Wednesday, August 17, 2011

U-God's Resume #9, Cappadonna "If It's Alright With You"

Cappadonna got top billing!

--Official Stats--
Artist: Cappadonna featuring U-God
Song: "If It's Alright With You"
Album: The Great White Hype: Music From the Motion Picture
Release Date: April 30, 1996

Another soundtrack! How in the hell did Cappadonna get top billing? Well, this is a Sony album and it features three Wu songs: this one, Who's the Champion by Ghostface and RZA (and Raekwon who goes uncredited), and Method Man's Bring the Pain. Champion is just boring even with Ghost delivering a solid verse, and Bring the Pain is the best song ever but was nothing new at this point. So if you bought this album for the Wu songs your last hope for something new and good would be Cappadonna (and back then you wouldn't have quite known what to expect from Cappa).

On a side note. You might also notice that the last song on this album is by the Insane Clown Posse! Ack! So this is one of the ways I ended up giving them money, I bought this for the Wu tracks and ended up funding the Juggalo movement. What a world.

"If It's Alright With You"

Okay onto the important track. And it's hot right from the jump. Damn, Cappa comes out the gate strong like a wild bull. Plus the beat is nice...

Okay, what about U-God? He comes boring, straight up. I mean Cappa kills it, he just gets weird (which is good). Then the awful chorus comes in and kind of tests your patience, then U-God comes in with a really long verse where he is just spitting nonsense. Plus his flow is just too much for this beat. So I went and found the lyrics, and they're long and really fragmented even for a Wu song. I mean without careful study, these lines are just idea fragments haphazardly pieced together. Sometimes the Wu can pull that off, but not this time, the overall package isn't interesting enough to be considered good or deserve study...

These ninety-nine powerful circling swords
Impact from all the heat dug deep and locked on
Chip off the bone, hard face and hard fists
Chop off your option, heavy fella neck twist
Cassette disc and wrist, meltdown your pistol, this
Burnt to a crisp, bar baited my pistol grip
Tongue gripped the nigga, raw tone the jawbone
Leaning Tower Pisa sounds of the Mars zone
Chef dropped that bomb, Wu-Tang album still linger
Twenty crazy Christians, to lock in hole and heat up
Who the finger rap singer with thick layers of phlegm
Caused by blunt smoke, heart disease plays the friend
I ran out emotion, my rap style's devotion
I got hosts for you Soviet peoples across the ocean
My path releases, volcanic acids
Engage in the page activity is autograph - s
Fraction of my busting microphones start to lust and
words play over power practice
mic buzzin The black male persuasion known to hunt you for sane
The Big Apple verbal concert, for the occasion
The vital snap, now insert my Spinal Tap
I got forty more swipes to pipe, thirty slapped
The power from the cram broke the bottom of the pan
With Earth Wind and Fire, ice water dead grams
American hustler up and coming with a vengeance
Makes no magnet charge, plug vivid my extension
one lesson motivation for my pistol profestation
Slang person nailed now we move on a rotation
Location, point-blank, on point be the vessel
Politic the defecit measure, point the decibel
We're credible, renaissance, eatin off the barrel
Advanced chemo, Die Hard to my demo 

I guess it's good for the first few lines, but shoot, it's such a long verse. By the time he gets to the "I ran out emotion" line I was done. "Bring Cappa back" - me at that point. Plus, U-God got killed by Cappadonna. Those things will never help your rep, even if you were killed by Cappadonna in his prime.

Track Score: 7/10
U-God’s Score: 3/10
Impact on Rep (+,-,=): Harms

Next Week: U-God ends up on yet ANOTHER soundtrack, this time it's "High School High".

Who the finger rap singer with thick layers of phlegm?
About this series: “U-God’s Resume" is a series of posts which looks at each line of U-God’s entire career to determine if his status as ‘wack’ is justified (as labeled by internet morons). I think it is not. U-God is dope. We'll prove it. Leave it to the Tort Team.

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