At the time of its release, Inspectah Deck's debut album, Uncontrolled Substance, had been pushed back by his Loud Records so many times that it seemed like the album might never come out. But then, buoyed by the lead single, "Word On The Street," it did. Sadly, outside of die-hard Wu fans, it never really caught on.
That was OK, because even though it didn't achieve commercial success, it was still one of the crew's best albums. Songs like "Forget Me Not" and "Lovin' You" spoke to the ladies, while "R.E.C. Room," "Friction" and "Hyperdermix," among others, highlighted what Deck was truly known for—rapid-fire lyricism. And then there was "Show N Prove," a God Body ode that was a true motivator before aspirational rap songs became, well, a thing.