U-God - Keynote Speaker

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Though there are moments of achievement, much of "Keynote Speaker" finds U-God sounding dated and sluggish in his rhyme schemes and word play.

Maintaining the Wu-Tang legacy through solo albums is a task each and every member of the Staten Island collective has grappled with to varying degrees since the success of Enter The Wu Tang: 36 Chambers 20 years ago. Triumphant classics like Only Built For Cuban Linx… and Liquid Swords paved the way for more recent successes like Twelve Reasons To Die and Shaolin vs. Wu Tang. But misfires like Beneath The Surface and Immobilarity reinforce the opinion that bearing the Wu-Tang Clan’s iron flag has always been a tall order from the very start. In 2013, U-God becomes the latest member to try living up to the standard set by the Wu while also hoping to continue to prove himself a formidable solo artist in his own right with his fourth solo outing, Keynote Speaker.

U-God has carried the somewhat unfair stigma of being labeled by many fans as one of Wu-Tang’s weaker links prior to his first solo outing, 1999’s Golden Arms Redemption. But with Keynote Speaker, there’s at least a fair amount of evidence to the contrary. Kicking the proceedings off with the title track, he uses his signature deep, gravely voice and flow to ride a horn and percussion-heavy beat that makes for a genuine head nodder, automatically reminiscent of old school Wu-Tang in their hey day.

With that momentum in tow, U-God gathers stellar guest collaborators to formulate some of the best moments on Keynote Speaker. Producer Steve Reaves uses condensed, simplistic yet banging dings and drums on “Fire,” with Method Man proving he’s still got plenty bars. Similarly, U-God’s heavy rasp serves as the perfect compliment to set up a short but memorable verse from Styles P over a climactic sample on “Fame,”  while Inspectah Deck and Elzhi come through in the clutch on “Mt. Everest.” The latter is powered by Blastah Beatz’s elegant guitar strums and some hauntingly dispersed background voices—giving the song a deliciously insidious and sinister atmosphere. And the good doesn’t stop at the guest spots, with U-God himself using samples from two classic soul tunes in Gil Scott Heron’s “We Almost Lost Detroit” and The Temptations’ “Ball Of Confusion” to make “Skyscraper” and “Zilla” noteworthy tracks, respectively.

Sadly, though there are moments of achievement, for much of the rest of Keynote Speaker, U-God sounds dated and sluggish in his rhyme schemes and word play. It’s as if he’s trying mightily to keep equal pace with the Golden Arms we remember from some of his best work on classic Wu songs like “It’s Yourz” and “Triumph.” The problem is plain as day on “Room Keep Spinning” where U-God details a growing rift in his relationships with females. With a pedestrian, almost elementary flow, U-God fails to convince the listener that this is a worthwhile song. And while “Heavyweight” could have been a powerful and authoritative statement from the veteran New York emcee, it instead comes off as puny and uninspired.

The theme of lost opportunities for great material continues on “Tranzform,” a tale of phony friends that falls maddeningly short and instead becomes a trivial by-product of a Hip Hop song’s ability to create classic cautionary tales of backstabbers and two-faced allies that turn into rivals. Elsewhere, both “Stars” and “Journey” come off as commonplace at best, the latter featuring U-God spitting troublingly passive lines like, “When it comes to this Rap shit, not a stranger / Not Cedric, but I’m a entertainer…” and “Rap Hall of fame, y’all mention me / Got more bars than a penitentiary…”

Additionally, the skits on the album definitely slow it down and seem painfully misplaced. All of this factors together to drag Keynote Speaker further and further away from the solid project it could have been.

The final analysis on Keynote Speaker is that it’s an album with some stellar moments courtesy of guest appearances and from U-God himself. But the project fundamentally misses the mark in a several areas, be it the hit-or-miss beats and lack of consistency in overall production quality or U-God’s habit of falling into lackadaisical emceeing. Rest assured that the total legacy of Wu Tang is very much in tact, but U-God unfortunately hasn’t added much to it with his latest set of music.

