Wednesday, October 3, 2012

U-God's Resume #57, "The Glock"

--Official Stats--
Artist: Wu-Tang Clan
Song: "The Glock"(Hidden Track)

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

Greetings intrepid readers. I know what you're thinking: "WHAT IN THE HECK ARE WE DOING BACK AT IRON FLAG? WE REVIEWED ALL THE U-GOD SONGS OFF OF THAT ALBUM." At one point I agreed with you. I thought we reviewed all of U's tracks off of this shit. But then some amazing reader caught our mistake: we forgot this track. So now we're cleaning up our mess (it turns out we've forgot a lot, so we'll be playing some clean up later, frowny face).

How did this happen? Well, first of all this is a hidden track, so it isn't listed on the rear cover of the album. See:

It should be listed right after the song "Iron Flag". But it isn't there - and on my CD "The Glock" is on the same track as Iron Flag. So I heard "Iron Flag" start, realized that U wasn't on it, and skipped to the next shit.

NOW, there is another BETTER REASON that we overlooked this shit. For me, I wiped it from our memory because it is the worst. I must have intentionally forgot about it because I hate to hear it so much. When this shit was on spin in my car I worked near Perth Amboy in New Jersey (right across the bridge from Staten Island). I remember driving around and listening to this album a lot because it was the only way I could smoke. Anyway, I also remember ALWAYS SKIPPING THIS SONG WITHOUT EXCEPTION. I like the song Iron Flag, and when the first shit note of this song plays, my finger was already pressing skip. Done.


See if you like it. But you'll have to listen to "Iron Flag" first since it's all on the same track. Don't worry though, "Iron Flag" is good:
"Iron Flag / The Glock (hidden track)"

What a good song, right? I mean "Iron Flag" is good not "The Glock" ... that one is shit. Fucking Masta Killa - such a good verse (on "Iron Flag"), you can always count on that guy. Plus Deck! SHHHIIIIITTTT!!!!! "I can't believe you on the canvas, I'm just throwing jabs". HOT SHIT!!! Plus  a dope beat, scratching, and a good sample. I would say the boys still have it except that the next song starts.

As for The Glock I'm not even going to try to post the lyrics to this shit even though U is on there a lot. U has the chorus over a slow mess of a beat. I'll publish that, I guess. Enjoy.

Yo, yo [clears throat]

It's a block party, niggaz just bust shots

Thought you had props, with yo' gangsta bop

Meet me on the Hill or the Ave. hilltop

You like what you see, my shiny-ass rock

I don't want to hear that "brought the glock" line ever again. It's like a joke. As for the rapping? It's good. Ghost is first and gets what they're trying to do and lays out a nice verse. He understands, it's no fucking wonder he's made a name for himself outside of the clan. RZA is next and phones it in. Is it me or does almost every RZA verse sound the same, with the same words each time only sometimes organized differently?

Then U comes in with MORE BULLSHIT. Talkin about people being "'bout it, 'bout it". Please. Fuck that mess.

Then Masta Killa comes in and kills it, before Rae delivers a decent verse as well.

So in the end we have a shit garbage trash landfill beat with an irritating loop. We have four good verses with Ghost winning for staying on topic, but Masta Killa comes close. Then we have the worst part of the track: the chorus, which is U's contribution. FUCK THAT MESS. FUCK A HIDDEN TRACK.
IN CONCLUSION: "Iron Flag" with no U-God = good. "The Glock" = gutter garbage.
Iron Flag Score 8/10
The Glock Score: 1/10
U-God’s Score: 2/10
Impact on Rep (+,-,=): None

Next Week: Since we had to backtrack on Iron Flag, the next song will be the bonus track "The W". Whatever.
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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