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Inspectah Deck - The Movement . 2003 Koch Records / In The Paint .

1. Intro
2. City High
3. That S*!T
4. Get Right
5. The Movement
6. Who Got It
7. It's Like That
8. Shorty Right There Feat. Streetlife
9. U Wanna Be
10. Framed Feat. Kool G. Rap & Killa Sin
11. Bumpin' And Grindin'
12. Vendetta
13. The Stereotype
14. That Ni**a
15. Big City
16. Cradle To The Grave Feat. Mojehan

I haven't really listened to the whole album properly so any review I did myself wouldn't really be that accurate but for me my favourite tracks are "The Movement" and "That Ni**a" .

I got this review of rapreviews.com , so give your opinions on this album

Peace .

Author: Steve 'Flash' Juon (dj.flash@rapreviews.com)

I-N-S the Rebel. Those words alone are enough to bring a smile to the heart of any tried and true, die-hard, down since 1993 fan of the Wu-Tang Clan. Listeners knew even then that Inspectah Deck was an MC who combined a keen intellect with an intensely unrelenting verbal barrage of disdain for competitors and weak MC's. Even in what may go down as the greatest supergroup of rap talent ever assembled, Deck got his props for unforgettable verses on songs like "Da Mystery of Chessboxin'":

"Well I'm a sire, I set the microphone on fire
Rap styles vary, and carry like Mariah
I come from the Shaolin slum, and the isle I'm from
is comin through with nuff niggaz, and nuff guns
so if you wanna come sweatin, stressin contestin
you'll catch a sharp sword to the midsection
Don't talk the talk, if you can't walk the walk
Phony niggaz are outlined in chalk
A man vexed, is what the projects made me
Rebel to the grain there's no way to barricade me
Steamrollin niggaz like a eighteen wheeler
with the drunk driver drivin, there's no survivin"

Unfortunately for fans of Deck, it would be a long EXCRUCIATING six year wait until his first solo album "Uncontrolled Substance (http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/1999_10_substance.html)" was released in 1999; a period which featured two Method Man albums, solo releases from GZA, Ol' Dirty, Raekwon, Ghostface, and damn near everybody in the Clan except for U-God (his "Golden Arms Redemption" came out in 1999 as well). As a result much of the fiery MC's heat cooled off in the sales area; or as contributor DJ Fatboy wrote, "Think of hip hop as constipated right now. You know there's some good shit in there, but it's a constant struggle to get a good movement out." So the iconic member of the Wu languished in the cellar, while another four years of both solo and group Clan releases passed him by.

In 2003 though, Inspectah Deck is back to get "The Movement" out and reach that underground fanbase that still holds it down for one of the Clan's sharpest swordsmen. All the tools are at his disposal to create greatness: a distinctive voice which finds a comfortable medium between the highs of MC Shan and the lows of Method Man, with an emotive flow that never hits banality or monotony, and the polished experience of a decade plus writing the rhymes recognized inside and outside rap music as superb poetry. The only thing Deck needs to get over is beats, but if you're expecting the Wu wunderkind RZA to hook him up, it's not going to happen. Production duties are split almost evenly between "Fantom of the Beats" and Ayatolla. In fact, this album seems to find Deck distancing himself from the Clan somewhat, as none of his fellow founding Clan members appear on the disc - just two cameos from second tier members Killa Sin and Street Life.

Whether intentional or not, this breathing room may be giving Deck the freedom he needs at long last to satiate his hungry fans, who like the Rebel himself aren't willing to wait around until RZA has time to program a beat. And there's certainly no inherent whackness to these cuts. The title track of "The Movement" is an energized mixture of deep bass, swift scratch sounds, high pitched whistling noises and taps that give a dark and ominous feel to his flamboyant raps:

"Smooth like a green Caddy, you fiend badly
Heads spin like Giovanni's on the Navi
Hammers spit, quick as the darts, niggaz part
Like the Red Sea, test me, I'm sick with the art
Been held back, it's either rap or sell smack
_Black Knight_ like Martin Lawrence +Run Tel Dat+
It's the I-N-S-P-E-C-T-A-H
Livin' life on the line, I hope I see daybreak"

