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View Poll Results: the great migration
classic 70 32.41%
banger 110 50.93%
average 26 12.04%
mediocre 4 1.85%
wack 6 2.78%
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Old 05-22-2006, 09:46 AM   #1
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1.In the Beginning (Intro) - 0:14
2.The Pain - 3:40
3.More Than Gold - 4:10
4.Killa Beez Attack (Skit) - 0:23
5.The Bronzeman - 3:56
6.One Plan - 3:27
7.Instrumental (Interlude) - 0:40
8.Stolen Van Gogh - 1:34
9.5th Chamber - 3:56
10.Stupid F@#king White Man [Skit] {From Dead Man} - 0:19
11.Good Morning ( a Nice Hell) - 4:00
12.Rare Breed - 3:39
13.Hear What I Say! - 3:23
14.Black Royalty - 2:45
15.Detroit - 3:30
16.$ (Aka Cash Rule) - 3:10
17.Poem Burial Ground - 3:39
18.The Great Migrataion - 3:18
19.Bronze Hall (Outro) - 0:45
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Old 05-22-2006, 11:12 AM   #2
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Its a very good album(I got the advance) nice feel to it, I think and time as bronze grows on the mic his next album should be a classic.I voted for banger...PS Bronze kills the beats shit!!!!!!
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c'mon, anyone with more reviews ????

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This One Is A Classic For Me, I Think This One Is A Breath Of Fresh Air For The Die Hard Wu Fans Such As Myself ^_^!
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c'mon, anyone with more reviews ????

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Its a banger.
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Old 05-22-2006, 02:10 PM   #6
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^^ haha thanks, yeah, imma cop it definately...



I wonder who voted "wack"
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I voted classic, although I probably shouldn't have. That's a word that should be reserved for the greatest of the great, but it doesn't seem as though that really happens anymore these days. Maybe a by-product of the amount of below average music that comes out so when something good does actually come out it might seem like it's better than it is. This will go down as one of the best Wu-Fam releases ever though, so major props regardless of polls.

The Pain Bronze starts off the album establishing his own flow and himself as a man in this game, "and I realized I was a man when/the headline read/19-year-old man dead". Anyone who says he's all beats and no raps need to recognize right off the bat, he's here to hold his own and make a name for himself. Nice up-tempo beat to start off the album. The whailing chords of "yeah, yeah, c'mon baby, baby c'mon!" in the background is the perfect touch, gives the song the extra groove to make it sound just right.
More Than Gold Timbo King drops in with a guest shot and more of his typical braggidocio, "I'm Muhammed Ali/I will hurt you holmes!" Timbo always brings straight heat and Bronze lays down another nice melodic beat in an instance of each guy making the other look good.
The Bronzeman Bronze starts off ripping this in some war-type fashion that makes you think he could have fit in very well as another member of Killarmy with a straight battle rap, "voice squirts cyanide/crack open the winter sky". He also makes mention of the infamous "18 bronzeman", a song I'm sure we're all still waiting for. His brethren Killa Sin, leader of the aforementioned, gives the track a nice little shot in the arm at the end. This is where you first hear Bronze begin his mastery of incorporating the vocal sample into the beat. It's a special gift to pick the right sample, put it in the right place and just make it sound like it was meant to be there.
One Plan Bronze gives his respect here to the most beautiful people on earth that so many members of the Wu have done so eloquently ever since the group debuted back in the early 90's. From Ghost's "Wisdom Body" to Deck's "Lovin' You" and of course we can't forget classics such as "All I Need", "Camay" and "Ice Cream", the list of songs in Wu's repitoire paying homage to the superior sex is unparalled. Priest and 4th did it as well as it could be done back in '98 with "Wisdom", Masta Killa did it recently with "Queen" and Bronze has brought it again with "One Plan" to move forward with the love of his life, living in peace where everything's right. The beat is untouchable, so harmonic sounding in helping to pass along the message of the song.
Stolen Van Gogh Chilled out piano keys and guitar riffs set the stage for Bronze to show off his flow as he figuratively steals the priceless Van Gogh with this piece of artwork.
5th Chamber "Yeah, another one!" as Sunn blurts out at the beginning and that's about as simple as you can sum this one up. Another banger with multiple guest shots from the Wu. What's new, hey? Same ole', same ole' and you know we love it! Except this time you get the bonus of Sean Peeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! A song like this is so symplistic and raw; as P lets you know, "I write a rap in a minute, n****s dig it for years!", it just fits right in there to add more weight to an already jam packed album.
Good Morning (A Nice Hell) As flutes play harmoniously in the backdrop, Bronze appears to be taking a walk and paints the bleak picture that surrounds him of so many in their daily life. The good, the bad and the ugly, Bronze seems to want to put his positive spin on whatever happens, even though others might not want him to. "That's how it goes," sums up Bronze.
Rare Breed The peak of Bronze's ability to manipulate a vocal sample may never be reached, but he comes as close to maxing out on this joint as can be done. The beat is so good on this song, it almost makes you forget to listen to the words that guest MC "Phillie" is spitting as the song intros. It's so thickly layered and perfectly plotted, it almost blows the mind of a fan with no musical ability such as myself to think how he came up with it. The lyrical side of the song is really just as good, once you're able to get past the sound infecting your brain. Some songs "bridge the gap" but the more you listen to this one, it becomes clear it is the solid foundation for a great album that you find at either end of that bridge.
Hear What I Say! Real Wu fans, the hardcore, know Bronze is likely the most underrated artist in the game today. The entire song has Bronze recognizing his place in the game "I'll probably never be as big as Slim Shady or Jay-Z" and that even though most people will never give him the chance he deserves, it doesn't mean he isn't one of the best. "I'm like Van Gogh's paintings, you'll never hear my talents/It's the sound of neglect that makes me green with malice." You know through his beats and rhymes that he cares about what he does and that he's got no intention of not continuing to grind and bring his magic to his true fans. A tight bass line is carried with the "Ohh, hear what I say!" vocal sample that typifies the song. After all, Bronze just wants you to hear what he has to say.
Black Royalty The horns, the horns, the horns. Bronze continues to show his ability to craft the perfect backdrops for each and every opus he produces. The consistency in the vocal sampling and ability to make it sound not good, but mind-infecting, is displayed once again on this track. His lyrical ability is the one thing I heard knocked from time to time, but this album puts that to rest as well. He is overall, one of the best thing Wu-related, we have going right now. And don't kid yourself, he knows it, "They ask who's the Wu-Tang poet, so graphic/They sent him towards the wise man, and he came to Nazareth."
Detroit Bronze shows his multi-dimensional talents with a "cool out"-type sounding song. Along with fellow Michigan-state MC's, Phillie and Kevlaar, Bronze takes time out here to pay homage to his homeland, with the simply titled, "Detroit."
$ (aka Cash Rule) We all know the Wu's obsession with c.r.e.a.m. and letting us know how they feel about it. Bronze takes his own shot here, letting you know as the end of the song so aptly wraps up, "Make that money, but don't let that money make you."
Poem Burial Ground After going almost low-key for two tracks, Bronze gets back up in it with a nice battle rap. The beat is more blaze from Bronze who tortures another vocal sample into submission.
The Great Migration The title track probably deviates from the rest of the album moreso than I could have imagined. A slow organ sound, no bassline at all, almost like something you would hear in a horror movie where the kid goes to the circus, makes friends with the creepy clown and never comes back. Bronze closes out the album with a simple sung vocal sample, "oohhh, I want you to know, my life is yours to share..."

