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09-16-2005, 08:07 PM
Killah Priest - Heavy Mental (1998 )

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01 : Intro
02 : One Step ft. Tekitha & Hell Razah
03 : Blessed Are Those
04 : From Then Till Now
05 : Cross My Heart ft. Inspectah Deck & GZA
06 : Fake MC's
07 : It's Over
08 : Crosaids
09 : Tai Chi ft. Hell Razah, 60 Second Assassin & Father Lord
10 : Heavy Mental
11 : If You Don't Know ft. Ol' Dirty Bastard
12 : Atoms To Adam ft. Shangai The Messenger
13 : High Explosives
14 : Wisdom
15 : B.I.B.L.E.
16 : Mystic City
17 : Information
18 : Science Project ft. Hell Razah
19 : Almost There
20 : The Professional


Out of any Wu-fam album debate of "which is the best fam solo?", you better believe that Heavy Mental will be mentioned. Some hip hop critics would catigorize this album as one of the best lyrical albums in hip hop with "dense with religious imagery and filled with evocative sounds"(wutangcorp.com discography).

If I remember correctly, this album is certified gold.

The success of this album may be one of the reason why Killah Priest is one of the most widely known and possibly popular wu fam members (of course some would say Cap)

Anyway.....I rate this album 10/10. And Im not even the type of person that would give a 10 to every Wu album before 1997.

deadlymelody
09-17-2005, 01:20 PM
Lyrics, lyrics, and more lyrics. I don't think many people who listen to this album are gonna understand it, because 90% of the stuff is over peoples heads. This album is way too ahead of it's time. Take Killah Priest, and insert some of the most knowledgeable lyrics ever, combine that with True Master and 4th Disciple on the boards, and something totally original and unheard of comes out. There are many classic songs on this album. This isn't a classic to me, but it's 9.5/10. Go pick it up this album is so amazing.

Fragmented
09-17-2005, 01:24 PM
10/10 i don't think any wu solo album compares

urban_angel
09-17-2005, 02:33 PM
def 10/10, this album is hot, lyrics are mindblowingly explosive
get it if you haven't yet.


peace

JasonD
09-17-2005, 05:30 PM
This is one of my favourite albums ever.

Frank Drebin
09-17-2005, 08:36 PM
Priests best effort. A really classic album. It goes from Gorgeous to a fucking tyrannosaurus. I love those Movie quotes dunno from which movie, about Judas betraying Christ. Really well planned album, production is good and Priest is outstanding lyrically

EyesBlack
09-18-2005, 04:23 AM
Amazing album, still listen to it quite often. One of the dopest wu fam albums ever. Can't wait for the offering.

the surgeon
09-18-2005, 04:28 PM
One of the best albums ever released lyrically.I didin't like it at first as it went over my head and just seemed a little 2 abstract 2 me but after multiple listens i can appreciate it 4 the master piece it is

Marc051
09-19-2005, 03:14 AM
not one of my favorite wu cd's, killah priest is a nice lyricist but his flow has that sleep-inducing effect, the hardest i heard him spit was on no said date

diePukey
09-19-2005, 04:16 AM
try listening to the heavy mental track trippin.

Iamcrack
09-19-2005, 04:34 AM
Album is one of the great definitions of how Hiphop supposed to sound.

THE W
09-19-2005, 07:40 AM
a definate personal classic. 10/10. if you dont have it you need to get this IMMEDIATELY!!

basho
09-19-2005, 06:39 PM
not only best wu fam but one of the best wu albums. The only one I'd put on the same level is Wu Forever. It's all about the education.

ElusiveFugitive
09-21-2005, 06:16 PM
10/10 Best Wu album ever hands down (and he's Wu Fam). From start to end it is a hip hop massacre. No doubt Priests a fucken lyrical madman. Buy it...

