best verse on triumph

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I always thought Rae was saying "raw strychnine" until this thread

energy flash gordon, Friday, 17 August 2007 23:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

Shacklin the masses with drastic rap tactics
Graphic displays melt the steel like blacksmiths

Deck all the way, although pretty much everybody acquits themselves well (except for stupid Cappadonna).

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 18 August 2007 01:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

holy shit i just realized this is the first wu-tang song i ever heard/video i ever saw. 7th grade. i remember staying over at my friend aaron's house and he put in this videotape he'd made of every wu-tang video. 'triumph' was first. at the time i liked rza the best, though i think it was his voice more than anything else. with time deck's become the favorite. he gets the vote.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 18 August 2007 16:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

this was my 1st wu joint too, i copped the cd single

and what, Saturday, 18 August 2007 16:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

No Osirus of this shit; no credibility.

Still Deck though.

rogermexico., Saturday, 18 August 2007 16:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

i bought this along with a bunch of other cds my friend stole from his brother. i remember people being bummed when the show w/rage against the machine got canceled.

artdamages, Saturday, 18 August 2007 17:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

Also my intro to the Wu, I caught the video at random one day and was mesmerized. Kept sitting around hoping they would play it again, but I guess at seven minutes long (or whatever) it wasn't really in the top of the buzz bin. I never got Forever (still haven't!), but a kid on my bus had a tape of 36 Chambers and Liquid Swords and I copied that for my fix, memorizing every word.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 18 August 2007 17:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

get Forever

tremendoid, Saturday, 18 August 2007 19:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

deck for me, too.

poortheatre, Saturday, 18 August 2007 20:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Sunday, 19 August 2007 23:01 (7 years ago) Permalink

this was my first wu track too. i bought the album when it came out without ever hearing 36 chambers.

i cant decide here.

gr8080, Sunday, 19 August 2007 23:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

i should be allowed to vote for ODB.

gr8080, Sunday, 19 August 2007 23:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Monday, 20 August 2007 23:01 (7 years ago) Permalink

meth shutout is surprising. kind of spinning his wheels thematically but he packs some superb analogies/references in such a tight space, I'd put it a strong 2nd easily.

tremendoid, Monday, 20 August 2007 23:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

deck (i bomb atomically, socrates philosophies and hypothesies) 17

wow

and what, Monday, 20 August 2007 23:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

Are people just impressed cos it sounds cool (which is fine - a lot of my favorite verses are that way). Cos I sort of think you can't top U-God's way with words: ("A jungle junkie, vigilante tantrum")

paulhw, Tuesday, 21 August 2007 00:36 (7 years ago) Permalink

LYRICALLY PERFORM ARMED ROBBERY

gr8080, Tuesday, 21 August 2007 00:39 (7 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

MADE EM JUMP LIKE CLYDE DREXLER

stupid fruity crazy swag crew jumpin in yo thread (The Reverend), Monday, 18 January 2010 07:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

this track is so hollapants, it's hard to decide which verse is best.

― Wrinklepaws, Friday, August 17, 2007 2:30 PM (2 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

miley stylus (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 18 January 2010 07:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

I always thought Rae was saying "raw strychnine" until this thread

― energy flash gordon, Saturday, August 18, 2007 9:46 AM (2 years ago)

still have no idea who Rod Strickland is btw

Your Sinclair magazine (sic), Monday, 18 January 2010 22:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

somehow rod strickland became clyde drexler in my head. huh. strickland was a basketball player. as was drexler.

stupid fruity crazy swag crew jumpin in yo thread (The Reverend), Tuesday, 19 January 2010 02:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

used to own the domain name http://www.ibombatomically.com fyi

max, Tuesday, 19 January 2010 02:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

cant believe someone voted masta kilr

supra-max (ice cr?m), Tuesday, 19 January 2010 02:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

masta killas verse is terrible

subversive time travel (FACK), Tuesday, 19 January 2010 02:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

*dies in his own iniquity*

Na'vi Girls (Need Love Too) (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 19 January 2010 02:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

fuk u guiz <3 masta kilr

stupid fruity crazy swag crew jumpin in yo thread (The Reverend), Tuesday, 19 January 2010 03:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's okay, I was happy not knowing!

masta killa's verse > cappa's verse

Your Sinclair magazine (sic), Tuesday, 19 January 2010 03:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

so i can squeeze your advantage, and get wasted

samosa gibreel, Tuesday, 19 January 2010 04:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

I voted Deck at the time and still would but it's the other bookend that really elevates this to "epic" and worthy of the title.

The swift CHANCELLOR, flex the white gold tarANTula
Track truck diesel, play the WEED god, SUBSTANTIALA!
Max MOSTly, undiVIDed then slide in - SICK'nin'
GuarantEED, made 'em jump like Rod STRICKland.

Like, damn, dude.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 26 April 2012 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

ugh why did i look this up on rapgenius.com

"Forensic detectives use ultraviolet light sources to detect things like explosive resins, gunpowder, and other crime scene elements. INS is saying that the tremendous explosion from his pen causes the forensics team to be blinded by all the light the residue left over generates as it is being scanned by the ultra-violet light."

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 26 April 2012 17:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

I know a lot of people think Deck's verse is like the best rap verse ever, but could someone explain what makes it so great? It isn't even my favorite verse by Deck.

