Wednesday, September 19, 2012

U-God's Resume #61, "Alwayz N.Y."

--Official Stats--
Artists: Mathematics feat. Masta Killa, U-God, Inspectah Deck, Buddah Bless, and Icarus Da Don
Song: "Alwayz N.Y."
Producer: Mathematics
Album: Love, Hell or Right (Da Come Up)
Release Date: August 26, 2003

I'm going to go nuclear on this track. I mean Batman's Dark Knight Rises nuclear. You know, Ka-Boom! SPOILER ALERT for Batman, I guess: there is a nuclear bomb and it blows Batman's socks off at the end of the movie. END SPOILERZ.

So anyway what does "going nuclear" mean? Well, I'm going to tear this track apart at an atomic level just to see what goes right (or wrong). I don't think I've ever heard this one before. But you never know. I might have heard it. I hear a lot of shit.

Also, ANOTHER SPOILER ALERT the name of this track makes me very nervous that this song will suck since it is a pretty played out concept. Not to mention that this track was somehow remixed for one of Masta Killa's albums, so let's just call this one X-TRA PLAYED SON. END BIAS SPOILER. Sigh. Let's check it out.

"Alwayz N.Y."

Some of my favorites together: Mathematics! Masta Killa! Inspectah Deck!! Just like old times! Except that beat isn't my favorite beat. It's got a repeating loop that stands out as not changing at all. How about a break beat? How about some scratching? No? Well then the beat is boring, and it makes the MCs work that much harder. Since the beat is bland the MCs have to bring the interest, and that's a lot of work and not really their job. It's a team effort and I think that Mathematics is the weakest link. Good-bye. What I'm saying is that the beat sucks.

So how does everybody do? Buddah Bless and Icarus Da Don are on here and I don't care to know who is who. They just sound normal. So we'll skip them.

Masta Killa is the first important one up. So def. This fucking guy can handle any beat. As long as he mentions "East New York" you know everything is right in the world.

Then we have Baby U (does he still go by that name?).

You want it rough? That Hellfire stuff?
Poisonous mics, yo make the party jump
Delicious, the funk, make your heart pump
Told ya, soldiers get over the hump
Your arms are too short boy you don't wanna rump
with U-God the grump, van, black truck
Ha, heavy on the grams, every man back up
Niggaz act up, let the style spin
This is Knockout Kings 2000 again
Let the style in for a few proud men
Clifton Project, rugged grain Shaolin
Women in the bed, wolves are fed
Same Wu Chamber that Bang Ya Head
Aim with the stainless, hang like dreads
Dirty at the game but the same celebs

I don't know. Was that good? It was okay, maybe too long? He should have ended it after the "soldiers" line. Then it would have been great.

Finally we have Deck who cannot come wack as a guest. And he does not.

IN CONCLUSION: This song has a loop so heavy that it weighs down the track like cement shoes. It sounds like a fake ass remix. No MC could save this beat. Deck and Masta Killa prove that by delivering decent verses and having them lost in the endless loop of crapola. U goes long and fumbles. Football.  


Track Score: 3/10
U-God’s Score: 4/10
Impact on Rep (+,-,=): None (nobody heard this)

Next Week: U-God visits his friend Tony Touch for a verse on "Rock Steady" from the Piece Maker 2. You won't even need to check out the post, I'm sure that song is in your collection and you listen to it all the time.
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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