Heights, Daylight, and Dead Flowers are not only highlights of the album but highlights in hip hop for the year 2008. This is the type of stuff that would help lift hip hop music out of the commercial grave if ever given mass public exposure. His beats not only formed the backbone of the album but he dropped a fuckin phantasmagoria (yup it’s a word, look it up) of jewels lyrically which will keep listeners thinkin’ about his lines for a while. It’s time for ppl to start fully recognizing the talent this dude has---he’s like a 4th Disciple who comes out hard spittin FLAMES over his own beats…and the best part is that he is in his prime right now in front of our very eyes (or perhaps we’re watchin him ascend to it). For those that haven’t realized it yet I hope this album makes u dig into all the top-quality material he’s put out the last 2 years, this guys music is the best part about being a Wu-Tang fan nowadays. Enjoy it.




*Honorable Mention*

Son One
-I had never heard of him before but this cat is absolutely ridiculous on here. He sounds hungry as fuck on every verse and his lyrics are very solid in pretty much every one. His verse on Rising Sunz is one of the (non-Bronze-involved) highlights of the whole album.

I know alotta ppl would throw Killah Priest in there too, he was definitely his usual amazing self on the album but there were a couple verses that were....i don't wanna say 'bad' but it just seemed like he tore out a random page from his (seemingly) immense rhyme book and spit it with no regard for what the song was...aside from that he also had some patented Killah Priest verses like on Obey the Statesmen and Think Piece....the other emcees all did nicely as well, I was surprised at M80 and this was my first real exposure to C-Rayz Walz and I gotta say the dude is skilled..definitely a top notch lyricist and he's got his own unique style (which unfortunately does get annoying a few times though)..

another thing that might get overlooked was DJ-JS1 who did all the cuts and scratches u hear on the album...he did a sick job and it gave some of the songs that classic Premier-beat type of sound on a few of the choruses..


now let's get on with it.......




1. Wise Words Roll (prod. by Kevlaar 7)

The jump-off is perfect. Kevlaar gives us a banger and the many quotes cut throughout it are sick, preparing us perfectly for the album. Sweet-ass beat with all kinds of little instrumentation creepin in and out, awesome drums. The Detroit brother-duo have a gift for making beats that strike and always remind me of the mid-to-late 90s classic era of hip hop.

5/5




2. The Saga Begins

performed by: M-80, C-Rayz Walz, 5-Star, Son One, Bronze Nazareth, Killah Priest (in that order)

produced by: Maja 7th

Kinda hard to make a track with 6 emcees each spittin a full verse and not have it get boring at all. They did an okay job of it. Not an amazing track, the beat is a little soft and tempo slow but when it flips it’s a little better.

Son One spits absolute flames on this one, he’s the one right at the beat change, his flow is crazy hungry.

“half-man half-terrorist” Bronze spits a few nice darts and Killah Priest here doesn’t blow me away at all. I lose Priest each time I listen to this song, sometimes he’s gotta just spit that ‘Cross My Heart’ type shit and not get so far off the track. (Coming from someone who lists Priest in his top-3)

3/5




3. Handle the Heights

performed by: Canibus, M-80, Bronze Nazareth, Keith Murray

produced by: Bronze Nazareth

The beat is an absolute fuckin banger, that’s for sure. Strong, emotional violins over a hard bass with a great rhythm to it. But the only two cats who really handled the heights that the beat rises to were Bronze and Keith Murray. Actually I should say Canibus did spit a pretty nice verse but I personally can’t stand his voice and it’s annoying on here especially, sometimes it’s hard to listen to. And when I first heard the snippet to this track on the mixtape and then saw that M-Eighty spits on the album version I was a little worried, thinking like I hope he doesn’t try to hop on this unbelievable beat and then ruin it with a weak verse. I honestly thought he held his own pretty well, though and I was surprised. ‘Bis and 80 definitely ain’t terrible but this is just such a monumental beat that they get completely outshined by it. When Bronze comes on it’s like the song just got an injection of energy.

He stomps all over this beat with his flow. When the mixtape dropped and this song was featured on it I described Bronze on here like this:
..and the orchestratic maestro beatsmith behind the gritty rap tune jumps all over his own shit doing flips like on a trampoline made of a stretched canvas painting...

I haven’t heard Keith Murray rap in ages but he brought MAD energy and his verse is fire:

“I got too much mental capacity,

for an un-educated street punk to FUCK wit me”



Keith Murray deserves mad credit he did a sick job on here. Definitely the best guest verse on the whole album.

5/5 no matter what




4. Come to Life Faster

performed by: Bronze Nazareth

produced by: Purpose of Tragic Allies

The beat is absolute butter, I love it. And surprisingly it’s not even the Bronzeman but a cat named Purpose from an up-and-coming crew called Tragic Allies (I have a mixtape from them where they spit over all classic 4th Disciple beats, and Purpose also posts stuff in our Audio Booth subforum). I was hoping for more than one verse but it’s still dope as it is. Bronze on here reminds me of his verse from To The Table off Thought for Food Vol. 1, just flowin crazily with plenty of dope lines. Even though it’s pretty short (and I dono where the skit/sample comes from) it’s actually one of my favorites on the album. I could bump this joint all day.

5/5




5. Obey (the Statesmen)

Planet Asia, Killah Priest, Son One, C-Rayz Walz

Produced by: Davey D

The first single from the album, the highlight of this song is the jee-oh-dee Killah Priest. His verse is absolute flames on here, I wish he would’ve brought this to all his verses. This is the type of stuff that makes me say he is THE best in hip hop.



“Priest is a poet, a preacher, a painter

prepare pictures for people who are listeners and thinkers..”

^^that line ought to sum up the appeal of Killah Priest



The underrated star of the album, Son One also has a fuckin ridiculous verse---this guy is talented and hopefully gets some shine after his performance on this album.

I was feelin Planet Asia on the Wisemen album and he’s good on here too.

