No Said Date

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No Said Date
Studio album by Masta Killa
Released June 1, 2004
Recorded 1997–2004
Genre Hip hop
Length 47:51
Label Nature Sounds
Producer RZA (exec.), True Master, Allah Mathematics, Hakim Shabazz, Choco, Brock, G. Grice (exec.), E. Turner (exec.)
Masta Killa chronology
No Said Date
(2004)
Made in Brooklyn
(2006)
Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology
Ghostface Killah:
The Pretty Toney Album
(2004)
No Said Date
(2004)
U-God:
Mr. Xcitement
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Austin Chronicle not rated 6/4/2004
Pitchfork Media 8.3/10 8/19/2004
Rapreviews.com 9/10 stars
Stylus A- 6/9/2004
Prefix Magazine 7.0/10[1]

No Said Date is the solo debut album by Wu-Tang Clan member Masta Killa, an American hip hop musician. With dark and dramatic beats and samples from martial arts films (most notably, the song "Masta Killa" which featured samples of Bruce Lee), the album has a sound reminiscent of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) as it features all nine of the original Wu-Tang Clan members, including Ol' Dirty Bastard (in his last musical appearance before his death in 2004).

Reviews[edit]

Prefixmag.com gave the album a 7.0/10 rating saying: "No Said Date hearkens naturally back to the independent glory of 36 Chambers in its recognizable beat-smithing and refreshing flow from one of Wu-Tang's least-known members."[2]

Rapreviews.com gives it a 9/10 as reviewed by James Corne stating: "No Said Date is a near classic album that will hold a place in any listener's archive for a long time to come."[3]

Hiphopsite.com claims that the album "ought to be enough to satisfy all but the most demanding Wu-Tang fans. And in a time where hip-hop hasn't seen a legitimately classic, well-rounded album in years, No Said Date holds up as a solid, entertaining and overall satisfying debut."[4]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Time Producer(s) Performer (s) Sample(s)
1 "Born Chamber" 1:16    
2 "Grab the Mic" 3:00 Brock Masta Killa
3 "No Said Date" 2:45 RZA Masta Killa
4 "Last Drink" 4:04 Mathematics Masta Killa
5 "Love Spell" 4:15 Dave West Masta Killa
6 "The Future (Skit)" 1:29 Hakim Shabazz Shamel, Kareem & Jamel
7 "D.T.D. (Do The Dance)" 4:14 Mathematics Masta Killa, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah
8 "Whatever" 2:55 Mathematics Masta Killa, Streetlife, Prodigal Sunn
9 "Secret Rivals" 3:30 True Master Masta Killa, Killah Priest, Method Man
10 "Skit" 0:25    
11 "Digi Warfare" 4:07 Choco Masta Killa, U-God (additional vocals), RZA (additional vocals)
12 "Old Man" 2:47 RZA Masta Killa, Ol' Dirty Bastard, RZA
13 "Queen" 3:41 True Master Masta Killa, Allah Real
14 "School" 3:13 RZA Masta Killa, RZA
15 "Silverbacks" 3:28 True Master Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, GZA
16 "Masta Killa" 2:52 Baby Dooks Masta Killa

Singles[edit]

"Old Man" was released as a single. There is an official video for the song, which features RZA and the Ol' Dirty Bastard who appear as characters which were influenced and inspired by Sanford and Son. The video was ODB's last music video appearance before his untimely death. In it he recites the Big Mac slogan followed by "You big dummy", which serves as the song's hook. The video also features a cameo by rapper R.A the Rugged Man

Personnel[edit]

  • E. Turner – Executive Producer, Vocals
  • Jose "Choco" Reynoso – Recording, Mixing, Producer
  • Michael Sarsfield – Mastering
  • Dreddy Kruger – A&R
  • Brock – Producer
  • RZA – Producer, Vocals
  • Mathematics – Producer
  • Dave West – Producer
  • Hakeem Shabazz – Producer
  • True Master – Producer
  • U-God – Vocals
  • Inspectah Deck – Vocals
  • Ghostface Killah – Vocals
  • Raekwon – Vocals
  • Killah Priest – Vocals
  • Prodigal Sunn – Vocals
  • Method Man – Vocals
  • Streetlife – Vocals
  • Ol' Dirty Bastard – Vocals
  • Baby Dooks – Producer
  • GZA – Executive Producer, Vocals
  • D. Horwitz – Co-executive Producer
  • A. McCaskill – Co-executive Producer

References[edit]