Manifesto(Explicit Version) CD (2010)

Artist: Inspectah Deck

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Product Overview


Label Traffic Entertainment/tvt
SKU 214870371
UPC 166166166124
UPC 14 00166166166124
Format CD
Release Date 3/23/2010
Author Inspectah Deck
Associated Artist/Work 7L & Esoteric
Associated Artist/Work Esoteric (Rap)
Technical Info
CatalogID UIR 1661
Lable Name Traffic (England)
Released 03/23/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 66m : 18s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00166166166124
Musical Guests
Ms Whitney
Carlton Fisk
Fes Taylor
Planet Asia
Billy Danze
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: View Studio.
One of the original Wu-Tang workhorses, Inspectah Deck has remained one of the group's most consistent and capable lyricists. And while the solo success achieved by a Method Man or a Ghostface has eluded him, on his fourth LP, Manifesto, Deck shows he isn't ready to abandon the tried and true approach that's brought him this far. After trying out a rapid-fire quasi-Dirty South flow on "Tombstone Intro" (which he reprises in a later interlude), the Rebel INS is quickly back to his old self by track two, "The Champion," delivering a plethora of ghetto images with signature brute force ("I stream machine gun funk, trunk-slayer/Major pain game-hunter") over a haunting Alchemist slow-burner. Next Cormega joins him for the lofty "Born Survivor," which mixes thrash metal guitars and a scattering of excerpts from an Obama speech. Elsewhere, the Staten Island MC does his ghetto love song schtick on "Luv Letter," calling to mind some of Uncontrolled Substance's highlights. Throughout Manifesto's 20-deep track list, Deck demonstrates his capabilities -- though perhaps not much imagination -- behind the boards, as he handles executive production duties as well as personally producing four tracks. His beat on "T.R.U.E." revisits a familiar Gwen McGrae sample but still works as a serviceable backdrop to INS' well-cadenced verses, while the uninspired piano loop behind "We Get Down" sounds like every unremarkable 50 Cent beat that made you press FF. Aside from a few stale beats, Manifesto also sinks to downright embarrassing depths on occasion. The vocoder-tinged hook on "The Big Game" will likely be considered unforgivable by boom-bap purists still on Deck's side, while failing to win over any new fans who prefer the club-friendly efforts of, say, T-Pain or Flo Rida. Similarly, the sleazy pickup rhymes of "5 Star G" come off like an impromptu Jigga-at-his-worst rendition. Still, despite a handful of throwaway cuts, Manifesto has more than enough heat to prove that Deck's mike skills still stand up up to any of his Wu brethren (check INS' juggernaut force flows on "P.S.A." or "Brothaz Respect" to put any doubts to rest). Among latter-day Wu-Tang efforts, it ranks somewhere above 4:21...The Day After but still well below Cuban Linx, Pt. 2. ~ Matt Rinaldi
Disc 1
1 Tombstone Intro
2 Champion, The
3 Born Survivor - (featuring Cormega)
4 This Is It
5 Luv Letter - (featuring Ms Whitney)
6 P.S.A.
7 T.R.U.E. - (featuring Meshel)
8 We Get Down
9 Big Game, The - (featuring Raekwon)
10 Tombstone Interlude
11 9th Chamber
12 Really Real - (featuring Carlton Fisk/Fes Taylor)
13 Serious Rappin - (featuring Termanology/Planet Asia)
14 Do What U Gotta
15 Crazy
16 Gotta Bang - (featuring Billy Danze/Kurupt)
17 Bad Apple, The
18 Brothaz Respect - (featuring Fes Taylor/Cappadonna)
19 5 Star G
20 Neverending Story, The - (featuring Pleasant)
Product Attributes
Artist Inspectah Deck
Music Format Compact Disc

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