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172 Comments

  • Rambo

    WTF is this review? Are you serious??? I just got this album today and I must say I haven't heard such a good album in years. UGod is at his best. Beats are top notch, rhymes, lyrics and flow are just great and very well put together. This is a 4.5/5 album easy. I don't know what kind of rap this Ronald guy is listening to...

  • dopium

    u-god continues the dopeness begun with dopium

  • Michael Bourque

    Watch out here it comes that's the spirit sun!!! Good album man.

  • Brian

    excellent album 17 solid joints plus 7 addtl wutang songs as well

  • El

    I'm not sure if the person who wrote this review really even listened to the album. U-God's best album. It has old school quality with current vibes.

  • Sunspect

    I think this album is being underestimated. Sure you do have some minor tracks that run off, but as a whole you can hear U-God preachin'. And what's up with that singin' God? It sounded terrific.

  • Anonymous

    Soul Temple is a scam.

  • Ben

    I thoroughly enjoy this album. This reviewer should try again without comparing KNS tracks to classic Wu Tang tracks. I ordered the cd this is a great album.

  • Robbin Tanks 4 Ammo

    Just a silly review, Golden arms be knockin 'em out! solid album with some nice streetbangaz

  • franknitty43

    this review is pathetic... it's a shame, hopefully it doesn't turn people off to this album I was pleasantly surprised... U-God had been dropping a couple of great verses on recent Wu projects, good enough to get this album and I am very happy I did lyrics, beats, subject matter and overall feel... it has it all and I would be surprised if anyone you had any inclination about what good music can be, you wont be disappointed in this album

  • Anonymous

    best songs heads up feat GZA, scotty wotty ZILLA FIRE feat Method Man Skyscraper MT Everest FEAT INSPECTAH DECK FAME THIS ALBUMS CLASSIC JUST FROM THESE SONGS BONG PEACE

  • Anonymous

    great record great lyrics real street shit

  • P

    As far as I'm concerned, this record should've been never made. It works better as a mixtape.

  • Pookle Bean$

    I wish that Wu-Tang would drop P-God and Inspector Dick, they are a disgrace to the Wu-Tang dynasty. They are stinking up all the good Wu songs with their foolish ways. I wish that Wu-Tang would feature Cappadonna more because he is the most talented member of the clan..

    • anon god

      I bomb atomically, Socrates' philosophies and hypothesis can't define how I be droppin these mockeries, lyrically perform armed robbery Flee with the lottery, possibly they spotted me Battle-scarred shogun, explosion when my pen hits tremendous, ultra-violet shine blind forensics I inspect you, through the future see millenium Killa B's sold fifty gold sixty platinum Shacklin the masses with drastic rap tactics Graphic displays melt the steel like blacksmiths Black Wu jackets queen B's ease the guns in Rumble with patrolmen, tear gas laced the function Heads by the score take flight incite a war Chicks hit the floor, diehard fans demand more Behold the bold soldier, control the globe slowly Proceeds to blow swingin swords like Shinobi Stomp grounds and pound footprints in solid rock Wu got it locked, performin live on your hottest block

  • Anonymous

    SUPPORT REAL HIP-HOP u-god

  • Anonymous

    classic better than dopium

  • Anonymous

    dope album go pick that up wu-tang

  • QZA

    Fukk this silly ass review. KS bangin as fukk! Great work zilla! I'm impressed! Dope ***** 5/5

  • KLAP

    This album is so good. Every track is put together perfect! U God! Wu Tang!

  • Marie

    I have so many favorite tracks on this album I can't figure out which songs I like best. U-God has so many great rhymes and beats. This is his best album yet. It's an instant classic!