The smooth soul of the following track "Who Got It" will remind people that "it's a Shaolin thing y'all" which blends the mystical style of the East with the beats and rhymes of the West:

"Truth scholar, you holla, up the few dollars
I work it overtime, whether white or blue collar
I proved my honor, cause I been through the drama
Wu-Chronicles, and I continue the saga
Chart topper, rhymes tough as body armor
When I speak, I hold the globe like the Dhali Lama
The flow is aqua, pa you swimmin wit the known piranha
The soul father, get to know my whole persona"

It wouldn't be a Deck album though if he didn't hold down the streets with a straight up street banger, and on "It's Like That" even drama king DJ Kay Slay drops in to endorse this hardcore assault:

"I rep, what you expect, I took a set back
Crept back, nursin' my wounds, lookin' for get back
Forced to bring the pain, make 'em say my name
Rings have changed, shinin' like I'm Ving Rhames
Or King James, hustlin', I sling game
Sting lames, this money makin' things change
I bless heads, push past the full macs
Left for dead, raised by the wolf packs
Black hoods, leathers with the wool hats
Draw blood, don't even pull gats, it's like that"

As good as this middle third of the album is, there are times where it feels like Deck is going through the motions lyrically and vocally. Deck going through the motions without giving 100% is still 150% better than 90% of MC's in rap, but there's still something overly hollow and simplistic about his vocals in songs like "Shorty Right There" featuring Street Life. Deck is capable of penning verses where the rhymes come in abstract combinations and sometimes in the middle of his bars, but on this song his words are formulaic enough to have come from an amateur still looking unsuccessfully for a record deal:

"Pleased to meet you, your dress fit as if see through
Niggaz treat you like royalty and dream to freak you
Diva in your own right, keep your home right
Bad bitch with the switch, let's trip the strobe lights
Tight with the Power-U, I'll devour you
Everything about you, make me scout you
No doubt, boo, make me fiend for a taste
Your hot like a fireplace, shows in your face
Now, come out the closet, baby girl, it's safe
Just a taste, of sex, lies and videotape; let's skate"

If that's his mack game for clocking a hot dame, I found it a little lack-ing. "U Wanna Be" is the typical rap mockery of fake gangsters, which is becoming cliche in and of itself. Deck seems to know it because he's not really trying to say anything profound or rap with any energy. "Framed" is a hot track, where Deck's enthusiasm seems to have been sparked by rhyming with the legendary Kool G. Rap for this one song. Things immediately slow back down on the silly "Bumpin and Grindin" (did he join Wreckx-N-Effect) but picks back up on "Vendetta" thanks to Ayatolla's Wu-esque beat which puts Deck in a more military frame of mind; even firing off rockets in the background:

"Y'all better rock y'all hoodies
And hold your girl tight before we pop that pussy
It be so real, I don't need no deal
My mass appeal make 'em marvel att how he so ill
Y'all time is up, try your luck, you'll wind up fucked up
Before you even recognize I struck
Roll with the live dozen, got all eyes buzzin
With strong rhymes cousin, been a long time comin
Break your weak links, in the chain
Fuck your mink, and your reign
Son is lame, plus he thinks it's a game; but
We about to apply the heat (the heat)
And snatch him up out the driver's seat
I put my life on it, post up like who want it
Blast off with the force to send y'all in orbit
Wild like whities in the mosh pit, yeah we gon' start shit
Pack 'em down, then corner the market"