The last few tracks do tail off a bit from the rest of the album, but all-in-all, I'm sure this will get marked as one of the best Wu-fam albums.
By far the best we've heard in a long time. I'd give it a 9/10.
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VERY NICE review^^^



1. In The Beginning (Intro)
2. The Pain - 5/5 Banging Song "Its Raining cash but we not getting poured on"
3. More Than Gold (f. Timbo King) - 5/5 Timbo King was tight on this one
4. Killa Beez Attack (Skit) (ROFL)
5. The Bronzeman (Killa Sin) - 5/5 Its great to hear killa sin, both bronze and killa sin killed it
6. One Plan (f. Byata) - 4/5 Nice track
7. Instrumental (Interlude) - 5/5 DOPE instrumental
8. Stolen Van Gogh - 4.5/5 Solid track, very
9. 5th Chamber (f. Prodigal Sunn, 12 O'clock & Sean Price) - 4.5/5 another dope track
10. Stupid Fucking White Man (SKit)
11. Good Morning (A Nice Hell) - 5.5/5 MY favorite song, great flow.
12. Rare Breed (f. Phillie) - 4/5 Another nice song, Phillie sounds dope
13. Hear What I Say! - 4/5 Dope, ill
14. Black Royalty - 5/5 The beat just grab me, the whole song was nice
15. Detroit (f. Kevlaar & Phillie) - 3.5/5 Nice track
16. $ (aka Cash Rule) - 3.5/5
17. Poem Burial Ground - 3.5/5
18. The Great Migration - 4/5 Slow pace song, dope no doubt
19. Bronze Halls (Outro) - 4/5 Its a very nice beat

After hearing the album i give it 8.9/10
Lyrical Bronze sounds ill
The Beats are at its BEST
A Banging album for sure
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Every one has their opinion, but wack..
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well, if thats the guys honest opinion then peace.

im probably gonna start making the polls public, just to keep people honest.
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Nice review Eddie Bronze & Num2son...I just reserved my copy today...I get to pick it up tomorrow...good thing I went cause they are only getting 4 copies in. crazy. Anyway, I will post a review as soon as I get a chance.

