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Ironman Starks
10-10-2005, 08:29 PM
how does everyone feel about this lp IMO it was on the level of Return To the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version atleast it got as much airtime in my car and my walkman

my personal favs: pleasure and pain, shell shock, bizarre

10-10-2005, 08:42 PM
I didnt like the album but i would call it decent.

10-10-2005, 08:43 PM
Aright i'll make this shorter than my other reviews.

Enter U-God-3/5-What's so bad about this intro? Sure there's no beat but it's just U-God vibing and I like what he says. Cool little intro.

Turbulence-5/5-Man this beat something great. Gets you fucking hyped. This is a pretty hard beat to flow too. I think U-God did dope shit on this song though. Don't skip this.

Glide-4/5-Another banger to me. Good beat to me. Not perfect but it's good. U-God drops some dope shit but Leathaface was on some crazy shit. Kills this shit. Don't like the 1 minute cursing rave don't know what that was about.

Dat's Gangta-4/5-Dope song. There's more to Trumaster than you think. He doesn't drop real simple beats. He always has that little touch to him, which makes him an amazing producer. Good beat I love Uey on this song too. The hook isn't that bad as the other guy said.

Soul Dazzle-5/5-This is one of my favorite tracks. I love the beat. Horns always make good beats. U-God is fucking great on this track. Plus, I like the hook, it's catchy. Banging song.

Bizarre-3/5-This beat is, well it's ok. There's nothing ok about U-God's voice and flow though. He kills it. He showed up for this song.

Rumble-4/5-One of the more grimy tracks. Pretty simple beat, but it works. This is the U-God I like, where he sounds angry on the mic. Deck, Meth, and Leatha drop really good verses, Meth's is the best.

Pleasure and Pain-5/5-Ok this song is pretty much a work of art. A classic song. U-God proves that he is a great MC. This song could be on repeat for awhile.

Stay in Your Lane-2/5-Pretty boring song. RZA fucked over Uey. Come on RZA is better than this. He obviously didn't try. Uey tries to be more laid back as this beat is so boring.

Shellshock-4/5-Another banger. Good enough beat. U-God kills it and I love how the hook gets more dramatic.

Lay Down-3/5-Would be a 5/5 if there was no yelling. Don't yell U-God. Don't. Dope otherwise.

Hungry-2/5-Bah. Stupid beat.

Turbo Charge-5/5-Ok some say this is a whack RZA beat. You kidding me? Fucking sick beat.

Knocking at Your Door-4/5-Ok, pretty bad aside, this song is fucking sick. U-God destroys it twice. You dont need to hear Leathaface's verse, it's all about Uey on this song.

Night the City Cried-4/5-Great way to end. U-God can tell a story. His best storytelling came on Knucklheadz, and maybe he doesn't set the scene like Rae and Ghost can, but he's up there. Awesome song. Too bad there was no "part 2" on his next album. Fuck Xcitement

Ok well to conclude this album has so many bright points. Fuck the U-God haters. Great album to me.

10-11-2005, 10:28 AM
lol @ whoever voted classic

10-11-2005, 12:56 PM
is sure is a good album as compared to alot of crao hip-hop albums coming out at that time, but no way is it a classic

10-11-2005, 01:19 PM
I didnt like the album but i would call it decent.