I cant take it, Beauty that was once sacred
is getting face lifts, fake tits & fake lips,
cold embraces, memory erases, from the slave ships
my princess, used to spot her from a distance,
holding my infant, burning incense,
moment intent, for her to step into my wife tents,
now we step in pre-sents, for your ebony prince, the smell of frankincense
was once treated like a pharaoh, with royal apparel,
anointed with myrrh and aloe,
we used to wallow, amongst the mallow,
we had herds of sheep and cattle, now we battle
used to pass over the brooks of Qeron,
towers of Lebanon and the pools of Yechuan
we used to sing songs, upon, Mt Hebron,
how is gold turned to bronze, how is gold turned to bronze

we was the wisest and the richest, now we turn to snitches,
women turn to bitches, in the time of harvest
we was the smartest, worshipped wisdom like a goddess,
now we act retarded, forsook the wisdom of the fathers,
we used to have 1000 flaggons of wine, in Palestine.
now we sip Ballentyne, and raise up in the violent mind
we used to have 100 measures of oil, 80 measures of wheat and barley,
we lived godly, listening to Bob Marley,
until the devils robbed me, chasing us through the African Safari

cutthroat
09-22-2005, 12:39 PM
^^^ Love that verse

Dope Album. I'd give it a 8.5/10. The first half of the album is just amazing, some of the best lyrics you'll ever hear. I think it falls off just a little bit towards the end, it is a must have.

Os3y3ris
09-23-2005, 12:15 AM
Amazing CD. One of the best I've ever heard. 10/10

Lesbian Nun
09-24-2005, 01:34 PM
word word and word...

Best album Besides Grandmasters to come out after Wu-tang Forever...

i think "If you don't know" is the GREATEST song EVER made til this day by any producer of Wu-tang...which means True Master is the fucking GREATEST....

i've never heard such good beats...Killah Priest is far from my favorite rapper, but putting an album together properly is 3/4 of what being an artist is all about, and he got himself one of the best albums...the other 1/4 of being an artist is stickin-dick-in groupies...

Literate Type Asshole
10-11-2005, 09:31 AM
this is the only wu-fam joint i think comes anywhere close to matching the first round of wu solo albums. its better than any wu album after forever except supreme clientele. great album to smoke to- just sit back, nod ya head and take in the poetics. "from then till now" is one of my favorite songs ever

biblebullet
10-11-2005, 11:41 AM
word, word, word and work.
Can't agree the more with you guys this is surely a must have for every true wu-head.
I say it is a classic better than a couple of wu-member albums, lyricallly and beat wise it's dope....and please listen to the lyrics cause it's very educative.

hellbound
10-11-2005, 07:41 PM
11/10 classic shit here, dont sleep

num2son
10-11-2005, 07:48 PM
Dope album again.

Jesus Shootin Heroin
10-30-2005, 03:43 AM
10/10 Best Wu album ever hands down (and he's Wu Fam). From start to end it is a hip hop massacre. No doubt Priests a fucken lyrical madman. Buy it...
Some people call it the best Wu album- I prefer to call it the most over-rated Wu album.

hectis
10-30-2005, 10:46 PM
I love Heavy Mental this album is fire from the first to last song I still listen to it everyday!

PuNcH_iN_PuNcH_OuT
10-31-2005, 07:55 AM
an ablum with many levels and many vibes, its propably the deepest hip hop album ever

classic 10

Lesbian Nun
10-31-2005, 01:41 PM
Some people call it the best Wu album- I prefer to call it the most over-rated Wu album.
it's not over-rated in any possible fashion...

one of the sickest albums made in hominoid history...

Science projects is now my favorite track at the moment of HM...

Wamukota X
11-14-2005, 10:46 AM
Classic material from Killah Priest. 10/10

featherfoot
11-16-2005, 10:06 AM
behind the eye sockets is where il build my sky rockets...the bissniss.. not better then other wu stuff just purely in a class of its own. thank you mister priest for being so heavy with my mental

iniquity
02-06-2006, 09:31 AM
def a clas-sick album ... 9.5/10

4-Bar Killer
02-06-2006, 09:33 AM
Classic. 10/10

deadlymelody
02-06-2006, 09:35 PM
Absolutely this is a classic.

infamous2702
02-07-2006, 02:02 AM
Simply a classic hip hop album , wu or not.

IRAN
02-07-2006, 11:25 AM
I have only had this album a few weeks, wasn't sure at first listen, but loving it now.