More tracks like "The Stereotype" are needed on this album, where a hard beat inspires the Rebel to "serve mankind like a superhero" on the microphone; he even cleverly quips "Trust, I touch kids, but I'm no pedophile." The difference between where this album works and fails is pretty clear by the end as a result - as gifted as the Rebel I-N-S is as a writer, he doesn't put his full effort into the writing when the beat is uninspiring. There couldn't be a larger disparity between the heavy handed boom bap of "That Shit" and the uninteresting chord progressions of "Get Right," where Deck tries to compensate by speeding up his flow to gloss over it's weakness (and it doesn't work). Since both songs are produced by the Fantom, there's no real explanation why one is heat and the other is ice. No single producer is to blame for the lesser cuts on "The Movement," likewise no single producer can be credited with it's triumphs. By the album's end though, Wu-Tang fans might be wondering if it was worth waiting for beats from RZA, 4th Disciple and True Mathematics to give his album a more familiar Wu sound and Deck himself more inspiration for flow and rhyme-writing. After a four-year long hiatus, it's not the revelation that "Uncontrolled Substance (http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/1999_10_substance.html)" was and worse still may show he's now headed in the wrong direction; but regardless Wu fans need to consider this one a must have.

Music Vibes: 7 of 10 Lyric Vibes: 8 of 10 TOTAL Vibes: 7.5 of 10

Originally posted: June 17, 2003

Prolifical ENG
10-10-2005, 09:17 PM
I have read a lot of the reviews form rapreviews.com, and Im quite suprised that they gave this album that high of a rating....and I know how they rate albums.

Music vibes....i thought they would give a 6, and lyric vibes...they supposed to do these scores based on artists potentials and Deck got an 8?

And I am actually one of the people that liked The Movement and would give it 7.5 myself.

I will index this

P.S. in the future, try not to copy and paste reviews from another site, it defeats the purpose of having a wu review forum made by the wu fans :)

10-10-2005, 09:38 PM
Okay sorry bout dat .

10-10-2005, 10:47 PM
I have read a lot of the reviews form rapreviews.com, and Im quite suprised that they gave this album that high of a rating....and I know how they rate albums.

Music vibes....i thought they would give a 6, and lyric vibes...they supposed to do these scores based on artists potentials and Deck got an 8?

And I am actually one of the people that liked The Movement and would give it 7.5 myself.

I will index this

P.S. in the future, try not to copy and paste reviews from another site, it defeats the purpose of having a wu review forum made by the wu fans :)
i like the album shit wasn't bad

10-11-2005, 08:45 AM
IT was ok.

10-11-2005, 10:14 PM
i prefer this album over Uncontrolled Substance. yeah it doesn't have wu beats and shit, but i like more trax on here than i do from his 1st album. my favorites are City High, That Shit, The Movement, Bumpin and Grindin, Vendetta, The Stereotype & That Ni&&a. plus Kool G Rap is on here so that's a plus!

10-13-2005, 09:49 AM
I like the album, has a few real nice songs. i give it a solid 7 outa 10

10-13-2005, 09:57 AM
Could've and should've been better 7/10

02-09-2006, 09:47 PM
Lyrics: 76%(some tracks were great some were horrible)
Beats: 70% (only because City High and the Movement rest were seriously lacking)

Overall: 73%

7/10 average (RZA add your beats next time)

4-Bar Killer
02-11-2006, 08:14 AM

It was aight. Phanton did some quite bad beats, but the wackest thing was the hooks. Both U-God and Ins needs somebody to help them writing their hooks, it's sad to see a dope song being ruined by a wack hook.

Best tracks was: Framed, Vendetta & The Stereotype

02-11-2006, 08:32 PM
I prefer this over his debut album anyday(I feel the same way about U-God)
the absence of the abbot's production doesn't bother me plus he has some wu sounding tracks on there "Get Right" is the best song from the album imo

02-11-2006, 09:07 PM
Inspectah Deck is one of the sickest MC's of all time. But this CD makes me sick.

4/10 and Deck gets the 4 points I gave it

03-24-2006, 03:05 PM
Unlike his first album, The Movement has no RZA or high profile wu-elements on production. But Deck is the consummate MC; and his choice was to do an album with what he had, or don't do an album at all!