Literate Type Asshole
10-11-2005, 02:52 PM
1. Enter U God - absolutely awful way to the start the album. would have fit nicely on mr.xcitement. 2/10
2. Turbulence - banger. off-the-wall but dope rza beat (love the drums) that seems hard as hell to flow to, but which fits u-god's fragmented, choppy style of flow perfectly. he kills this shit. the lyrics are nuts, classic all-over-the-place u-god. 9/10
3. Glide - nice. beat shouldnt really work with those weak strings and wacky bassline but it somehow does, even if its not one of deck's best beats. u-god comes correct, but lethaface totally murders it. 8/10
4. Dat's Gangsta - oh trizzatrizzamast, you are a king among men. this beat is fucking incredible. that has to be the dirtiest bassline in existence, and the drums syncopate it perfectly (listen to em). and it has a true master trademark, the sounds buried deep in the beat that you dont really hear unless you try but which give the beat substance and depth (like the organ at the end of every second bar). u-god sounds right at home over it too even if his lyrics are a bit dumb at times ("thug men, gunmen, dirty lung sticker, arch-crime Hitler, lurking with the lifter, shifter"). the hook is the worst hook ever (the last chorus when he goes "ROOOOOAAAACKKK!!" is hilarious). but it's only the worst hook ever only for a few minutes. 7.5/10
5. Soul Dazzle - because this song has an even worse hook. what the hell was he thinking. otherwise, the beat is alright but he sounds really bad over it. 5/10
6. Bizarre - an all round nice track. nice rhymes, nice beat. even a nice hook! 7.5/10
7. Rumble - dont really like this beat, it's a really generic, cookie-cutter "grimy wu beat". u-god sounds really bad here again. i dont know what the hell hes doing here, its not like he ever tried to rhyme like this before. lethaface, ins, and meth are pretty nice but u-god surpasses his previous worst hook ever with that stupid "RAAAAAGEE!! ROOOLL!! ROOOOCK!! FAAAALLLL!!! RUUUUMBLE!!!" shit
8. Pleasure Or Pain - this is real nice. soulful beat (the chord changes during the verses really helps the rhymes). u-god spits some deep, apocalyptic ghetto-poverty poetry that sounds kinda like killah priest. hell razah doesnt say anything particularly interesting but sounds nice anyway. 8/10
9. Stay In Your Lane - one of rza's worst beats ever. u-god sounds awkward and clumsy, and the hook is really bad (even if not as bad as rumble, soul dazzle, or dat's gangsta). 3/10
10. Shell Shock - nice enough. all the MCs seem to be talking about entirely different shit but all come nice. beat is pretty dull (sounds like something from immobilarity) but not too bad. 7/10
11. Lay Down - really nice (if simple) beat but u-god ruins it by doing one of his wacky flows rather than just the flow that had worked fine on every single fucking song he had done before this album. and the hook is the worst yet 3/10
12. Hungry - this is just bad. sounds like he's trying to be tricky or something. bad beat, and very very bad chorus. the rhymes in the middle actually have some nice lyrics but it cant save this track. 3/10
13. Turbo Charge - considering uey was bitchin about rza not having enough input on this lp, its ironic that rza hit him off with two of his worst beats ever (this and stay in your lane). the rhymes are pretty weak. and i dont know if the hook is the worst on this album but its certainly one of the worst ever (like 19 of the worst 20 hooks ever would be u-god).
14. Knockin At Your Door - average beat, good rhymin from uey and lethaface. bad hook, again 7/10
15. Night The City Cried - i like the fact he tried to do a storytelling joint but hes really bad at it. his flow is monotonous as hell, doesnt get you involved like rae or ghost. 5/10

overall, probably about 5/10

10-11-2005, 03:36 PM
good album
very underrated

10-11-2005, 08:16 PM
lol i liked alot of the beats on here...

guess im not a dickrider like some people but i fell in love with the Pleasure and Pain beat

IMO this is classic (i dont skip any tracks)

10-12-2005, 07:41 AM
Pleasure and Pain, Bizarre, Dat's Gangsta and Rumble are bangers. Soul Dazzle is aight. The rest of the album is garbage.

10-12-2005, 01:17 PM
1. Enter U-God 3/5
2. Turbulence 4/5
3. Glide 3/5
4. Dat's Gangsta 5/5
5. Soul Dazzle 4/5
6. Bizzare 4/5
7. Rumble 5/5
8. Pleasure Or Pain 5/5
9. Stay In Your Lane 5/5
10. Shell Shock 3.5/5
11. Lay Down 5/5
12. Hungry 3.5/5
13. Turbo Charge 5/5
14. Knockin At Your Door 4/5
15. Night The City Cried 5/5

just my opinion of the album lol

10-13-2005, 07:53 AM
You ride dick so hard, you need a saddle

Ironman Starks
10-13-2005, 03:52 PM
nahh U-God is always slept on you just a Uey hater

10-14-2005, 08:04 AM
No, I'm a hater of weak music

My First Timbs
10-14-2005, 07:30 PM
highly under rated.. this album is one of the top 5 to me out of wu stuff.. i always listen 2 it.. if u dont ave it.. shame on u.

and i want to echo this

Turbo Charge-5/5-Ok some say this is a whack RZA beat. You kidding me? Fucking sick beat .

turbo charge imo is the best song on the album.. that beat is crazy!! ugod kills is!

the second best song is turbelence! that shit is just off the meat !

i remember at the jersey concert last year ugod came out to that and bustd his ass and fell of the stage.

