Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Hands down the best hiphop lp of 2004
Eddie Montgomery | Santiago, Dominican Republic | 12/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After a disappointing releases from Ghostface (def jam, not really surprising) and Raekwon, and a dismal release from Mr. Meth, Masta Killa has released a vintage, classic wu lp. And though it took 11 years for his debut to be released, this lp sounds as if you are listening to the glory days of the wu when they could do no wrong. Masta Killa has always been the most slept on member of the wu but no one has ever doubted his ability to spit fire. Though he may not have brought all of his usual lyrical heat, this is the best wu release since "Supreme Clientle" and "Legend of the Liquid Sword", even surpassing those two releases in some ways. The reunification of the entire wu tang clan-producers an emcees certainly helps and shows that with the wu, when they keep it in the family, the results are amazing. The lp starts off with a vintage 36 Chambers skit "Born Chamber" which leads into 2 of the lp's five stand out tracks, namely "Grab the Microphone" (prod. by Brock) and "No Said Date" (prod. by Rza) which also happens to be the title track to the lp. "Whatever" f/Streetlife and Prodigal Son (prod. by Mathematics) is fire, as is "Silverbacks" (prod. by Tru Master) and features the clans two best wordsworths GZA and Inspectah Deck. "School" (prod by RZA) is amazing and uses as it's intro an excerpt from the classic tv sitcom "Good Times." The rest of the lp is just as quality. "Last Drink" features solid production from Mathematics, "D.T.D." which features Rae and Ghost is definitely a joint for the clubs, but Mathematics again comes through on the production side of things and the song doesn't seem out of place on this vintage lp. "Love Spell" (prod. by Dave West) at first listen doesn't sound like it belongs, and it is definitely my least favorite joint, but it's a nice change from the grit and grime that you hear musically on this, and Masta Killa rides the track quite nicely. "Old Man" (prod. by RZA) uses the "Sanford & Son" theme music and features the late O.D.B. with his always comical antics, and the video is just as throwback as the song. "Secret Rivals, Digi Warfare" and "Queen" are all solid, featuring Meth, Killa Priest, RZA and U God and production by Tru Master and Choco.
For all of the wu fans out there that have been longing for that vintage and classic wu sound instead of all the garbage that's been coming from them over the last few years, this is a must have. Somewhere between the lines of "36 Chambers, Liquid Swords and Supreme Clientle" even if it sounds like it should have been released circa 1996/97, you will never get tired of listening to this lp. Hopefully Ghost will return to the formula used by Masta Killa and Method Man will finally live up to his potential and put out an lp worthy of representing the WU on their next releases and if there truly is to be another Wu lp in the works, hopefully this is a sign of what is to come, as this lp has rejuvinated interest in the Wu once again. Thank you Masta Killa for this release and for saving the legacy of the Wu."
Wu's Behind The Scenes MC Tears It Up.
madrox187 | Derby, VT | 12/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It took a long time, and Masta Killa openly said that his album would drop on No Said Date. Wu fans will find that it was well worth the long wait. Masta Killa's sleepy sound, unique flow, and lyrical genius combine to make an East Coast masterpiece. Mathematics & RZA do some excellent production, and the beats on the entire album allow Masta Killa to shine. "Whatever" with Streetlife (a slept on Wu affiliate), and Prodigal Sunn (skilled member of Sunz of Man), and the self-titled track are arguably the two best songs on the album. Silverbacks (w/ GZA & Inspectah Deck), No Said Date, School (w/RZA) and D.T.D (w/ Raekwon & Ghostface are also high caliber tracks. This album is a must have. Most people, even Wu fans, don't realize the power of Masta Killa. This CD truly shows his unique Shaolin style, and GZA-caliber lyricism."
Y aint the rest of the wu doing albums like this
kutthrote | newark, nj | 07/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"CLASSIC WU. when the album starts it has something the wu has benn missing, a damn wu tang movie intro and many drops up and down this album. PRoduction is outstanding, RZA and Tru masta, Mathmatics lead the way behind the boarsd there is no wak songs on this album. AND as for guest the entire wu is on this album, the last wu solo to have all of wu featured was Gza's liquid swords. Masta has tru lyrics his flow has always been different, but ull feel it. i wish method would have listen to this album b4 putting out that garbage, Masta killa set a bluprint for the wu, ghostface new album is on point to but this is a more wu-tang clan solo album b4 wu tang forever or what i call the start of the endin. if this album dropped in 95 it would have went plat cuz hip hop heads was tru , if u want tru wu tang music or show these new kids what wu tang music was in 95 drop this album and let them hear silverback( the hottest song), Masta killa, No said Date, or DTD. this album made me go listen to cubin linx and liquid swords and ironman, this album belongs in that mix. the truth behind this album is its vintage and new, some songs were recorded in 96 so u know it on point, plus masta killa got a mk exclusives album with unrealeased wu bangas. GET THIS CD"
Give it up
Mark Brown | Chicago, il | 01/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"ok look, rapping after it's tenth year is a career. and its work, the wu invented its own genre and brought with it a whole new idea of what hip hop is, with characters like in comic books and take-no-prisoners lyrics. standing ovation for masta killah. keeping it just like we remember. masta killah is the most low key of wu tangs members, and at a time when most of the others have faded alittle on thier acts, leave it to the humble masta killah monk to come forth and tell us all whats up. im sure that the others with follow in. great beats, great ryhmes, wu tang is forever."