Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Ghostface Killah Project Part 8: Ghostdini Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City


2009 brought about a few changes, and that's the case with this album. Ghost decided to do an "R&B inspired" album. At the time, I was intrigued and I certainly knew Ghost could pull something like this off. I only played it once since I initially bought it at the beginning of 2010, so let's check this out.

Release date- September 29, 2009

Not Your Average Girl (Featuring Shareefa, Produced by Scram Jones)
I always thought Shareefa was kinda underrated. She does her thing on the hook, while Ghost describes his type of girl is not the average. 4 out of 5

Do Over (Featuring Raheem "Radio" DeVaughn, Produced by Mahogany and The Kaliphat)
We get another underrated R&B artist on this one, in the form of Raheem DeVaughn, and like Shareefa on the opener, he does well on the hook. After all of the things Ghost has done, relationship wise, all he's looking for is a "do over". Gotta respect that, lol. 4 out of 5

Baby (Featuring Raheem "Radio" DeVaughn, Produced by Austin "Watts" Garrick & Rashad "Ringo" Smith)
I really like the beat to this song. The hook was ok, could've been better if it hadn't been "autotuned". Three bangers in a row. 4 out of 5

Lonely (Featuring Jack Knight, Produced by Sean C & LV)
I'm sure we have all had that time in our lives when we were lonely, and it's NOT a good feeling. In Ghost's case, his mistakes have him on the outside looking in while another man is with his lady. Ouch! That's a tough pill to swallow indeed. Pretty good song overall. 4 out of 5

Stapleton Sex (Produced By: Sean C & LV)
This is about as raw as you can get, and the title says it all for the most part. 3 out of 5

Stay (Produced By: Skymark)
Another apply titled song here, as Ghost tries to convince the lady to stay, all done over the old school vibe provided by Skymark. 4 out of 5

Paragraphs of Love (Featuring Vaughn Anthony & Estelle, Produced by Bei Maejor & Tim Bosky)
Two words: Wu poetry, and it's nice in it's own way.  4 out of 5

Guest House (Featuring Fabolous & Shareefa, Produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)
It all goes down at the guest house, and with Ghost and Fab on this one, with Shareefa along for the ride,  I like it A LOT. It's quite the interesting story too. 4 out of 5

Let's Stop Playin (Featuring John Legend, Produced by Sean C & LV)
No time for games, nuff said according to Ghost, and listen to him break it down with Mr. Legend on the hook. 3.5 out of 5

Forever (Produced By: Clyde & Harry)
Undying love = forever. 4 out of 5

I'll Be That (Featuring Adrienne Bailon, Produced by L.T. Moe)
When your lady (or man) tell you he/she will be anything you want them to be, in the bedroom no less, that can only mean very intimate moments. 3.5 out of 5

Goner (Featuring Lloyd, Produced by Sean C & LV)
You can almost say this was a continuation of the previous song. Either way, it's good. 3 out of 5

She's a Killah (Featuring Ron Browz, Produced by Anthony Acid)
This is Ghost's type of woman and it's explored in detail, over a thumping Anthony Acid production and Ron Browz hype hook. 4 out of 5

Back Like That (Remix) Featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo, Produced by Xtreme
I've already spoke on this one. I like it better than the original. Not sure why this was included here considering it was on the "Fishscale" album. 3.5 out of 5


Wow, this album is a LOT better than I initially gave it credit for. True story: this was my second time listening to this since I bought it in late 2009, and it was VERY slept on when it came out. I guess not too many fans were ready for this type of album from Ghost. Be that as it may, this is excellent and I commend Ghostface for trying something different and succeeding. I increase my 3.5 star rating to a solid 4 stars.

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