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As an original member of the Wu-Tang Clan, U-God sometimes struggled in achieving the same amount of exposure for his solo career as his fellow Wu-brethren. It wasn't until 1999 that he received his official debut on Golden Arms Redemption...as he once called himself Golden Arms from the classic kung-fu film before the inception of Wu-Tang. Each member of the Wu is unique, and U-God's deep baritone voice and flow are what separates him from the pack. Later he experienced problems within the group, specifically with The RZA, over not receiving enough attention for his albums. So in 2004 he released an exclusive compilation with a so-called defecting attitude against the Clan with Hillside Scramblers, which featured his own team of people including Infinite Black, Lethafase, King Just and more. This move helped pave the way for his 2005 album Mr. Xcitement, but went relatively unnoticed by fans. After making up with The RZA, the crew of course embarked on several successful world wide tours and guest appearances and the most recent album 8 Diagrams. Ironic that his first album was called Redemption, since it is Dopium that will truly bring him back to the front lines. This is a truly satisfying Wu-solo joint (not including the bonus remixes intended for the club) that will have longtime fans nodding their heads, with guest appearances from Ghostface, Cappadonna, Gza, Killah Priest, Raekwon and undergrounders Mike Ladd and Slaine! Featuring on-point production from Large Professor, 4th Pyramid, and perhaps the biggest surprises from legendary old schooler DJ and producer Teddy Ted, who seems to understand capturing the old-Wu sound more than those who've attempted in the past.