10-15-2005, 06:24 AM
its an good album many bangers..not an classic by any means lol...its 8/10

10-16-2005, 01:07 AM
yeah I love this album, stay in your lane was my second favorite track too next to turbo charge hahaha

10-16-2005, 02:32 PM
I dunno why, I've always slept on Golden's LPs...

10-16-2005, 04:09 PM
nahh U-God is always slept on you just a Uey hater
agreed, i like u-gods music i kno lots of ppl dont like it but ppl hav diff opinions. personally redemption is 1 of my fav albums

Frank Drebin
10-16-2005, 07:12 PM
I love turbulance

Hollow Dartz
10-16-2005, 07:13 PM
i cant find his shit no where

Iron Fist
11-02-2005, 08:24 PM
I put Good Album there should have been something between Good album and Classic, like Very good album, that's where i would have put it.

11-02-2005, 08:30 PM
i cant find his shit no where
Perhaps looking in U-Gods toilet could help

Iron Fist
11-07-2005, 10:22 PM
Perhaps looking in U-Gods toilet could help

Frank Drebin
11-07-2005, 10:25 PM
Perhaps looking in U-Gods toilet could help
lol worst joke ever i love it

11-08-2005, 12:50 PM
it's most def underatted lp for real

02-20-2006, 12:30 PM
Still a solid album......

02-20-2006, 12:37 PM
great album. a testament to uey's lyrical skills. great guest contributions and some nice beats. only track skip is hungry. u-god is a rapper you gotta sit down and listen to. he has a very complex style.


P-Noid Brown
02-20-2006, 12:58 PM
The Album Was Ok... Had Potential To Be Classic , It Wasn't Garbage And It Wasn't Wack. I Think Some Production Could Have Been Modified... But Still Definitely A Nice Look Into U-god Solo. Best tracks

1. Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuumble
2. Turbulence
3. Glide
4. Pleasure and Pain
5. Bizarre
6. Turbo Charged (sometimes i can get into this track, sometimes i can't. )

02-20-2006, 01:01 PM
good album, we all know what UGod can do lyrically, RZA played him with the beats on this album though, Rza fucked this album IMO

4-Bar Killer
02-20-2006, 02:59 PM
Perhaps looking in U-Gods toilet could help


01 Enter U-God
7/10 (Aight intro, is it the I Will Survive melody that's hes rapping?)
02 Turbulence
8/10 (good start out track, dope beat, U-God's lyrics is aight, but sometimes his flow don't really fits the beat)
03 Glide (Feat. Leatha Face)
8.5/10 (really ill beat, both U-god and leatha face has good verses on this one, one of the better tracks)
04 Dat's Gangsta
9.5/10 (I just got something with this song, I think it's so dope. one of the best lyrics-wise songs on the album, and the beat.. damn, so simple, yet so dope)
05 Soul Dazzle
7.5/10 (dope funky beat, somehow I like the chorus too, and the lyrics is aight)
06 Bizarre
8.5/10 (very average song to me, beat is dope, uey is pretty average on this one, and the chorus is kinda bad to me)
07 Rumble (Feat. Leatha Face, Inspectah Deck & Method Man)
9/10 (one of the best songs on the album, would have been a wu-posse classic without Leatha Face which rapped good but he shouldnt really be on such a wu-posse cut)
08 Pleasure Or Pain (Feat. Hell Razah)
10/10 (craaaaaaaazy beat, U-god spits really dope on this one, but to me, razah takes it, one of the songs by u-god ever)
09 Stay In Your Lane
7/10 (don't like this song, the beat dont fit U-god at all. both u-god and the beat is aight, but sounds kinda bad mixed)
10 Shell Shock (Feat. Leatha Face, Raekwon & Hell Razah)
9/10 (such a ill song to me, nice guest spots, and really dope beat)
11 Lay Down
8/10 (starts out dope, but the chorus, the screams and the shots in the end really ruins the track)
12 Hungry
6/10 (boring track, one of the first songs I heard where u-god was singing/rapping. nothing special really, and when he finally starts to rap, the beat don't fit at all)
13 Turbo Charge
8/10 (liked this track. the beat fitted u-god perfectly. would have been a 9 with a better chorus, which is really u-god weak point to me. he wrote some dope hooks (still grimey fx) but he often has weak hooks)
14 Knockin' At Your Door (Feat. Leatha Face)
9/10 (another track which I really like. such a ill beat, and both uey and leatha face rips it. good track to me)
15 Night The City Cried
9/10 (really good track, the only bad thing is that we didn't hear the ending, lol)

