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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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Birth Of A Prince + Digi Snacks + RZA as Bobby Digital in Stereo
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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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Rza ~ Birth Of A Prince

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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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3.0 out of 5 stars A Shaolin Samurai with a little lack of wisdom: March 19 2004
Format:Audio CD
I am a confirmed alternative music addict. Recently i have checked into the flow and feel of the hip hop universe. RZA was the first stop on my journey. His production is truly one of a kind.
I bought RZA's latest work wich happened to be this cd. My favorite track on this disc is "Chi Kung": Real mellow samurai sound. I also think that "the Grunge" kicks, with the synths going off scale, creating great disharmonic gnarly grooves.
"Fast Cars" is rocking. "Bob N' I" is chill. "We pop" is a hit. And "the Whistle" is a real ride along song (im a snowboarder).
First half of the album delivers the grooves. The other half is misssing the touch (except "Koto Chotan"). I should really liked to hear RZA's personal sound all the way trough the album.
I won't give it a hi5. But it truly have some good beats.
Re edit: After Ive listened to the disc a while I think "The Birth" & "You`ll Never Know" are the best tracks. They carry out the RZA wisdom as he call it. But I agree with Eric R. that this disc has some really annoying tracks. Spesially "The Drop Off" & "Cherry Range".
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ohh We Love You Rakeem!! Jan. 26 2004
By Cuzz
Format:Audio CD
According to legend RZA's actual solo debut as RZA is supposed to be entitled "The Cure" his masterpiece, which this piece obviously is not in both name and content. He didn't change the title of it, he still references "The Cure" in the linear notes but this isn't a Bobby Digital release either although the opening track makes reference to him, this release I see takes it's name from what RZA went by in his early years before the Wu-Tang Clan came into effect, which was Prince Rakeem. He released one EP "Ooh We Love You Rakeem" on Tommy Boy in 1991 and after that he dropped that moniker in favour of RZA and then Bob Digi. This is that characters "rzarection" if you will. As an album it's self I expected a lot more from a producer that is held up in the ranks of Pete Rock, Dj Premier & Dr. Dre in the realm of ability and influence. This album has it's real gems but it also has it's real lumps of garbage. Some of the beats seemed to be lacking that little extra something that a genius like RZA should be the one adding in. The guests bar a few get pretty dull and uninspired. But and there's a but when the beats are well crafted and RZA gets back to his introspective though provoking lyrics and Shaolin style and things just click it's some of the best music out there. Unfortunately that doesn't happen quite enough on this album. Now I'll shed light on a few tracks...
We Pop ft/ Ol' Dirty Bastard ~ For a post 2000 Wu solo album this one keeps the Wu sound pretty good but this track just disrupts the flow completely it's past different and interesting and gets into "out of place" territory.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good album but some really weak tracks Dec 19 2003
By Eric R.
Format:Audio CD
To start off, I would actually give this album somewhere between a 3.5 and 4 but that wasn't an option so i'll round it up cuz it's closer to a 4. i can't believe some people here saying that this is a classic and that it measures up with wu solos like cuban linx or liquid swords. i am a huge wu fan, i have followed them since they started and i will say not only is this not one of the best wu solos, it isn't even close to being Rza's best solo. Bobby Digital and Digital Bullet are both better. with that said, this is still a good album. I really didn't feel it that much at first but it definetly grew on me and i have been listening to it a lot lately.
1)Bob N' I- 4/5 - Nice start to the album. A little "b-boy freestyle" by rza although i doubt it was freestyled.
2)The Grunge- 4/5 - This song kinda annoyed me at first but it grew on me and now i would say it's pretty damn hot.
3)We Pop- 2/5 - Disgusting. This isn't Rza. This isn't a Wu song. Tell me I'm dreaming. Tell me that they took a P.Diddy song a imposed it on to this album because this is rediculously wack. The last guy(i think his name is Freemurda) is so unbelievably wack, I honestly felt naueseous. he is so wack, words don't do justice to how wack he is. if i wanted to here a song like this, i'd pick up a nelly cd or something.
4)Grits- 5/5 - Great song. it kinda reminds me of "all that i got is you" by ghostface but is not as emotional. the chorus got stuck in my head. masta killa represents as well and does his thing like he always does.
5)Fast Cars- 5/5 - Yeah, this is what i'm talking about. Dope ass track. definetly one of my favorites of the album. my favorite wu member ghostface comes through and does his thing as always.
6)Chi Kung- 4/5 - pretty good song.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
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.
Published on May 9 2011 by Jeremy
4.0 out of 5 stars Some deep thoughts
Reading the other reviews made me write this. All of the bad reviews I read were by people who can't understand this album. Read more
Published on Jan. 18 2010 by Himejijo
3.0 out of 5 stars My Second Wu 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. Read more
Published on June 30 2004 by Kitajima121
2.0 out of 5 stars Disgrace to All That is WuTang
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... Read more
Published on June 24 2004 by J. McQueen
4.0 out of 5 stars RZA as RZA, what a novel concept
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. Read more
Published on June 24 2004 by Metalhead
3.0 out of 5 stars Best Solo of all-time????
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. Read more
Published on June 2 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid
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. Read more
Published on May 31 2004 by Mike Comis
4.0 out of 5 stars LONG LIVE RZA WU TANG 4 EVER
Published on May 10 2004 by rmc
2.0 out of 5 stars what a depressing man
this is a bad album just considering it on it's own terms but in light of wu tang's albums, especially "enter" this is just terrible. Read more
Published on May 4 2004 by Sancho willham
3.0 out of 5 stars Overrated
Deffinetly overrated. The beats are good (mostly) but i just don't feel Rza's lame-ass flow. Don't get me wrong, the album is ok, but how is it a classic? Read more
Published on April 9 2004 by Marko
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