C-Rayz is just all over the place, somebody already mentioned how he’s got a tendency to throw random shit into his verses. He has some pretty crazy wordplay and slightly reminds me of MF Doom…definitely an unusual (or ‘unique’) style he’s got. But he can just get a little too far out there sometimes and does on here.

3.5/5




6. Soul Position

M-80, Philly, 5-Star, Kevlaar 7 (Bronze, Son One, and C-Rayz all on the hook)

Produced by: Krohme

The sample sounds so familiar but I have no idea where from. What’s most notable about this song is that M-Eighty is flat out good on here. The dude has caught alotta hate on this forum (a lot of it from jealousy I would say) and I’ve respectfully said a few times before in the past that I ain’t feelin his rhyming at all but he is perfect on this beat—flow, lyrics, everything.

The worst thing here is that the chorus is just horrible. It shouldn’t be there, they shoulda just let the beat play instead its like 5 guys WAY too loud and it kinda fucks up the song.

3/5



7. Daylight

Killah Priest, Kevlaar 7, Bronze Nazareth

Produced by: Bronze Nazareth

Some people hate when the word “classic” is thrown around too much so I’ll just call this a classic for the ‘00s (the 2000s).

When the tracklisting came out and I saw this track I was just trying to imagine what kinda crazy shit these three would put together and I was actually surprised by the result. All three give deeply poetic and extremely vivid descriptions of a man’s last seconds of life---of daylight---and what he goes through, all over what is a bangin but yet also smoothly beautiful beat.



This is the type of unconventional beat that first made me a fan of Bronze (ex: Sinuhe’s Impasse)…the pounding sound reminds u of the guy’s last heartbeat and then the violins just illuminate the whole song and every word they say…it becomes heavenly…all with some drums that just make u wanna blast the stereo volume.



All of their verses are awesome, superbly delivered. Above all, this is CREATIVE---this is fucking ART. Matter fact, it is art at it’s finest. I’ve pondered a personal philosophy recently as I’ve studied the arts (painting, poetry, literature—look at my blog on here sometime if u care) that might sound naïve or daring but I plan to put it forth at some point when I enter graduate school in the spring and it is that HIP HOP---done the right way---is one of the greatest art forms in human history. Poetry as smooth and elegant as ever but also thought-provoking recited melodically over music with rhythmic tempos and beats, drums that make u tap your feet. I remember reading somewhere (either James Joyce or Friedrich Nietzsche) that MUSIC alone is the greatest art form but then combining it with vivid poetic art---to me I don’t think it can be better than that.

And at a time when rap is at its most commercialized, the art form mostly degraded and abused, THESE cats---Bronze & Kevlaar especially but for sure also Killah Priest---are givin’ us that true art. I sometimes get mad that they don’t get more shine and publicity but I also just soak in the fact that it’s a blessing to have these guys around and feed us that real soulfood classic type of music that we need.

5/5




8. Planet in Peril

Killah Priest, C-Rayz Walz, Warcloud aka Holocaust aka Robot Tank

Produced by: Pro the Leader

These two tracks (this and Daylight) together are one of the highlights of the album listening experience. Especially with headphones on as these are both two heavily lyrical songs.

The beat here is pretty simple but I like it, works perfect with the verses. Priest is wild on here, give this dude a pen and a topic to rhyme about and he’ll spark ur brain cells. Simple as that.

C-Rayz’s verse I’m gonna have to really study a little more cuz I honestly can’t catch his story in it. I like the wordplay and flow but I’m gonna have to get this whole song stuck in my head before I understand the whole thing (kinda the same with his Dead Flowers verse).

I wasn’t as amazed with Warcloud as I was expecting to be but he still spit a nice one definitely. His first few lines are just insane.

5/5




9. Interlude 1 (produced by Bronze Nazareth)

Lovely. I can’t remember the last time an album featured all GOOD interludes (or skits) and this one definitely does.

5/5




10. Killa Bee Swarm

Bronze Nazareth, Timbo King, 5-Star, Killah Priest

Produced by: Bronze Nazareth

This track (minus the last 3 guys) was floatin’ around for a while, IIRC it was originally left off TGM. Nice to see it get put to good use—and getting exposure---and also nice to hear it as a mastered version. I always thought Bronze verse on here was fuckin crazy, he spits a few ill darts especially:



“My thoughts worth the earth’s weight in the purplest dimes”


and



“Stingin’ precision with a sawed-off paragraph,

seduce ya queen bee into a bubble straw-berry bath..”





I love Timbo King but I thought he was mediocre on here. His verse has absolutely nothing to do with the content of the track it seems like and I just ain’t feelin his metaphors, shit was weak. 5-Star did come pretty nice and Priest is almost getting bored with rap, he is super talented and just keeps on recording more and more material. His verse isn’t bad---painting a vivid Gladiator-movie-esque war scene---but again doesn’t seem to fit the song too well.

(note: it’s funny how on the leaked version of the album they listed the title as “Killa Bee [I]Swamp”. If u look at the back of the cd case it does actually look like it says swamp because they used a pretty crazy font for the lettering.)

3.5/5



11. Keep Hustlin’

Killah Priest, M-80, Doe Boy, Son One

Produced by: Hala-X

Beat is solid and Priest spits some hard shit on here. Ain’t feelin Doe Boy at all and it brings to mind the initial complaint I had when the Clan put the W album out: if u got a group with 6 members, why bring in all these guests? Let one of the group members spit another verse. That’s not to try to hate on all the guest appearances but it’s just a thought.

M-80 is pretty good on the chorus and Son One spits another nice verse.

3/5




12. Think Piece

Bronze Nazareth, Killah Priest, C-Rayz Walz

Produced by: Kap Thinking & M-Eighty

You know an album is high-quality when u can’t decide what the best track is. This album doesn’t have one BEST track, there’s just too many that are outstanding. This track is one of those.

I’ve never heard of Kap Thinking (and I also dono how much M80 was involved in making the beat) but the beat is fuckin awesome. They both deserve props.

As for the emcees, this is simply a well-crafted song---three crazy lyricists spittin one after the other. And it all seems to revolve around the mind—thoughts—the “think piece”; even the producer is Kap Thinking.

