Wednesday, August 29, 2012

U-God's Resume #58, "The W (Bonus Track)"

--Official Stats--
Artist: Wu-Tang Clan
Song: "The W (Bonus Track)"

Producer: RZA
Album: Iron Flag
Release Date: December 18, 2001

Obvious intro time! The Wu has an entire album called "The W", then on this album, "Iron Flag", they have a bonus track called "The W" too. The thing is that "The W" isn't that good of a title to begin with. It's just a letter and kind of lazy. You used the same crappy title twice? Come on guys! 

But who cares about the title? Not me. The song needs to be dope. So is it? I don't rememeber! Let's watch the video, if you want to... 

"The W (Bonus Track)"

I guess I do remember that song after all! I mean, I remember the beat...and that the GZA sounds really bored, but I don't remember anything else. That's the sign of a bad track. And it is a bad track, that has all of my favorite MCs rapping and my favorite producer. So what happened?

Number 1: If the GZA sounds bored, RZA sounds like he phoned it in. A lot of times when I'm at a loss for words with these boring Wu-beats I just say that they're generic. This beat is worse: it's boring and it sounds like a fake Wu-beat. The bass is nice though.

Number 2: That chorus is the worst. Good gravy Aunt Macie.

"Gotta check out the W . . . Got to . . . check out . . . the W"

Number 3: The verses are all good content-wise, but U and Meth sound like they got cut off mid-verse, and Rae and GZA sound like their verses were edited together from other shit. TWTF? The extra "T" doesn't mean anything. It was just a typo.

Was anything right? Sure.

GZA: "I grew up around block parties ready to rock / behind the rope n---- with my rhymes on cock"

and "My bad weather blow the feathers off a hundred flocks"

Meth brings a decent verse that sounds better than it reads.

U-God brings this:

"The Princess, the Pope, incest, dope
Choke you by the throat, the chrome handle smoke
The man not for joke, we all out for broke
Plus the herbal that I tote, the murder that I wrote
You can't do me none, my Uzi weighs a ton
I'm comin' from the slum, Wu is number one
I stumbled on the drum, the Gods are troublesome
Rumble when we come, boy you better run, run"

That's a good use of U's talent! Nice job.

Rae is on there too. Nice job Rae. That chorus is so bad that I can barely make it to your verse which is just fine. Keep up the good work.

IN CONCLUSION: U delivers on a lackluster track, buster.

Track Score: 2/10
U-God’s Score: 8/10
Impact on Rep (+,-,=): None

Next Week: Iron Flag is DONE. What? Next week it's on to some fucking Killa Beez album called "The Sting". U is in a song called "Killa Beez" . . . I'm sure that it will be great, don't worry.
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.


  1. You forgot to review 'The Glock'! Luckily I found this blog before it was too late!!

  2. YO! Word up, anonymous. We did forget that track. I think we might have done it intentionally cuz it sux.


  3. "The Glock" review will be published sometime in October. Thanks.