  • Anonymous

    GREAT ALBUM the good out weighs the bad for sure 12 bangers on the album and support U-GOD support hip-hop

    • Anonymous

      i tried to support hip-hop and U-God's label took my money and never sent me anything I ordered. fuck that i learned my lesson. 5 months later I aint got the shit I paid for on April 5. BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE MUSIC, like them on facebook we got a class action lawsuit going against this bitch ass label

  • SoulCypherDivine

    The album is a banger, the review ain't shit. Stop looking for something that ain't there and appreciate a gem when you hear one.

  • rob

    Underrated MC .. U.G.O.D. Wu-Tang.

  • Anonymous

    LOL U-God sold less than 2000 first week! hahah couldnt even make the top 200!!!! thats what you get for working with Scam Temple Music. fucking crooks ripping off their fans and U-God dont even give a fuck

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  • Randem

    The only w2.5 star shit here is that lame fuckin' review. Pull ya head out ya ass and listen to one of the best Wu records in years, bitches!

  • dadukestin

    on mt everst right now such a fuckcin siick album wu tang forever

  • Jason

    I like his solo style apart from the Clan. Dopium and Mr. Excitement albums both had some bold production and refreshing risks. I like most of the tracks on this new album especially the ones with him alone.

  • Anonymous

    Worst member of the clan

  • Robbin Tanks 4 Ammo

    Bullshit interview, dope album!

  • Anonymous

    > RICK ROSS is the Best Lyricist in the game >

  • Anonymous

    Anyone where I can download this? I don't want to support Soul Temple

    • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE

      I'm also going to download it for the same reason. Thank you!

    • Anonymous

      Checkout ThePirateBay or any other big bittorrent website. I'm gonna go download this for free too along with every other Scam Temple Music release since they don't send that shit out even if you buy it. Everyone e-mail bandcamp and tell them about this too. They need to shut that store down!!!

    • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE

      haha just asked the same thing on another U-God post. Facebook:Boycott Soul Temple Music

  • Nigs

    U god brings the bass with his deep voice and dope flow

  • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE

    FACEBOOK:BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE MUSIC

  • Anonymous

    Bitches! This album is flames!

  • Son of Sam

    This album's lyrical content is off the hook FROM TOP TO BOTTOM been listening to it non stop for three days its bananas here's a snippet of what im talking about: UGOD verse: "Call me smokey robinson when i write inside my journal, I keep the the burner tucked deep inside my thermal. The way i hear you talkin to me is irrelevant blades of sharp speech makes me relevant makes the ground shake like a gang of elephants and I came with mathematics supreme intelligence". GZA Verse: "Lyrical battles I identify with, I load up and exploit this fly gift. The clip is filled with 16 bars lead hits the paper so the looseleafs scarred The mic booth is bulletproof, aint nothing frustration, auto fire from hooded youth. In the darkess area, assassins that will bury ya, decode a message from the fastest courier. This crafts a trade, with the sharp blade A double edge sword give life a dark fade Term murderous frag only means I killed it Up close in personal WuTang rebuild it Mic master hip hop solar the big banger rap Center of Zoldar and then came the spark we began to rhyme and shine light on the world in the form of art!" WTF are ya'll critics talking about this is straight heat right here!

  • Rob

    I was very disappointed with this project. Only a couple dope tracks IMO... Hoping for a better tomorrow...

  • Lenny S

    Are you serious right now? "Drake Runs Rap" IT IDIOTS like you that got hip hop turning into slop hop. You Soft serve ice cream eaten mtfkas need to cut it out. This album is filled with KNOWLEDGE, HARD BODY LYRICS, CRAZY PRODUCTION, there is no way editor should of gave it 2.5 its 5/5 and I put my money where my mouth is after hearing the first three snippet cuts on iTunes and hearing a few joints released via internet I was thoroughly impressed. WUTANG FOREVA AND EVA AND EVA!!!!!!! THIS ISH IS RAW FROM BOLIVIA!!!!!

  • Drake runs rap

    this shit was garbage only these internet nerds would give this outdated trash a high rating. Sounds so old wack ass shit atleast the author of the article proves he isn't a virgin biased hiphop nerd like these people in the comments.

