Wednesday, January 23, 2013

U-God's Resume #78, "Struggle Ain't Got No Color"

--Official Stats--
Artists: The Hillside Scramblers
Song: "Struggle Ain't Got No Color"
Producer: Homocide
Album: UGODZ-ILLA Presents The Hillside Scramblers
Release Date: March 16, 2004

Guys, let me be real with you for a minute. This blog is my JOB. I work here. I know I've been slacking on the U-God reviews lately (because I hate this fucking Scramblers album). And I've been slacking on the editing and whatever else. Everything else. I want to say that I'm sorry. I'm sorry that I barely listen to these awful songs even once before I review them. I'm sorry that sometimes I do something else while I'm listening to the song. I'm sorry that I've probably used this old "I suck at my job" gimmick to kill time before. The truth is that I don't want to review this song. Just like the last dozen or so (15) Hillside Scramblers songs I've heard. #sosorry #plzretweet

Anyway. This looks like a message song. Conscious rap. Great. From the guys who talk about "banging" anything that comes close to them (their words, not mine) we get to hear a song against racism. Look, conscious rappers are usually terrible, and thug rappers who try to drop message raps are usually worse. So here is my prediction: this will be the worst song on the album ("Prayer", the final track might be worse, we'll see).

"Struggle Ain't Got No Color"

So here is what I wanted to hear on this track vs. what I actually heard:

DOPE BEAT - Even though it's got some decent elements, it stills sucks so hard.

CLEVER LYRICS - No. It barely talks about struggle (mainly how awesomely U-God handles struggle) and only mentions "color" once beside the chorus. And it's not clever at all. It's straightforward. Basic shizz.

RAZOR SHARP CHORUS - AHahhahah the chorus is mad weak. Hilarious. How long did it take to write? 10 Seconds? Put in work, kid.

Ill LINES: Very few. The "Things never change, we all the same, we bleed the same blood" is EMBARRASSING. Dude. You're a professional. ACT LIKE IT..

So U kicks off the track with the clever observation that "it's funny what people do just to get a meal". You know, it is funny. I can't stop laughing about it. Like how some people, who are good at something (like rapping), put together a rushed garbage album of rookie shit and sell it to their fans who TRUST that someone from the Wu Tang Clan would never release something wasn't up to par. The they get the money and ruin the brand because people feel ripped off. Just to get a meal. That is funny.

Then, U points out that people wonder how he "stays hungry with degrees in science". That's a dope line. Straight up. But he follows it by saying that his mind is "in the garbage". Dude, we KNOW. It's so full of garbage that it's been coming out of your mouth for this whole album. All garbage.

In the second verse, U states for the record that he doesn't trust women. Really? No DUH ASSHOLE. We all noticed. Remember that video where you clubbed a woman over the head and dragged her back to your cave? Or the one where a woman was being held with her hands behind her back and you punched her as hard as you could across the face.

The rest of this track is a little above garbage. But not that much above.

IN CONCLUSION: You know, my prediction was off - U actually didn't completely disappoint me on this one. It was still terrible, but at least it only had U-God and he was trying. Props for that.

Track Score: 0/10
U-God’s Score: 1/10
Impact on Rep (+,-,=): None (nobody heard this)

Next Week: We run down the clock with the last few tracks off this garbage. #Scramblers

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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