No Said Date

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No Said Date
Masta Killa No Said Date.jpg
Studio album by Masta Killa
Released June 1, 2004
Recorded 1997–2004
Genre Hip hop
Length 47:51
Label Nature Sounds
Producer RZA (also 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
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 86/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Austin Chronicle 3.5/4 stars[3]
HipHopSite.com 3.5/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media 8.3/10 stars[5]
Prefix 7/10 stars[6]
RapReviews.com 9/10 stars[7]
Stylus A- [8]

No Said Date is the debut studio album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Masta Killa. The album was released on June 1, 2004, by Nature Sounds. The album features guest appearances from Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Streetlife, Prodigal Sunn, Killah Priest, Method Man, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Allah Real, Inspectah Deck and GZA.

Critical reception[edit]

Prefix 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."[6] James Corne of RapReviews.com gave the album a 9/10, 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."[7] 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]

In Popular Culture[edit]

The song "Old Man" appears in the video game Saints Row.

Track listing[edit]

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

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

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[9] 136
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[10] 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for No Said Date by Masta Killa". Metacritic. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ Stewart Mason. "No Said Date - Masta Killa". Allmusic.com. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ Robert Gabriel (June 4, 2004). "Review: The Pretty Toney Album, Tical 0: The Prequel, No Said Date". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Nikhil P. Yerawadekar (July 26, 2004). "Masta Killa – No Said Date". HipHopSite.com. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ Sam Ubl (August 18, 2004). "Masta Killa: No Said Date". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Dominic Umile (June 1, 2004). "Album Review: Masta Killa - No Said Date". Prefix. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b James Corne (June 15, 2004). "Masta Killa :: No Said Date :: Nature Sounds/Little Shoes Music". RapReviews.com. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  8. ^ Scott McKeating (June 9, 2004). "Masta Killa - No Said Date - Review - Stylus Magazine". Stylus. Archived from the original on July 16, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Masta Killa – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Masta Killa. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  10. ^ "Masta Killa – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Masta Killa. Retrieved October 23, 2014.