Golden Arms Redemption

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Golden Arms Redemption
Studio album by U-God
Released October 5, 1999
Recorded 1998−1999
Genre Hip hop
Length 1:02:48
Label Priority Records, Warner Bros. Records
Producer The RZA (also exec.), True Master, Inspectah Deck, Homocide, Bink, Hak Da Navigator, John the Baptist, Omonte "O" Ward
U-God chronology
Golden Arms Redemption
(1999)
Mr. Xcitement
(2005)
Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology
Ol' Dirty Bastard:
Nigga Please
(1999)
Golden Arms Redemption
(1999)
Raekwon:
Immobilarity
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Golden Arms Redemption is the solo debut album by Wu-Tang Clan member U-God.[2] The album was released on October 5, 1999.[3][4] It had two singles "Dat's Gangsta" and "Bizarre". The song "Rumble" was used as the main song for the video game Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style. Bizarre debuted number seven on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles, but soon after Priority Records was on the verge of shutting down. Still, the album managed to go Gold in sales.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Enter U-God"   R. Diggs, L. Hawkins The RZA 1:48
2. "Turbulence"   D. Harris, L. Hawkins True Master 3:09
3. "Glide" (featuring Leatha Face) J. Hunter, L. Hawkins, O. Iriziarry Inspectah Deck 6:11
4. "Dat's Gangsta"   D. Harris, L. Hawkins True Master 4:23
5. "Soul Dazzle"   A. Mercado, L. Hawkins Homocide 3:53
6. "Bizarre"   B. Dog, L. Hawkins, M. Gaye Bink 4:30
7. "Rumble" (featuring Leatha Face, Inspectah Deck & Method Man) J. Hunter, L. Hawkins, O. Irizarry, J. Hunter, C. Smith Inspectah Deck 4:33
8. "Pleasure or Pain" (featuring Hell Razah) H. Ali, L. Hawkins, C. Smith Hak Da Navigator 4:26
9. "Stay in Your Lane"   R. Diggs, L. Hawkins The RZA 4:03
10. "Shell Shock" (featuring Leatha Face, Raekwon & Hell Razah) H. Ali, L. Hawkins, O. Irizarry, C. Woods, C. Smith Hak Da Navigator 5:12
11. "Lay Down"   J. Hitchmon, L. Hawkins John the Baptist 3:46
12. "Hungry"   O. Ward, L. Hawkins Omonte "O" Ward 4:56
13. "Turbo Charge"   R. Diggs, L. Hawkins The RZA 3:01
14. "Knockin' At Your Door" (featuring Leatha Face) J. Hitchmon, L. Hawkins John the Baptist 3:29
15. "Night the City Cried"   A. Mercado, L. Hawkins Homocide 5:28
Notes
  • "Glide" contains additional vocals by Drey Wit Da Y and E. Rashad
Samples
  • "Enter U-God" samples dialogue from the film Kid with the Golden Arm and contains a sample of "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor
  • "Bizarre" contains a sample of "Far Cry" by Marvin Gaye
  • "Hungry" contains a sample of Fish Ain't Bitin'" by Lamont Dozier
  • "Night the City Cried" contains a sample of "Boogieman" by The Crystal Mansion

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[5] 58
US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums (Billboard)[6] 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Bush (1999-10-05). "Golden Arms Redemption - U-God | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  2. ^ "Golden Arms Redemption: U-God: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  3. ^ John Bush (1999-10-05). "Golden Arms Redemption - U-God | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  4. ^ "iTunes - Music - Golden Arms Redemption by U-God". Itunes.apple.com. 1999-10-05. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  5. ^ "U-God Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for U-God. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-09-18.
  6. ^ "U-God Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums for U-God. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 19, 2013.