    • Anonymous

      Go throw yourself off a bridge, you tight jeans wearing faggot.

    • jerseydirt

      I wasnt expecting much from this album but I was very surprised and of course I expect to hear comments from "feeble-minded" people like Drake runs this shit...unfortunately to impress a large audience during this time artists have to Dumb it down. Very Sad this album is very impressive but U god still wont get the respect he deserves. He also is part of a crew that made history and re established NY in the hip hop world so all this clown "drake runs this shit" should pay homage.

    • LENNY S

      Are you serious right now? IT IDIOTS like you that got hip hop turning into slop hop. You Soft serve ice cream eaten mtfkas need to cut it out. This album is filled with KNOWLEDGE, HARD BODY LYRICS, CRAZY PRODUCTION, there is no way editor should of gave it 2.5 its 5/5 and I put my money where my mouth is after hearing the first three snippet cuts on iTunes and hearing a few joints released via internet I was thoroughly impressed. WUTANG FOREVA AND EVA AND EVA!!!!!!! THIS ISH IS RAW FROM BOLIVIA!!!!!

  • g_uniq

    Great album. I would have given it 4 stars (and it feels like it may still grow a bit) but gave 5 to balance out the poor editor's rating a bit!

  • Tn

    Time and time again the writers on this we site expose themselves. How could their opinion be so different from the fans' view? You do wonder whether they really understand hip hop at all. 2.5 stars? What metrics are they using? If its not spelling mistakes it's articles or reviews which are so far away from the average hip hop fan's thinking.

  • Louie Amp

    Sick album. This review is straight up stupid. Go back to listening to bubble gum rap you idiot.

    • Anonymous

      everyone is entitled to their own opinion. just because someone doesnt love what you do doesnt mean they like bubble gum rap

  • Anonymous

    When i get the shit i paid for from scam temple records 3 and a half months ago i will stop talking shit but until then soul temple music and all their artists will feel my wrath!!!!! LIKE BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE MUSIC on the facebook

  • Damien sparks

    A relief to hear dat real hiphop

  • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE

    Soul Temple doesn't give a fuck about, their fans. Facebook:Boycott Soul Temple Music

    • disgruntled

      call your bank or credit card company. thats what i did and i got my money back. kinda sucks cause i really wanted that 12 reasons to die collectors pack but i dont think it was ever gonna get sent out so fuck them. i tried to support ghost but they fucked me and now i will not be supporting u-god or any artist who releases anything through this label.

    • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE

      I got BS excuses too, but Bandcamp told me they added me to a "priority list" and i could hopefully get my refund back....HOPEFULLY? I haven't got any refund...

    • Anonymous

      197 people now!!!!! KEEP SPREADING THE GOOD WORD I also e-mailed bandcamp yesterday to tell them how fucked up it was that a webstore they are hosting on their website it ripping people off left and right! they gave me a bullshit excuse and assured my records ive been waiting for for 4 months would be sent out right away, like wtf, they shoulda been sent out in april or may

  • DAN S

    This album is off the chain! WTF is HipHopDX editor smoking I want some! Lyrics and beats are CRAZY!!!! GZA, METH and DECK sound raw as hell on here! Styles P kills it and overall UGOD AKA GOLDEN ARMS PUT HIS BEST WORK TO DATE on here! WUTANG CLAN AINT NOTHIN TO F**K WIT SERIOUSLY 5/5 album is no joke! Gott support good indy hiphop everyone!

    • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE

      It is because the dude behind this shit is Bob Perry is a crook, he have been cheating labels and artist for money since the early 2000's with Landspeed Records. Facebook:Boycott Soul Temple Music

    • Anonymous

      kind of hard to support good indie hip-hop when the label takes your money and doesnt send you the albums! how hard is it to put a fucking fucking cd or record in a box and send it in the mail?? these scammers cant even reply to emails asking where our shit is that we paid for 4 months ago? almost 200 people have joined the boycott soul temple music page on facebook

  • Anonymous

    -5 stars for being down with Scam Temple Music and ripping off die hard Wu-Tang fans who were trying to support the clan with their hard earned money and got nothing in return

    • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE

      Yeah saw that on the Boycott Soul Temple Music Facebook page. Fucking Crooks!