overall: 8/10

probably the best cd u-god will ever make. Had some really good tracks, but was boring sometimes. As a big fan of Uey, I often listen to it, but I was hoping for something better. He did what he wanted to do and that's important for a artist. To bad some of the alternative tracks is kinda bad. He definitely is best when it's just a dope beat that fits him.

02-26-2006, 06:35 AM
GAR is and always will be a fucking fuckin dope ass album....

03-08-2006, 07:29 PM
dats gangsta is one of my most favorite beats of all time. i don't know why, i just love this beat.

03-08-2006, 08:20 PM
i personally think it was a pretty well produced lp, but what i dont like of the album was the lyrics, he came weak, i wanted some black jesus, its yourz, type verses man

03-29-2006, 05:25 PM
im not the biggest u-god fan but i think this iz hiz best album

Hollow Dartz
03-29-2006, 06:51 PM
01 Enter U-God
Don't Rate Intros
02 Turbulence
4/5 I liked how he played a lil bit but still kept it to a minimun and did aight, beat is fire
03 Glide (Feat. Leatha Face)
4/5 I'm feelin it alot Lethaface helped out
04 Dat's Gangsta
4/5 this is a banger right here ive been always feeling this
05 Soul Dazzle
3/5 Shit is ok not that good
06 Bizarre
5/5 Classic! beat is classic
07 Rumble (Feat. Leatha Face, Inspectah Deck & Method Man)
5/5 Everyone ripped there verse, my mom knows u god verse lol
08 Pleasure Or Pain (Feat. Hell Razah)
4.5/5 He got a nice flow on this hell razah kills it
09 Stay In Your Lane
4/5 U-god played around too much but its still a banger to me
10 Shell Shock (Feat. Leatha Face, Raekwon & Hell Razah)
4.5/5 Shit is fire every verse is fire, nice ass beat
11 Lay Down
3.5/5 shit is a banger
12 Hungry
3/5 kinda weak but i do like the part where he goes "oooo ooo ooo ooo ooooooooooooooo"
13 Turbo Charge
nice u god track beat is nice too, Zone out shit
14 Knockin' At Your Door (Feat. Leatha Face)
3.5/5 shit is nice couldve been better
15 Night The City Cried
4/5 i slept on this, its on point though

overall the album gets a 4/5
He do needs better hooks his hooks really kill it , he wouldve had , the .5 if it wasnt for the hooks.

05-02-2006, 08:53 PM
Cream Cheese Soft Album, But Great Instrumentals...BIZZARE IS HOT!, but disappointing, it could be his voice
Nexium class action lawsuit (http://www.classactionsettlements.org/lawsuit/nexium/)

05-02-2006, 11:59 PM
Don't you know that describing anything as "cream cheese" is a compliment?

05-05-2006, 07:36 AM
lmao, WHAT!
Zx14 vs hayabusa (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Which_bike_is_quicker_kawasaki_zx_-14_or_suzuki_hayabusa)

05-05-2006, 07:38 AM
well, i take back my remarks towards the album, its actually decent..

best 5 tracks

1. Turbulance
2. Dats Gangsta
3. Bizzare
4. Glide
5. Turbo Charge
CYCLE CHAOS (http://www.cyclechaos.com/)

05-06-2006, 02:45 PM
Well it's no classic but i'm really feeling uey's debut though. As someone said this is probably the best album U-God is ever going to make (i've heard some tracks from "hillside scramblers" and "mr. excitement", hahaha) and the reason is because this project was overseen and partly produced by The RZA.
"Dat's Gangsta", "Pleausre & Pain" and "RUUUUUUUMBLE"!

