Tuesday, April 20, 2004


I don't have extensive comments right now (those will have to wait for a more full review) but I just want to say quickly:

Ghostface, to me, is one of the last few MCs whose output genuinely excites. There are other artists with hotter, club charting songs - J-Kwon's "Tipsy" for example - but I don't listen to Hood Hop expecting to get hit with a rush. Throw on Ghost though and you're whipped full-speed into his don't-give-a-fuck, no-holds-barred approach to songwriting and lyricism. Ghost just charges ahead and like on the song "Run," woe be to anyone who tries to stop his flow - when you see him coming, get the fuck out the entrance. He's relentless yet flamboyant, an MC who'll stand over your prone body, delivering verbal abuse in a sequined robe.

I'm loving the Pretty Toney album right now, one of the most consistent releases I've heard off any mainstream label all year and just hitting you with songs that get you amped like the third rail. The straight heezle? "Ghostface," which, with any luck and justice, will be blowing up clubs from the Hamptons to Hollywood.

You need this album. Ya'll know what time it is, man. It's real.