Raekwon ‎– Immobilarity

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Tracklist

Intro (Skit) 2:19
Yae Yo 2:37
Casablanca 3:51
100 Rounds 4:53
Real Life 3:02
Power 3:49
Skit No. 1 1:05
All I Got Is You Pt. II 4:54
Jury 3:50
Fuck Them 3:55
Skit No. 2 1:29
Live From New York 3:26
My Favorite Dred 1:58
Friday 3:25
The Table 3:03
Sneakers 3:02
Raw 3:07
Pop Shit 3:18
Heart To Heart 4:04
Forecast 3:08
Outro 1:09

Versions (15)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
496361 2, EPC 496361 2, 4963612000 Raekwon Immobilarity(CD, Album) Loud Records, Epic, Epic 496361 2, EPC 496361 2, 4963612000 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
RPROLP4346 Raekwon Immobilarity Instrumentals(2xLP, Promo) Loud Records RPROLP4346 US 1999 Sell This Version
RPROLP4323 Raekwon Immobilarity(2xLP, Album) Loud Records RPROLP4323 US 1999 Sell This Version
C2 63844 Chef Raekwon* Immobilarity(2xLP, Album) Loud Records, Wu-Tang Records, American Cream Team C2 63844 US 1999 Sell This Version
EPC 496361 1 Raekwon Immobilarity(2xLP, Album) Epic EPC 496361 1 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
RKN-6550 Rkn* Immobilarity(2xLP, Unofficial) RKN Instrumental RKN-6550 US 1999 Sell This Version
EK 91275 Raekwon Immobilarity(CD) Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) EK 91275 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
CK 63844 Raekwon Immobilarity(CD, Album) Loud Records CK 63844 US 1999 Sell This Version
CK 63956 Raekwon Immobilarity(CD, Album, Cle) Loud Records CK 63956 US 1999 Sell This Version
CT 63844 Raekwon Immobilarity(Cass, Album) Loud Records CT 63844 US 1999 Sell This Version
ET 91275 Raekwon Immobilarity(Cass, Album) Loud Records ET 91275 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
CT 63844 Raekwon Immobilarity(Cass, Album) Loud Records CT 63844 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
none Raekwon Immobilarity(Cass, S/Sided, Promo, Smplr) Loud Records none US 1999 Sell This Version
MOCCD 13136 Raekwon Immobilarity(CD, Album, RE) Music On CD, Sony Music, Loud Records, Epic MOCCD 13136 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
none Raekwon Immobilarity(CDr, Album) Epic, Whitfield Street Mastering Studios none UK Unknown Sell This Version

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shaunehunter

shaunehunter

May 16, 2010
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Immobilarity, CD, Album, 496361 2, EPC 496361 2, 4963612000
As mentioned by Sykonee, Immobilarity didn't receive critical acclaim or see commercial success but it's possibly my favorite Reakwon album. It didn't have the Wu-Tang sound or a snappy single or really much promotion. These things worked against it st the time and I think still do today.

For me it worked because it was a such a departure. Face it, at the time we were all getting sick of the weak Wu-Tang sub-projects and affiliates. The Rza's production became shoddy when he quit sampling and their in-house producers were just making vague shadows of his sound. '99 was really the begining of the Wu's decline.

Immobilarity's only real flaw was it should have ended with "The Table" and thew "Sneakers" after the "Outro" as a hidden track which were becoming popular at the time. Seriously burn a CD like this, give it a spin and let it ride. You'll come to realize that this was a concept album, a soundtrack to a "Wu-Gambino's" flick that doesn't exist. Every track leads into the next and reveals the plot. This album must be taken in as a piece, that is until "Sneakers" which is a great song but doesn't fit the album and the remaining tracks just bring the album's flow to a halt.

I feel that the album was ahead of it's time. Think Jay-Z's "American Gangtser" with the Jazz/Soul samples replaced with "The Godfather"'s string's and piano and "Scarface"'s late 70's early 80's pop synths. But in the bling era of multi-disc releases there was no room for a 50 minute laid back ghetto crime story on a major label. Today that wouldn't be an issue. Give it a chance, it's a worthy follow up to "Only Built 4 Cuban Links".
Sykonee

Sykonee

September 19, 2009
referencing Immobilarity, CD, EK 91275
A lot of folks dismissed this album simply on the grounds that it wasn’t "Cuban Linx, Pt.2". More than that, though, it was amongst the first solo Wu albums that didn’t feature any RZA productions. Funnily enough, I didn’t even realize this was an issue because, along with "The RZA Hits", this was my first purchased Wu album. Truthfully, it was the music on this album that actually GOT me to check out more Wu, because I hadn’t heard anything in hip-hop like what "Immobilarity" offered, and eagerly wanted to hear more. Granted, I’ll admit that my, er, ’knowledge’ of the rap game was quite weak at that point, but there it is.

Having since been properly indoctrinated into the Wu legacy, yeah, I can hear that "Immobilarity" doesn’t hold a candle to previous Wu efforts, but I still enjoy this a lot. For whatever reason, the heavily synthesized loops of Italian composers works for me. As far as Wu albums go, it’s quite unique.

Plus, how can you not love the subtlety of the Wu logo on the front cover?