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voodoodrew
09-25-2005, 10:04 AM
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RELEASED: 1998

TRACKS & NOTES:

1. INTRO

2. COLD
produced by 4th Disciple. vocals by Hell Razah & Prodigal Sunn

3. NATURAL HIGH
produced by Supreme. vocals by Hell Razah, Prodigal Sunn, Killah Priest &
Trebag

4. FLAMING SWORDS
produced by True Master. vocals by Hell Razah, Prodigal Sunn, 60 Sec.
Assassin & Killah Priest

5. ILLUSIONS
produced by 4th Disciple. vocals by Hell Razah, Prodigal Sunn, 60 Sec.
Assassin & Killah Priest

6. SHINING STAR
produced by Wyclef Jean. vocals by Earth Wind & Fire, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Hell
Razah, Prodigal Sunn & 60 Sec. Assassin

7. ISRAELI NEWS
produced by Supreme. vocals by Hell Razah, Killah Priest & Trebag

8. TRIBULATIONS
produced by RZA. vocals by Hell Razah, Prodigal Sunn, 60 Sec. Assassin
& Killah Priest

9. THE INTERVIEW

10.THE PLAN
produced by 4th Disciple. vocals by Prodigal Sunn & 60 Sec. Assassin

11.COLLABORATION '98
produced by True Master. vocals by True Master, Method Man, Hell Razah &
Prodigal Sunn

12.INMATES TO THE FIRE
produced by RZA. vocals by Hell Razah, 60 Sec. Assassin & Prodigal Sunn

13.NOT PROMISED TOMORROW
produced by 4th Disciple. vocals by Hell Razah, 60 Sec. Assassin & Prodigal
Sunn

14.FOR THE LUST OF MONEY/THE GRANDZ
produced by True Master. Produced by 60 Sec. Assassin, Prodigal Sunn &
Hell Razah

15.CAN I SEE YOU
produced by RZA. vocals by Prodigal Sunn & Hell Razah

16.THE BATTLE

17.NEXT UP
produced by True Master. vocals by 60 Sec. Assassin, Prodigal Sunn, Hell
Razah & Method Man

18.INTELLECTUALS
produced by True Master. vocals by Hell Razah, 60 Sec. Assassin, Raekwon &
U-God

19.FIVE ARCH ANGELS



this is a pretty good release. most of the trax have the same type of vibe of as The Gravediggaz album (dark and kinda spooky). whenever i put it in, i can't stop listening to 'The Plan'.

urban_angel
09-25-2005, 11:43 AM
damn rite!! this album is hot, I always listen to it on loop! This album overflows with knowledge, wisdom n understanding. Killah Priest, Progigal Sunn, 60 Second Assassin, and Hell Razah lyrically smash it.

love this album!


PEACE

mic-cord-strangler
09-25-2005, 12:41 PM
wu classic

G.O.D.PT3
09-25-2005, 02:59 PM
a classic album. supreme jewels from beggining to end.each member was on point as usual sunz of man never let me down. and the original sunz of man producer supreme from red hook laced a couple joints (isreal news) bannanas....4th blessed us with cold a beat that haunts me till this day. shit is on point. i wish sunz of man drop another album with more production from supreme and hook up with pedro and dropsect like on the first testament. PEACE*7

Marc051
09-26-2005, 03:15 AM
I didn't like it at first because of all the soul samples but it grew on me, lyrically this is one of the best wu albums

num2son
09-26-2005, 09:25 AM
Dope album.

Lesbian Nun
09-27-2005, 10:46 AM
i wouldn't say lyrically or beat wise it's anywhere near the top of the wu categories...but none the less i fucking love sunz of man...this shit is the best album they got and it's off the hook...

pablobaluba
09-28-2005, 01:18 PM
a classic that i find somehow monotonous. too many tracks :)...but i still consider it a classic

dooboy
10-03-2005, 01:59 PM
to me this album is a classic, i like the beats, the lyrics everything

i got this album in a tiny record shop in a sale for 3.99!!!!

Frank Drebin
10-03-2005, 11:13 PM
not bad not classic

Lesbian Nun
10-04-2005, 11:41 PM
Tru Master COMPLETELY OWNSSSSSS this album production wise...


even 4th owns Rza...

Tangaz
10-05-2005, 06:10 AM
Not a classic?! Get the fuck outta here!
*laughs* Well, in my opinion anyway, it was rollercoaster ride of an album that left me breathless and wanting another go as soon as it finished. If ever I get to a point where I don't know what to listen to, this always fixes the problem.

