100-Word Review: Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge’s ‘Twelve Reasons To Die’

04.24.13 4 years ago 4 Comments

Ghostface is a soul man, through and through. His tastes and musical aesthetic always drew heavily from the emotionally dense era of artists like Al Green and Donny Hathaway, even when he and his clan were emerging from the blood-soaked streets of crack-era New York. His pairing with Adrian Younge, the man behind Black Dynamite‘s soundtrack, on Twelve Reasons To Die allows Ghost to delve deeper into some of his influences, while also creating one of the best conceptual pieces of the Wu-Tang oeuvre. Really: who else could play the role of a hitman double-crossed by his mob family, who gets reincarnated after being melted down into vinyl records?

Standout Songs: “Blood On The Cobblestones,” “Enemies All Around Me” and “Murder Spree”

Song To Skip: “Beware of the Stare”

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