Birth of a Prince

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Birth of a Prince
Studio album by RZA
Released October 7, 2003
Recorded June–September 2003
Genre Hip hop
Label Wu/Sanctuary Urban/BMG Records
06076-84652
Producer The RZA
Bronze Nazareth
True Master
Megahertz
Barracuda
Choco[disambiguation needed]
RZA chronology
Kill Bill Volume 1 (soundtrack)
(2003)
Birth of a Prince
(2003)
The RZA Presents: Afro Samurai OST
(2007)
Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology
Inspectah Deck:
The Movement
(2003)
Birth of a Prince
(2003)
Cappadonna:
The Struggle
(2003)
Raekwon:
The Lex Diamond Story
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Austin Chronicle 3/5 stars 10/31/2003
Blender 3/5 stars link
Dotmusic 7/10 stars link
Dusted (Mixed) 12/4/2003
Pitchfork Media (3.1/10) 11/4/2003
Playlouder 5/5 stars 10/30/2003
PopMatters (Mixed) 12/19/2003
RapReviews 7/10 stars 10/7/2003
Stylus (F) 10/15/2003
Village Voice (Positive) 11/3/2003

Birth of a Prince is the third solo studio album by American hip hop musician RZA, the main producer of the Wu-Tang Clan. It was released on October 7, 2003. Unlike RZA's other solo albums, Birth of a Prince was not released under the Bobby Digital alias, though RZA refers to himself as Bobby repeatedly and his rhymes are mostly in the Bobby Digital style rather than the pre-1998 style. The album received mixed to positive reviews and two videos of the singles "We Pop" and "Grits" was also released.

Chart information[edit]

The album's performance on various music charts are as follows:

Track listing[edit]

All tracks produced by the RZA unless otherwise stated

  1. "Bob 'n I" - 2:52
    • Contains a sample from "Feeling Good" by Freda Payne
    • Producer: Choco
  2. "The Grunge" - 1:56
  3. "We Pop" - 4:53
  4. "Grits" - 4:17
  5. "Fast Cars" - 3:59
  6. "Chi Kung" - 4:20
  7. "You'll Never Know" - 3:23
  8. "Drink, Smoke + Fuck" - 3:23
  9. "The Whistle" - 3:02
  10. "The Drop Off" - 3:27
  11. "Wherever I Go" - 4:49
  12. "Koto Chotan" - 2:50
  13. "A Day to God is 1,000 Years" - 3:57
  14. "Cherry Range" -3:25
  15. "The Birth" - 4:38
  16. "See the Joy" - 3:10

Singles and music videos[edit]

Singles and videos were made and released for "We Pop" "Grits" and "Chi Kung"