He put together a fine showing to let everyone know he is still the Inspectah. The Movement is not a great album, but far from a failure.

It has some classic wu joints like "City High", "Who Got It", and "Framed" in which he teams with fellow lyrical wizards Kool G Rap & Killa Sin.

The 'commercial' attempt that Deck makes on this record comes with joints like "It's Like That" and "Bumpin And Grindin". However they are not offensive like the commercial attempts by fellow clansmen, Meth or RZA. Instead they sound more like lively 70's-80's hip hop. Deck is always one to be listened to with the volume very high. His flow remains one of the best hip hop has ever seen and most of these beats are adequate for him to show himself off. The one failed attempt was "U Wanna Be" which just tries too hard to 'fit in' with radio bounce from 2003.

Most of the album is substandard, but thats still better than most. The album is not a career highlight, but rather another chapter in a great career. It leaves hope that Deck may yet achieve that one truely classic album that has alluded the Clans best swordsman.

7.1 / 10

03-24-2006, 03:12 PM
Solid album. Rating: 3.5 on 5 points po$ible.

Ayatollah and Phantom did a good job on the production, and Deck was pretty good. Dope guest spots also. The track "Vendetta" is one of the best rap songs ever.

03-29-2006, 04:14 AM
This album is kind of lost in its own concept. Deck presents this album as a means to start a movement against commercial rap. But is Deck really starting a movement? The movement thing had been done to death by the time Deck released his album.

The album itself takes some effort to listen to. It starts of strong and the first few songs are encouraging. But the it falls deep into obsecurity. It took me a while to figure out what Deck was trying to achieve. Too large a proportion of the album is based on talking down to commercial rap and I am left confused why Deck chose to release a video with rims and flashing lights and half naked females in it.

Moreover the album is structured in a way that it is not accessible, not because of the advanced emceeing but because by track 5 onwards there is just a whole lot of talking about the same topic while using really poor beats. The real gems in this album (and Deck does come strong on occassions) are lost in between what I can say are no more than poor quality fillers.

Not really an album I am overly proud of owning, but for the few bangers it is worth owning. 5/10

04-15-2006, 12:20 PM
production- 2/10
lyrics- 5/10
overal- 3.5/10.

04-15-2006, 07:48 PM
I think both Rebel INS albums were solid but both very forgetable and nothing amazing.

04-23-2006, 05:43 AM
A little better than His first album imo

04-24-2006, 05:50 AM
very solid album.....I enjoy "City High", "Who Got It" and "That N***a" the most

Luther Large
05-03-2006, 02:57 PM
great album 9/10

Luther Large
05-03-2006, 02:58 PM
production- 2/10
lyrics- 5/10
overal- 3.5/10.

lyrics 5/10

i dont think deck has spit anything that weak do u know what lyrics are?

05-14-2006, 03:09 PM
An aight album, no doubt. I would say that ins have the skills to make each song a banger, but somehow it fails on proving it. Ayatollah rips the productions apart though - cat is underrated!!! who got it be the illest joint

07-06-2006, 07:42 PM
very solid album.....I enjoy "City High", "Who Got It" and "That N***a" the most

this is a ill album i'd give bout a 9/10

favorite tracks:

Framed f/Killa Sin & Kool G Rap
The Stereotype
That Nigga

Leo Angel
07-07-2006, 02:51 PM
This album is definetaly worse than Uncontrolled Substance, it's like 6,5/10. But That Nigga is my personal classic, this song is amazing. Another dope tracks include Framed, Who Got It, The Movement and Cradle To The Grave. Lyrics obviously were very good (come on, it's Rebel INS, code red: danger!!), but production was kinda weak.

07-07-2006, 03:03 PM
Good album, just wish there was some more fam on it.

