And Twelve Reasons to Die, their collaborative album, has a crazy-promising conceptual framework; playing off of Ghostface's well-worn persona, it tells the story of Tony Starks, an enforcer for the DeLuca crime family, who is murdered by his former employers after striking out on his own. His remains are melted in vinyl and pressed into a dozen LPs that, when played, resurrect him as the Ghostface Killah, a force for revenge incarnate. Ghostface has unparalleled storytelling instincts; he might be the best, most colorful storyteller rap has ever seen.
Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge have announced their collaborative album Twelve Reasons to Die, releasing on April 16th and executive produced by RZA. According to a press release, the album will be released via Soul Temple Records and is described as a mix of classic 36 Chambers-era RZA with Portishead, and the Italian film music of Ennio Morricone. The first offering from the album, The Rise of the Ghostface Killah, can be downloaded here and streamed below
Produced by Adrian Younge. Album Twelve Reasons to Die. 12 Reasons to Die Lyrics. Unable to become immortalized in life Ghostface became immortalized in death Creating a mayhem so vast That the tale of his rampage would be passed down for generations Gangsters told their children to never double-cross a man Who's will is so strong that he can cross the planes of existence To get his revenge And there you have it The. story of the Ghostface Killah. About 12 Reasons to Die. 12 Reasons to Die" Track Info
Ghostface Killah with Adrian Younge and his band, Venice Dawn, after their first performance together. Courtesy of the artists. Ghostface Killah with Adrian Younge and his band, Venice Dawn, after their first performance together. Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge's new album, Twelve Reasons To Die, comes out April 16. Twelve Reasons to Die is the creation myth of a black superhero set in 1960s Italy, which looks a lot like 1990s Scorsese. The curtain opens on a young man born into a life of crime. But anyone familiar with Robert De Niro's characters in Goodfellas and Casino knows what's coming next when Ghostface's character rhymes, "I was a boss among white boys, rocking a 'fro.
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Wu-Tang rapper Ghostface Killah is no stranger to the concept album, having just dropped the R&B pillow-talk effort Ghostdini the Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City in 2009, but Twelve Reasons to Die is something bigger, and better. Produced entirely by film composer Adrian Younge, this creepy cool effort is a comic book on wax that relates to a real series of comic books released by executive producer RZA's Soul Temple imprint
Adrian Younge and Ghostface Killah’s Twelve Reasons To Die series plays out as a parallel universe steeped in violence and mob sensibilities. An exaggerated gangster fiction, depicting a blood strewn world which takes as much influence from the twists and turns of familiar Mafioso plot lines as it does from the stylised violence of far eastern martial arts flicks. This sequel to the Wu-Tanger’s 2013 concept album reunites him with producer-composer Adrian Younge. As well as continuing the labyrinthine plot from the first record – the backstory, in which the supernatural intersects with 1960s Italian mobsters, is voiced here by RZA – Ghost and Younge revisit the first instalment’s sparkling soundbed.