Monday, April 8, 2013

The Ghostface Killah Project Part 7: The Big Doe Rehab

Coming one year after "Fishscale" and "More Fish", Ghost returned again, and like I always seem to type in the beginning, I anticipated this one a lot, copping it on its release date, along with Scarface's "Made". Will the excellence continue? Let's take a look back.

Release date- December 4, 2007

At The Cabana (Skit)

Toney Sigel A.K.A. the Barrel Brothers (Featuring Beanie Sigel, Produced by Sean C & LV for the Hitmen)
After the activities at the Cabana, we head right into the hardcore with this Beanie Sigel assisted song. Ghost is his usual self here, but Sigel nearly steals the show, as he goes in even as the song is ending. 4 out of 5

Yolanda's House (Featuring Raekwon & Method Man, Produced by Ant-Live)
This young lady's house is the running plot on this 3 man Wu story. Funny and witty. 4 out of 5

We Celebrate (Featuring Kid Capri)
I could've done without Kid Capri on the hook (with all due respect to him), but other than that, this was a very good song, and it could've made the radio too, but in 2007, you RARELY heard anything Wu related on the radio (and TV for that matter). Time to celebrate indeed. 3.5 out of 5

Walk Around (Produced By: Anthony Acid)
I like the Little Milton sample on this one. Standard Ghost fare here. 3.5 out of 5

Yapp City (Featuring Trife da God and Sun God, Produced by Scram Jones)
It's far from "yapping" on this song, as Ghost hooks up with fellow Theodore Unit members on this decent track. 3.5 out of 5

White Linen Affair (Toney Awards) Featuring Shawn Wigs, Produced by Scram Jones & Frequency
This fictional piece follows Ghost and Wigs at the creatively titled "Toney Awards", which was attended by a LARGE number of celebrities, mostly hip hop and R&B artists. Ghost is superb as the MC for this affair, and Wigs doesn't do bad either, closing the song on a funny yet good note. 4.5 out of 5

Supa GFK (Produced By: Ghostface & Anthony Acid)
Over a well done "Superman Lover" sample, Ghost brings a fresh vibe to a classic previously sampled by Redman. 4 out of 5

Rec-Room Therapy (Featuring Raekwon & U-God, Produced by Baby Grand)
4 nice verses (2 from Ghost, 1 from Rae, and 1 from U-God) over a system rattling beat. I always felt U-God had the best verse on this one. 4 out of 5

The Prayer (Skit)

I'll Die For You (Featuring Sean C & LV)
Deep song here, as Ghost (almost emotionally) goes into details about who and what he would die for and why. 5 out of 5

Paisley Darts (Featuring Raekwon, Method Man, Cappadonna, Trife da God, & Sun God, Produced by Sean C & LV)
All 5 of these MCs come NICELY over another system ratting beat, especially Ghost, who effectively uses the letter "B" in a well thought out verse. 5 out of 5

Shakey Dog Starring Lolita (Featuring Raekwon, Produced by Sean C & LV)
Hold on now, this may (or may not) be part 2 to "Shakey Dog" from the "Fishscale" album. Either way, while very good, it's not better than its predecessor. 3.5 out of 5

! (Produced By: Davey Chegwidden)
I call this a "Mexican Musical Massacre", lol. Nothing more than a skit.

Killa Lipstick (Featuring Method Man and Masta Killa, Produced by Ghostface & Anthony Acid)
Another mellow joint for this ladies, as evident by the title. 4 out of 5

Slow Down (Featuring Chrisette Michele, Produced by Syience)
I really like this one a lot, as Ms. Michele sings nicely as the beat slows down when she begins the hook, and Ghost brings things back as his verse starts. Great stuff here. 4 out of 5

Well, we have another excellent album from Ghost, which is the usual. Although it was one of the best albums in 2007, it was HUGELY slept on, plus there was no buzz for it unfortunately. Ghost also wasn't pleased that most fans were illegally downloading the album instead of buying, and that greatly affected the sales of it, as this album allegedly has moved 35,000 units to date. It may be his second most underrated album being 2001's "Bulletproof Wallets". 

Rating- 4.5 stars

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