Leo Angel
05-26-2006, 04:23 AM
hmmm... it's 7/10, but gome some incredible tracks: Shell Shock (love it, straight banger, no bullshit), Pleasure Or Pain (this beat... plus lyrics=10/10) & Dat's Gangsta (U-God is the best on this type of beats).

357 NYC
06-15-2006, 12:08 PM
Wack Album But Bizarre Is Still One Of My Favorite Tracks!!

08-25-2006, 02:00 PM
Enter U-God
Dat's Gangsta-7/10
Soul Dazzle-5/10
Pleasure Or Pain-10/10
Stay In Your Lane-8/10
Shell Shock-8.5/10
Lay Down-10/10
Turbo Charge-5/10
Knockin' At Your Door-7/10
Night The City Cried-10/10

golden arms redemption=8/10

08-26-2006, 09:06 PM
1. Enter U-God 3/5
2. Turbulence 4/5
3. Glide 3/5
4. Dat's Gangsta 5/5
5. Soul Dazzle 4/5
6. Bizzare 4/5
7. Rumble 5/5
8. Pleasure Or Pain 5/5
9. Stay In Your Lane 5/5
10. Shell Shock 3.5/5
11. Lay Down 5/5
12. Hungry 3.5/5
13. Turbo Charge 5/5
14. Knockin At Your Door 4/5
15. Night The City Cried 5/5

just my opinion of the album lol

Get off his dick

There is a few descent songs it nothing above average

08-30-2006, 12:17 AM
great album

u-god is god

08-30-2006, 07:31 AM
Get off his dick

There is a few descent songs it nothing above average

Just cause im really feelin this album dont mean im dickridin lol
Its just my opinion/(

08-29-2007, 08:58 PM
What is the story on this album....RZA & U-God are the only two chambers I don't own anything from

Guarded By Martyrs
08-29-2007, 09:27 PM
Bro personally I think you seriously need to purchase Golden Arms Redemption & ALL of
Rza's albums.

U-God's G.A.R. is crazy with some great solo traacks sick RZA beats and mad
Wu-Features a must have in my book.

Rumle is nuts check that track and you should see whats happening~

Rumble ~ http://www.zshare.net/download/338076569dce6f/

08-29-2007, 09:31 PM
i used to not have any RZA albums either..big mistake..get the bob digi CD's ASAP.

One and Only
08-30-2007, 11:20 AM
Yeah You NEED to pick up that Bobby Digital In Stereo for real and Golden Arms Redemption is HOT best U-God album

08-30-2007, 11:26 AM
birth of a prince is a must have

10-24-2007, 11:53 PM
im like 6 tracks in and this doesnt sound wack at all. so im not sure what all the criticism is about. maybe i just havent heard the wack yet.

11-05-2007, 06:19 AM
i think it's hilarious that most reviews have an 8/10 average rating. i gave iron flag an 8/10 and it's well deserved if you read my review. but no track on redemption deserves above 7.5/10. 65% of that album is weak. and the tracks that are decent should recieve no more 6.5-7.5/10. people need to compare music. if you give any track on the album above a 7.5/10, what do you rate music thats 10 times better than it. no track on this album is better than any track off forever, 36 chambers, OB4CL, iron man, liquid swords, tical, the pillage... yet people are rating some tracks on almost every review for this album at 5/5 or 10/10. so that means every track on all these other albums is 10/10... the albums are flawless? get the fuck out of here

Nokturnal Mortum
11-05-2007, 03:29 PM

no you get the fuck out of here

ratings are subjective, and if you compare albums then liquid swords, ob4cl, and iron man are 9/10 at best because if 36 chambers is 10/10 (flawless), no other album can receive the same rating

but no one does it like that so shut up

11-05-2007, 04:04 PM
36 chambers ain't flawless, it is a classic album tho...a 10/10

GAR is really good, but u don't go buying this record if u don't like Uey...cuz if u like him, u like GAR....it's simple mathematics...

11-05-2007, 06:29 PM
A better than average album with some really good joints, but U-God just has awful choruses, he shoulda got another wu brother to come in and give the shits hook. I mean dats gangsta?, stay in your lane? these were nice joints but his hooks are just awful, laughable even. also some of the production didn't hold together very well. I think U got the potential to make a classic but this isn't it.