07-08-2006, 03:00 AM
worst Wu-Tang album I ever heard, worse than Ying and Yang

08-25-2006, 12:36 PM
City High-7.5/10
That Shit-7/10
Get Right-6/10
The Movement-7.5/10
Who Got It-9/10
Its Like That-4/10
Shorty Right There-7/10
You Wanna Be-4/10
Bumpin And Grindin-2/10
The Stereotype-6.5/10
That Nigga-8/10
Big City-7.5/10
Cradle To The Grave-6/10

the movement=6.6/10

11-23-2006, 04:07 AM
2.City High - 4.5/5
3.That Shit - 5/5
4.Get Right - 5/5
5.The Movement - 5/5
6.Who Got It - 4.5/5
7.Its Like That - 4/5
8.Shorty Right There - 4.5/5
9.U Wanna Be - 4.5/5
10.Framed - 5/5
11.Bumpin And Grindin - 4/5
12.Vendetta - 5/5
13.The Stereotype - 4.5/5
14.That Nigga - 5/5
15.Big City - 5/5
16.Cradle To The Grave - 5/5

Dope INS album, but falls short of his first album.

08-14-2007, 11:29 PM

Deck fell in a bucket of wack juice, March 19, 2004
By "poor_yurik" (Las Vegas, NV USA) - See all my reviews

I've been a long time fan of Wu-Tang since the first time I heard them and they captured my mind and heart with Liquid Swords. Since then I've bought nearly every solo cd and the work of wu-affiliates like Killah Priest, Cappadonna, and Killarmy. Inspectah Deck was always been a favorite of mine and I thought Uncontrolled Substance was an incredibly good, and very underrated cd. It quickly became a wu classic for me and hinted at an incredibly promising solo career.
With that said, let me be clear about this. The Movement is the worst cd I've bought in the last 5 years. The beats are laughably bad and most surprisingly, SO ARE DECK'S LYRICS. He went from 110% on my list to nearly unrecoverably wack with this CD.

The Deck of old makes no appearance here. Half the cd is him waxing poetic about how he's so non-pop and hardcore and down with the streets like he has something to prove and the other half is him rapping about jewelery, rims, and how good he thinks he is. He comes off sounding like a complete amateur.

I sat, painfully, trying to endure listening through this whole CD. All I could think of over and over again was that this was indeed a "movement", I just wish Deck woulda had the decency to flush afterward. The pathetic hook "WHO'S GOT IT, HUH, HUH?" perhaps alludes to someone stealing his toilet paper :(

There are endless cringe-worthy lines, messages, and hooks on this album. There are less than a handful of exceptions. City High and Get Right are both pretty good...because both are in the style of Uncontrolled Substance, except you can see some snuck in Movement wackness on Get Right's hook.

A found a video for a single from this online and he was wearing a jumpsuit with SPINNING RIMS AND BOOTY DANCERS IN THE BACK and everything was in FISH EYE.

If there ever was a hip hop betrayal to one's self, career, and fan-base this is it. I wasted my money on this cd. Don't make the same mistake. If you want some good stuff by Deck, find the two tracks that didn't make it on UC: "Nightshift" and "the Settlement". Nightshift especially is a great, great song and would have been a star track on UC if the samples had cleared.

I hope INS comes back one day with something masterful, as he is capable of, but this isn't it.

Dr Sleepwalker
08-17-2007, 03:58 PM
City High's my shit!

One and Only
08-18-2007, 11:33 AM
City High is one of my favorite tracks ever this album always reminds me of New Years Eve

racist randy
12-20-2007, 06:59 PM

03-21-2008, 04:34 PM
um...id just like to say that this album is extremely underated. so many dope songs...

03-21-2008, 04:37 PM
and uncontrollable substance is almost a classic.

03-21-2008, 09:00 PM
I really didn't like this album.

03-21-2008, 09:11 PM
I thought it was pretty average. Gonna make a Deck compilation using the best tracks of his three albums, cos I don't think any of them have been up there with what he could do.