Bronze is just launchin handfuls of jewel-shaped darts on here, dude is just fun to listen to and get his lines stuck in your head.

Priest is lovely on this fuckin beat…he’s got a sick flow…the guy was just born to be an emcee, and then C-Rayz spits a damn good one but his verse seems to carry on for a while.

5/5




13. Top Hat Rap

M-80, C-Rayz Walz, Son One

Produced by: DJ Woool

This one is a skipper for me. And---even tho this ain’t a horrible track---this kinda song is really what keeps this from being a perfect album. I don’t like the beat too much and would’ve rather seen a Son One solo or maybe another Kevlaar 7 track. Best part is the scratches, DJ JS-1 from Rocksteady did a nice job on the scratches all throughout the whole album.

2/5



14. Interlude 2 (produced by Preservation)

I could play this on repeat all day and just be in a zone. This is a dream beat. Respect to Preservation.

5/5




15. Rising Sunz

Killah Priest, Son One, Born Sun, C-Rayz Walz

Produced by: Preservation

Another crazy beat. Preservation produced a few songs on Wu Meets Indie Culture including the Give it Up which was one of the better songs on there. He also did Deep Space off the 5% Album which I thought was a Rza classic forever but it was this dude instead. I’d like to hear a lot more from him.

All the emcees come correct on here, flowing nicely over this great beat but the star here is Son One---probably his best verse on the album.



“Shame on a nigga, got the soul of Dirty

the raps is Magic, the beats play the role of Worthy”



(No disrespect..) but I think a lot of the European fans on here won’t catch that one but this cat has major skills on the mic and he really blows up on this album.

Dono who Born Sun is but he also has some seriously dope lines. This song just rules.

At this point, you realize this is a pretty special album cuz this is another certified banger and it ain’t even over yet.

5/5




16. Dead Flowers

60-Second Assassin, Bronze Nazareth, C-Rayz Walz (KP on the hook)

produced by: Bronze Nazareth

Might be my favorite song on the album if I had to pick just one. This shit is just amazing. The beat dives into the bloodstream and flows right to the pumping heart, practically causing a musical high.

60 Sec sets it off so perfect and even Killah Priest, man of many talents, cuts in with the chorus and sings at the end and it’s actually good!!

Bronze is on his own level right now. He’s just creatin beats that form a colorful, almost cinematic landscape most of the time and on here he dives right into a smokey tale of his own, it begins in a “smoke-filled room, with two rottweilers howlin’ at the moon” and then ends with the character meeting a brother inside “a smoke web” who tells her this dope ending line:



”Only true niggas will advance

I’m becoming a Buddha but for now I’m still man…”



C-Rayz Walz is also great on here with a vivid dead flower description and story of his own. This is the kinda song that Wu members should be lookin’ at and trying to emulate. There hasn’t been a banger that even came close to this on any general’s solo album in I can’t remember how long. Where the fuck is Method Man?? I hate to say it, but would Meth even know what to do with a beat like this anymore?? Think about it.

God bless these Wu ninjas like Bronze and Priest who are still tryin to bring that raw, bangin classic shit to the diehard Wu fans and SUCCEEDING at it.

This song couldn’t be more perfect; beat, chorus, lyrics, scratches, even the singing if u wanna call it that.

5/5



17. Now or Never

Solomon Childs, Son One, 5-Star, M-80

Produced by: Kevlaar 7

This beat is reminiscent of a ‘Hell on Earth’-era Havoc beat—when Mobb Deep was awesome. Again, Kevlaar 7 really shoulda got more work on this album. His two beats are flames and I even think he shoulda spit a verse on here cuz M-80 flat out does not belong on this song.

**edit: It seems that Solomon Childs is only on the hook....and I am a retard
Son One and 5-Star are awesome, especially 5-Star---this is really his highlight on the album..
4/5




18. The Almighty

Killah Priest

Prod. DJ Woool

Not too crazy about this song even though the first verse is insane. I don’t like the beat at all really---not that it’s horrible but there’s so much supreme-quality stuff on this album that it just sounds skippable.

KP takes forever til he starts his verse and it’s annoying but it’s also pretty funny when he sayin “cowbody n Indians!” and stuff like that. Overall it’s a pretty dark ending to the album and one of the more skippable so it sucks that this is the ending. It might’ve been better to throw on another beat interlude as the outro cuz those definitely worked well.

2.5/5





Beats 4/5

Lyrics 5/5

OVERALL: 9/10



I was thinking of giving the beats a 3-and-a-half but the good ones so far outweigh the bad ones that it works fine. The lyrics—it’s hard to give anything less than that. There’s very few bad or weak verses on the entire album which is a surprise with so many emcees and guest appearances but that’s just a testament to the quality of the cd. I feel it still could’ve been a little better, some more shine for Kevlaar or maybe even another few Bronze beats as his music really ignited the album but as it is, it’s a very fine piece of hip hop material and my honest feelings on it are really GRATITUDE. I’m glad somebody’s recognizing the fans like us and working hard to put out something that we could really enjoy.

Noyz
07-24-2008, 06:39 PM
There's a lot to digest here before I can give a proper review, but after a few spins, I'm really enjoying this album. Bronze gets better every time I hear him, and Son One definitely made a good impression. My only complaint is M80. He's decent on most tracks, but his flow and delivery can be off at times. For example, on Soul Position, he sounds just awful. I had to forward his part on the first listen after he spit his first few bars. Standouts include Handle The Heights, Obey, Daylight, and Dead Flowers.

junius
07-24-2008, 07:58 PM
WACK... If you like Holocaust, it's a "dart," sure...

... But I just listened for the second time to the new Hell Rell & it's >>>>>>>> this crap.

M-Eighty is pathetic, ** NOBODY ** here brings there A game, not even their B.

Killah Priest sounds retarded, M-Eighty ought to wear blackface next time with idiotic fake Priest-Jr bullshit, why the fuck Bronze even bothered...

