Ghostface teams back up with Wu cohort RZA on upcoming project "12 Reasons to Die"
The eclectic rap patterns, and smooth flow of Ghostface Killah will soon be back in heavy rotation. With the highly anticipated Wu-Block project with D-block representative Sheek Louch slated for release this October, Pretty Toney isn't stopping there. Ghostface plans to release a solo project this November, hitting the masses with a fresh dose of classic hip-hop.
12 Reasons to Die is scheduled to be released November 20, under Soul Temple Records; RZA's new record company. RZA plans to executive produce the album giving fans that traditional Wu feeling. RZA has also enlisted the sounds of composer Adrain Young to produce tracks for the album. Adrian Young is most known for producing music for the hit cartoon on Adult Swim Black Dynamite. Young brings to the table a superb soulful 70's sound that fits ideally with the rap patterns of the Staten Island legend.
In conjunction with the album Ghostface plans to release a comic as well. The comic is slated to come out this December, and will be his second comic endeavor.
Fans of Ghostface, and of Wu-tang for that matter should be excited about the upcoming project that brings back together two members of one the most influential groups in hip-hop history. Hip-hop really needs this album.
"Me and The RZA connect." Nah, literally. Last week, The RZA and I convened after the Wu-Tang show, to speak on a potential project with Method Man, Wu-Tang, movies, and getting back to the lab. Pssst! The Abbot has 500 beats. Busta Rhymes and Nas have already linked with the RZA. Emcees, it would be wise to hit him up. *cues Bobby Digital sonar adlib* In all seriousness, it's good to see artists I grew up on getting back into a creative state, musically. RZA spoke on Wu and the spontaneous nature of his current creative process.
"Far as the Wu brothers, whatever we do, we just do it. Sometimes we premeditate it and sometimes it's natural. Right now i'm in a natural mode. I got 500 beats at the crib. Whoever wants to come over to collect, then collect them."
He also expressed his opinion on the balance of hip-hop culture and monetization.
"Hip-Hop is our culture and I don't see it, like I saw it. Years ago, I would always try to sell music. Now I don't try to sell music. I'm really trying to spread music, because I know that music brings intuition, it brings inspiration. When I see people walking around with Wu tattoos and reading books and getting knowledge of their self, I know that what i'm doing is more worth than the value of money that I get paid for."