GENERAL WISE
02-09-2006, 12:34 AM
Lyrics:93%
Production: Science Projects, Atoms to Adam, Tai Chi, fuck 100% ( igive these out very rarely)

overall 96.5% goodness
10/10

ukarema
05-11-2006, 01:03 PM
10/10 def a HIP HOP classic.

Killa made me go pick up a book after hearing this album.

na diel
05-11-2006, 01:09 PM
....classic

Leo Angel
05-16-2006, 03:15 PM
What can I say more? It's a classic and one of the best LP's ever, not only in Wu catalogue. Wisdom. wisdom, wisdom... plus sick beats, what do you want more? If You Don't Know is one of the illest tracks ever:clap: But songs like One Step, Cross My Heart, Tai Chi or From Then Til Now are classics too.

King Callabah
05-16-2006, 03:18 PM
all i gotta say is one of the best fuckin hip hop albums ever in the history of the shit, Priest = one of the greatest hands down

THE W
05-16-2006, 04:25 PM
poll for heavy mental

Kong
05-16-2006, 04:56 PM
BANGER some classic shit on it though.

deadlymelody
05-16-2006, 06:46 PM
My opinion changed from the review I had. Now I think it's a definate classic. Overlooked album by the masses.

MosHigh
05-17-2006, 12:38 PM
Definetly one of my favs....I actually had a lot of my CDs stolen so I'm on the path of replacing a lot of my ish....and this one is first on my list

boBBy bLaZe
05-20-2006, 09:38 AM
One of the best albums ever released lyrically.I didin't like it at first as it went over my head and just seemed a little 2 abstract 2 me but after multiple listens i can appreciate it 4 the master piece it is

Yeah, this came out when i was 12 so i couldn't really apreciate it. It was just too much for my comprehension at the time but fast forward a few years now i think it's amazing.

Bodega Pop Tartz
06-17-2006, 11:37 AM
Pshhh.. I had this album for a while..I'll rate it.

01 : Intro-Don't Rate

02 : One Step ft. Tekitha & Hell Razah- One of the best tracks on the Cd priest is lyrically correct on here, Tekeitha fucked up at the end but it's all good. 4.5/5

03 : Blessed Are Those- I hate this shit the beat is weak not feeling. This track is average, his flow is boring on here. 3.5/5

04 : From Then Till Now- I'm feeling this shit right here Priest flow is on point once again. Y-Kim did a nice job with this one. 4.5/5

05 : Cross My Heart ft. Inspectah Deck & GZA - 2 Best track on the cd Deck and Gza save the day Both have great openin bars. 4.5/5

06 : Fake MC's - He is just talking on here...the beat is nice enough to keep it on though, he is speaking some real but rap. 4/5

07 : It's Over - I'm feeling the beat right here. His flow is shakey right here but its all good. I love how he endfs the song "YOUR CAREER IS NOW FINISHED"! 4/5

08 : Crosaids - Skit

09 : Tai Chi ft. Hell Razah, 60 Second Assassin & Father Lord- OMFG!!!!! 60 Sec. Fucked up this track so fucking bad it dont make sense!! Hell Razah killed his verse..Im zoning out then 60 comes on im like wtf???? shit is so horrible he did the same bullshit on soldiers of darkness....Id rather have holocaust on this track! 3.5/5

10 : Heavy Mental- skit

11 : If You Don't Know ft. Ol' Dirty Bastard- Best fucking song on the cd! O.d.B. (r.I.P.) kills the hook , i was def, feeling this, priest comes correct his flow is great on here no bullshit. 5/5

12 : Atoms To Adam ft. Shangai The Messenger- For some reason I'm feeling this shit. his flow is kinda off but the hook keeps me tuned. 4/5

13 : High Explosives- This shit is ok, I dont know wtf priest is sayin on here for real, weak lines like "Ill run through your kingdom and conquer you" doesnt keep me tuned, the beat does though. 4/5

14 : Wisdom - This is my shit right here, he speaking about women and everything he is nice on the mic. 4.5/5

