Wednesday, November 2, 2011

U-God's Resume #20: "Heaterz"

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--Official Stats--
Artist: Wu-Tang Clan
Song: "Heaterz"
Album: Wu-Tang Forever
Release Date: June 3, 1997

So I guess that this is the last song on "Forever" with the exception of Black Shampoo, which is one of the worst Wu songs ever.

The good news is that this track is an official banger. It's a head banger! It's got that classic Wu sound, so that's a big plus and it's so deeply buried on this album that you probably never even listen to it. Let's check out the heat kid...


So we've got Raekwon starting things off, then Deck, ODB, U-God and Cappadonna. An odd roster for sure, but nothing to complain about. The most striking thing here is True Master's brillant work behind the boards. This beat is perfect, it's got a large sound that rounds out the album well. But the even more striking thing is that U-God owns this song. He went into the spot, heard the beat, skipped the credit and bought it with cash. Let's be clear, all of the MCs put in solid work and kick off thier verses most dopely (even Cappadonna), but I think U-God keeps his energy up the best. ODB doesn't count becasue his verse is short and sounds phoned in (probably literally, who knows with that guy). Anyway, here is U-God's damage:  

Yo, box talk sequence, powerhouse kickout
Eyes dusty, wet, butt-naked with my dick out
I'm direct, golden best, golden chest is blessed
Scarce chapter, snatcher batcher went to fresh
It sound farfetched, mountain men that be rich
You get buckshot, dumb be clapped, mummy wrapped and stitched
The Jeffrey Dahmer Notre Damer sing the song the strongest
Brute force bullethole straight through your chorus
Shank you with the think tank, harmony cake cut
A can of ass whoopin flurry shake, break you fucks
Struck, love crooks, why for lyin hooks
Chef cocaine cook, a marvelous book
This deathbent doctrine, paper for the youth
what remains, a saber-toothed tiger in the booth

Good enough right? There's no way you could rap along or anything like that, it's just normal U-God random lines, but it's still good. I can see how the RZA heard this and was like "Yo! Bong Bong, U-God is spitting ill. Let's give him a solo track!". And thus, Black Shampoo was born...

Track Score: 9/10
U-God’s Score: 9/10
Impact on Rep (+,-,=): Improves

Next Week: U-God's first solo! It comes on "Wu-Tang Forever" and it's called Black Shampoo. That sounds like a great title!

Powerhouse Kickout
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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