... oh wait,

1) hopefully all the dudes here got paid a little

2) nobody else is asking to fucks with them

Personally-- & I rate the Wisemen a solid 8/10-- this wasn't even worth the download except to see how far some of the Wu stans will go... the fuck?!

Ya'll also claim THUG Angelz-- which ** is ** is a real 8/10, maybe even 9, when those dudes WISELY don't even rep Wu.

LYRICALLY this album is dogshit, just Chinee menu idiocy, one from column A, one from column B, etc.

seriously, if ya'll like music, give Hell Rell some time; he's officially second best now after Cam, tho' Juelz could still do some damage. (JR was some skill but no content.)

ALMIGHTY is thee worst Wu related album since... Tical 0, & it sure as shit doesn't have a "What's Happening" either. (Those Cappa & U-God turds don't count but yeah, they suck too.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGk03Q1nQkM

Q: where the fuck would M-80 fit in above?

A: Not even the fucking bus driver.

Even Icewater murks this shit (not least because of Busta's great verse there).

DR. NICK RIVIERA
07-24-2008, 10:13 PM
ahahahahaahahahaaahha junius cracks me up [no norwegian pee]

11th Chamber
07-24-2008, 10:25 PM
WACK... If you like Holocaust, it's a "dart," sure...

... But I just listened for the second time to the new Hell Rell & it's >>>>>>>> this crap.

M-Eighty is pathetic, ** NOBODY ** here brings there A game, not even their B.

Killah Priest sounds retarded, M-Eighty ought to wear blackface next time with idiotic fake Priest-Jr bullshit, why the fuck Bronze even bothered...

... oh wait,

1) hopefully all the dudes here got paid a little

2) nobody else is asking to fucks with them

Personally-- & I rate the Wisemen a solid 8/10-- this wasn't even worth the download except to see how far some of the Wu stans will go... the fuck?!

Ya'll also claim THUG Angelz-- which ** is ** is a real 8/10, maybe even 9, when those dudes WISELY don't even rep Wu.

LYRICALLY this album is dogshit, just Chinee menu idiocy, one from column A, one from column B, etc.

seriously, if ya'll like music, give Hell Rell some time; he's officially second best now after Cam, tho' Juelz could still do some damage. (JR was some skill but no content.)

ALMIGHTY is thee worst Wu related album since... Tical 0, & it sure as shit doesn't have a "What's Happening" either. (Those Cappa & U-God turds don't count but yeah, they suck too.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGk03Q1nQkM

Q: where the fuck would M-80 fit in above?

A: Not even the fucking bus driver.

Even Icewater murks this shit (not least because of Busta's great verse there).


U gave this album a 3/5, ur gonna say with a straight face that Ice Water was that good?


Regardless of this idiot ^^^

Solid album, well worth the purchase

SHEEPISH LORD OF CHAOS
07-25-2008, 01:21 AM
WACK... If you like Holocaust, it's a "dart," sure...

... But I just listened for the second time to the new Hell Rell & it's >>>>>>>> this crap.

M-Eighty is pathetic, ** NOBODY ** here brings there A game, not even their B.

Killah Priest sounds retarded, M-Eighty ought to wear blackface next time with idiotic fake Priest-Jr bullshit, why the fuck Bronze even bothered...

... oh wait,

1) hopefully all the dudes here got paid a little

2) nobody else is asking to fucks with them

Personally-- & I rate the Wisemen a solid 8/10-- this wasn't even worth the download except to see how far some of the Wu stans will go... the fuck?!

Ya'll also claim THUG Angelz-- which ** is ** is a real 8/10, maybe even 9, when those dudes WISELY don't even rep Wu.

LYRICALLY this album is dogshit, just Chinee menu idiocy, one from column A, one from column B, etc.

seriously, if ya'll like music, give Hell Rell some time; he's officially second best now after Cam, tho' Juelz could still do some damage. (JR was some skill but no content.)

ALMIGHTY is thee worst Wu related album since... Tical 0, & it sure as shit doesn't have a "What's Happening" either. (Those Cappa & U-God turds don't count but yeah, they suck too.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGk03Q1nQkM

Q: where the fuck would M-80 fit in above?

A: Not even the fucking bus driver.

Even Icewater murks this shit (not least because of Busta's great verse there).


what a stan get the f' out this board man

LuckyTheWonderDog
07-25-2008, 07:35 AM
Gonna pick this up today.

I gotta give props to Kevlaar for giving it a 'Superior' rating rather than 'Classic'. It would have been easy to go over the top as it's his fam.

THE W
07-25-2008, 09:21 AM
just bought my copy today for 12 bucks and change.

only one skippable track(keep hustlin).
one more skippable

"soul position"

MF doom flipped this sample already with "orris root powder" off one of his herbs joints. i like love/chic tracks when they're done right(queen, one plan, black shampoo, camay, starter(yes i said it)) but i didnt think this was a good one.

the silencer
07-25-2008, 04:10 PM
for me what i skip alot is:

Keep Hustlin
Top Hat Rap

always...and sometimes Soul Position.....besides that i love this album..

(PS: how can u see what ppl voted for??)

Hollow Dartz
07-25-2008, 04:13 PM
LOL Hit "View Poll Results"

the silencer
07-25-2008, 04:19 PM
LOL Hit "View Poll Results"
ah, i see....

after how every many years i been on here i'm still learning how alotta shit works...i mainly just come in here and write ridiculously lengthy posts..

Soldier of Darkness
07-26-2008, 01:27 PM
This is a DOPE fucking album. Definitely 9/10 in my opinion. I could listen to this shit forever as long as I never have to hear that new RZA album ever again. Production is tight. Lyrics are on-fuckin-point. Not really feelin the newcomers (sorry M-80 and 5-Star, as an emcee I can't cosign for y'all... not really a hate issue, I just don't really feel your rhymes are up to par with the production), but all the vets shine bright as ever, minus Timbo King, who comes with his post-"G-13" (anyone remember that song?) dumbed-down ass flow [note to Bo: duct-tape headphones to your head with "Yesterday, Today Iz Tomorrow" on infinite-repeat and re-educate yourself on dropping knowledge, kthx].