03-21-2008, 09:26 PM
I was disappointed big time

03-22-2008, 07:32 AM
I dont think this album outshined Uncontrolled Substance... Deck is a strange cat for sure... mainly, why dont he make his own beats to spit on?? i mean, he knows how he gonna sound in certain aspects.. jus sayin..

back to the topic, i liked this album, considerin a number of things (no rza, no wu-element production, no sickmef) either way i'm content.. i jus want a banger with the Rebellion, some real lyrical shit that suits the beat Deck is more than able to slaughter

Orion Nebulus
03-22-2008, 08:20 AM
This was an average album in my book. It had a couple of good standouts but ''Uncontrolled Substance'' was far superior.

03-23-2008, 03:08 AM
I voted classic, Ive listened to this album so many times Ive lost count, crazy.

Orion Nebulus
03-23-2008, 10:10 AM
^^^ Again the word ''classic'' is being thrown left and right like nothing in these forums. But you are entitled to your opinion.

03-23-2008, 11:43 AM
anything from Ins is sick to me.. He's an insane lyricist and his flow is just as good so props to my main man Rebel Ins your highness..

03-23-2008, 11:45 AM
Never picked this up but I thought Uncontrolled substance was average.

03-23-2008, 01:32 PM
This was an average album in my book. It had a couple of good standouts but ''Uncontrolled Substance'' was far superior.

same here

03-23-2008, 03:11 PM
I thought it was pretty average. Gonna make a Deck compilation using the best tracks of his three albums, cos I don't think any of them have been up there with what he could do.

Agreed, I thought about the same thing - The Rebel got alot of heat but it seems he can't make a real bangin album. He got a couple dope joints that didn't appear on no albums either - "Let Me At Them", "Swordplay" and "Semi-Automatic: Full Rap Metal Jacket". plus loads of dope guest-spots, his verse on that Big Pun joint is murder.

03-23-2008, 03:14 PM
^^ Add this track to that list (it's an mp3 link):

Inspectah Deck - Nightshift (http://rapidshare.com/files/64082047/Wu_Tang_Clan_-_Unreleased__Rare__and_B-sides_-_CD1_-_02_-_Nightshift__Inspec_Deck_.mp3.html)

03-23-2008, 03:23 PM
^^ Add this track to that list (it's an mp3 link):

Inspectah Deck - Nightshift (http://rapidshare.com/files/64082047/Wu_Tang_Clan_-_Unreleased__Rare__and_B-sides_-_CD1_-_02_-_Nightshift__Inspec_Deck_.mp3.html)

yeah forgot about that one, True Master made that for Uncontrolled Substance but the sample didn't clear I think. I'm feeling "He's A Rebel" also [cut from The Movement], anybody else dig that shit??
thx for the link anyway!

racist randy
11-03-2008, 10:32 PM
I've Decided that I was going to listen to this while lifting today and during other activities...


2.City High
This is an nice opener right here. I like how Deck describes his come up on the track. It has that street feel to it and the beat is great for this type of track. Inspectah Deck shows he still can deliver around this time. He is spitting some real rhymes on this one, especially on the second verse. This track is pretty solid. 4/5

3.That Shit
I guess this was one of his commercial attempts right here. This is a different sound for the Rebel INS. The beat is not even that bad but when you get to the hook you are ready to cut this one right off. He could've came better on this one. This is one of those average cuts on the album. 3.5/5

4.Get Right
Another track I thought I would not hear Deck on. I like his switch of flow on here I can give him that. He does show maturity and growth on the mic. This comes off as another radio type track though which fails. The beat is pretty weak which takes the rating for this one down. 3.5/5

5.The Movement
In my opinion. Album Title tracks should be one of the standouts on the album. This is not the case. I saw the video for this and I was kind of like "Whoa" LOL. Deck caught me off guard with this one. This is definitely a club track right here, beat was ok but he didn't come good enough on it for it to standout. His opening line on the third verse "I do this for doe, but it's really for love" after that that whole verse was lazy. This had the potential to be way better than it was. 3.5/5

