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Tag Archives: Ghostface Killah
Ghostface Killah, Apollo Kids Def Jam Ghostface Killah treads familiar ground on Apollo Kids, offering few if any hooks or choruses, long-winded sixteen-bar verses that could double as freestyles, and crusty soul loops as an accompaniment. Even the title pays … Continue reading
Meth, Ghost and Rae, Wu-Massacre Def Jam Okay, so the thirty-minute mini-album Wu-Massacre is something of a rush job, with few developed concepts and no memorable hooks. But who cares? The Wu-Tang triumvirate sticks to what it does best and … Continue reading
You’ve read about it on your favorite blogs and websites. You watched the crazy teaser videos that ripped off the Brad Pitt flick Seven. You downloaded the free MP3s. Now it’s time to wipe away the drool, because the Meth, … Continue reading
Part two of three. Somebody call a hearse. Directed by Rik Cordero.
Part one of three. Please, please don’t let this be another crack rap album. I know the punters love it, but that shit gets boring. Directed by Rik Cordero. This album doesn’t have a title or a label yet (it … Continue reading
Next week, September 29, Ghostface Killah drops his seventh album (eighth if you include the odds-and-sods collection More Fish), Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City. As widely reported, it’s an R&B affair, with appearances by an auto-tunin’ Raheem DeVaughn, … Continue reading
It’s the rap team-up of the summer: Ghostface Killah, Method Man & Redman on the “Footprint of Hip Hop” tour! Actually, all three artists were on Rock the Bells last year; this time Raekwon’s absent (since he’s prepping for the … Continue reading
According to a recent Billboard.com post, Ghostface Killah’s new GhostDeini the Great is an odds-and-sods collection of greatest hits (“Cherchez La Ghost” and “All That is Got Is You”), hard-to-find remixes (“Run” with Lil Wayne and others and “Back Like … Continue reading
A typically solid performance by Ghostface Killah, one of the great artists of this decade, elevates The Big Doe Rehab’s familiar exploration of crime and redemption. Continue reading
Ghostface Killah has been on the road for most of the fall, touring with the Rhythm Roots Allstars and a sundry of opening acts. According to the track listing for The Big Doe Rehab, which hit the Internet last week, he returns the favor by collaborating with the LA funk combo on "!" (Perhaps he’s taking a page from the Brooklyn band !!!) Other guests on the disc include Raekwon, Method Man, Beanie Sigel, Styles P, and Chrissette Michelle. The first single, "We Celebrate," features mixtape pioneer Kid Capri and is percolating on mix shows nationwide.
The Big Doe Rehab is part of Ghost’s winter attack. In addition to the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan album 8 Diagrams (more on that in a minute), Ghost Dini is finally dropping that book he talked up last year. The World According to Pretty Toney, co-written with J. Brightly and published by MTV Books, comes out on January 8. According to the press release, "Pretty Toney offers nuggets of street wisdom on the key elements to becoming your own personal success story: livin’, hustlin’, lovin’, eatin’, and the all-encompassing Toneology. Coupled with vibrant 4-color photos by renowned photographer Dave Hill that illustrate each pearl of wisdom, these are indispensable life lessons that will become hustler hallmarks for playas everywhere to live by."
While you chew on those nuggets, check out the track listing for The Big Doe Rehab below.
Ghostface Killah, one of the most critically acclaimed rappers of the decade, is planning to drop a new album before the year is out, according to a publicity site for Universal Music. The album, called The Big Doe Rehab, is scheduled to drop on December 4. And he’s stoking anticipation for the disc with two innovative tours.
The first, which was mentioned a few days ago, is a college campus tour sponsored by Adult Swim. Ostensibly a coming-out party for Dungeon Family affiliate Witchdoctor, Ghost will be headlining the short one-month trek. After that, he’ll appear on Hip-Hop Live!, a package assembled by syndicated cable channel producer Flow TV. Joining him will be Rakim, the original "best rapper alive," who will preview cuts from his forthcoming album The Seventh Seal; and Minneapolis big bear Brother Ali, who continues to promote his recent The Undisputed Truth. Taking a page from the influential Scion Metro series, all three men will be backed by funk combo Rhythm Roots Allstars.
No details are available on The Big Doe Rehab yet, but will probably be forthcoming in the next several weeks. Meanwhile, the dates for his extended road trip, which is already in progress, is listed below. (November 12 update: The tour dates have been updated.)
Cutting-edge British imprint Lex Records has unveiled its lineup for 2007. On deck for new albums are Jneiro Jarel, Kid Acne, Neon Neon (a collaboration between Super Furry Animals leader Gruff Rhys and Boom Bip) and Fog. None of them have release dates, but are slated to come out during the next several months.
Lex also holds UK rights to the highly anticipated Ghostface Killah and MF Doom collabo, Swift & Changeable. The album has been delayed for nearly a year, undoubtedly to the politics involved in dropping an independent album by two of hip-hop’s most coveted artists. But everyone promises that it will finally come out this year. Nature Sounds has the U.S. rights, but Lex’s version should entice American trainspotters who like its amazing album covers. The label also hints that a new Danger Doom EP similar to last year’s Occult Hymn will soon arrive.