Wednesday, February 6, 2013

U-God's Resume #80, "Prayer"

--Official Stats--
Artists: The Hillside Scramblers
Song: "Prayer"
Producer: Leatha Face
Album: UGODZ-ILLA Presents The Hillside Scramblers
Release Date: March 16, 2004

THE GRAND PRIZE! THE LAST SONG OF THE ALBUM! We made it together. Let's skip the bullshit intro and just hear this darn thing.


The beat sounds like someone sweeping the floor. Almost like they're cleaning up the mess they made. Then U-God comes in and asks for forgiveness for his past mistakes. I wonder if he means this album. I'm sure he does. We forgive you Baby U, but we won't be buying any more U-GOD albums...and we might even start skipping full Wu Tang albums (like Wu-Block, even though it was good).

So the song is clearly U's prayer. Fine. So what is he asking his creator for?

1. Asking for a lot of forgiveness.
2. Informing God that he's trying feed his fam / do the best he can.
3. Informing God that he might die from gun violence.
4. Informing God that he's running from the cops.

That's it. Verse one. Except for when he ends the verse by saying "pray for me". UH. You're praying now. You don't ask god to pray for you. Who does he pray to? That's like meeting Bill Clinton and then asking him to "talk to Bill Clinton for me". Weird shit.

Also, maybe I don't know much about prayer (especially in the 5%ers) but wouldn't god already know that you're running from the cops. Are you reminding him? I don't know.

Then we have the most predictable chorus in the history of the earth. But at least it isn't U just repeating the word "prayer" over and over, like he's known to do.

Okay, verse 2:

1. Informing God of the stress in his life.
2. Threatening God that he will blow his top.
3. Bragging to God about his gun skillz.
4. Something something...

Whatever. This is okay but it's still stupid. Weak end to a weak ass album.

IN CONCLUSION: I forgot to mention that the beat was wack. May we never hear another Leatha Face beat, amen.

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

Next Week: We're taking a few weeks off from this U-God shit. Then we check out a track that U showed up for on Masta Killa's first solo. I like that album! But we might not come back.
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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