15 : B.I.B.L.E.- Man I heard this shit so many times I skip this track. 4/5

16 : Mystic City- Everything is correct on this track thats all i gotta say. 4.5/5

17 : Information - Track is complete bullshit, all that shit he said back then is supposed to be happenin now, its not, i skip this track. 3/5

18 : Science Project ft. Hell Razah- Razah comes correct on the hook. Nice story telling by priest. 4.5/5

19 : Almost There- Flow is off but its still understandable nice track right here. 4/5

20 : The Professional- not feeling this shit at all i skip this shit. 3.5/5

Lyrically 4.5/5
Beats 4/5
Overall .... 4.5/5(BARELY) I cant give this shit 5 stars.It's great but come on this shit is overrated for real. Priest was sayin this shit deserved 5 mics?? Nigga fix ya flow first of all...

bliss01
08-07-2006, 09:57 PM
yeah there are several great jointz on this one.. overall i think 8/10

the silencer
08-07-2006, 11:11 PM
Hollow Dartz ur review was pretty on point cept for one thing..

Heavy Mental-skit

and u didnt give a rating....that skit might be the best fuckin thing on this classic album...smokin a blunt to that skit can put u in a different fuckin world. i LOVE that shit..

ShaDynasty
08-08-2006, 02:00 AM
great album
the production is fire, and killah priest has a lot of interestin shit he talks about, he doesnt actually explain it, but id describe the album as 'stream of conciousness'
the best song on it is 'B.I.B.L.E.' tho which is already on Liquid Swordz

Rebel_INS
08-09-2006, 01:38 AM
1.Intro
2.One Step - 5/5
3.Blessed Are Those - 5/5
4.From Then Til Now - 5/5
5.Cross My Heart - 5/5
6.Fake MC's - 5/5
7.Its Over - 5/5
8.Crusaids
9.Tai Chi - 5/5 (DOPE)
10.Heavy Mental - 5/5 (Good shit)
11.If You Dont Know - 5/5
12.Atoms To Adam - 5/5
13.High Explosives - 5/5 (DOPE)
14.Wisdom - 5/5
15.BIBLE - 5/5
16.Mystic City - 5/5
17.Information - 4.5/5
18.Science Project - 5/5
19.Almost There - 5/5
20.The Professional - 5/5

Damn, this album is straight classic. KP gots NICE lyrics.

Bodega Pop Tartz
08-12-2006, 12:19 AM
Hollow Dartz ur review was pretty on point cept for one thing..

Heavy Mental-skit

and u didnt give a rating....that skit might be the best fuckin thing on this classic album...smokin a blunt to that skit can put u in a different fuckin world. i LOVE that shit..


thnx

PuNcH_iN_PuNcH_OuT
08-12-2006, 02:46 PM
classic

SMOKE BLUNTS
08-20-2006, 08:55 AM
great album
the production is fire, and killah priest has a lot of interestin shit he talks about, he doesnt actually explain it, but id describe the album as 'stream of conciousness'
the best song on it is 'B.I.B.L.E.' tho which is already on Liquid Swordz

This is the 1st real shit ive seen you say! anyways your still a dick licking ass poundin cum drinking faggot who licks donkey dick!

anyways its hard to choose the best song cause everyone makes you wanna share it with the world! I love this shit and maybe it is the best cd out of all the wu tang clans cds! its hard to tell but i think it may be! check the horsemen too with canibus shit is dope!

Fresh Breath
05-09-2007, 09:10 AM
01 : Intro - 5/5, Man even the intro to this album is sweet

02 : One Step ft. Tekitha & Hell Razah - 5/5, beautiful song, i always loved the sample going through it too, "I forgot to be your lover", nice messages in the lyrics!

03 : Blessed Are Those - 5/5, At first i didnt like this song but it soon grew on me, priests imagary is class!!

04 : From Then Till Now - 5/5, Class song always loved it, the lil humming going through the beat is class!!

05 : Cross My Heart ft. Inspectah Deck & GZA - 5/5, nice track, Gza sounds deadly!

06 : Fake MC's - 3/5, Neva really a big fan of this track, the beat is kinda cool though nice piano in it!

