Song: 13. "Turbo Charge"
Producer: The RZA
Album: Golden Arms Redemption
Release Date: October 5, 1999
Dear U-God in 1999,
You do not know me, but I'm a blogger from the future (2012!) and I'm emailing this back in time to help you out and also to chastise you.
First of all, how have you been? Good I hope. Uh, what's up with Bill Clinton right? That guy, what a character. Oh, and Jar Jar Binks: that's probably big news. What an a-hole. Selling albums? Great (don't get used to that, nobody sells albums in 2012, our phone rings are the only way people hear music). Best Buy doesn't even really have a CD section anymore! Can you believe that! The future is all Apple Computers and recessions!
So anyway I am writing this you to ask you a question about your solo. What in the hell is up with the song titles on the album? They're all the same. It's either a verb "Glide" "Rumble" or another irritating word "Bizarre". Or it's a combo like "Turbo Charge" or "Shell Shock". Not very creative. "Dat's Gangsta" is embarrassing. I don't like any of them. Your fellow clansmen have really cool song titles like "Apollo Kids", "Mantis", and "Dangerous Grounds", you get the idea. Cool shit. I want to hear a song called ""Hyperdermix" not "Soul Dazzle". I guess what I'm trying to say is get more creative on your song titles, they're a real downer. Don't worry though, this isn't a big deal in our time, just something that bothers me. You've had a few more solo albums since this one and the Wu is still around. Raekwon is releasing a mixtape like every month!
So, signing off! - Dag Dilligent (2012)
P.S. Avoid flying and Lower Manhattan for all of September in 2011 and sell your house in about 2005 and don't buy again until at least 2011. Bet everything on the Red Sox in 2004.
ALL THAT NONSENSE AND WE HAVE A SONG TO REVIEW....this one is produced by the RZA, so we have hope:
13. "Turbo Charge"
See how good U-God sounds on a RZA beat. His levels are perfect. Everything else is a mess though. The beat is awful. What in the hell was the RZA on in 1999? It's a competent beat, like it's got all the stuff that's supposed to be in a beat, but IT DOESN'T SOUND GOOD. And that chorus! WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bon Voyage to this shit. I think U's verses were good, but it's like he was trying to rhyme over two bad beats playing at the same time. Once again, it's a hint of greatness overshadowed by something enormously bad. It seems like a lot of these songs have something good: the beat, or the lyrics, or something; and then a terrible thing. The good stuff just never seems to appear on one track without the bad stuff. That's one of the worst reviews that anyone has ever written.
U-God’s Score: 0/10
Impact on Rep (+,-,=): Harms
Next Week: U-God's solo, track 14: "Knockin' at Your Door"
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.
--Terrible transcription of Lyrics from Metrolyrics--