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U-God has long been one of the lesser-known MCs in the massive Wu-Tang Clan, and while the urgent, alive, and altogether awesome moments of Keynote Speaker suggest he's certifiably "slept on," there are enough redundant numbers on this 50-minute release to put him back in the category of "acquired taste." Acquire the taste for hard-hitting beats, a nostalgic stance, and cold punch lines and the album is one of his best, with the space disco and surprising "Stars" plus the stern-and-sure title track offering great examples of the artist's strengths. A vibraphone riff, a Kool Keith appearance, and the line "Sit back, let me Quincy Jones this sh*t" are the reasons "Journey"...
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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
U-God has long been one of the lesser-known MCs in the massive Wu-Tang Clan, and while the urgent, alive, and altogether awesome moments of Keynote Speaker suggest he's certifiably "slept on," there are enough redundant numbers on this 50-minute release to put him back in the category of "acquired taste." Acquire the taste for hard-hitting beats, a nostalgic stance, and cold punch lines and the album is one of his best, with the space disco and surprising "Stars" plus the stern-and-sure title track offering great examples of the artist's strengths. A vibraphone riff, a Kool Keith appearance, and the line "Sit back, let me Quincy Jones this sh*t" are the reasons "Journey" winds up pick number three, while guest appearances from GZA and Styles P, plus executive production from RZA, make this one sound old in the best meaning of the word.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/23/2013
  • Label: Soul Temple
  • UPC: 819376011424
  • Catalog Number: 114

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Vortex of My Mind (Skit) - Vivian Scarlett (0:33)
  2. 2 Keynote Speaker (2:03)
  3. 3 Heads Up - Jackpot (2:30)
  4. 4 Inferno (Skit) (0:09)
  5. 5 Fire - Jackpot (3:16)
  6. 6 Fame - Styles P (4:11)
  7. 7 Skyscraper (2:12)
  8. 8 Heavyweight (2:28)
  9. 9 Colossal Cosmos (Skit) - Vivian Scarlett (0:29)
  10. 10 Stars (2:29)
  11. 11 Golden Arms (3:01)
  12. 12 Room Keep Spinning (3:48)
  13. 13 Zilla (2:49)
  14. 14 Get Mine (2:38)
  15. 15 Mt. Everest (3:31)
  16. 16 Tranzform (3:12)
  17. 17 Journey (3:37)
  18. 18 Be Right There (2:42)
  19. 19 Days of Glory (2:58)
Disc 2
  1. 1 [Untitled] (4:50)
  2. 2 [Untitled] (3:29)
  3. 3 [Untitled] (3:23)
  4. 4 [Untitled] (3:03)
  5. 5 [Untitled] (4:40)
  6. 6 [Untitled] (3:53)
  7. 7 [Untitled] (9:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
U-God Primary Artist
Technical Credits
RZA Producer, Executive Producer
Bob Perry Producer
Teddy Powell Producer
Kool Keith Composer
Jason Hunter Composer
DJ Homicide Producer
David Styles Composer
Gary Grice Composer
Arnold Mischkulnig Mastering
Domingo Neris Producer
Lamont Hawkins Composer, Producer
Blastah Beatz Producer
Leaf Dog Producer
Gustavo Guerra Marketing
Samuel Regis Composer
Steve Reaves Producer
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