07 : It's Over - 5/5, I think this could be my favourite track on the whole album although most tracks on this album i always feel the same about, priests rapping in this track is so fast!!

08 : Crosaids - 5/5, Sick interlude!!

09 : Tai Chi ft. Hell Razah, 60 Second Assassin & Father Lord - 5/5, This track is one of my favourites on the album too, nice sample going through the beginning, priests verse on here is amazing talking about going though ur brain... A MUST HEAR!!!!

10 : Heavy Mental - 5/5, The imagary in this song is unreal, when i first heard this track i thought it was a freestyle but theres no why it is, Haha an noticed too tha the lyrics for this song are in the album cover, priests production is kinda cool for the track too!!

11 : If You Don't Know ft. Ol' Dirty Bastard - 4.5/5, Nice to see dirty on the hook, god track!!

12 : Atoms To Adam ft. Shangai The Messenger - 5/5, I love the first verse priest does on this song, talking about being born an shit, real deep stuff!!

13 : High Explosives - 5/5, This beat is SICK!!!!!!! Love this song!!

14 : Wisdom - 5/5, Wonderful song always makes me think about shit, its a great intro to B.i.B.L.E!! The beat is fire!!!

15 : B.I.B.L.E. - 5/5, This is the song tha got me liking priest, i first heard it on liquid swords an loved it thinkin it was gza but then i found out it was priest so i had to go out an buy priests album somehow!!!

16 : Mystic City - 5/5, The beat is class, the lyrics are class... The song is FIRE!!!!

17 : Information - 3/5, Not the biggest fan of this song, think the beat is a bit boring or something!!

18 : Science Project ft. Hell Razah - 5/5, Beat is wha brings this song into the 5 mics!!

19 : Almost There - 5/5, This song is.... Oh My God.... Haha!!!! Every Wu fan needs to hear it at some stage, i brought this song into work an spent 4 hours jus listenin to it on repeat, im still not sick of this song dont think i eva will be either!!!

20 : The Professional - 3/5, Think priest cud of done without puttin this track on the album!!


Overall - 5/5, Its a Wu Classic!!!

murkoutz
05-09-2007, 09:20 AM
man i was in high school when i copped this and some douche stole it out my bag. i had it maybe a week but i bumped it like crazy. it was so different from everything else out at the time, ground breaking stuff.

Frank Drebin
06-16-2007, 02:30 PM
great album superb lyrics and beats. very dark but enlightened at the same time. favourite line "Im in star mode, with the discipline of Dahmo, I broke the U.S. bar code, Now Im on Allahs road to journey, into the realms of the cosmos" 4.87/5

DR. NICK RIVIERA
06-16-2007, 04:17 PM
i love albums like this...Priest is so special....damn

wu-fam really has the most talent

Suga Duga
07-25-2007, 05:28 AM
classic, pure, fresh, razorsharp lines

Gluehed
07-25-2007, 05:36 PM
Great Library Album

One and Only
08-03-2007, 10:42 PM
This is a real nice album but not as nice as Black August his best

the insignificant
08-05-2007, 02:49 AM
look it's a great album, but what impact did it have to qualify it as a classic? there are maybe 20 or so classic hip hop albums in total... no way is heavy mental one of them... 4/5...

Sky13
08-13-2007, 04:29 PM
Fukin dope.

Durag
08-15-2007, 06:08 AM
look it's a great album, but what impact did it have to qualify it as a classic? there are maybe 20 or so classic hip hop albums in total... no way is heavy mental one of them... 4/5...

It is a Wu classic for sure tho

GZAtheGeNiUS
08-17-2007, 10:34 PM
-Not the best Wu album: Liquid Swords, OB4CL, Ironman, and 36 Chambers are much better. As for Tical and Forever...it's debatable.

-Not the best Wu-Affiliate album either. I'd put 2nd place after Gravediggaz's "The Pick, the Sickle, and the Shovel".

Still a dope album nonetheless. 8.8/10. Classic Material

noel411
08-17-2007, 11:48 PM
Classic...10/10

V4D3R
08-19-2007, 12:26 AM
I give this album 10 out of 10.
And it's honestly debatable that "The Offering" is better then this.

