’13 Worst Albums #5: U-God The Keynote Speaker

Written By: @BdotTM January 9, 2014 @ 2:30 PM EDT Top 5 Worst Albums
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Ungodly.

After 20 years in the game, the Wu-Tang Clan have solidified their place in history. While members like Ghostface Killah and Raekwon have left their marks with progressive solo sets, other members have struggled to add onto the group’s legacy. Such is the case with U-God’s fourth player, an amalgam of poor decisions and unfortunate outcomes.

For an album entitled The Keynote Speaker, Baby Huey is an unlikely orator. Stylistically, his flow is robotic (“Fame”,  “Skyscraper”, “Get Mine”) and uninviting (“Heavyweight”, “Tranzform” )”. The dissonance can be found on cuts like the creepy tale “Room Keep Spinning” and uninspiring “Stars”. The moments where the music is salvageable comes from the guest spots from cohorts Method Man (“Fire”) and GZA (“Heads Up”).

Ultimately, The Keynote Speaker will end up as footnote to the Wu’s mighty discography. On “Golden Arms”, U-God rhymes, “Quit while your ahead, Save the embarrassment.” Perhaps he should listen to his own advice.—B.Dot

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  • Mr. John Paul King

    shoutout to WU lol but this is GARBAGE ITS TOO HIGH ON THIS CHART

  • IMTALKINGBEQUIET

    THOSE 2 ARABS PUT OUT GARBAGE ALBUMS WITH TERRIBLE REVIEWS AND SALES I KNOW THIS SITE SUPPORTS ANYTHING THE DO BUT THEY BETTER IN THIS LIST.

  • Da Business

    Hopefully y’all have the balls to put Yeezus on here.

  • Dashing28

    I love how the only time this site would ever post U God is to call it one of the worst albums of the year. Otherwise U God only got 1 post from RR in 2013. If the site’s only for “heavy hitters” then why not only post heavy hitters on the worst albums list too?

  • Coney

    I mean.. as much as a WU fan I am, its U-God, what did you expect?

    • Rgeezy

      Listen to the album before judging it questionable Wu fan.

      • Coney

        Im a die hard Wu fan, one of the few ppl I know that has U-Gods other albums so I laugh when u call me a questionable Wu fan. I heard about 4 joints off this album and all of them were corny..i dont need to hear the whole thing to know its wack. Im a fan..not a stan. I can admit if someone I like dropped some wack shit.

  • Rgeezy

    This just shows how unattached the people who run this site are from the very genre they supposedly represent and cover. This album surprised me by how good it was.

  • Yallsomesellouts

    You know. I never comment on rapradar. Elliot is a herb but he’s cool. Bdot is a wack nigga with no girlfriend. Y’all never even say shit about ugod but you take the time out to shit on his album knowing y’all never even listened to it. Y’all are trying to be controversial. Corny. You should just be real. Dude was right yesterday. Rapradar is sack. Especially for this. Have y’all even heard him rap recently. Y’all need to be smacked with RZAs pointy ass rings.

  • What about DJ Khaled and French Montana?

  • REALHIPHOP

    B DOT YOU BUGGIN YOUR THE WORSE WRITER ON THE PLANET THIS ALBUM WAS A HEAD NODDER BUT ONLY HEAD NODDING YOU DO IS A MEN’S BATHROOM! YOUR EMBARRASSMENT TO YOUR TRADE….

  • Justin Time

    I actually thought the album was decent. I’m not saying it was classic, but it was a good listen. Especially Mt Everest, the joint with Deck & Elzhi

  • Matt

    dam son you rapradar niggas give this nigga some light by posting this.