U-God of Wu-Tang Clan has become the first member of the legendary group to come out firing in 2018 with his brand new mixtape Bring Back God II released last Friday.
The highly anticipated mixtape dropped last week, hosted by California’s DJ Homicide and mixed by the one and only NYC icon DJ Green Lantern. The mixtape features a select amount of high calibre guest appearances from usual suspects GZA, Method Man, Ghostface Killah and Cappadonna over its 40 minutes.
Bring Back God II shows a variety of different blends, from old school tracks to newer school remixes (exclusively remixed by DJ Green Lantern). Wu-Tang classics like Triumph and Gravel Pit get a short spin, giving it a nostalgic touch. U-God even raps over tracks including Cardi B‘s smash hit Bodak Yellow as well as G-Eazy‘s trap banger No Limit along with tracks from 21 Savage, Quavo of Migos and Metro Boomin. The two standout remixes on the mixtape are DJ Green Lantern’s Train Tussle and Venom as both tracks are smoothly produced and recapture a time when the Wu-Tang Clan were at their absolute peak.
Throughout the years, U-God has carried a somewhat unfair characterization by fans as a ‘weaker link’ on the Wu-Tang chain. However, after releasing four strong solo studio albums, and mixtapes such as Bring Back God I and II, there’s a fair amount of additional strong evidence to argue against that statement. The latest of those studio albums being the 19-track The Keynote Speaker that came out five years ago this July, featuring Kool Keith, Styles P, Inspectah Deck, GZA, RZA, Method Man and charted at #57 itself domestically.
As much as it seems that the members of the Staten Island collective are coming of age after 25+ years in the game, they’re welcomingly certainly showing no signs of hanging up the mics anytime soon. Along with this mixtape, U-God has also recently announced a new book RAW: My Journey Into the Wu-Tang, a new solo album entitled Venom and his first solo tour in five years with 20+ dates across America. The book is set to be released on March 6, while his album is set to drop on March 30.