Erquel
08-19-2007, 01:03 AM
I give this album 10 out of 10.
And it's honestly debatable that "The Offering" is better then this.


i hope to see this kind of debates
offering is too great to be unnoticeable

the insignificant
08-19-2007, 03:00 AM
It is a Wu classic for sure tho

fair enough if you think so, but i think just because wu fans like it doesn't make it a classic album...

without trying to go off topic... the only bonafied classic wu albums are 36 chambers and cuban linx... the only others that are even remotely close to this status are liquid swords and supreme clientele...

i know people will have a wu list of about 50 albums including forever and ironman, etc but the harsh reality is they aren't classics... for instance forever sold thousands and thousands of copies on the back of the success of 36 chambers, NOT JUST on the quality of the album itself... note how their sales dropped after this album... forever was the beginning of the end of their sales... it had big plans, but didn't have the impact commercially or socially of a genuine classic...

heavy mental falls into this category... a very good, even great conceptual album... one of the best under the wu logo... but far from classic...

wuswordz95
08-19-2007, 03:46 PM
a classic album is an album that never gets old for me. ala heavy mental,

Durag
08-20-2007, 05:26 AM
fair enough if you think so, but i think just because wu fans like it doesn't make it a classic album...

without trying to go off topic... the only bonafied classic wu albums are 36 chambers and cuban linx... the only others that are even remotely close to this status are liquid swords and supreme clientele...

i know people will have a wu list of about 50 albums including forever and ironman, etc but the harsh reality is they aren't classics... for instance forever sold thousands and thousands of copies on the back of the success of 36 chambers, NOT JUST on the quality of the album itself... note how their sales dropped after this album... forever was the beginning of the end of their sales... it had big plans, but didn't have the impact commercially or socially of a genuine classic...

heavy mental falls into this category... a very good, even great conceptual album... one of the best under the wu logo... but far from classic...


Ya man i agree with what your saying. As far as hip-hop albums go its def not a classic, i was just talkin bout as far as Wu albums go, and if you compare this to other Killa Beez albums.

I agree the only certified classics are 36 chambers, Cuban Linx and Liquid Swords. The thing that annoys me is people here claimin No Said Date is an all time classic!! Da fuck?!?! Thats good at best and forgettable. Heavy Mental wipes the floor with No Siad Date

famenchuan
08-20-2007, 08:26 AM
I really like this album but the two tracks with Shangai the Messenger I could never really get into.

Dr Sleepwalker
08-20-2007, 04:43 PM
It's a classic album.... ..... ..

..... ... .... just the way it is

the insignificant
08-25-2007, 11:08 PM
the thing i like about this album, it seemed to have a real focus... it was held down by a nice theme, but didn't have too much repitition... you can't say that about any albums anymore...

ALCATRAZ
01-28-2008, 03:35 PM
I was close to voting for a banger but then I thought about "From Then Till Now" and had to change my vote. This shit is classic. Has another Wu Affiliate released an album even close to the caliber of this shit?? Doubt it.

claaa7
01-30-2008, 11:52 AM
Classic.. 9.5/10

King Lizard
03-17-2008, 07:54 PM
I like Priest,but I feel that the production could have been a little better and I do like 4th cause he's a good producer. As far as Priest lyrics go...He's probably the deepest out of all of them (Wu-Tang, Killarmy, Sunz of Man) hell, out of all of them brothas, he probably would whip all of their asses in a Bible contest. This is also probably the reason why this CD didn't sell that good, cause he's too good and too deep. These blind, deaf, and dumb people would not understand what he was talking about and it scared them away, although when I listened to him, I thought the shit was dope. Next time Priest, just bring it down a little cause these dummies can't understand you. Other than that, lyrically, I give him a 10!

