RZA AS BOBBY DIGITAL - DIGITAL BULLET Explicit Lyrics
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|7. Do U|
|9. La Rhumba|
|10. Black Widow Pt. 2|
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|13. Bong Bong|
|14. Throw Your Flag Up|
|15. Be A Man|
|16. Righteous Way|
|17. Build Strong|
Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA's sophomore solo project comes with Kobe Bryant-high expectations. Unfortunately, there's much here to suggest that the RZA's beat-making skills need to be RZA-rected. The largely sample-based vocal loops employed on "Can't Loose" and spontaneous tempo changes on "Brooklyn Babies" hint at the full brilliance once illustrated by one of hip-hop's most avant-garde producers. Similarly, "Must Be Bobby" boasts some of the off-kilter keyboard sounds that have become a trademark of his productions. However, long gone are the experimental beats and rhymes first heard on Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Instead, one is left with confusing tracks in which barely decipherable rapid-fire rhymes about bedding women and shooting guns are strung together. "Black Widow Pt.2" is another one of those mediocre and offensive songs where lyrical loose cannon Ol' Dirty Bastard utters juvenile profanities. While "Show You Love" is a timely ode to the full range of Wu diehards, Bobby Digital's sexcapade rhymes square off one too many times against his 5%-Nation-of-Islam musings. Doesn't one style completely undermine the other? Well, "Build Strong" kind of sums up why RZA's once-dominant career is spiraling downwards when he raps that he's "physically enslaved by the luxuries of this world / So I behave like a man inside the grave, who's life is lost." --Dalton Higgins
Top Customer Reviews
"Show U Love" is the track that starts off this album. This track rocks with the same crafted beats from Ghostface's "We Made It". Things get different with the Wu-Tang all star collabo of "Glocko Pop". It has a western-like sound and RZA, Meth, Masta Killa & Streetlife bring it with their tightest verses to date.
The main track that will catch your attention is "Must Be Bobby" as it has some tight production by Mathematics and RZA's verses really pierce like bullets on this track. The album also brings it with another element : sequels, two in fact. RZA goes from visting the dysfunctional "Domestic Violence pt. 2" (this time with a little help from Goodie Mob's Big Gipp) to letting ODB go solo on the deranged "Black Widow pt. 2".
Showing how he can keep things moving, RZA shows us the best from The Wu-Tang Killa Bees like "Do U" where GZA & Prodical Son come with some ill verses to how Meth, Killa Sin and Beretta 9 come correct on the salsa-flavored " La Rhumba" to how RZA gets down with the Black Knights on "Throw Your Flag Up"and weeps through the slow-tempo sounds of "Build Strong".
Okay, I have to admit while this album has it's strong side by having some tight Wu-Bangers, it's not enough to resurrect Shaolin's Finest but it does do a good job. It keeps the Wu's voices alive and it gives you hope that they will return strong.
I have to say this is nothing like Bobby Digital In Stereo by any stretch of the imagination. Also to add to that comment, this album is not what I expected. I expected something more than what I got.
Some of the reviews apraise this album. I have to disagree. I know there are tracks that shine, no doubt, but most are below what the Rza is capable of doing, production wise, and from the lyrical aspect.
The production overall is nice at times, whack at times. We all know this. No one can sit and say that through and through this album production wise is perfect. No way.
The lyrical standpoint and subject matter from Rza and his guest are like I said before neither impressive and hot, or straight garbage.
Tracks worth the listen.
"Brooklyn Babies" nice beat, diverse flow, decent track
"Shady" nice hook, funny lyrics, Rza keepin it real with da hos
"Throw Your Flag Up" my favorite track, nice lyrically and the beat is straight meat rack material
The others tracks could have had more potential but the production wasn't there and neither was the subject matter.
Overall 2.5 stars. I wish I could give the past master Rza more, but this album just doesn't deserve it. I can't tell you to get this, and I can't tell you not to get this. Make you own decision and buy the album or not buy it. Be warned, this is nothing like the first classic Bobby Digital.
Most recent customer reviews
Unlistenable. I bought this cd for four dollars used and I want to return it. The only reason why I keep it is because I love the Wu and I put "La Rhumba" the only good... Read morePublished on Sept. 9 2003 by Matthew Gasteier
Mr.Diggs snapped with the release of this sh%t. Somewhere along the line inbetween "In Streeo" and this, Rza became more versatile than I ever imagined. Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2003 by Garrett Mentel
RZA came back nice with this one. I was hesitant to buy this CD, because I really wasn't a big fan of the first Bobby album, but this one blows the first one away! Read morePublished on June 26 2002 by GibbonsGibbons
I Don't care what anyone says this CD is Tight it's got a mix of that MCing, Wu Style, Sword Swingin, Beats, Even makes Big Gipp Sound Ill. Read morePublished on March 31 2002 by Michael Groninga
This is brain zapping music here.Change on chrome plated discuses. The RZA is a powerful musician on the same level alongside Muddy Waters and Dexter Gordon. Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2002 by Ahmed Chronwell
A weak effort from someone who can do (and has done) a whole lot better. The misogyny alone is nauseating. Read morePublished on Dec 5 2001
This album shines in more then 5 songs, therefore it is worth 5 stars. Most albums have 2-3 great songs this has over 5. Read morePublished on Nov. 27 2001 by CNN Computing Inc.
I've always found that the RZA does most of his best stuff on other people's records. The first Bobby Digital album showed me that he was capable of producing a dud (with the... Read morePublished on Nov. 20 2001