Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. 60
    Makes a fair case that few hip hop beat men can match the prolific musical canon of the RZA. [Dec 2003, p.214]
  2. While many will no doubt see this as an unfocused record, those who take it on more of a song-by-song basis will value it as a respectable addition to RZA's body of work.
  3. On most of this album he doesn't sound completely off his game, just uninspired, both as an MC and a producer.
  4. RZA still sounds determined, but his rhymes are self-obsessed, repetitive, and dulled by constant calls for drugs and women.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. ds
    Jan 5, 2004
    10
    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 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. Apr 24, 2015
    9
    A great album for any RZA fan, rugged NY beats, sounding a lot like Wu-Tang's ones and RZA's good presence on the mic. We pop and Grits areA great album for any RZA fan, rugged NY beats, sounding a lot like Wu-Tang's ones and RZA's good presence on the mic. We pop and Grits are definitely highlights one the album. Worth adding to your hip-hop albums collection. Full Review »
  3. SpikeJ
    Sep 29, 2005
    8
    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 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 »