Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. All in all, Birth of a Prince seems more like a stepping stone to better things than a fully fledged work in its own right.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. ds
    Jan 5, 2004
    The reviewers who gave Prince a bad rating don't understand - they probably on listened to it once. Yeah, with only one listen it seems no up to par w/ RZA's genius cuz there's no club or MTV singles, but, yo, this was the crisp perfection and wisdom i've been waiting for - every track is ill. no joke. Full Review »
  2. SpikeJ
    Sep 29, 2005
    Ingenius, album. Can't give it a full 10, because he has yet to outdo Enter the 36 Chambers. Rza's flow has matured on this albums and the contributors were perfect for each track. Full Review »
  3. troyw
    Oct 26, 2004
    must buy! instinct classic! a taste of the to come.."the cure""!!!