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Debut Solo from Wu-tang Clan's U God (A.k.a. Golden Arms). The Album features Collaborations with Hell Razah (Sunz of Man), Inspectah Deck, Raekwon and Rza and Others Within the Clan's Circle.
Top Customer Reviews
all time, and if the whole album was like the second half (starting at track 8, Pleasure or Pain) is would probably BE the best CD of all time. And yes, there are more songs, they didn't list them all, but there are 15 tracks on this CD and almost everyone of them coulda been a hit single with right publicity.
U-God has come a long way from being Baby Huey and practically a guest appearance on Wu jauns. U-God now is without a doubt one of the most underrated MCs of all time. The first time I heard him on "Da Mystery of Chessboxin'" way back in 94, when his was
the first verse in the first Wu-banga, I was blown away. But I never really thought he would be able to hold his own. Then after doing his thing on a bunch of other guest spots and on Triumph, when Cherchez La Ghost came out, I was re-blown away. I was now fully convinced that U-God could come correct, and this album is spectacular!
He is one of the better "from the gutter" MCs, kinda like how DMX coulda been if he hadn't sold out. His song "Hungry" is very moving, but not in like a pansy way, but I could feel his pain. "I'm out here fightin'/ cold and hungry/ fish ain't biting/ life's so frightening/ I'm damn near dumping/ cold and crumbling/ nothing's hatching/ now I'm packing".
The best song here, and one of my top twenty songs of all time, "Pleasure or Pain" is U-God and Hell Razah just straight rhyming, but within a theme, that again, is very... emotional. It is like a social commentary of sorts, kinda like...Read more ›
This album is simply awe-inspiring. For fiteen tracks, across sixty-three minutes, you are invited into a world of startling lyrical dexterity and hypnotic production. As arguably one of the lesser known members of the Wu-tang Clan, U-God may be a name baulked at by heads who find their pleasure in weak rhymes about nothing more than fast cars, faster women and fictional tales of killing in the hood. However, this delivers a swift right hook to any hip-'pop'pers with the sheer poetry of its lyricism. His excellent use of poetic imagery set against masterful production by the Rza, Tru Master and 4th Disciple (Rza's 'apprentices') creates an almost perfect marriage. The atmosphere created in tracks like Lay Down and Pleasure and Pain are unrivalled, and you are of course treated to the usual Wu-cameos from Method Man, Inspectah Deck and Raekwon (not to mention some dangerously sharp lyrics from Leatha Face and Hell Razah).
This album has everything - the head-nodding battle raps, the cathartic soul-baring tracks, the enchanting anecdotal tune ... invest and you will not be disappointed. The one message that this album conveys clearly is - the Wu have still got it! We await, with baited breath, the next Clan album.
Anyway my real complaint is the lack of even one reasonable hook...Each song's refrain is just ridiculous and lacking in all respects--as a matter of fact I was feeling a couple of tracks until these weak refrains pervaded my speakers.
This album ranks below The Pillage--a virtually impossible feat, but then again the Wu never ceases to amaze me...I was surprised to see positive reviews and decided to give this album two more listens....
it didn't help a thing....
anyway I hate to keep it real when reality bites, but i would hate to have someone's perception of Wu Solo projects skewed by the utter shortcoming of one member...
Hate to be harsh, but i hate to waste money on sauce(utter lack of substance/meat) even more...
and you definitely heard that from me...
Most recent customer reviews
Wow, this is one of the best Wu releases. At first I thoguht this cd would suck, but after hearing it, U God became my favorite Wu Tang member. Read morePublished on May 16 2004
This cd is ill. God has a dope voice and spits some sick rhymes on top of sick beats. This is one of my favorite Wu albums and I own over 20 Wu family albums. Read morePublished on Sept. 17 2003 by Lou Calisto
u-god has always been a sub par MC. he sometimes fares alright off of a rza beat but that isnt the case on this cd. Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2003
this album was pretty good. U god is a crazy emcee, he's loud, and in your face. rza produced the beats for this album. Read morePublished on June 3 2003 by soulquarian
U-God has always been a good MC whenever he is featured on a track. His impact is greater that way. Unfortunately, the God can't hold down and entire album alone with the limited... Read morePublished on Dec 30 2002 by Anthony Hanes
This is a very solid release. The main negative about this CD is the absence of a viable commercial release. There are definately a few tracks that make you wonder what G. Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2002
U-God album is tight. The beats are good, the lyrics are aight and the production is correct. Everything works on this album, exept for this is not a classic release. Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2001 by Rich-Zed
golden arms redemtion no doubt 1 of da best WU solo projects EVER for not a very well known WU member. Read morePublished on Aug. 2 2001 by M. Mcgill
U-gods debut is a very solid album, but sometimes seems to be rushed in places. Like Rebel INS, his album seemed a bit rushed and not as carefully thought out as you would hope,... Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2001 by W. Rice