Birth of a Prince

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Birth of a Prince
Birthofaprince.jpg
Studio album by RZA
Released October 7, 2003
Recorded June–September 2003
Genre Hip hop
Length 58:19
Label Wu, Sanctuary Urban, BMG Records
Producer RZA, Barracuda, Bronze Nazareth Choco, Megahertz, True Master
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[1]
The Austin Chronicle 3/5 stars[2]
Blender 3/5 stars[3]
Dotmusic 7/10 stars[4]
Dusted (Mixed)[5]
Pitchfork Media (3.1/10)[6]
Playlouder 5/5 stars[7]
PopMatters (Mixed)[8]
RapReviews 7/10 stars[9]
Stylus (F)[10]
The Village Voice (Positive)[11]

Birth of a Prince is the third solo studio album by American hip hop musician and Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA. The album 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 reviews from music critics.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Bob 'n I"   RZA 2:52
2. "The Grunge"   RZA 1:56
3. "We Pop" (featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard & CCF Division) Megahertz 4:53
4. "Grits" (featuring Allah Real & Masta Killa) RZA 4:17
5. "Fast Cars" (featuring Ghostface Killah & Erica Bryant) True Master 3:59
6. "Chi Kung" (featuring Beretta 9 & Cilvaringz) Barracuda 4:20
7. "You'll Never Know" (featuring Cilvaringz) RZA 3:23
8. "Drink, Smoke + Fuck"   RZA 3:23
9. "The Whistle" (featuring Prodigal Sunn & Masta Killa) RZA 3:02
10. "The Drop Off"   RZA 3:27
11. "Wherever I Go" (featuring Allah Real & CCF Division) RZA 4:49
12. "Koto Chotan" (featuring Masta Killa & Tash Mahogany) RZA 2:50
13. "A Day to God is 1,000 Years"   Bronze Nazareth 3:57
14. "Cherry Range" (featuring Xavier Naidoo) RZA 3:25
15. "The Birth"   Bronze Nazareth 4:38
16. "See the Joy"   RZA 3:10

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[12] 49
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[13] 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andy Kellman (2003-10-07). "The Birth of a Prince - RZA | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  2. ^ Gabriel, Robert. "The Austin Chronicle: Music: Phases and Stages". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on December 15, 2003. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  3. ^ "RZA : Birth of a Prince Review on Blender :: The Ultimate Guide to Music and More". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  4. ^ "LAUNCH, Music on Yahoo - Wu-Tang Clan - 'Birth Of A Prince'". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on February 14, 2004. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  5. ^ "Dusted Reviews: RZA - Birth of a Prince". Dustedmagazine.com. 2003-12-04. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  6. ^ "RZA: Birth of a Prince | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2003-11-04. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  7. ^ "PLAYLOUDER | review - Birth Of A Prince". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on November 10, 2003. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  8. ^ "RZA: Birth of a Prince - PopMatters Music Review". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on December 26, 2003. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  9. ^ "RZA :: Birth of a Prince :: Wu-Records/Sanctuary". Rapreviews.com. 2003-10-07. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  10. ^ "RZA - Birth of a Prince - Stylus Magazine". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on March 9, 2004. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  11. ^ "village voice > music > RZA's Birth of a Prince by Serena Kim". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on November 4, 2006. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  12. ^ "RZA – Chart history" Billboard 200 for RZA. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  13. ^ "RZA – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for RZA. Retrieved October 23, 2014.