6.Who Got It
This one is a gem. I think this is the best track on the album. Deck just comes through on here with the street rhymes and with his usual ill dartz. The beat is something nice on here. "Who got it HUH! WHO GOT IT" just adds more fuel to the fire. He delivered on here, more track like this would've made more people follow the movement instead of going back home. 4.5/5

7.It's Like That
Another one of these radio tracks. A club track at best. It's clear this is one of his albums that may be trying to reach out to either new audiences or a new sound. He sounds like one of the commercial cats on the radio on here. Nothing else to say. Oh yeah Deck says it himself in the opening lines in the second verse "I did it for doe, this ain't about rhymes" 3.5/5

8.Shorty Right There (Feat. Streetlife)
I'm kind of feeling this track right here. Streetlife comes through on here, Deck follows up with his flow. Beat is pretty good. This is one of the better radio joints on this album. 4/5

9.U Wanna Be
This is a pretty good track. I like his lyrics on here which talks about his street life, beat is just right on here. Nothing too special about it, but I think Deck came through on here. 3.5/5

10.Framed (Feat. Kool G. Rap & Killa Sin)
Another track that has a nice guest feature on it. If you don't know what this track is about then you shouldn't even be listening to material like Wu-Tang Forever or Wu in general. Kool G. Rap delivers a nice verse on here, his flow is still great and Killa Sin delievers his shit nicely. This is a pretty solid track on this album. 4/5

11.Bumpin and Grindin
Another Club track by Deck. I really hope this is not what the movement was all about. Typical club track nothing else to discuss. 3.5/5

Ok finally some good shit on here, the beat sounds like that there is a Vendetta. Deck comes correct on here, sounds like he's making a comeback into the game. This is what the movement should've been like from the gate. He had so much potential on this album and this song proves me right. Lyrically he shines and goes off. He shows his anger in the 3rd verse and lets off shots. 4/5

13.The Stereotype
I'm not feeling nothing about this track. This was a complete miss in my book. I figured out where he was trying to go but he got the wrong directiosn. 2.5/5

14.That Nigga
This is an ok track. Better than most of the other joints on here but still nothing too special about it. The hook is one of the best parts to the song. Lyrically he delivers, beat is ok nothing to great, but being that this is better than most of the tracks on here a 4/5 is only right. 4/5

15.Big City
Not Feeling this one right here either, that's all I can say on this one. 3/5

16.Cradle to the Grave
This is kind of some real shit but I just can't get into to it. The track itself isn't all that great. Deck has better shit than this that he could've thrown on the album. I don't like how this one ended at all. The beat at the end when he gives his shoutouts is better than Every beat on this album, where is this one at? 3/5

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

Like I said before This is not The Movement I was expecting. Deck has better material than this and should be putting out better products for the fans. I understand the growth and maturity on here and I'll definitely give him that. But this one is filled with Mostly club and radio tracks. I thought the movement was going to be some hard street shit. ****Overall 3.5/5****

11-03-2008, 11:57 PM
This album had a strange affect on me. It disappointing me in the sense that i expect so much from Deck, but judging from his previous solo stuff it was more or less what i expected from him.
Shorty right there is aight. last part of the song is pretty hilarious and reminds me of just sittin back at work and rating girls with the guys i work with. "Amazon 6 feet tall, built for a marathon" good shit

Maccabee Ridah
11-08-2008, 05:35 PM
Pretty dope album... Didn't like it at first, but now, I'm kind feelin it... Nice beats, but kind too disco-like, but Ins was really good on them... All in all, solid album, but far from Uncontrolled Substance!!!

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01-11-2009, 07:16 PM
Has some replay value, a few commercial tracks but they are good at what they do...
I like this album. 7.5/10

Don Universo
01-21-2009, 02:31 PM
6.5/10 ....city High And Stereo Type Are The Highlights I Like A Few Others But Some Joints You Gotta Fast Forward...uncontrolled Substance Was A Much Better Album.

05-03-2012, 02:09 PM
this a solid album definately dissapointing at the time but in hindsight he has some real bangers on there Bumping and Grindin is wack but thats the worst of it