"Killer Bee Swarm" is definitely the highlight of this album for me... great to hear it in finished form... I had the original with just Bronze on it and was thinking, "Damn... what a waste it would be if this track never made it past the first draft."

Overall, this is an excellent effort! I enjoyed this album more than "Paper Plate" + "Alphabets" combined.

P.S. As a Dipset enthusiast, I have to disagree with resident-fucktard Junius and say that the Hell Rell album is definitely NOT better than this LP ("Rumors" is pretty tight, though).

yakuzas_krew
07-26-2008, 04:39 PM
I give it 5/5.... the track 15 uses a sample of a song of a chilean guy, buddy richard..... that cat has amazing samples

xD

blessings

Kong
07-27-2008, 12:16 AM
I'm listening and I dont get this shit.

Maccabee Ridah
07-30-2008, 04:09 PM
Well, I took my time and listen for few times whole album, and all I can say that it's fuckin banger.... I feel every single song! Ill beats! Production is on master level! Lyrics too! And every single MC came really hard, and it was expected, but I am fuckin amazed with Son One! I heard first time of him when I heard S.I.N. mixtape, on that shyt Black America, and Iwas fuckin amazed, bumpin that shyt 24/7! And he really came hard on album too! He really got sick flow!

Voting for classic, cuz this is really nothing less than pure classic!


Peace..................
-suuuuuuuuuuu///

Gravedigga_nigga
07-30-2008, 05:43 PM
9/10

This album has great replay value
Dead Flowers and Planet in Peril are my favorite joints on this

SHEEPISH LORD OF CHAOS
07-31-2008, 12:46 AM
9/10

This album has great replay value

you damn skippy this is a great lp

GodFather
07-31-2008, 01:40 AM
the only thing that will be able to fuck wit this cd this year is protools--this is THAT SHIT!!!!!

SHEEPISH LORD OF CHAOS
07-31-2008, 01:45 AM
the only thing that will be able to fuck wit this cd this year is protools--this is THAT SHIT!!!!!

THE ALBUMS THAT GOT ME LOVING HIP HOP THIS YEAR ARE

NAS-NAS (FUCK WHAT Y'ALL SAY I'M RIDING 4 NAS)
TANYA MORGAN-THE BRIDGE EP
LUPE FIASCO-THE COOL
J-LIVE-THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED
THE ALMIGHTY-ORIGINAL S.I.N.
GZA/GENIUS-PRO TOOLS (WHICH WILL BE A BANGER)
THE COOL KIDS-THE BAKE SALE
KILLER MIKE-I PLEDGE ALLIGENCE 2 THE GRIND PT.II
JEAN GRAE-JEANIUS

GodFather
07-31-2008, 02:11 AM
yeah this year is crazy

Hollow Dartz
07-31-2008, 10:11 AM
I'm sorry but I downloaded the album, I went to 5 stores and couldn't find it, but from what I hear it IS worth money, I'll definitely buy if I see..

Hollow Dartz
07-31-2008, 07:30 PM
Well, I took my time and listen for few times whole album, and all I can say that it's fuckin banger.... I feel every single song! Ill beats! Production is on master level! Lyrics too! And every single MC came really hard, and it was expected, but I am fuckin amazed with Son One! I heard first time of him when I heard S.I.N. mixtape, on that shyt Black America, and Iwas fuckin amazed, bumpin that shyt 24/7! And he really came hard on album too! He really got sick flow!

Voting for classic, cuz this is really nothing less than pure classic!


Peace..................
-suuuuuuuuuuu///

nigga everytime i see u in the review thread u saying classic... THIS IS NOT A CLASSIC. M-80 IS ON IT.

Come Honor Face
07-31-2008, 07:32 PM
^^^it Is A Classic. And Yes, M-80 Is On It.

Come Honor Face
07-31-2008, 07:34 PM
Before u say it, yes, I voted superior, but have since changed my mind. This album has grown to classic status for me.

Hollow Dartz
07-31-2008, 07:44 PM
how is it a classic lol, it's been out 4 a week.... ya'll niggaz be too hyped up over new releases, not saying it's bad, its definitely a banger, not classic though..

the silencer
07-31-2008, 08:25 PM
not to stomp on other's opinions, but i can't see this being called a "classic" either...


i absolutely love the album and its been gettin constant spins from me since it dropped but i would never label it a "classic"...

it does have a few tracks on it that I would call Classic (Daylight, Dead Flowers) but that's cuz I'm still gonna be blastin those songs 2 years from now for sure...




with all that said----you can call the album whatever the fuck u want, it's your own opinions....just don't wild out after hearing it a handful of times that's all..

Hollow Dartz
07-31-2008, 09:39 PM
I'm banging the album now, Planet in Peril beat is Classic, but Warcloud is soooooo wack on it, my fav. tracks right now are, the bronze solo joint, obey the statesmen and killa bee swarm.

SHEEPISH LORD OF CHAOS
07-31-2008, 10:08 PM
I'm banging the album now, Planet in Peril beat is Classic, but Warcloud is soooooo wack on it, my fav. tracks right now are, the bronze solo joint, obey the statesmen and killa bee swarm.

yea Warcloud didn't come like i thought he would

the silencer
07-31-2008, 10:14 PM
after having the album for a while and listening to it over and over.....


i realize the verse from that dude Born Sun on Rising Sunz (track 15) is one of the best verses on the album...he KILLS it on there

famenchuan
07-31-2008, 11:01 PM
did not like this. These mcs did not sound good togther. The album was just a mess with no direction.

m80 got a great ear for beats though. (better than most of the generals)

Fright
08-04-2008, 08:40 AM
Im listening to Almighty album every day..this is really good, but its not classic
it got lot of bangers, when i first heard the album i bumped Handle The Heights,it was my favorite track,BUT "Rising Sunz" overtook it,i love this track

im not really into top hat rap

Favorites:

Handle The Heights
Daylight
Planet In Peril
Think Piece
Rising Sunz
Dead Flowers

One of the best albums in this year.