Mista JpKoff
11-07-2007, 09:47 AM
I didn't like it when it came out, and when i happen to put again the cd in my player, i still don't... Most of the beats sounded weak to me, and U-God's flow which i happen to like (remember his two dope guest spots on Cappa's The Pillage, i thought Redemption would be just as good as that...), was not on point on most of the tracks as well. As soon as the first cut, Turbulence, i asked myself "where's the good old Uey flow gone?". Far away, indeed... Moreover, some lyrics and some hooks really sucked. Golden Armz Redemption was more like Golden Armz sinking in hell, to me... Rumble, Dat's Gangsta were the shit though. Less than average i'd say. Sad because i like Baby U... If he had had the sonic background of The Pillage or Uncontrolled Substance, I'm sure he would have pulled it off way better.

Memory Man
11-13-2007, 03:52 PM
I like some of this album a lot, but Stay In Your Lane is my least favorite RZA-produced solo joint ever.

12-07-2007, 02:20 PM
Hell razah owned Uey on Pleasure and pain!

12-09-2007, 11:48 AM
01 - Enter U-God
02 - Turbulence (4/5)
03 - The Glide (3/5)
04 - Dat's Gangsta (4.5/5)
05 - Soul Dazzle (3/5)
06 - Bizzare (4/5)
07 - Rumble (3.5/5)
08 - Pleasure or Pain (4.5/5)
09 - Stay In Your Lane (3/5)
10 - Shell Shock (3/5)
11 - Lay Down (4/5)
12 - Hungry (3/5)
13 - Turbo Charge (5/5)
14 - Knockin' At Your Door (3/5)
15 - Night The City Cried (3/5)

Another descent Wu-album that should have been a lot better, it has a handful of real bangers and no particulary weak track. but there's really nothing that really stand out either. Overall rating: 3.25/5

12-09-2007, 05:50 PM
I really can't get with this album, I like U-God an all, but this is terrible stuff, I can't just blame the production either, Golden Arms delivered his fair share of crap too.

Maccabee Ridah
05-22-2008, 11:41 AM
nothing special, solid album for one-time-listening but nothing above that...

I say 4/10

05-22-2008, 04:31 PM
I'd give it a 2.5/5 at best. I didn't hate it, but nothing really blew me away on here. It's just a lot of average songs.

07-04-2008, 10:37 AM
I'ma take a stab at this...

1. Enter U-God - (4/5) At first I didn't like this, but it grew on me. Maybe because there was no music, but I like what he did with the I will Survive stuff.

2. Turbulence - (5/5) One of the few classic songs on here. Beat is nuts. U-God has this stream of conciousness flow that works real well with the beat. amazing.

3. Glide - (5/5) Inpectah Deck track, break ya back. Great beat. Although U-God's second verse he uses a verse from an early Wu freestyle, and it kinda fucks up the flow, but he makes up for it later on.

4. Dat's Gangsta - (5/5) First single. Beat is a masterpiece. U-God goes hard. Everything about this song is perfect, well...the hook wasn't really that good.

5. Soul Dazzle - (3/5) Hook was average, a little long, beat was average.

6. Bizzare - (5/5) Second singe. This is one of the few tracks where Lucky Hands get's his hook prefect. Beat is great.

7. Rumble - (5/5) Probably the crown jewl of the album, maybe second behind Dat's Gangsta. Deck rips this motha apart. Beat is a work of art.

8. Pleasure Or Pain - (5/5) Great slow track, Hell Razah comes in nice.

9. Stay In Your Lane - (3/5) Beat is not really good. It's just ok. RZA fucked him up. Hook is not really good (but what else is new?).

10. Shell Shock - (5/5) Hook is great, Raekwon does his stuff. Leatha Fase was probably better though.

11. Lay Down - (5/5) One of the best beats on the album. U-God lays it down (lol)

12. Hungry - (4/5) This is a guilty pleasure of mine. Alot of people think this song sucks, but I've actually grown to love the hook on here. Beat is good too. Although it's weired how he does the hook twice in the beginning and end, then just raps in between. But it works for me.

13. Turbo Charge - (4/5) This is a solid track. This is an ok beat from RZA, hook is good, but Uey sounds a little rough.

14. Knockin' At Your Door (4/5) Again another messed up hook. Beat is good, rhymes are glood, but nothing really special.

