U-God "Keynote Speaker" Release Date, Cover Art & Album Sampler

UPDATE: The Wu-Tang Clan's "U-God" signs to RZA's Soul Temple Records for his fourth solo album, "Keynote Speaker," featuring Kool Keith, Styles P, Elzhi and Method Man.

Founding Wu-Tang Clan member U-God has been on an album hiatus for over four years. The veteran Staten Island, New York emcee who is currently gearing up for a series of summer concerts with his Clansmen also announced plans for his fourth solo album, Keynote Speaker.

After releasing 2009's Dopium with Frank 151's label partnership with Babygrande Records, Golden Arms has reunited with RZA at the Abbott's Soul Temple Records imprint. That label recently released Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge's Twelve Reasons To Die effort.

Coming on July 23, Keynote Speaker will feature Wu brothers Method Man, GZA and Inspectah Deck, as well as Kool Keith, Styles P and Elzhi.

(June 11)

UPDATE: The cover art to U-God's fourth album, Keynote Speaker, has been released:

Additionally, Soul Temple Records has posted a album sampler and two additional songs, posted below, via the label's Band Camp page.

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82 Comments

  • Anonymous

    U-God has improved over the years. This looks to be a solid album.

  • SR

    LOL @ all the haters, you new cats are wack, your generation will be remembered as the haters generation, gotta hate on all music, all movies, all anything. GTFOOH and go suck drake and lil waynes dick

  • $TYLA PERRY

    LOL @ ALL THE PEOPLEZ TALKING THAT SHIT ABOUT DRAKE WHILE LISTENIN TO THIS FAKE ASS SHIT FOR PUSSY BOY NERDS LOL U-GOD THE FUCK IS A U-GOD ANYWAY HE WILL NEVER BE AS SUCCESFUL AND RESPECTED AS DRAKE WHO IS THE NEXT BIGGIE AND "PAC COMBINED MAN GET THE FUCK OUT OF YOUR BASMENTS AND START LISTENIN TO REAL MUSIC LOL WHO THE FUCK ARE STYLES P AND ELZI SOME NOBODY ASS MUCIAINS NO ONE EVER HEARD OF

  • Anonymous

    Soul Temple doesn't send out the albums they bought to the customers

  • Drake runs rap

    This irrelevent nobody and his wack ass crew won't even have fraction of the sucess drake has. Why even put unknown niggas on hiphop news drake shits on this wack ass nigga. 1) Drake is the face of rap. If not list nsmes that are hotter than drake is right now all you haters can't. 2) Drake has the most number 1 hits in hiphop on billboards in only 4 years in the game. This is a fact look it up 3) Drakes tours are the highest grossing look it up if your in denial. 4) Every song drake drop gets the most views again look it up. 5) Drake is only 25 he is allready on legend status when drake enters his 40s he will be the most sucessfull. 6) Only hiphop nerds that live in their basement and get no pussy hate on drake all casual fans of music respect and like drake when they think of listening to hiphop they listen to drake All you haters claim i lie when i state facts instead of your shitty opinions drake runs rap its fact!

    • Anonymous

      I'm the G.M. of a multi million dollar company. Certainly not a nerd in a basement, as you claim that all fans of Wu-tang are? Drake is very successful, and has made his obtuse style credible in the rap game. However, U-God and his so called wack ass crew (Wu-Tang Clan, Redman, Busta Rhymes, Kool G rap, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, Biggie smalls) would respectfully value your sadly mistaken opinion as simply,... this man needs to go back to school.

    • chuck

      Drake has 12 executive producer on his albums so by the time that 32 oz steak get to his table he's eating tapas. Illusions of grandeur will get you nowhere this is how the game is played in 2014.

  • Anonymous

    this nigga escaped from his retirement home or what? #OLDBROKENIGGAZ

  • Anonymous

    Don't support Soul Temple. https://www.facebook.com/BoycottSoulTempleMusic

    • Anonymous

      Like boycott Soul Temple on facebook if the same happened to you!

    • Anonymous

      I preordered 12rtd too.... I don't think Ghost has anything to do with it, but it's RZA's label he should know it. And FUCK BOB PERRY

    • Anonymous

      pre ordered 12 reasons to die on april 5! still waiting for it or a refund! fuck rza fuck bob perry fuck soul temple and fuck ghostface for that shit

  • NickRazor

    That album sampler is better than 90% of these kids whole albums nowadays

  • Anonymous

    uncle tom-ass album name if you ask me

  • Anonymous

    Sounds realy dope, good production!!!

  • h93

    U-God is nice . Last album was ill haters should check it out plus his 1st album was tight too

  • Anonymous

    1. Raekwon 2. Ghostface 3. Method Man 4. Inspectah Deck 5. GZA 6. Masta Killa 7. RZA 8. U-God 9. ODB

  • Fuck Staten Island

    This nigga jacking LL's Radio album cover

  • Jon Doe You Hoe

    This album sounds pretty dope fuck yall haters... could give a fuck about age.. I like lyrics and substance thats what I'm hearing

  • andre mcneal

    niggga just leave the mic alone , youre almost 50. wu was hot a loooong time ago. new niggaz movin in.

