Big Ghostface sits down with Tim Westwood. After bumping into the Goodie Mob cats, a great interview ensues. Ghost drops a LOT of gems (see the 2nd joint where he’s like “I don’t wanna go ‘old school’”…true stillz). The vital importance of originality, legacy, water, love for the music and culture, progression, and “pretty (fat ass) beats.” Plus Def Jam‘s industry bluff, Wu tatts, Blue & Cream: The Wally Era and Wu-Block, and the making of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (THE ORIGINAL PURPLE TAPE).
I need not explain why Tim always seems to be very at-home when in the presence of his Wu bloodkin.
Mobb Deep’s performing their first show in over three years tonight at Best Buy Theatre in midtown with the help of Ghost & Rae and Stretch Armstrong. Somehow tickets aren’t sold out yet … what!? Catch us in the middle of the crowd crazily bent!
Once again, Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang is proven to be straight “album of the year” material. What a day maker. The Chef and Starks revisit an older sample once used by the Abbot (while in Bob Digi form), but flipped differently…this time with a surprising cameo by everyone’s favorite big guy since………?? Yep, your man Rick Ross. It works, somehow. Shouts to Miss Info for the tip off.
Raekwon “Molasses” (Feat. Ghostface Killah & Rick Ross)
We’re just full of love here at PTP (@purpicide)…this is why we’re bringing you another special gift on this lovely day. For all you smart-dumb cats who ARE on Twitter, yet ARE NOT “following” Ghostface (@GhostfaceKillah)…well…you’re a genius at being dumb. Every now and then the man dispenses jewels for the taking, very much akin to his World According To Pretty Toney episodes. These are the new levels you missed out on today, Valentine’s edition.
Big up my man Justin Lam for the full-length stance.
2010 was such a mixed bag of business. Of course we had the usual shit ton of 21st century, I-can’t-believe-people-are-eating-this-up type of fuckery, everywhere (certainly this was not limited to just music)…but we were also blessed by some really stellar material from a handful or two of our go-to MC’s (plus a fresh batch of newer voices who refused to run with the trend of rappin’ about how high they get and their so-called “swag”).
Two of our favorite crown holders, Raekwon and Ghostface, were certainly able to bask in the shine they achieved through their consistent bar work. Both Staten Isle vets blessed their public with a bevy of live performances, as well as a mini-group effort with Method Man, Wu Massacre (an album that honestly felt more like a teaser, much like the brilliantly composed, cinematic ad campaign that preceded its release – we only wished it to be a bit longer in playtime…can you blame us?).
Rae seemingly flew by in a huge cloud of numerous guest spots, mixtapes, and bonus tracks…using the insane momentum he gathered up toward the end of ’09 with the ridiculous sequel to the Purple Tape.
Ghost, while touring extensively, seemingly only sprinkled his brand of in-studio Tony Starks’isms here and there…perhaps this was due to him preparing his huge year-end closer, Apollo Kids (hasn’t left the disc changer since that Tuesday in December). Cop that dummy.
Now we start a new year fully layered in anticipation, as each MC has announced at least one new full length for 2011: Rae’s Shaolin Vs. Wu Tang (slated for a March release) and Ghost’s recently announced Supreme Clientele II (plus let’s not forget the scattered whisperings of a project with a one Sheek Louch of The Lox). To help calm our fiend for new Iron-Chef material, our guy Robbie over at Unkut just posted a dope little “lost” interview with the two, originally conducted around a year ago. Ever wanted to hear more about their young rap roots? Their approach to (s)language? What happened with Meth and a fire extinguisher? Or how about why many considered Cappa to be the “Slick Rick of Shaolin”?
Since we’re on this Wu Tang history steez…here’s some bugged out footy of the Clan in ’92 during some downtime off of their radio promo runs. Are they in a Roy Rogers/Dunkin’ Donuts combo spot? Wowsers.
Holy fuckin’ shit. One monstrous heater from the wizard who is Ghostface, straight off the Apollo Kids album (next week!). This time, Black Thought joins for some furious “back in the day” raps (and we mean furious). GRRRRR!!!! I just played this 5 times in a row…word to the Y punched through the old subway token!
Ghostface Killah “In Tha Park” (Feat. Black Thought)
(shitty post title aside) A lot of dope collab talk on here recently.
Sheek Louch (of The Lox) has confirmed the word that he and Ghostface (of the Wu Tang Clan) will do an album together. The Lox and Wu (more specifically Rae and Ghost) have had some amazing team-ups over the years…so this news is met with little surprise, but boatloads of anticipation (thank you, rap gods).
Below is some entertaining footage from their most recent tour together (wish I could have made it out to the BB King’s show)…and then some.
Yeah some of that shit was highly questionable (on the part of the “fans”)… but it makes for mostly a good, clean viewing experience.
Speaking of collabo albums…what’s up with that Chef and G Rap joint?(?!?!?!?!?!?!)