Wednesday, August 22, 2012

U-God's Resume #56, "One of These Days"

--Official Stats--
Artist: Wu-Tang Clan
Song: "One of These Days"

Producer: Nick "Fury" Loftin
Album: Iron Flag

Release Date: December 18, 2001


"One of These Days"

Now this song brings the energy. Shout to Nick "Fury" Loftin,  whoever the heck that is. Actually, cancel that shout. This beat is wack. So smooth. So not Wu. How is this a Wu song? This sounds like some bullshit that these guys should be guesting on, not an official jawn. On the other hand the chorus is dope, and the MC's response to it makes the track. But fuck that beat. WHO ARE YOU NICK "FURY" LOFTIN? What else have you produced? Oh. T.I. tracks. Nick Cannon tracks. E-40 tracks! WHAT THE FUCK? We'll just remember Nick "Fury" Loftin for his amazing chorus on this track:

Woman: "One of these days...and it won't be long."
Raekwon: "That's what you call it pa."

So how does our favorite team do over the world's most generic beat? Good.

Deck kicks things off, and honestly how can you lose with Deck taking the lead?

"I'm from the home where the buffalo roam
And n----s don't give a flyin' fuck
Talk with signs up, walk with the iron tucked
Leave your eyes wide shut..."

Word. Plus: Bill Cos. So dope. Deck is the best.

Next we have Raekwon who sounds very energetic. A little too energetic. Did Nick "Fury" Loftin speed up his voice? Did he hit him with a car battery? Give him some coffee? I don't know. Good job Rae.

Finally we have U-God, who also sounds good on the track. He isn't saying anything, and he has the longest verse by far, but he still sounds good. I do have one question though: he says, "Ever since the Triumph we've been missing them soldiers". What does that mean. Was the last good Wu song "Triumph"? No. But it was their biggest hit. I don't know. I've been missing them soldiers since about the time of Triumph. Let's be honest The W and Iron Flag both scuked it. And 8 Diagrams is okay, but it's not the Wu I remember. So I guess that this is an accurate line and still holds true today.


IN CONCLUSION: This is one of the better tracks on the album despite having a lousy beat. Deck kills it (although he doesn't sounds as good as he can), Rae is WAY better than normal, and U delivers yet another decent verse. Not to bad, but also not a keeper. Throw it back.


Track Score: 5/10
U-God’s Score: 7/10
Impact on Rep (+,-,=): None

Next Week: Hidden track shit! "The Glock" fucks up what could have been a perfectly good empty spot on the album.

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.

U-God's Lyrics:
"Yo. Yo. I come from the slums, I ain't no dummy
My testament talk, represent money
This Verbal Intercourse, fueled by exhaust
The bread winner, head spinner, coldest with the force
No remorse, endorse the rap artist
So flamboyant cus I pimp slap the hardest
Ever since the Triumph we've been missin' them soldiers
We came tonight, boy the mission is cobra, full exposure
Bulldoze through the rubbish, I'm in too deep boy
I just gotta love this, they call me Too Sweet
One of the nine brothers, I'm so unique
Every line that smother, the situation's grim
It's bloody sin cus every time I want out they pull me back in
I see my reflection in the chrome mack 10
Ask the passer who's faster with the pen
Then pull it, nine hollows,
amorettosThat's how I like it, sweat on my wine bottles
The automobiles with them shiny ass hubs
The indoor pull, with the bathtub club, my ankle's in the mud
Veteran smile, Dat's Gangsta shit, that American style
Dig it, prick my prey off
I'm quick to slay with the rectifier shit, caught by the ricochet n----"

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