wut? never noticed that
Wackest non U-God Wu solo ever!
Lyrics - 9/10 Beats - 3/10 Overall - 5.5/10
lyrically it is superior to cuban linx as far as raekwon is concerned. its a solid effort.
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. (Romans 1:18-20)
the beats were fuckin trash, nothin wu about it
"The skywalker, that be leapin' over planets"
heard this shit and bout went out my mind that this shit could get as bad of a rap as it does.
It always amazes me when people claim how good this album is. This was the first album where Wu started following trends instead of innovating them and the result was one of the biggest disappointments they've had. People don't hate on it bc it's not OBFCL, they hate on it bc it's sub par. Some of the negative points are lost if you weren't there when it came out. The most glaring failure of the album was Pop Shit. At the time Swizz Beats was blowing up and this beat is just a horribly obvious bite of his style. That's not what Wu was about but was the beginning of them getting lost and trying to ride off of what was hot at the time instead of staying true to what got them famous. There are some great tracks on the album:
Live From NY
MY Favorite Dread
The rest are sub par to average at best. Casablanca is ok but the fact that the beat to it and 100 rounds are almost identical and they are back to back is ridiculous. Fuck Them is just a horrible beat with an even worse hook. Power would be ok if not for horrible verses from ACT especially the line about "getting head from rock stars" WTF???
It's not a horrible album bc the good tracks are great but there's too much garbage and uncreative crap. When it came out it was a shock to everyone how bad a Wu album could be.
^^ I remember how much hate this album got when it arrived but I always loved this shit from day one. it does not sound like a Wu-Tang album but that does not mean it's wack, it's better than the previous solo albums Golden Arms Redemption, Nigga Please and Uncontrolled Substance. you gotta acknowledge that Raekwon fucking peaked on this album, at the time I thought NO other member of the Wu could fuck with him when it comes down to lyrics. Flow, metaphors, improved slang and story-telling is all perfected on this joint.. It's a shame some real wack beats got in the mix though, but delete about 4 beats and you have a crazy nice LP... nevermind, with or without it IS a crazy nice LP.
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yeah his flow and lyrcis are crazy on this lp, and there are some ill tracks (the table!!) but there are some really wack beats and some featurings are wack too
I voted superior...
I listened this album just for a 3 times, when I get it, and 2 more, one tonight....
Well it is right album to hear it from time to time, but in longer time period of couple of months.........
It is far too from OB4CL, but still, it is OK album............
Let's say 5/10
This album should be remixed.
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Last edited by SHEEPISH LORD OF CHAOS; 06-14-2008 at 02:22 AM.