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Birth Of A Prince

Rza Audio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
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1. We Pop
2. You'll Never Know
3. Fast Cars
4. Chi Kung
5. The Birth
6. Cherry Range
7. Drink, Smoke and Fukc
8. The Drop Off
9. Bob N' I
10. The Grunge
11. Koto Chotan
12. The Whistle
13. A Day To God Is 1000 Years
14. Grits
15. Wherever I Go
16. See The Joy

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After two albums as Bobby Digital, RZA finally releases an album as… RZA. Although those hoping to hear his signature Wu-Tang soul style may come away disappointed, the man's mastery over dissonance continues. Tracks like "The Whistle" and "The Grunge" scrape fingernails on the chalkboard, but make it sound funky. Guest producers like Tru Masta and Choco help shoulder the load with some beats that sound like vintage RZA (such as Tru Masta's "Fast Cars") and others that take him in new directions. Lyrically, RZA gets even grittier than he did in his Bobby D days, spitting rusty-nail rhymes about his thug past, blasting shotguns, and swinging his Shaolin sword. As he twists your mind on the mellowing "A Day to God Is 1000 Years" and masters his lyrical martial arts on "Chi Kung," RZA reminds us that he's not just the Wu's scientist of sound, but he's also one of the crew's forgotten MC talents. --Oliver Wang

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album May 9 2011
By Jeremy
Format:Audio CD
If you love the RZA and Wu-Tang this will end up being one of your favorite albums. Birth of a Prince is the RZA at his creative best.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Some deep thoughts Jan. 18 2010
Format:Audio CD
Reading the other reviews made me write this. All of the bad reviews I read were by people who can't understand this album. A Day to God is 1,000 Years, See the Joy, Birth are three songs that I'm sure went over a lot of people's heads. Just because you can't understand it doesn't mean it isn't good. There are some bad/negative songs to me, but those songs are there because this was a concept album about the duality of man (as is the whole idea of Bobby Digital). Rza is showing his before and after achieving knowledge of self (hence the skit with his enlighetner handing him the 120 lessons). I would buy this album again if I lost it, for the simple fact that there are songs on this album that will help you gain a little bit of understanding about life. Rza is an extremely wise man (read the Tao of Wu). I think that the ignorance of a lot of hip hop fans is the reason why he couldn't release an album of completely righteous content. If you sat this man down at a table with ANY other rapper, he could make them look like a fool. Support him.
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3.0 out of 5 stars My Second Wu CD June 30 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is my second Wu Tang Clan album, I got it because of the amazing "liquid sword". In this album, RZA shows great delivery and has a pretty good rhyme. But when I first heard this album, I thought it was somewhat of an underground mixtape because the quality of the tracks (Instrumental) is definitely not on the level of "Liquid Sword". Some songs ARE wack and plain untolerable. Nothing really caught me when I heard this album unlike the unique style heard in "Liquid Sword". Don't get me wrong, this is still a solid album with solid songs just nothing really special and the wack songs pulls it down. RZA produced a great album on "Liquid Sword", but he did not have t hat kinda of production on this cd either.
Deliver: B
ProductioN: B-
Overall: B-
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4.0 out of 5 stars RZA as RZA, what a novel concept June 24 2004
Format:Audio CD
This, in my opinion, is just as good as the Bobby Digital records. The production is obviously great, and the lyrics are up there with RZA's best. Wu fans will appreciate this album, as will most hip hop fans.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disgrace to All That is WuTang June 24 2004
Format:Audio CD
I sorry I have to say it, but this is the worst Wu release yet, and RZA is my favorite member.
(I can't believe that I went out and bought this album the day it came out.)
RZA is famous for being a great lyrist and producer.
Both of these are lacking on this album. The beats, to be generous, are tolerable.
The guest contributions make this album even worse.
Ex. (from "We Pop")
"All you can see is the back of my jersey, blowin' in the wind goin' back to (New) Jersey. Off to Brooklyn, left you back in (New) Jersey. I was doin' a buck 90 like a throw-back jersey."
Wow! He managed to rhyme jersey with jersey 4 times, his mother should be proud.
I would recommend, instead: Gravediggaz - 6 FEET DEEP; RZA - THE RZA HITS; or RZA AS BOOBY DIGITAL (IN STEREO)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Best Solo of all-time???? June 2 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Are you crazy, you obviously must not be a die hard Wu fan. Listen to OB4CL or Ironman or Liquid Swordz and even Masta Killa's new one. Its not a bad CD, but is definitely not a top Wu solo album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Solid May 31 2004
Format:Audio CD
Though it doesn't have any certain classic songs, RZA comes through with a overall enjoyable product. One can listen to the entire thing without skipping a track. RZA's voice is interesting, sometimes sounding drunk, sometimes near crying, and on Tai Chi it sounded like he hadn't slept in days. He talks about some strange stuff here, too. Not the best album, but worth the money.
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3.0 out of 5 stars please read this May 20 2004
By rado
Format:Audio CD
You want ur 38th chambers back
here's the deal
1. stop buying all wu tang releases,YES I MEAN ALL, whether is new or old,good or bad and any wu- tang related, because i got a feeling they are not gonna coming back with a good one, if we asked them to make a good record, they will tell us to buy they old record. i think they just lazy,today they just wanna make money, not a record, let them know without a NEW GREAT record, there isno fan will gonna buy they albums. it means no money, they think they can playin us for keep buying their albums while their tryin to please britney's fan if they up and coming album is not a WU -TANG album that we know ( kung fu sample,
dominated rza's beats, none other than wu-tang families "in house" guest) DO NOT BUY IT !!!
2. Do not buy their clothes, shoes or any product related to them.
3. Do not visit their site, if you had a fanzine dedicated to them, you know what to do DISACTIVE IT !!

4. Stop requesting their song on the radio, tell the radio dj to not playing their song,and if you hear one of their song being played in the club tell the dj too shut it off.
5. If you feel unlucky buy their recent albums (lex diamond story, the movement, tical prequel, the birth of prince) you all can gather with other feel unlucky wu-tang fan, to collect all albums that i already mentioned, and burn it all into dust, tape this action and put it on the internet or the picture on underground paper(school, campus or whatever).
6. Please spread this message.

Me and all my friend in Indonesia (we all wu-tang fans) already starts this movement,let them know that we which is their fans, HATE their new direction. We gonna run this ban until their give us their truest form.
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