Fragmented
10-14-2005, 07:38 PM
9.5/10 this is one of the best wu fam albums you'll ever likely to listen to

Marc051
10-21-2005, 06:03 AM
hell yeah plenty of gems on this album

abasi
10-21-2005, 08:19 AM
not a lot of skipable tracks
this album is in the top 5 wu albums

4th Day Legend
10-21-2005, 11:13 AM
Classic album, this is what it suppose to be, dope beats, dope MC's, Sunz of Man with Wu-Tang Clan
One of the best albums I ever heard in my life, lyrics are heavenly and...


Peace

hectis
10-30-2005, 10:55 PM
A classic album 100% (Killah Priest and Hell Razah are on The Plan also)

new mathematics
10-31-2005, 03:33 PM
really good.

Literate Type Asshole
11-01-2005, 01:24 PM
this album is real nice. im no great fan of razah or p sunn as mcs, they're good but not great imo, and i dont like 60 second assassin at all, but this album has great production and cats generally come correct on the mic. solid rhymes over hot wu beats

Lesbian Nun
11-01-2005, 03:03 PM
razah and psunn are on point, 60sec i ain't feelin neither...

and of course *Killah Priest the iron Sheik from the middle east* is one of the illest i ever heard ever ever...

roofless
11-01-2005, 11:02 PM
can someone send me a copy?

Wamukota X
11-14-2005, 10:40 AM
Anybody

I need a replacement. Where can I buy the original album? Not a download.

Killa-EF
03-15-2006, 10:30 AM
Tru Master COMPLETELY OWNSSSSSS this album production wise...


even 4th owns Rza...


very true 4th disciple owns rza str8 up.....even true master...evne tho they all sick

deadlymelody
03-16-2006, 05:06 PM
Actually I personally thought 2 of the best beats of the album were done by RZA. Inmates to the Fire and Can I see You and incredible beats.

binary
03-16-2006, 07:06 PM
Actually I personally thought 2 of the best beats of the album were done by RZA. Inmates to the Fire and Can I see You and incredible beats.

easily, cats on here like rooting for those other wu producers though.

deadlymelody
03-16-2006, 10:20 PM
^
But why not though? True Master, 4th Disciple are some of the best producers ever.

restless_438
04-05-2006, 01:45 PM
^
But why not though? True Master, 4th Disciple are some of the producers ever.

agreed 100%

superjam
05-05-2006, 03:30 PM
For me this is my favourite WUFAM album, i'll never forget the songs, this is really DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPE.

TAURO
05-13-2006, 12:57 PM
Anybody

I need a replacement. Where can I buy the original album? Not a download.


Try amazon.com, thats where I got my copy.

Greek Gheynician Anal Tradition
05-13-2006, 01:01 PM
Classic.

4-Bar Killer
05-13-2006, 02:15 PM
I'm fiending to get a real copy of that classic album. I think I'll order it from Norway soon, the album is bananas. The Plan and Israeli News is my favorites.. 10/10

Leo Angel
05-16-2006, 03:26 PM
Yeah, I think it's a classic, 9,5/10. I love Not Promised Tomorrow, Can I See You, Intellectuals, Israeli News, The Plan & Illusions

abasi
05-17-2006, 03:07 PM
a true classic

Seborth
06-21-2006, 01:51 AM
Classic album, i love Hell Razah & 60 Sec Assasin flow

Rebel_INS
11-23-2006, 04:38 AM
1.Intro
2.Cold - 5/5
3.Natural High - 4.5/5
4.Flaming Swords - 5/5
5.Illusions - 4.5/5
6.Shining Star - 4.5/5
7.Isreali News - 5/5
8.Tribulations - 5/5
9.The Interview
10.The Plan - 5/5
11.Collaboration 98 - 5/5
12.Inmates To The Fire - 5/5
13.Not Promised Tomorrow - 5/5
14.For The Lust Of Money - 5/5
15.Can I See You? - 5/5
16.The Battle
17.Next Up - 4.5/5
18.Intellectuals - 5/5
19.Five Arch Angels

DOPE album.

Durag
11-24-2006, 03:32 AM
Banging album. Love Flaming Swords, Illusions (Masta Killa's verse is SICK!), Collaboration 98 (I fucking love Tru Masters verse on this) -

"Yo, when you least expect is when we attack, in fact
Your format, is not yet suitable for combat
Still dissident factions within the Kingdom
Campaign desperate attempts to take your freedoms
Emphatically, wack strategy, don't impress me
Impulsiveness'll only bring you tragedy, test me
Descent to the essence quickly, niggaz strictly flip
Fuckin with this royal assembly, the Sunz of Man
Summon me, Chief Administrator of the Law
True Master in this hardcore Art of War
I explore the depths on conflict and with no pretense
Found the best strategy the most impressive defense
So when you rush to attack, it be I to crush your force
And exhaust your whole supply
Don't send for reinforcements, give orders for men to maintain
They respective borders, or it's a God damn slaughter"

Not Promised Tomorrow, Intellectuals are quality tracks, although I fucking hate Shining star (Its produced by Wyclef Jean wat dya expect), not too mad on Israeli News either, but apart from them two, its a banger

deadlydartz
04-12-2007, 03:05 PM
4th is the best producer man i dont care, some of his shit is just maaaaad. Put it this way, no 4th no killarmy !!

