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|5. The Birth|
|6. Cherry Range|
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|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|
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|16. See The Joy|
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
Top Customer Reviews
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".
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
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
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 morePublished on June 30 2004 by Kitajima121
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
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 morePublished on June 24 2004 by Metalhead
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 morePublished on June 2 2004
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 morePublished on May 31 2004 by Mike Comis
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... Read more
THE RZA IS THE GREATEST PRODUCER OF ALL TIME..EASILY..PLEASE DONT SAY DOCTOR DRE WITH THOSE WACK BEATS..EXCEPT FOR NWA DAYZ.. Read morePublished on May 10 2004 by rmc
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 morePublished on May 4 2004 by Sancho willham