NoSaidDate420
08-04-2008, 10:14 AM
i was disapointed with this disc. there is some decent material on it but it just doesn't live up to it's potential.

the bronze solo joint is my favorite track...aside from that the only joints i listen to are daylight, think piece, planet in peril, and dead flowers.
the rest of the tracks define exactly what i don't like about "backpack rap"...

Hollow Dartz
08-04-2008, 12:03 PM
LOL I feel u. It's a little better than most of that shit though...

Konii blaze
08-04-2008, 12:04 PM
i was disapointed with this disc. there is some decent material on it but it just doesn't live up to it's potential.

the bronze solo joint is my favorite track...aside from that the only joints i listen to are daylight, think piece, planet in peril, and dead flowers.
the rest of the tracks define exactly what i don't like about "backpack rap"...

Exactly what I feel

hide1998
08-04-2008, 01:02 PM
i was disapointed with this disc. there is some decent material on it but it just doesn't live up to it's potential.

the bronze solo joint is my favorite track...aside from that the only joints i listen to are daylight, think piece, planet in peril, and dead flowers.
the rest of the tracks define exactly what i don't like about "backpack rap"...

Backpack rap??? Some of you throw around that term too easily.

NoSaidDate420
08-04-2008, 01:48 PM
well how should i define it then? smart rap?? "underground" rap? indie rap?? we don't sell many records but we ill anyway rap???

i want to know how to properly categorize this album so that it will be satisfactory to your superior knowledge of rap sub genres.

Snake In Eagles Shadow
08-04-2008, 05:48 PM
4. Come to Life Faster

performed by: Bronze Nazareth

produced by: Purpose of Tragic Allies

The beat is absolute butter, I love it. And surprisingly it’s not even the Bronzeman but a cat named Purpose from an up-and-coming crew called Tragic Allies (I have a mixtape from them where they spit over all classic 4th Disciple beats, and Purpose also posts stuff in our Audio Booth subforum). I was hoping for more than one verse but it’s still dope as it is. Bronze on here reminds me of his verse from To The Table off Thought for Food Vol. 1, just flowin crazily with plenty of dope lines. Even though it’s pretty short (and I dono where the skit/sample comes from) it’s actually one of my favorites on the album. I could bump this joint all day.

5/5






Peace, glad people is feeling the joint i did for bronze on there, expect to hear alot more from Tragic Allies in the near future!

RynMur
08-07-2008, 04:05 PM
If this is a classic, then there must've been about ten other classics that dropped this year too.

junius
08-07-2008, 05:00 PM
This album is TRASH-- I just deleted it from iTunes & felt liberated. Bronze is good but nothing he doesn't do better elsewhere.

M-80 is an embarrasment to white people with this KP cum gargling "12 tribes" idiocy; C-Rayz sucks now, Keith Murray is better ** EVERYWHERE ** else etc etc.

This was a waste of everyone's time & $$$, hard to believe some of ya'l are so desperate for 10th rate Wu stannery as to hype this crap...

The two real Mathematics albums are like "Wu Tang Forever" compared to this.

Even a pretty good record, like "Ol' Jersey Bastard" shits all over this on every level, not to mention the new Lil' Dap.

M-80, if you see this, You. Are. Fucking. Horrible. Stick to being a lawyer, PLEASE--

... or keep it "real" & rap about torts you insipid prick.

Noyz
08-07-2008, 06:47 PM
I havent heard too much C Rayz before this, but he's entertaining as hell. He's not as skilled as Bronze or as visual as Priest, but he says some off the wall stuff, and he's just fun to listen to.

'Aim the flamer to your frame and do the macarena'

Hollow Dartz
08-08-2008, 01:24 AM
01: Wise Words Roll
[Produced by Kevlaar 7]

02: The Saga Begins
[Performed by M-80, C-Rayz Walz, 5-Star, Son One, Bronze Nazareth, and Killah Priest]
[Produced by Maja 7th]
The beat on this joint is flames, but the opening verse is wack. M-80 has a bad voice and he just shouldnt rhyme. Hip-Hop isn't for everybody. C-Rayz Walz killed this shit, he should started this joint off for real, this is one of the best verses I've heard from him"I'm an individual without visual skills
Still critical, Kill build, eyes red
Digging ritual Reels
The blues chill with rhythm moves filling the Bill
When I project the verse I splash a curse;
It's still visual krill's"

That shit was ill man, the next verse by 5-Star was aiight, nothing really
to special about his verse, he's just rhyming on the track, I like the beat
Switch up on the next verse by Son One, once again the rhyming is cool
nothing memorable, he just played his part on the track, Bronze Nazereth
comes in and shows that he has improved since we last heard him, he killed
his verse, I must say Killah Priest verse was some bullshit, he played around
on that one, that shit was not even right. This could've been way better
but only 2 niggaz bought their A game. 3.5/5

03: Handle The Heights
[Performed by Canibus, M-80, Bronze Nazareth, and Keith Murray]
[Produced by Bronze Nazareth]
Beat is pretty good by Bronze, Canibus is the first to set it off and I just can't get into this guys verse at all, his voice is really bad and it sounds nasty, M-80 does an ok job on this track, although I still think he should be holding a mic at all, Bronze Nazereth does a superb job on this joint and I haven't heard Keith Murray in awhile, lol why does he try to use all these big words in his verses lol, it was still nice but funny. This was a cool track. 3.5/5

04: Come To Life Faster
[Performed by Bronze Nazareth]
[Produced by Purpose]
A Bronze Solo joint, the beat on here is flames, and Bronze just goes in on here, his best effort yet on the album, even though it's only one verse it's all good, beat is flames I don't even mind sitting through this track. 4/5

05: Obey (The Statesmen)
[Performed by Planet Asia, Killah Priest, Son One and C-Rayz Walz]
[Produced by Davey D]
This beat is hot, I think this is the single right here, Planet Asia went in on this joint flowing like crazy
"Money, power, respect, and honor
Nines, ninas and llamas
Niggas with clutches, glocks, stuches and fiending for drama
Crack in the kitchen, smacking the chicken
Attached to the riches, gats on the mission
Never catch me rapping fiction"

