Monday, April 1, 2013

The Ghostface Killah Project Part 6: More Fish

Ghost dropped two albums in one year. Off the bat, this is NOT "Fishscale 2" at all. It's more or less a collection/compilation of songs that didn't make "Fishscale." Does it hold up today? We will definitely take a look, as I haven't played this is a long time.

Release date- December 12. 2006

Ghost Is Back (Produced By: Ghostface & J-Love)
Ghost essentially uses the instrumental of Eric B. & Rakim's classic "Know The Ledge" and gives it strong Wu-Tang vibe, almost in a freestyle format. 4 out of 5

Miguel Sanchez (Trife da God & Sun God, Produced by Fantom of the Beats)
Trife da God and Sun God step up their storytelling efforts here, on the heels of a drug lord. 4 out of 5

Guns N Razors (Featuring Killa Sin, Cappadonna, & Trife da God, Produced by MF Doom)
More dope storytelling here, almost like a movie of sorts in which they're on the run. 4 out of 5

Outta Town S*** (Produced By: Lewis Parker)
Ghost and his wild adventures outside of NY. 3.5 out of 5

Good (Featuring Trife da God and Mr. Maygreen, Produced by P-Nut & Koolade)
All is good with Theodore Unit on this track. 3.5 out of 5

Street Opera (Featuring Sun God, Produced by Fantom of the Beats)
We get the street lyrics, dope beat, and the opera style hook. Nice right here. 4 out of 5

Block Rock (Produced By: Madlib)
Madlib did a good job creating this "hip hop rock" styled beat for Ghost to just wild out on. 3.5 out of 5

Miss Info Celebrity Drama (Skit)

Pokerface (Featuring Shawn Wigs, Produced by K. Slack)
The theme of this one, "play your cards right." 3.5 out of 5

Greedy B****** (Featuring Redman and Shawn Wigs, Produced by Anthony Acid)
Well, the title of this song speaks for itself. 3 out of 5

Josephine (Featuring Trife da God and The Willie Cottrell Band, Produced by Hi-Tek)
The trials and tribulations of one Josephine. Well told. 4 out of 5

Grew Up Hard (Soloman Childs and Trife da God, Produced by Anthony Acid)
Title based track here, doing good by Soloman and Trife. 4 out of 5

Blue Armor (Featuring Sheek Louch, Produced by Fantom of the Beats)
More Wu-Tang/D-Block goodness. 4 out of 5

You Know I'm No Good (Featuring Amy Winehouse, Produced by Mark Ronson)
Another Ghost track here "going in" as far as the "nasty girl" is concerned. The late Amy Winehouse is great on this hook. 3.5 out of 5

Alex (Stolen Script) Produced By: MF Doom
More storytelling from Ghost. Good as usual. 3.5 out of 5

Gotta Hold On (Shawn Wigs and Eamon, Produced by Anthony Acid)
Wigs and Eamon provide a very good song. Gotta hold on indeed. 3.5 out of 5

Back Like That (Remix) Featuring Kanye West and Ne-Yo, Produced by Xtreme
This remix is largely better than the original that's for sure. 3.5 out of 5

After revisiting this, well, my feelings are still the same, in that it's a very good release, but definitely nothing spectacular, and respectively, with the possible exceptions of "Blue Armor" and the "Back Like That (Remix)," none of these were good enough for the excellent "Fishscale."

Rating- 3.5 stars

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