This album is a great continuation of the story as well as of the story telling ability that Ghostface posesses. While it may not have a hit songle, it does have a lot of replay ability for those who enjoy concept albums.
The production is classic RZA haunting minimalism. There is plenty of scope for content and for Ghostface to try a few different things. The beats work well with how the story flows which helps the project stay cohesive. A few more modern beats could balance the project out on the timeline more, however that would upset the atmosphere of the album and ruin the story.
The lyricism is good through this album and helps to add to the story telling element. While not overly complicated, it assists the imagery and makes it impact more on the listener. Some more rhymes with some more complexity could showcase Ghostface’s talent some more, however the way this story is told, it may have detracted from what the artists are saying.
The features all help to build this album up with the addition of thier verses. Each brings a lot of effort and a lot of great verses that add a lot to not only thier tracks, but the whole project. A few more singing features could have added another dimension to the album, but again, may not have fit with the story.
Overall, this is a great concept album that shows that not only does Ghostface have the ability to still make great albums, but that concept albums are making somewhat of a comeback after a few releases through the last few years.
This is a great project that combines Ghostface’s signiture style with the haunting production he does so very well with. If the chemistry on this project is anything to go by, we can expect great things from this pairing in the future.
The production is full of beats that sound like they use the same idea behind Wu-Tang Clan’s original album. If you modernised the backings on those tracks, you get an idea of what to expect on this album. With that sort of stand out beat to work with, The duo do a great job making a great project.
The lyricism is classic Ghostface and does not disappoint. He does a great job keeping the tracks at a pure Hip Hop level at its most entertaining. The lyricism may not be the most complex out there, but it is vivid imagery that is painted and makes a good listen.
The features are also good and help bring a level of diversity to the project. Each is different from Ghostface and shows that he works well with a range of other rappers. The kind of chemistry shown on this project is fantastic and should be an example to others in the rap game.
Overall, this is a good project and an enjoyable listen through. If you are a fan of Ghostface already, you will love this album. If you aren’t, then this should make you one.
This is a good album. A timeless and classy feel while still showcasing Ghostface’s signature style. This has the feel of an old album while maintaining roots in the modern age of Hip Hop. This is a god addition to this years Wu-Tang Clan releases.
The production is good and is refreshing to the ear as it sounds like real instruments. It can’t be proved if it is or not, but it’s good to hear something that doesn’t sound totally manufactured, but has had thought go into it. It doesn’t exactly flow but that is part of its charm when the content is considered. It is a bit jagged in places but is a very enjoyable listening experience.
The lyricism is definitely there and really helps with the story telling of this album. Ghostface weaves tapestries in the songs, helped by his features, that paint vivid pictures of whats happened to him and other content. It is very powerful, while not being the elite of the elite, and should be commended in its efforts.
The features are good and can take a moment to celebrate how Ghostface can work well with select emcees or with new artists as well as the other. The features can add a new perspective or change the pace on the tracks which helps to add more to the song than if Ghostface was on it alone. It expands the meaning of the song and it can help connect more with the listener.
A surprise part of this album is that the second half of the project is the instrumentals from the first half. This gives you a closer glimpse into the world of song creating as you have the piece of the puzzle the artist started with and the end product that they turned it into. It is quite remarkable how they can see a song from just the backing.
Overall, this is a good album to listen intently to or enjoy in the background, but if you want music to get you pumped up, this may not be the best album for you. This is a journey, not an energy pill.