Poliopolice, Monday, 10 December 2012 18:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

it blew my mind in hs but i find it pretty corny now

flopson, Monday, 10 December 2012 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

actually i take that back, i think i just don't like the first four bars the rest is insane

flopson, Monday, 10 December 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

the whole thing is classic

D-40, Monday, 10 December 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

heads by the score take flight incite a war

flopson, Monday, 10 December 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I bomb atomically, Socrates' philosophies
and hypothesis can't define how I be droppin these
mockeries, lyrically perform armed robbery
Flee with the lottery, possibly they spotted me

this does nothing for me tbh

flopson, Monday, 10 December 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

the military motif (shacklin the masses, melting steel, tear gas, pound footprints into solid rock) is really fantastic & places the verse in, like, another time so effectively compared to ,like, esp other wu stuff where all the kung fu references just make it fun

flopson, Monday, 10 December 2012 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm guess i'm just not sure why this is a supposedly standout verse. unless i had been told to pay attention, i don't think i would have given it much thought, compared to say, Ghost's verse on Impossible or Deck's verse in Let My Niggas Live.

Poliopolice, Monday, 10 December 2012 19:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

or U-God's verse in Black Shampoo

Poliopolice, Monday, 10 December 2012 19:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

in general, you should pay attention to music that you are listening to without being told

flopson, Monday, 10 December 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Masta Killah tends to.confuse rap.with the recitation of Proust excerpts

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 10 December 2012 19:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Woulda voted for GZA

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 10 December 2012 19:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

i sing a song from sing-sing sippin on ginseng righteous wax chaperone rotating ring king

^ gtfo with 0 votes for this incredible nonsense

r|t|c, Monday, 10 December 2012 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

in general, you should pay attention to music that you are listening to without being told

agreed. we should move into caves and be self-taught on all the intellectual riches of the world.

Poliopolice, Monday, 10 December 2012 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm xp

flopson, Monday, 10 December 2012 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

my orchestra graceful music ballerinas

ciderpress, Monday, 10 December 2012 19:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

U-god's verses are so wack, what the fuck is he talking about

Poliopolice, Monday, 10 December 2012 19:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ the dumb are mostly intrigued by the drum

r|t|c, Monday, 10 December 2012 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Agreed. U-God is dumb.

Poliopolice, Monday, 10 December 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

ugod's verse on this is the best

ciderpress, Monday, 10 December 2012 19:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

righteous wax chaperone rotating ring king

ciderpress, Monday, 10 December 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I dunno, Deck's verse stood out to me from the first time I heard it, didn't know it was "supposed" to be good so maybe just, YMMV? I like flopson's point about the thematic suggestions, really set up the whole apocalyptic vibe, Wu at the frontlines of this vague future war. Most of the other verses pick up on this same material but dude opens the thing up with no less than atomic bombs. Can't really picture any of the other verses opening this thing. It's like an album, it just "feels" like an opener and the others feel like deep cuts (and Ghost/Rae NAIL the closer).

Always thought U-God was saying "rotating Wing Dings" but, uh, yeah.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 10 December 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg wow forgot how lopsided the poll results were though, i mean, yeah, deck's verse is dope but there's a lot of other great stuff on this song.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 10 December 2012 20:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

don't remember if i voted in this but would have voted for rae i think

ciderpress, Monday, 10 December 2012 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

or u-god

ciderpress, Monday, 10 December 2012 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

war of the masses
outcome disastrous
many of the victim's families
shaved they asses

Poliopolice, Monday, 10 December 2012 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw only 8 years left to cast your vote in this important poll: #1 favorite wu-tang member

get on it folks

ciderpress, Monday, 10 December 2012 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

This song has everything, I've even been known to use it to put a baby to sleep

Ismael Klata, Monday, 10 December 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahahah what the hell with that thirteen-year wu member poll

btw just started this one best verse on protect ya neck

Doctor Casino, Monday, 10 December 2012 20:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm guess i'm just not sure why this is a supposedly standout verse. unless i had been told to pay attention, i don't think i would have given it much thought, compared to say, Ghost's verse on Impossible or Deck's verse in Let My Niggas Live.

― Poliopolice, Monday, December 10, 2012 1:27 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

in general, you should pay attention to music that you are listening to without being told

― flopson, Monday, December 10, 2012 1:30 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the Deck verse grabbed me the very first time i listened to the album, and i went out and bought it at a midnight opening of a record store, so there wasn't anyone telling me that that particular verse was standout

Andrew WKRP (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 10 December 2012 21:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm guess i'm just not sure why this is a supposedly standout verse. unless i had been told to pay attention, i don't think i would have given it much thought, compared to say, Ghost's verse on Impossible or Deck's verse in Let My Niggas Live.

― Poliopolice, Monday, December 10, 2012 1:27 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

in general, you should pay attention to music that you are listening to without being told

― flopson, Monday, December 10, 2012 1:30 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the Deck verse grabbed me the very first time i listened to the album, and i went out and bought it at a midnight opening of a record store, so there wasn't anyone telling me that that particular verse was standout

― Andrew WKRP (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, December 10, 2012 2:06 PM (6 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Exactly the same for me! Thats the only album I ever bought for a midnight opening (lol Sam Goody). My high school friends and I had that verse memorized within a couple of hours. The buzz was ridiculous around that album, definitely the most anticipation for an album I've ever felt and THAT verse was the first thing I heard, I'll never forget it.

small-scale fux with (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Tuesday, 11 December 2012 03:59 (2 years ago) Permalink


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