Bodega Pop Tartz
06-02-2008, 12:55 PM
Pshhh.. I had this album for a while..I'll rate it.
01 : Intro

02 : One Step ft. Tekitha & Hell Razah
Nice start to open up a good album. Priest is dropping knowledge, what we all need to hear but this is only a preview of whats to come, the beat is nice and calm, no complaints. 4.5/5

03 : Blessed Are Those
To tell you the truth i never really felt this track at all. The beat is boring to me, lyrics are on point though, just not really interested in this track right here though. 3/5

04 : From Then Till Now
Ok, now the album is back on track, Priest goes right in as soon as the beat drops, starts it off real crazy "Guns, shootouts and crack sales,Black males who pack jails, trapped in hell,No peace, cold streets, surrounded by po-lice,this whole week, buildings with no heats,No lights, the gas pipes the snow leaks,Dog fights and lowlife throw dice the whole night,Thieves, creepinin the midnight evenings, saw through the misty regions" Priest speaks truth on here, shit gets crazy on this album, beat is mad nice too. 4.5/5

05 : Cross My Heart ft. Inspectah Deck & GZA
This is a crazy joint too. The beat is mad nice and then Priest goes in wild "I roll with thristy niggaz, thieves and killaz, tigers gorillaz, faces like godzilla, who stomp rappers that smile like a card dealer" . Inspectah Deck follows up with one his classic guest apperance "Ghetto resident, quick to past tense ya present" and Gza is the icing on the cake with his opening bars "High ranked officials and armed tanks with missles blood drizzle, simple fact, you slept on the issue, that before you started jerkin off joysticks and Sega, I was rocking off 100 watt amps in Cerwin-Vega's" that shit was ill... this is some classic material. 5/5

06 : Fake MC's
I'm feeling this more as I hear it, He's kind just talking but rapping at the same time, he just exposing fake mc's on this track. My favorite line is "And y'all can be off to see the wizard,The wonderful Wizard of Oz, which are the A&R's And you and Toto, doin promos, along with the Scarecrow,You will see no dough" lol... 4.5/5

07 : It's Over
I'm feeling this beat right here and how he tries to flow on it, his flow is kind of off but I still like how this track turned out. I love how he ends the track also "Ya career is now Finished!" 4.5/5

08 : Crusaids - Skit

09 : Tai Chi ft. Hell Razah, 60 Second Assassin & Father Lord
I wanna give this track a 5/5 so bad but 60 Sec. is so wack on this joint. His flow is just horrible on this joint, the beat is classic and i just zone out on it, Hell Razah comes in and just smashes it with ease "We building projects and pyramids Evil kid, I destroy your ass like London Bridge, Smoke trees of weed, take off the leaves out the twigs, Pure truth is what I got to give A lot to live for, you ain't rich before poor,It ain't peace without war, how would stand without a floor?", then 60 Sec. comes in and it sounds so bad, even Priest couldn't save the track, I like his part though "
Walking through the penile glands
Like it was an un-foreign land
Knowledge is the key to the mind which is a mysterious doorway
Through a long dark hallway
Use your conscious as a compass to avoid being conquered by nonsense
Use your subconscious as a map
Once it's time to head back
Use your food for thought and leave bread tracks
Now we can see with the third eye
Swift as your bird fly
Using commonsense as a detour
Up ahead there lies three doors, for you to see more
You might have to meditate to the soft melodies from a keyboard
Understanding is your flashlight
It reflects the windows to your past life
No psychiatrics could raise you from off the mattress
As you fall deeper and it's hypnotized
You better read my lips 'cause that's the guide
Out the hallways of negative which is always competitive
Therefore, you must never let it live"
..... 4/5

10 : Heavy Mental
I know this is a skit but Priest be going off on here...........

11 : If You Don't Know ft. Ol' Dirty Bastard
I'm definitely feeling this track right here, the beat is mad nice and Priest comes in dropping the heat, the hook with O.D.B. is just classic, nothing else you could ask for. 5/5

