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Video: Ghostface Live @ Red Bull Beat Battle

Posted in Video with tags , , on Monday, December 15, 2008 by Tim Althaus

This video was taken on the third of this month at the Red Bull Big Tune Beat Battle finals in New York. Ghost rips through some classic Wu-Tang material such as “C.R.E.A.M.” and “Ice Cream”. Go peep the new Ghostface compilation Ghost Deini The Great. Props to C-Sick for winning the Championships (the kid is 17).

Raekwon gives details about Only Built For Cuban Linx 2, Wu Tour Dates

Posted in Concert Dates, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on Monday, December 15, 2008 by Tim Althaus

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It seems as though the Chef is cooking up some classic material once again. Raekwon talked to Pitchfork about his new masterpiece, the sequel to arguably one of the greatest solo Wu albums of all time, Only Built for Cuban Linx 2. According to Raekwon, “This record is the shit, it’s been getting around in my camp. It’s another masterpiece that is ready to be released.” The Chef also said that he strayed away from all RZA production because as an artist he felt as though he wanted to move on to other things. He noted that he has some of the best producers in the game for the last 20 years on this shit. Who would he be speaking of? Dr. Dre, Marley Marl, J Dilla, Pete Rock and DJ Scratch (holy shit, what a producer list) will be heading the production side of the album and guest appearances will include Ghostface, Method Man, GZA, Busta Rhymes & Inspectah Deck.

If you go over to the original article Rae talks about how he wanted the new OBFCL  to compliment the original one coming out. he wanted to “be like seeing DeNiro do a mafia flick, do something completely different and then come back to another mafia film and be the same dude he was in The Godfather.” That’s almost exactly the way that Raekwon’s career has gone, he released two other albums since the original OBFCL and this is like him going back to the stove and cooking up classics.

It sounds like this album is already going to be one of the biggest albums to come out next year. All of you Wu heads out there get ready because this album is going to be exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Based on the last OBFCL I can assure you that chances are, you are going to be seeing plenty of Ghost on this album to.

ALSO… go check out the Wu in your city because they are on the road right now:

12-14 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12-15 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
12-17 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
12-18 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
12-19 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
12-20 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
12-21 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
12-23 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
12-26 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s
12-27 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
12-31 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
01-01 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
01-02 Providence, RI – Lupo’s
01-03 Worcester, MA – Palladium Nightclub
01-04 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
01-07 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
01-08 Richmond, VA – The National
01-09 Greensboro, NC – N Club
01-10 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
01-11 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
01-12 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
01-13 Columbia, SC – Level
01-14 Atlanta, GA – TBA
01-15 Jacksonville, FL – Plush
01-16 Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing

Ghostface Killah: “Slept on Tony”

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 by Tim Althaus

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Ghostface Killah’s new album Ghost Deini the Great comes out this coming Tuesday. This is the first track to be released off of the album and of course Ghost sounds like he’s murdering bars like he always does. Go out and grab Ghost Deini The Great on Tuesday and enjoy one of the best Ghostface collections to date.

Ghostface Killah – “Slept on Tony”

Ghostface to release Ghost Deini the Great 

Posted in Concert Dates, Music News with tags , , , , , , on Friday, November 21, 2008 by Tim Althaus

ghostdeinithegreatme9Well, in a seemingly endless year of great releases it looks as if there is going to be another great compilation album from a Staten Island legend before it’s all said and done. Tony Starks aka Ghostface Killah will be releasing his first official Def Jam collection entitled Ghost Deini the Great. This collection will feature appearances by Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne, Styles P, Ice Cube, Pusha T (Clipse), Raekwon & more. This album also (CD only) features live footage from Ghost’s trek on the Hip Hop Live! Tour, as well as rarities and remixes of some of your favorite Ghostface songs.

Ghost has had one hell of an illustrious solo career, he is highly regarded by many critics and this guy might be up there with the greatest emcees of all time. To me there really aren’t too many guys that can paint a picture like Ghost as well as be funny as hell at the same time. Go out and grab this shit because it promises to scorch the hell out of your speakers and break your neck.

Tracklisting:

01 Slept on Tony
02 Run [Remix ft. Jadakiss, Lil Wayne, Raekwon, and Freeway]
03 Kilo [Remix ft. Raekwon and Pusha T]
04 Be Easy [Remix ft. Ice Cube]
05 Tony Segal (aka Barrel Bros.) [ft. Styles P and Beanie Sigel]
06 It’s Over
07 Walk Around
08 9 Milli Bros. [ft. Wu-Tang Clan]
09 Mighty Healthy
10 Apollo Kids
11 All I Got Is You [ft. Mary J Blige]
12 Cher Chez La Ghost
13 Back Like That [Remix ft. Kanye West and Ne-Yo]
14 Street Opera [ft. Sun God]
15 You Know I’m No Good [ft. Amy Winehouse]
16 The Champ [Remix]
17 Ghostface Christmas

Also go check out the WU on tour:

11-29 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
11-30 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
12-01 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
12-03 San Francisco, CA – The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center
12-04 West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
12-05 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
12-06 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
12-07 Tempe, AZ – Marquee
12-08 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
12-10 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
12-14 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12-15 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
12-17 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
12-18 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
12-19 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
12-20 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
12-21 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
12-23 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
01-01 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
01-02 Providence, RI – Lupo’s
01-04 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
01-07 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
01-08 Richmond, VA – Toad’s Place
01-09 Greensboro, NC – N Club
01-10 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
01-11 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
01-12 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
01-13 Columbia, SC – LEVEL
01-14 Atlanta, GA – TBA