    • Anonymous

      Apparently pretty hard since Bob Perry g-mail address that was used to collect all the money through paypal is now non existent!! Shady motherfucker took our money, wouldnt respond to emails and now he closed his email so paypal cant do shit

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, how hard can it be to send out the fucking pre-orders?

  • Blaine Nash

    The album is incredibly solid. This is the typical stigma applied to U-God with critics. The album was already wrote off in their minds before they pressed play.

    • Anonymous

      ^^ buy off itunes, no problems

    • Anonymous

      this is true but not because of anything u-god did. soul temple records ripped me off so i will not support them or their artists releases in any way. i might pirate this shit because if i paid for it i would never see a thing.

  • frans777

    This review was acctually a very bad read. It was a very bad written review. You guys can rate it what ever you want, it's still a very bad written text. Really unfair to have this person write a review for U-God in 15 minutes... Expecting more from you guys..

  • Cadda

    Smh people on this site want them to rate everything 5 star.

  • pie

    2,5 stars ? Really ?? It's not bad album, wtf ! 4/5

  • Anonymous

    Wu Tang are going hard. Good music few tracks questionable but u-god is putting in the work lets hope he keeps his word and keeps bring out more albums.

  • cass mundo

    good album, HIPHOPDX what are you doin?

  • bob seget

    Best album by U-god imo

  • U-mer

    GET MINE is one of my favorite songs on this album! This album is a meal to any hip hop and wu-tang fan. The video for skyscraper is was ill as fuck as well! U-GOD's Keynote Speaker 4 STARS OUT OF 5 and... This is not an act but ACTUAL FACT!

  • bob the builder

    5 star album

  • FUCK SOUL TEMPLE

    Whatever you do do not buy this from the Soul Temple Music webstore! They will not send you a thing and not respond to any of your e-mails. What a fucking scam. Bob Perry been ripping off hip-hop fans and artists since back in the day at Landspeed Records!! Like BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE MUSIC on facebook

    • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE

      Yeah it was me who were trying to tell it to him, smh.

    • Anonymous

      they seem to be deleting the messages from their facebook pages whenever anyone mentions getting ripped off by soul temple i doubt ghost runs that page though but they gotta know people be tweeting about it too u-god actually blatantly said on twitter he dont give a fuck if his fans are getting ripped off trying to support him and his new album so fuck him

    • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE

      Do you think that Ghost and U-god even know what is going on? I'm blaming Bob Perry and kinda RZA

    • Anonymous

      FUCK BOB PERRY, FUCK RZA, FUCK GHOSTFACE, FUCK TONY TOUCH, FUCK U-GOD, FUCK ADRIAN YOUNGE FUCK THEM ALL FOR GETTING IN BED WITH BOB PERRY AND SCAM TEMPLE MUSIC

    • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE

      FACEBOOK:BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE

    • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE

      I don't think that190 ppl wrote wrong address or credit card number. I don't have my 12rtd copy that I PRE-ORDERD

    • Anonymous

      i paid through paypal dumbass my card got charged there wasnt no wrong address or invalid credit card number. theres 190 people on facebook in the same boat, paid for their shit and never got a thing! FUCK SOUL TEMPLE RECORDS AND ALL WU MEMBERS RELEASING ALBUMS WITH THOSE CON ARTIST SCAMMERS

    • Anonymous

      How do you know this album wont get shipped? you don't I got mines and so have others stop being a bitch cause you probably wrote the wrong address or gave an invalid credit card #

  • Al

    W.U. T.A.N.G. will survive...