15. Night The City Cried. (5/5) Who the fuck says Uey can't be a storyteller? This song was enjoyable throughout the whole thing, and It left me wondering why it wasn't continued. Next album maybe?




This mother fucker is a classic.

I don't give a shit about what all you U-God haters say. This album was mad slept on. I reccomend this to any Wu fan, hip-hop fan, or Uey fan.

There is one flaw I have though, and to be honest, U-God seriously needs to get help with his hooks. Some songs he nails them, and I can deal with a few tracks with him doing them, but other songs are just plain out ugly and laughable.

Track Picks - Turbulence, Glide, Dat's Gangsta, Bizarre, Rumble, Pleasure Or Pain, Shell Shock, Lay Down, Night The City Cried

07-04-2008, 12:37 PM
agree ^ 100 percent

to me this is in my top 10 for wu solos. loved it

cant wait for his new shit to drop too

07-04-2008, 03:20 PM
I'd give it 7.5 out of 10. Decent album.

Some of the choruses are horrific though.

Maccabee Ridah
07-04-2008, 08:28 PM
I'm startin to love this album more and more! I expected much from it, and the first time i have heard I wasn't satisfied at all! But every time I listen to it again I like it more and more, and now. I really like it! I must say that I underrated it when i voted, I had to go for a Superior album, cuz most objective, it is no more and no less than that!

And I must confess that sometimes I really underrate U-God!!!


Shallah Diamonds
07-11-2008, 05:15 PM
Better than LDS which is a given
I don't see why U-God gets so much hate
this was crack

11-28-2008, 02:48 AM
yo i'm sitting here vibing to Uey and damn i forgot how good this album "Golden Arms Redemption" plus i just finished watching "Rise of the Fallen Solider" on youtube and GAR is such a dope album i mean he has the flavor i hope he comes correct on "Dopium"

the insignificant
12-06-2008, 11:03 PM
worth having for turbulence and the night the city cried alone

12-08-2008, 07:22 PM
Have yet to hear this one.. I have alot of wu solo's should this be my nexy buy??? You cant usually go wrong with a first gen WU solo album now can you???

12-08-2008, 07:55 PM
Chronologically this is a 2nd generation Wu solo album.

01-09-2009, 05:58 PM
U-GOD is ok.. he wasnt really my fav out of the bunch sometimes he can kill it and suprise my ass but others jut like he has a old school rap flow that bores me most of the time ..

i wont buy his album im just not that intertained by him on that level as a solo .

but when he jumps on dope joint's ill cop it but not enough for me to go out of my way for it s

sorry u god but we all picky maybe if he get s more raw and more fluent with his flow then will see but this is my op.. don't matter but like i said he can kill it on some tracks

Young Gun
01-10-2009, 01:12 AM
I'm a big Uey fan. Here's what I think of G.A.R:

1. Enter U-God - (N/A) Shit is funny what he did with the melody, it sets the mood well though

2. Turbulence - (9/10) Classic type shit, Uey keeps up well, more laid back on here.

3. Glide - (8/10) Track was ill until Letha went on the cussing spree, seemed unessesary.

4. Dat's Gangsta - (10/10) Classic. Everything about this is perfect. Well, the hook isn't so flashy, but it doesn't need to be for this.

5. Soul Dazzle - (7.5/10) Dance type shit, pretty funky but the singing gets a bit dull.

6. Bizzare - (10/10) Classic. Everything about this is perfect.

7. Rumble - (10/10) Classic. Great posse cut!

8. Pleasure Or Pain - (10/10) Classic. Very deep.

9. Stay In Your Lane - (6/10) What the fuck was RZA thinking!? He really fucked Uey on this one.

10. Shell Shock - (10/10) Classic. Another ill posse cut.

11. Lay Down - (8.5/10) Minus the yelling hook with the gunshots, shit is HOT!

12. Hungry - (9/10) I don't care what people say, this is the shit!

13. Turbo Charge - (9.5/10) Classic.

14. Knockin' At Your Door (9/10) ill. Nice hook as well

15. Night The City Cried. (10/10) Great storytelling.

01-28-2009, 10:13 AM
I remember the year this came out, I was on a trip to DC in high school, we went to the mall before the smithsonian, and I spent my souvenier money on this and Beneath the surface, YES, even in the capital, I rep the Wu