12 : Atoms To Adam ft. Shangai The Messenger
At First I wasn't really feeling this joint but Priest is going off on this joint I don't even know where to start, i'mma just pick somewhere Random "
Ahhh, principalities enables me to see the other galaxies
Releasing all calories, backed eight author, writers and eulogies
I'm the author and the writer of a biography with God prophecies
And challenged Egyptology philosophies and Greek mythologies
Going through the glossaries of Socrates with Pharisees and Sadducees
Going through genealogy with degrees, I contact the Hasmonean dynasty
Approximately 168 B.C.
Transform from the Wu Killa Bee into the families of the Maccabeez
I can see every species in 3D and hear them clear as CDs
During my pilgrimage I walked through the wilderness
I had the privilege the see the pyramids
Which gave me the will to live
To roam through the villages and heal the kids
Walk across a bridge strong as Farrakhan
As a voice echo like Saravan across the great Amazon
Stretching out my hand like Yon 'til it reach Babylon
Behold the psychic phenomenon, quiet storm
I wander out on the horizon from the top of holy Mount Zion
Holding a staff then turned into a python, Killah Priest the living icon
Sitting in the form of a pentagon in the centre of the octagon
Walking from Tyre to Sidon, to Lebanon, to the walls of Hong Kong
Reciting the 23rd Psalm, long gone before the crack of dawn
Dodging and weaving through the Garden of Eden
Without even speeding, bobbing, lobbing, revolving all regions"
Ohh shit! 5/5
13 : High Explosives
This is an good track, kind of slow but still good, nothing really too special about it. 4/5

14 : Wisdom
This joint is short and sweet, the beat is crazy on this one right here, I love the jewels he's spitting on here, couldn't ask for anything more. 4.5/5

15 : B.I.B.L.E.
We all know about this track already, Pretty good Priest drops mad knowledge on this joint, so much shit combined into one track, this is a crazy track. 4.5/5

16 : Mystic City
I like the beat on here, Priest goes in and the hook does it for me "where do we go from here, after the storm is clear?" I love how Priest send s his messages out to the masses. 4/5

17 : Information
Not really feeling this shit, he's predicting alot of shit on here...those years have already passed us, maybe half that shit happened already. 3.5/5

18 : Science Project ft. Hell Razah
Beat is crazy, I love the horns on here with the thunderstorm effect, classic storytelling by Priest, another hood opera, Hell Razah on the hook is a great addition too, he always comes correct on them. 4.5/5

19 : Almost There
Priest' flow is kinda off on this one right here, but you can still catch what he's bringing to you, beat is nice too. Priest taking listeners to higher levels with this one right here. 4.5/5

20 : The Professional
I'm wasn't really feeling how this track ends the album, I thought he should've chosen a better track to end off the album, the track isn't bad but not all that great either. 3.5/5

Lyrics - 5/5
Beats - 4.5/5
Overall - 4.5/5

At first I wasn't really feeling this album, but now Priest has creeped up in my Wu-Tang top 5. He is so deep on this album and you catch something new every listen, his flow needs work on here though and some tracks might be slow ,but the production goes with the flow of the album aswell. ****Overall 4.5/5**** ****Certified Wu-Classic****

Reviewed.

TAURO
06-02-2008, 02:01 PM
Nice review although Information is one of my faves on this.

Maccabee Ridah
09-14-2008, 04:43 PM
Priest best effort!!! Masterpiece!!! Classic!!! Hip-hop in it's purest form!!!

Lyrics r mindblowingly, production great!!! Every single track is dope as hell!!! One of the best lyrical albums I've ever heard!!! This is MUST HAVE!!!!!!!

Voting for Classic!!!

P.E.A.C.E.

D.G. The Eye Opener
10-02-2008, 01:24 PM
Yeah this was definately a classic. This is the ultimate lyrical album. Some of the beats could have been better. My top 5

If you don't know
Heavy mental
Expand your mind
One step
Where do we go

acidsoulking33
10-06-2008, 01:24 PM
one of my fave albums

PLO-Style
10-08-2008, 10:17 PM
The Pyramids of Cheops be my weed spot....too ill.

food for thought
10-09-2008, 01:55 PM
Album is amazing fron to back.

New Hills 36
05-08-2009, 04:46 PM
It was hard not to vote classic but banger it is. Pity this poll has a limited choice. An amazing album in many ways. Deeper than deep. Like ODB's return unique. I bought this solely because I saw the Wu Logo. Good days.

From then Till Now is one of the greatest. I'm beeing lazy - was it Y-Kim who produced that. I seem to have it in my head he produced BANGERS. What ever happened to him?