  • Cody

    This album is a certified CLASSIC! GOLDEN ARMS just shot up to top 3 favorite WUTANG EMCEES behind GZA and Ghost. Lyrics are SICK and the beats are top notch. FAME with Styles P sounds better than anything on Wu-Block album, the joints with Meth, GZA, Deck, Jackpot are signature WU collabos, I strongly recommend coppin this joint!

  • Fuck The Dirty South Movement

    Fuck HHDX this teenage reviewers dont know shit about hiphop. If this was some maybach music group crap or some other wack dirty shit it would have atleast getting 3stars.

  • Anonymous

    HHDX STAY HATIN' ON THE WU AS ALWAYS!

  • georgel

    Its a 3 out of 5, review isnt that far off. His rhyming is weird on this and sounds pretty simple lyrics on many verses. Doesnt seem like an album anyone will be listening to after a month. Im a big wu fan but im not going to pretend everything they drop is hot. This is ok, u god has always sold the least amount of albums because he is a weaker wu member like cappadona. he is pretty forgettable on his solo albums usually.

  • Anonymous

    ugod shining through. awesome.

  • Jen

    Some good classic hip hop. Bringing the art back.

  • Anonymous

    Better than Yeezlost bullshit

  • Anonymous

    Beneath the surface was hard as fuck!

  • cinavenom

    They just love bashing that Psychopathic thinker Uey don't they. This is by far U-God best work, every beat is nice, great guest spots, great content and lyrics.

  • woofingdinosaur

    Who the fuck reviews an album right after it comes out? Give it a good week or two. This review is so misinformed.

  • doggfather

    you're fools only 2.5?!?!?!

  • DaNnilaN

    You must be Kidding me. This album is very good, with Czarface its best Wu-Tang member album this year. Songs like Keynote Speaker or Fame are awesome. 4/5

  • Assassinss Wu

    don't care what review make HIP HOP Faggot DX, this album is really solid...

    • Anonymous

      they say misfires -> Immobilarity Sure its not ob4cl but he talks from a dude from The Source type shit.

  • Anonymous

    Im glad most people see that the review HHDX gave U-God was bull shit

  • Jed2master

    classic WU-TANG type music 100 times better than yeezus..

  • Anonymous

    It seems that if any artist is out of the nineties on here, they can't drop anything less than a classic. What a bunch of deluded people that go to this site. Hip hop heads are the biggest goddamn cornballs on the planet.

    • Anonymous

      maybe they punishing them for putting it out on that scam of a label soul temple records

    • cinavenom

      Exactly, they did the same thing with Tony Toca's new joint, DX likes to punish an artist for sticking with their style of hip hop.

  • Steve Reaves

    You can cop this at BEST BUY...My lady just got her a copy today.

  • Ls

    Hip hop dx slowly killing hip hop with their wackness

  • Wu tang

    These fools give this 2.5 and kanye a 4.5 smh

  • jblizzak

    U-God has never been the most talented out of the clan. Some stellar verses here and there with the clan but unable to gather any solo momentum since his debut. That being said, i respect this effort. Better than i expected and the production shines in most spots. HHDX does him a disservice with this pathetic review. His lyrics sound dated? its 2013! 95% of the artists HHDX reviews have never had lyrics in their career! HHDX reviews are like The Source. Largely irrelevant. Listen and make up your own minds

  • jessemp3

    fuck you hiphop dx. you don't know what the fuck real hip hop is. this album goes hard to the core and golden arms made a classic for us hip hoppers. this album deserves recognition and WU-TANG is still making some of the best music. so hiphop dx gives Kanye's weak ass wack album a better rating. wtf who fucking runs hiphop dx? keynote speaker deserves more credit and is playing right now. WU-TANG IS FORVER

  • TROLLIN ON THESE TROLLS

    WHAT? 2.5?! HHDX IS TRIPPIN'. GOLDEN ARMS KILLS IT ON HERE. NOT BETTER THAN DOPIUM BUT A 4 AT LEAST. GET EM, U!