    • Anonymous

      almost 50 lookin like 60, the original poster is so true in this. co-sign

    • Anonymous

      Motherfuckers was wearing diapers didnt even know about rap and now they gonna tell you whos wack etc. just Funny

    • Anonymous

      nobody want to hear you young fucks poppin mollys and rockin tight asss pants

    • TROLLIN ON THESE TROLLS

      THESE YOUNG NIGGAS ACTING LIKE THEY'LL BE YOUNG FOREVER. ONE DAY IT'S GONNA HIT Y'ALL.

    • Anonymous

      a 13 yr old on an old head post telling y'all what's up. obvious trolling

    • Frank Da Tank

      Dudes are mad disrespectful on this piece. U-God has been doing his things. If you to young and stupid to respect the pioneers keep it to yourself. We gave you the art form and dummy's think that they own it.

    • Chris

      Well, that was ignorant. He's not almost 50, and age has nothing to do with music.

    • -

      fuck off you little twerp get off your moms macbook

    • I Am 13

      co-sign...If you old and over 25+ then you should not even be listening to rap music this musics for our generation not all you old heads who should know better

  • Anonymous

    dang gza coming in on that intro was solid

  • Kam

    NICE! U-God been on fire lately, plus Ive heard a couple of tracks. Scotty Wotty MURDERED that "Fire"-track on the album!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fIOqJ9VEUfo#at=121

  • FUCK SOUL TEMPLE

    Don't support Soul Temple because they won't even send out their albums to the hardcore fans that pre-ordered. >>>> https://www.facebook.com/BoycottSoulTempleMusic

  • Anonymous

    this dude is the sheek louch from the lox, just weak

  • chico

    U-godzilla shyt gonna be and underground hit.

  • Anonymous

    grandpa wu is back lol #NIGGAZIZOLD

  • olsillytwizz

    UGod has NO related news lol

  • Dave

    U-God has some seriously awesome dick sucking lips! If only they were on a woman's face...

  • shambamenelek

    Yo on da low U God been rippen it lately on these Wu Projects. Dude Improved a whole lot.

  • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE

    I pre-ordered Ghostface's album in February. The album came out on April 16th. I've received two emails weeks after the release date, telling me that they will soon ship. I still don't have the album.

    • Anonymous

      i was on the same boat, then Ghost flew me out to his huge mansion to fuck bitches together

    • Anonymous

      Threaten legal action and they will give you your money back.

    • FUCK SOUL TEMPLE

      I have the same problem and i preordered it! never gonna buy ANYTHING from them again. Even if the new Wu album is released through them

    • HappyDaCamper

      Same this happened to me pa but ghost sent me a hot fat bitch in the mail to make up for it. #soultemple #1

    • Doubleluck

      I had the same problem, but ended up with 2 copys of the brown tape bundle and a full refund. Gutted Bob Perry!

  • jus10

    Great news! Been waiting on this project, hopefully it's solid all the way through. And co-sign what that other cat said about DOPE features.

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  • Anonymous

    those features sound DOPE

  • Anonymous

    Who IS this ninja

  • ASASAS

    U-God been killing it since 8 Diagrams

  • Anonymous

    God damnit not Soul temple... DO NOT support those motherfuckers! they are a fucking scam. https://www.facebook.com/BoycottSoulTempleMusic

  • Anonymous

    ugod is the weakest link from the Wu. he is like the tony yayo from wu tang

    • Nick

      U-God said in a Maxim interview back in like 2000/2001, probably when you were 5, "if you think I'm the wackest in the Wu; I'm still Wu." I'd rather be the weakest in the Clan than the illest in young money

    • Anonymous

      No. It goes 1. GZA (hands down the best) 2. Ghostface 3. Method Man 4. Ispectah Deck 5. Raekwon 6. Masta Killa 7. RZA (produces his ass off though) 8. ODB 9. U-God (hands down the worst) Cappadonna isn't even wu tang in my eyes

    • Anonymous

      In this order 1.GFK 2.Method Man 3.Gza 4.Rza 5.Inspectah Deck 6.ODB 7.Raekwon 8.Masta Killa 9.Cappadonna 10.U-God

    • Great minds...........

      @ODB damn that's exactly the way id rank them

    • franknitty43

      I have no issue with that list.. all I'm say is U-God @ #9 in Wu-Tang >>>> Tony Yayo... everyday of the week and twice on Tuesday

    • ODB used ghostwriters

      Best to worse 1. Ghostface Killah 2. GZA 3. Inspectah Deck 4. Raekwon 5. Masta Killa 6. Method Man 7. Cappadonna 8. RZA 9. U God 10. Ol' Dirty Bastard

    • franknitty43

      completely moronic statement... U-God has one of the illest voices in Rap history and his lyrics are on point comparing him to Tony Yayo, now that's weak... you might not like his style, but U-God is original and has never compromised his style for anything

  • Anonymous

    Dopium was slept on

    • TROLLIN ON THESE TROLLS

      DOPIUM WAS SICK.

    • WU-Block

      Nah Sheeks first 2 solo albums were dope walk wit me and after taxes had great beats and sheeks a quality mc his last couple albums aint been the best tho

    • Anonymous

      sheek louch is alright, but can't hold down a solo album by himself. he also gets wack production most of the time

    • WU-Block

      Fucking right that Dopium alum was fuckin nice beats were quality. U-God and Sheek Louch both have the same problem they get slept on because they came through with 2 the best crews ever LOX AND WU easy to forget how nice they can be on the mic when you getting ur bars compared with styles jadakiss or ghostface and GZA

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