Enter U-God-No beat, but its not needed. The lyrics, are....different. But a decent intro 6/10

Turbulence-A beat that I wish I could credit Rza with, But true mas killed it. U-god showed that he deserves his spot as a general with this one. 10/10

Glide-The beat is great, I just wish U-god held it down better lyrically 7/10

Dat's Gangta-This isnt a very over down and over produced beat, A easy drum loop and nice samples. Lyrically one of Gods best of the album 8/10

Soul Dazzle-This is the type of song that U-god needs to have more often. Lyrically hes nice on it. 9/10

Bizarre-I love this beat, one of the best, but as a instrumental, without lyrics its not as good, It could have used a guess track. Lyrically good, but God doesnt seem to be comfortable on it. 7/10

Rumble-Best track on the album. Best beat that many hardly mention. Lyrically, you can tell U-god loved this shit, and Meth crushed it like always. 10/10

Pleasure and Pain-The 2nd best track onthe album, and the guest appearance by hell razah was perfect, especially on the hook 10/10

Stay in Your Lane-Sounds like a left over beat from Forever,Could have been a better track for afro samurai if it was made years later. Lyrically you can tell U-god HATES this song, by how bored he sounds on it. 5/10

Shellshock-Raekwon is the star of this joint, The hook is even better. I like the beat, it sounds like some Killarmy shit 8/10

Lay Down-The beat is hot, and Deck would have KILLED THIS, But the hook as mentioned before ruins it from being perfect. 7/10

Hungry-Not a good track at all. But I dont know, This isnt good 1/10

Turbo Charge-One of Rzas most underrated beats, And U-god laced it nicely. this beat is FUCKING AMAZING, This SHOULD have had a Rza cameo 10/10

Knocking at Your Door-The beat is forgetable honestly, Beyond Razahs verse, I never really fucked with this joint 7/10

Night the City Cried-Wow, probrably the best finisher to a Wu solo album besides BIBLE, The beat is touching and U-god makes it rememberable, Why he did keep this flow is sickening 10/10

01-30-2009, 04:56 AM
what i wonder is if the RZA-produced "Enter U-God" intro originally had a beat on there.. it sounds like it's supposed to be there but probably caught up in sample cleaing issues.

Don Universo
04-09-2009, 04:29 PM
Avg album 6.5/10
Rza gave him bottom of the barrel beats on this album.
it starts off good but....

10-29-2009, 12:55 PM
I was just listening to this shit. I came here just to say that the RZA beats are BY FAR his worst beats ever. It sounds like he is trying to cater to Uey and it just aint working. there are some bangers on this album but Uey shouldn't release albums. I love u god on guest appearances and Wu albums, but dopium was his best album and Its just above average. I love is flow and his passion but I just don't think he is creative enough to do albums. Or maybe he is trying to be to creative. I think he either needs some hardcore Wu beats or some smooth shit like bizzare. that track is so sick. as for hardcore rumble is sick too. That song"knocking at the door" or whatever is ill too, but the hook is just so fucking annoying. I love when U god goes off. the last song is nice too, Night he city cried.

10-29-2009, 07:00 PM
^^ "Stay in Your Lane" is real bullshit music but "Turbo Charge" grew like fucking crazy on me, Uey was born to rhyme on that beat.. that is incredible chemistry between MC and producer, so go back to that one and just zone out.

Young Gun
06-22-2013, 07:30 PM
Great album, very underrated. Night the City Cried is excellent storytelling.

06-28-2013, 01:41 PM
Great album, very underrated. Night the City Cried is excellent storytelling.

Was just about to say that yo.

02-03-2014, 01:27 AM

Best track:
Dats gangsta( chorus average)
Pleasure or pain
Shell shock
Lay down is the best beat but the chorus inacceptable inthinkable lol
Turbo charge is cool but again the chorus is average

Its inspectah deck with rumble and glide and once again true master who save this album

Classic : it was possible with more feat wu like rza or ghost and some killarmy
1 or 2 track by 4th disciple by deleting hungry and stay in line

And of course u god choose tekita, rasbery or 60 for his chorus lol

02-21-2014, 06:46 PM
garbage ass shit!!!

02-22-2014, 01:46 PM
Pleasure Or Pain best track on the album.

02-22-2014, 08:50 PM
this shxt is better than the pillage