Polls should be public...I dont see why anyone would mind. We should not be ashamed of our opinions. Love to all.
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Ill Review Eddie. The album is definately fire, I'm giving the whole thing a 9/10 cause I don't feel like writing out a review of each track right now
I will say however that Hear What I Say should be the first single, that'd wake some people in the game up.
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i voted classic.......this and the Wu Indie Culture joint have been the most re-played albums ive had in YEARS....ive had this shit on repeat for awhile now..
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Wu-Tang Clan fans are always looking for a reason to proclaim "The Wu is back!" Though odds are slim that they'll regain the rap chokehold they once had, Wu-Tang is here to stay, still growing, and still mostly true to its original aesthetic, itself a marvel in today's bullshit rap world where a few similar songs are labeled "a movement." The Wu, though buoyed in a high-profile way by Ghostface's unerringly dope albums, has stayed alive in part due to the fact that their movement actually WAS a movement. Maybe I should say IS a movement, because in 2006 Bronze Nazareth is on some Wu shit like ain't a damn thang changed since '93.
This album marks the second LP under the umbrella of Dreddy Kruger's (a signed Wu-artist now concentrating on expanding the Wu) Think Differently imprint on Babygrande. The first, Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture, was an attempt at matching Wu-Tang all-stars with current indie rap pros. The message, seemingly, was "Wu-Tang is not out of step with the best of the newest." The disc was mostly successful. This time, Dreddy has focused on an artist that dwells on the quirky chessmaster meets cultural historian mindset that the RZA adopts from time to time, the most meditative of chambers. So it is that instead of trying to convince you that the Wu is still relevant, Dreddy Kruger and Bronze Nazareth find strength in patented Wu-Tang rap anachronism.
Straight out of Detroit, Bronze Nazareth must have been a rap ripple when Enter the 36 Chambers came out, but he steps into the limelight here with a fully formed steelo that bleeds Wu-Tang every step of the way. He's hardcore and sounds like he's been through some shit, but he waxes philosophical instead of coming off hard and ignorant. He shapes his similes and metaphors into the craftiest of darts, occasionally overreaching, but likeable due to his obvious attempts at thinking outside the box. He's not Cappadonna (who makes no sense and answers haters with, "You can't handle my mathematics"), but he doesn't have the verbal exactitude of GZA. At his best, Bronze Nazareth spits like Masta Killa, obtuse and abstract when talking about simple things, succinct and eloquent when touching on complicated concepts. When he's on, he's way deeper, more original, and just plain more poetic than most cats out. For the lyrical talent he displays here, the scary part is that he may be a better producer than rapper.
The Bronze Bomber (my nickname, not his) owns a production style that is both derivative and distinctive. You'll recognize his sound immediately if you've heard RZA's Birth of a Prince LP, but for the uninitiated, BN's soundscapes prominently feature samples of old dusty pianos, organs, woodwinds, strings, creative drum patterns and sounds. Running the continuum from grimy to wistful, his beats share a common lushness, the result of sounds complimenting each other. He's worlds away from the break-your-brain simplicity of snap-hop (a "genre" soon to be forgotten).
On Black Royalty, he's not afraid to let a spectacular combination of clarinets and horns stand alone, leaving out the boom-bap to focus attention on his words. This kind of attention to each track's purpose and value is what makes BN different than his peers. On the same track, he samples an eagle screeching. It's a small touch, but it sets the mood. His choices for vocal samples are devastatingly blues-ridden, dripping with sorrow. As he makes abstract art out of old music, he focuses on natural sounds played with human emotion, but aligns his samples with an almost classical ear for composition. He's on another planet than slick, high-voltage, club bangin' digitized beatsmiths.
A rare example of an MC that should be allowed to rhyme over his own tracks, Bronze Nazareth gets points for so clearly laboring over his similes and metaphors. For example, how sick is he? Sicker than sea-sick slaves. What sound does his gun make? Claps like the sound of a thousand books closing. Check him out on Black Royalty spitting with calm resolve:
"I could write a sunray, author a full moon's light
My words are sutures to a broken future
Let's stitch clouds together, lifted to God when we lose ya
I speak planets, think mountains, deep fountains, bleed messages
Tell the welfare kids!
Place Saturn's rings around a splattered kid's wig"
But it's not all blistering poetry slam. Bronze also writes topically about getting jerked around in the record biz and his favorite MC's. He had me open when he revealed that, while he mourns Pac and Biggie, he misses Pun the most. Me too. A moment of silence please.
With high-energy guest shots by Sean Price, Prodigal Sunn, Killah Sin, 12 O'Clock, and Timbo King, The Great Migration reaches out to Ruck and Wu-familia alike, showing that, if he wants to, Bronze Nazareth can rip a track alongside some thorough-ass MC's without needing to sermonize with his hard-edged near spoken word.
The Great Migration itself is the name for the post-Civil war movement of blacks from South to North, but the title here stands as an unclear reference. Maybe he's pointing to the distance the Wu sound has traveled from Shaolin. Maybe he's referencing the still unequal billing the United States gives to minorities, making a case for the further migration toward equality, another touchstone of his rhyme-writing. But to me, an element of the album title lies in the fact that Bronze Nazareth has clearly broken away from popular rap's great migration toward hollowed out mediocrity. Face it, the Wu is back.
Music Vibes: 9 of 10 Lyric Vibes: 8 of 10 TOTAL Vibes: 8.5 of 10 Originally posted: May 23, 2006
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Damn, I bought it today and this album is crazy
First listening, 19/20
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