The night the earth cried
cold
not promised tomorow
wu-renegades
in the city
allah sees everything
swinging swords
serving justice

These beats here are FIRE, no other producer including zig zag can match this guys production, eats true master and mathematics for dinner, hes absoloute !!

All the above producers are fire though !

abasi
04-14-2007, 06:38 PM
Ill production
Ill lyrics = ill album

WuSoldjr
07-10-2007, 08:44 PM
This album is fire, beginning to end.

I still pump this almost daily.

the silencer
08-08-2007, 06:25 PM
i havent given this a good listen in a while...gonna go on a Sunz binge for a couple days n then type a review cuz the consensus in this thread is in love with this joint..i had always skipped alotta tracks but..ill start diggin deeper into it..

SHAoLiN LoRD
09-11-2007, 02:21 PM
Well, I would give it a 6/10, considering what else came out around this time.

A few classic joints such as shining star and the U-god track.

FatherSl!me
09-11-2007, 07:52 PM
8/10

Urban_Journalz
09-11-2007, 07:59 PM
I think this is Sunz Of Man's best work.

I love this album. I'm probably one of the only people that actually has it on vinyl and cd.

Personally, I think Method Man took best verse on "Next Up" though.

The production was great most of the way through too.

And yes, 60 Sec. Assassin sounds like he has marbles in his mouth.

Rayson
11-14-2007, 12:23 AM
I didn't have this album till last week,I bought it off ebay. I have only listened to it once all the way through,I have to say its a bit boring to me so far.I am sure it will grow on me,but I still like their older material better,like most the songs on the "Elements" compilation. Supreme's production is much darker and more up beat on their early songs.

racist randy
12-21-2007, 03:23 PM
Poll

1. INTRO

2. COLD
produced by 4th Disciple. vocals by Hell Razah & Prodigal Sunn
5/5

3. NATURAL HIGH
produced by Supreme. vocals by Hell Razah, Prodigal Sunn, Killah Priest &
Trebag
5/5

4. FLAMING SWORDS
produced by True Master. vocals by Hell Razah, Prodigal Sunn, 60 Sec.
Assassin & Killah Priest
4.5/5

5. ILLUSIONS
produced by 4th Disciple. vocals by Hell Razah, Prodigal Sunn, 60 Sec.
Assassin & Killah Priest
5/5

6. SHINING STAR
produced by Wyclef Jean. vocals by Earth Wind & Fire, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Hell
Razah, Prodigal Sunn & 60 Sec. Assassin
4/5

7. ISRAELI NEWS
produced by Supreme. vocals by Hell Razah, Killah Priest & Trebag
4.5/5

8. TRIBULATIONS
produced by RZA. vocals by Hell Razah, Prodigal Sunn, 60 Sec. Assassin
& Killah Priest
5/5

9. THE INTERVIEW

10.THE PLAN
produced by 4th Disciple. vocals by Prodigal Sunn & 60 Sec. Assassin
4.5/5

11.COLLABORATION '98
produced by True Master. vocals by True Master, Method Man, Hell Razah &
Prodigal Sunn
5/5

12.INMATES TO THE FIRE
produced by RZA. vocals by Hell Razah, 60 Sec. Assassin & Prodigal Sunn
4.5/5

13.NOT PROMISED TOMORROW
produced by 4th Disciple. vocals by Hell Razah, 60 Sec. Assassin & Prodigal
Sunn
4.5/5

14.FOR THE LUST OF MONEY/THE GRANDZ
produced by True Master. Produced by 60 Sec. Assassin, Prodigal Sunn &
Hell Razah
5/5

15.CAN I SEE YOU
produced by RZA. vocals by Prodigal Sunn & Hell Razah
5/5

16.THE BATTLE

17.NEXT UP
produced by True Master. vocals by 60 Sec. Assassin, Prodigal Sunn, Hell
Razah & Method Man
5/5

18.INTELLECTUALS
produced by True Master. vocals by Hell Razah, 60 Sec. Assassin, Raekwon &
U-God
4.5/5

19.FIVE ARCH ANGELS
if this a skit or not my album don't have this track. Don't buy this from Sandboxautomatic

Beats 5/5
Lyrics 5/5
Overall 5/5

This album isn't wack. No filler, every track isn't a classic but fire!!!

Bucellito 136
12-21-2007, 03:34 PM
dope album
it's more than superior i think but not a classic

King Lizard
03-17-2008, 08:23 PM
I wouldn't consider this one a classic, but I still like it!

