No Said Date

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No Said Date
Masta Killa No Said Date.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1, 2004
Recorded1997–2004
GenreEast Coast hip hop
Length47:51
LabelNature Sounds, Fontana
ProducerRZA (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)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic86/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Austin Chronicle3.5/4 stars[3]
HipHopSite.com3.5/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media8.3/10[5]
Prefix7/10 stars[6]
RapReviews.com9/10 stars[7]
StylusA- [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, U-God, and GZA. Having multiple copies of the album sold, it got a lot of good reviews.

Critical reception[edit]

Prefix gave the album an 8.3/10 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 songs "D.T.D.", "Digi Warfare", and "Old Man" appear in the video game Saints Row.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Born Chamber" 1:16
2."Grab the Mic"Brock3:00
3."No Said Date"RZA2:45
4."Last Drink"Mathematics4:04
5."Love Spell"Dave West4:15
6."The Future (Skit)" (featuring Shamel, Kareem & Jamel)Hakim Shabazz1:29
7."D.T.D. (Do The Dance)" (featuring Raekwon & Ghostface Killah)Mathematics4:14
8."Whatever" (featuring Streetlife & Prodigal Sunn)Mathematics2:55
9."Secret Rivals" (featuring Killah Priest & Method Man)True Master3:30
10."Skit" 0:25
11."Digi Warfare" (featuring U-God & RZA)Choco4:07
12."Old Man" (featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard & RZA)RZA2:47
13."Queen" (featuring Allah Real)True Master3:41
14."School" (featuring RZA)RZA3:13
15."Silverbacks" (featuring Inspectah Deck & GZA)True Master3:28
16."Masta Killa"Baby Dooks2:52

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)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  10. ^ "Masta Killa Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.