“The first taste Wu-Tang Clan fans got of Inspectah Deck on his own came on the album Uncontrolled Substance, released in 1999. In it, the Brooklyn-born rapper who grew up in the Park Hill Projects of Staten Island, New York, doesn’t hold back. Over the hour-long album’s 17 tracks, he displays his warchest of skills as not only a lyricist and storyteller but also a producer.
Uncontrolled Substance delivers on all levels and showcases how the highly analytical MC can shine not only lyrically but also as a beat producer, and as the maestro who ultimately made it all come together when others might have given up. Whether this is your first listen or you’re just pulling the album back out again, Uncontrolled Substance will remind you why Inspectah Deck deserves all of your respect.”