That shit was nice, Priest comes in on this joint his verse was flames
except for that Mick/Mic line, but he described himself real rell on here
"Priest is a poet, a preacher, a painter
Preparing pictures for people who are listeners or thinkers"

Son One Killed this joint too, he made a big lyrical leap from the 2nd track
on the album, C-Rayz is all over the place his flow sounds choppy but
it still was acceptable, this joint is a banger. 4/5
06: Soul Position
[Performed by Bronze Nazareth, M-80, Philly, Son One, 5-Star, Kevlaar 7 and C-Rayz Walz]
[Produced by Krohme]What a waste of a beat, this beat is mad nice, look who starts off the track....Wack. The lyrics on here are wack they all could've came better, hook sounds scrambled on here, this was a letdown. 3/5
[B] 07: Daylight
[Performed by Killah Priest, Kevlaar 7 and Bronze Nazareth]
[Produced by Bronze Nazareth]
You can already tell it's a Bronze beat by how slow it is (No Offense, but he doesn't make head bangers) Priest starts it off with some good shit, he giving you this Vivid painting and if you a Priest fan you know where he's about to take you (Well you don't cause priest is crazy) Kevlaar is nice on here, his verse could've been longer but it's all good, Bronze takes over and just proves and proves that he's going to be a problem for the up and coming year I gotta give him credit, a great track indeed. 4/5

08: Planet In Peril
[Performed by Killah Priest, C-Rayz Walz and Warcloud]
[Produced by Pro The Leader]
This beat right here is fucking flames, the lyrics are too that's why it's called planet in peril, Killah Priest is spitting his crusaid rap on here and starts it off crazy, the beat is crazy man, C-ray Walz flows on here just right, he goes in on here real crazy, I couldn't even catch his shit lol. Next up we have Warcloud who everyone knows I don't really like his Warcloud style like that, and he doesn't convince me at all, he just raps...not paying attention to the beat or all, the lyrics are alright, they sound like they had potential but he just is rapping to fast and off beat. 3.5/5

09: Interlude 1
[Produced by Bronze Nazareth]

10: Killa Bee Swarm
[Performed by Bronze Nazareth, Timbo King,*5-Star and Killah Priest]
[Produced by Bronze Nazareth]
Why is 5-Star on here? Anyways Bronze is a beast i'm not even gonna elaborate on it anymore lol. Timbo King comes in and plays around on the mic "We wild out, pull out the Nick Cannon on you" lol come on Bo King, 5-Star voice sounds bad but he manages to flow nice on here, and Killah Priest comes in and does his job, beat by Bronze is Crazy, I'm feeling this joint alot. 3.5/5

11: Keep Hustlin'
[Performed by Killah Priest, M-80, Poe Boy and Son One]
[Produced by Hala-X]
If this was a Killah Priest solo this would've been hot, he goes in on here "Assassins blowing out grey horoscopes that tells tomorrows hopes" that shit was ill, he went in on here, he did need no guest spots on here, Beat is a banger too, Hook sounds weak, and after that the track just goes downhill.... 3/5

12: Think Piece
[Performed by Bronze Nazareth, Killah Priest and C-Rayz Walz]
[Produced by Demo the Monowax and M-Eighty]
I see M-80 had co produced this joint, tell him to keep doing that, this shit is hot, Bronze Nazareth.........I'm not even gonna say no more just listen to him spit on here, Killah Priest kinda goes off on here, spitting pure heat on here, C-Rayz Walz does his thing as well I like the rhyming of one letter on here "V.I.P. vinticated vanishing in vapors" He spits some real vivid shit on here that gets you thinking and the beat is flames. 4/5

13: Top Hat Rap
[Performed by M-80, C-Rayz Walz and Son One]
[Produced by DJ Woool]
This joint is weak right here I'm not even gonna get too deep, I see who produced this joint..the same reason BTSG was boring at times... 2/5

14: Interlude 2
[Produced by Preservation]

15: Rising Sunz
[Performed by Killah Priest, Son One, Born Sun and C-Rayz Walz]
[Produced by Preservation]
The beat on here is Flames, i slept on this joint like crazy i'm not gonna lie to ya'll, I let this joint play and they went on in. Priest set it off nice, Son One sounds better everytime I hear this guy, Born Sun killed this shit with the opening bars, he drops science then he just says fuck it and just throws it at you, C-Rayz comes ill on here too this is my shit indeed. 4/5

16: Dead Flowers
[Performed by 60 Second Assassin, Bronze Nazareth, Killah Priest and C-Rayz Walz]
[Produced by Bronze Nazareth]
Good to hear 60 Sec. a Bronze beat of course, I'm not gonna get in too deep on here if you don't know what they spitting about on here then you just lost or as Islord says "You Fucked Up" 4/5

17: Now Or Never
[Performed by Solomon Childs, Son One, 5-Star and M-80]
[Produced by Kevlaar 7]
Beat by Kevlarr is hot, and this is pretty good considering the heavyweight niggaz not on the track (No Offense), last verse is real weak though, fucked up the vibe of the track, this is some reals hit they spit about, he doesn't fit the vibe at all, that's just IMO. 3/5

18: The Almighty
[Performed by Killah Priest]
[Produced by DJ Woool]
Man, they could've gave Priest a better solo track than this, I like what he does with the beat, he goes in on here listen to his verse, you can tell he kinda playing around, but it's still hot. 3/5

Beats - 3.5/5
Lyrics - 4/5
Overall - 3.5/5

This was a good thing to do, a bunch of Mc's doing something like this is definitely a breath of fresh air, you gotta give M-80 credit for that, besides that he should retire. Priest comes nice on here even though he's playing around on some joints, C-Rayz did his thing on here, his rhyme style could be choppy at times but Overall he was hot, 5-Star was ok, he played his part well, and Son One got better with every track.