  • jjthainnerprize

    I see uGod didn't pay hiphopdx for an advertorial review so he got shitted on for a banging ass album. They didn't even mention the hottest trax on the album i.e. Golden Arms...wth

  • happy customer

    guess whos album just came in the mail Thank you soul temple

    • freshyboy

      did i write the wrong address too? how was my credit card charged $95 if i put in an invalid card number?

    • Anonymous

      been waiting for 12 reasons to die since april 5! Whats the point in offering a pre-order if you wont have it in your hands 4 months after its available in stores?

    • Anonymous

      well than how do you know this album wont get shipped? you don't I got mines and so have others stop being a bitch cause you probably wrote the wrong address or gave an invalid credit card #

    • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE

      No i'm not referring to this but 12rtd

    • Anonymous

      Im sure you're not referring to this album because you've been saying you weren't going to support soul temple anymore

    • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPL

      Not mine, thats for sure

  • boycott soul temple

    Might download this for free anyways

  • Anonymous

    what a terrible review this album is amazing

  • IM gona take yo chain

    Dopium was u gods best album. Fuck dx reviews anyway they gave Yeezus 4.5 stars didn't bother looking at Papoose album their credibility is non-existent

    • georgel

      Because yeezus was well produced and brought something new to the table. It got rave reviews every single place i saw so it wasnt just DX. this is an ok album. killer mike got great reviews too. this album is forgettable in a month i think. its all in peoples mind and they cant think for themselves. wu could put out anything and people will love it.

  • Greg G

    After listening to the album I don't agree with this review, as a hardcore WUTANG fan this album gives me exactly what i've been waiting for from them a HARDCORE GRITTY WUTANG bring the ruckus type record at it' best....appearances from Meth, GZA, Deck, Styles P, Elzhi and Kool Keith were perfectly placed and UGOD's lyrical skills were in top form! I gave it a 5 out of 5 no question!

  • guest

    U-God killed it why such a low score

  • Anonymous

    Wu-tang forever

  • guest

    hot album U-zilla bringing the flame

  • Anonymous

    I like this album a lot dont care what the reviews say they dont know shit

  • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE

    I feel sad for you if you pre ordered this on Soul Temple. You will probably get it when Detox drops drops.

    • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE

      LET'S DO THAT.

    • TROLLIN ON THESE TROLLS

      WHATEVER MAN. I DON'T GOT A PROBLEM WITH SOUL TEMPLE. I GOT 12RTD, ALONG WITH THE TAPE AND THE COMIC, BACK IN THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY. IF THE NEW WU ALBUM'S GONNA HAVE EXTRA SHIT WITH IT, THEN IT'S GONNA BE WORTH EVERY PENNY. LET'S JUST AGREE TO DISAGREE.

    • Anonymous

      WHAT DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND ABOUT "BOYCOTT"? I WON'T BUY ANY OF THEIR SHIT EVEN IF THE NEW WU ALBUM IS BEING RELEASED THROUGH SHIT TEMPLE

    • TROLLIN ON THESE TROLLS

      YES, I KNOW THAT, BUT YOU'LL STILL GET YOUR ALBUM KNOWING YOU WON'T HAVE TO WAIT LONGER THAN USUAL.

    • Anonymous

      I wanted a physical copy along with all the extra goodies, like t-shirts and shit.

    • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE

      YOU KNOW IF I BOUGHT THIS FROM ITUNES OR AMAZON THE MONEY WOULD STILL GO DOWN IN SOUL TEMPLES POCKET, RIGHT?

    • TROLLIN ON THESE TROLLS

      YOU KNOW YOU CAN GET THIS ALBUM ON ITUNES AND AMAZON, NOT JUST SOUL TEMPLE, RIGHT?

  • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE

    HAHA don't even want to download this for free!

  • france

    Lol, u can't do a review of an album that fast.. It's even 19 songs, cmon Hiphopdx, that is sluggish...

  • zoinks

    Damn DX, tell 'em how you really feel, haha. Dopium was a good album. Otherwise, U-God solos suck.