Mic Tyson
03-18-2008, 09:59 PM
they're no kriss kross, but they album was dope

claaa7
03-19-2008, 07:52 AM
nah it ain't a classic but not very far from one either, slightly below Heavy Mental.. I would call it superior and give it 4.5/5 - haven't listened to it in a year or so though.

MainoffenderKZ
03-20-2008, 12:04 PM
this shit is the truth
sunz of man is da real shit

portis24
03-22-2008, 08:35 AM
this is a great debut from sunz of man i have to admit i sleep on this when it first came out but now it get's alot of spins when i'm in that sunz of man mode.
favorite tracks are natural high,flaming swords,collaboration 98 and inmates to the fire

Maccabee Ridah
09-06-2008, 12:10 PM
Classic!!!! Nothing less, nothing more than a straight classic!!! Fuckion jewel!! Best track - COLLABORATION '98 - FIREEEEEEEEEE!!!

Voted 4 CLASSIC!!!

P.E.A.C.E.

KingTuk
10-19-2008, 07:19 AM
plus that title of that CD prophecised the rise of Hell Razah and Killah Priest.

Tracks
11-04-2008, 03:41 PM
too much 60 sec, not enough priest.

Drunken Monk
11-05-2008, 05:03 AM
Israeli News Is A Dope Track Sampled

New Hills 36
05-08-2009, 05:47 PM
Listened to this a lot. A great LP for me.

Tecknowledgist
08-05-2009, 12:24 AM
priest's verse on flaming swords is still one of my favorites. 60 sec babbles for a minute and a half then KP comes out of nowhere like AS I BREAK YOUR FUCKIN BONES INTO PIECES

most powerful intro line ive heard right there haha

its hailed as a lyrical masterpiece but you got p sunn sayin shit like "the eiffel towers" and "rhythmatical" and shit, just shows they aren't really that smart. plus razah every second line "BLACKS ARE JEWS"

still, razah on here just outshines everybody on just about every song. not enough priest, 60 sec is the weakest link obviously

still a great album. every song is dope. true master and 4th came through as they have so many times

8/10

spiggity_ace
08-05-2009, 04:11 AM
wow homie 60 sec aint weak, althought in this group he mite not be the strongest mc but in a group wit prodigall, hell razah and priest not many would, shit did u listen to 60 sec on illusions he killed it for me, priest kills everything hes on, and prodigalls flow is the shit, especially on inmates to the fire this album is fuckin fire, method drops some dope verses as well as raekwon i really liked this album ima give it a 9/10

digitalsouljah36
08-05-2009, 12:02 PM
I remember the pain I went through waiting for this album to come out. It kept getting pushed back! When it finally came out and listened to it for the first time, I didn't really like it. Wasn't what I expected. I was hoping for a darker tone. Add to that, the fact that 5 Arch Angelz was reduced to a snippet and I was seriously pissed. Also, Bloody Choices was used as a background music during "The Interview" skit. This was extremely frustrating to me. Over time, this album has definetly grown on me. It's VERY close to being classic. Even though this is a more polished album, it doesn't quite stack up to Killah Priest's Heavy Mental. This really should have been Sunz of Man's 2nd album. I still remember seeing ads on magazines for Nothing New Under the Sun. That was supposed to be their debut on Wu-Tang Records. Sadly, that album was shelved and never saw the light of day. I will die a happy man if it came out one day. Hopefully DJ Wuki comes through with that "unrleased Wu package" he was selling in his thread. Check it out here if you haven't seen it: http://www.wutang-corp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=79709 There's quite a few unreleased Killah Priest and Sunz of Man tracks from the 5 Arch Angelz / Heavy Mental era on there in perfect CD quality that I am dying to hear. I really hope this guy gets enough orders so we can finally listen to these tracks.

David Daniel Davis
07-21-2013, 08:45 PM
Today is the fifteen year anniversary of The Last Shall Be First. Illusions is still one of the sickest Wu Elements produced tracks ever.

truemath4th
02-03-2014, 12:00 AM
I love this album , top 10 of all the wu released.
Its a perfect (world) album , full produced by the best producers of the world!!
That will never happen!!!
Since 2000 , you will never see a album with these 3 producteurs :(

97 to 99 is a dope period because all the released wu had always wu element

I think , if we talk only about beat ,
Its the same formul for pillage, uncontrolled substznce, ticzl 2000 , sunz , suprem clidntel & killarmy grave diggaz


All track are dope for me but i try to makf a order
1 illusions
2 next up
3 inmates to fire
4 can i see you
5 not promused tomorrow
6 flamming swors
7 collaboration
8 intrllectuzls
9 cold
10 tribulation
11 plan
.....


I hope a new sunz enterily produced by 4 disciple tru and i know bronze is able to make beats like the shall be the first