Last week, we brought you Ghostface Killah talking about making an album with Mary J. Blige. This week, Ghost gets more in form with what you’re used to: He’s down to do an LP with his brothers.
While there’s no word on an LP featuring the entire Wu-Tang Clan, Tony Starks has high hopes for a trio opus starring himself, Raekwon and Method Man.
“We ain’t got no title for it, but they been wanting to do that for a while, maybe like the past two years,” Ghost said recently in New York. “I was always with it. I think that right now, everybody is in that position to do it now. I think within the next two months, everybody will start collecting beats. Everybody goes in — he’s got four songs, I got four songs, [Meth] has four. Start coming around like that and seeing what we can do. Make a little phat tight one. I told Meth the other day, ‘It’s gotta be phat and tight. We don’t need 16, 19 joints on there. Nah, nah, nah — 12 phat bullets. We do it like that, and that’s it.’ That’s gonna happen soon. It will probably be out by the end of the year or January, and that’s that.”
You will get a preview of what Rae, Ghost and Meth can do on the upcoming Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II LP. Ghost recorded around 10 songs for the album. (It’s still not confirmed how many of the records will appear on the final LP.)
“Rae got darts,” Ghost promised. “His beats were up to par. He was doing what he gotta do. It’s good, man. People wanna see that. Rae’s been like, ‘Cuban Linx coming, