One of the benefits that comes with being an artist is the ability to channel and express your emotions rather than bottle them up. Styles P. lost his daughter a few years back and it should come as no surprise that no matter how many years go by, that’s not going to be the easiest thing to get over. “When Ghost Lost It” is a perfect example of a rapper making their pain into something beautiful. It’s therapeutic for him and it’s a great listen for us.
“I’m just trying to swallow the pain
But it seems like the weed and the bark bottles my think
I shiver ’cause my daughter gone
Wonder when I die will I take smoke or water form
Talking to God everyday
Yeah I’m thankful, but sh*t is feeling hard everyday”
A line like “money come and go but loved ones, you don’t get ’em back” is not just common in hip-hop, but is one of those universal truths we all accept. However, his tragic loss makes it feel more poignant and gives it a whole hell of a lot more gravity.
He released another joint, “Ghost No Ways” over Drake’s “Feel No Ways”, but it pales in comparison. It’s far from bad, but listening to a parent grieve their child is always going to be a tough act to follow.