LuckyTheWonderDog
08-08-2008, 01:29 AM
It's funny, but I think at least one person votes classic on every single poll that ever takes place on this site.

Rame
08-09-2008, 06:45 PM
Good album.

Mastering could be better at times.

Atleast a banger.

RynMur
08-11-2008, 07:20 PM
Had to listen to this thoroughly before my review (10 plays). Def a banger and recommend any wu-head to pick it up. There are 8 standout tracks on the album and 3 filler tracks. Although the production is ill, it could've been better if they cut some verses from a few songs.

Top 5: Handle The Heights, Obey (The Statesmen), Daylight, Killa Bee Swarm, Rising Sunz

Grade: (3.3/5) B-

GRANDMASSIVE.
08-11-2008, 07:29 PM
I finally got the album after waiting for my nearest best buy to get it, the album is a banger for sure, fall just a bit short from classic, I wouldve kept the beats strictly Bronze and Preservation. it has alot of replay value which I was afraid it wouldnt have too much with the line-up. Daylight, Dead flowers, Soul positon, handle the heights etc all bangers. I was very happy with this purchase, nuff said. they came thru.

p.e.a.c.e.

OddioPellMell
08-11-2008, 08:34 PM
Fuck i want this cd bad gotta order it here

pmack215
09-09-2008, 05:39 PM
LOL....i was actually impressed by M-80's lyrical skills on this. he was much better than i expected. i guess i can see why people dont dig his style. i thought his flow changes were cool & fit the beats/melodies/tempos.....and i was impressed by his lyrical content.

also, i think "now or never" is solomon's best track......EVER!!! yes, i LOVE that beat, & i think this is the most he's actually rhymed on a track. he has that sorta freestyle flow, like cappa, but solomon's flow & voice are better than cappa so it works a lot better for him than for cappa...IMO. to me, cappa NEEDS to go back to rhyming.

c-rayz - wasnt really feeling him at all on this. i just cant follow him.

son-1 - yeah, nice!!!!

bronze - finally impressed me w/ his rhymes. before this album, i thought he was trying too hard & reaching too far in his rhymes. he finally got it on this LP. & the beats - no need to even comment.

KP - as usual, very reliable.....but he seemed kinda....bored, i thought. he seemed like he was unchallenged on this album....& i'm gonna assume it was from his fellow MC's for this project since the beats was nice as hell! i never expected that from KP though since he works w/ so many MC's and joins so many projects. all his verses on here seemed like it was just so easy for him, & he wasnt challenged to do his best.

overall - 8/10 (good job M-80 putting this project together. very respectable carrying on the wu & killa bee name.)

lastly, i think "dead flowers" is overrated, although i did love 60 sec. on it.

Illmatic Hispanic
09-11-2008, 07:26 PM
yeah I was expecting something more, that beat sound like R.A.G.U. from Fishscale, I don't know how some can call this a classic but Its alright. honestly I'm only feeling like maybe 5 songs out of it all. some of the beats were wack, but out of all this garbage Priest shined, "Daylight" is what makes this album worth checking. Priest and Bronze should of just made a new Sunz of Man album with Razah,Shabazz,60 sec, with some clan members,etc. it would make this look like a almighty piece of shit.

11th Chamber
09-11-2008, 07:30 PM
lastly, i think "dead flowers" is overrated, although i did love 60 sec. on it.

60 Second is accually the reason Im not a big fan of that track

THE MASON
09-13-2008, 06:01 PM
Some dope lyrics and some dope beats but it doesnt have that some thing about it that makes pushes over the top into greatness.

All the emcees on produce, Priest yet to disappoint, Bronze is fire, C - Rayz has a crazy flo. The others have good shit i just don't really know who they are.

The songs with guests on em, are all ill especially Planet in Peril. All in all dope cd but nothing that makes it a classic.

Overall
4/5

BRONZBODY
09-14-2008, 02:11 AM
4/5-not a classic but its worth the 15 i paid for it and thats all that matters

and for some reason i like that top hat joint...dj woool is a good dj but he does need to work on the beats more.

the silencer
09-14-2008, 03:29 PM
i just realized how crazy C-Rayz Walz verse on Rising Sunz is...

he does the same thing that Gza does on the chorus to Alphabets--rhyming the whole Supreme Alphabet---but does it MUCH better...

the more i listen to this album, the more i catch from this dude...

wutanghk
09-24-2008, 02:04 PM
this album is great, i've been listening to it for a few week.

Demo..the Monowax
10-20-2008, 04:39 AM
Yo,
for all mcs out there i put the think piece instrumental on my myspace page..

myspace.com/demoontherun

you can download it and do your own track just for fun.

peace
demo

DR. NICK RIVIERA
10-20-2008, 04:49 AM
I would love other instrumentals too tho =) thanks

SHEEPISH LORD OF CHAOS
10-26-2008, 03:27 AM
i love this album but the luster wore rather quickly

duotone
11-12-2008, 04:26 AM
i love the album...
great production...
great lyrics...
great arrangement...

priest shines on this one...


nearly classic....

Durag
12-03-2008, 06:55 AM
I dunno, i think im in the minority here, but i didnt really like this album at all. The beats pretty much sucked, they were pretty thin sounding, i need to listen to it more to get into the lyrics yet, although Killah Priest and C-Rayz Walz sound dope.

"Handle The Heights" has a great beat from Bronze, and as much as i like Canibus, wtf is he talking about there? He sounds too raspy, its hard to make out what hes talking about.

I need to listen to this more, but so far its not great at all, dunno what you people are talking about.

Cloudy Inc.
06-06-2009, 05:10 PM
8/10, it's a fuckin banger dude. still rockin "Killa Bee Swamp". didn't actually pick this one up till after that Soundtracks from the Shaolin Temple crap. the first track was fuckin dope and I tracked down which cd that track was from, and shit man: was blown away! another song I can't get outta my head is Handle the Heights. Bronze drops a solid beat and Canibus is off the fuckin hook. fuckin sweet cd.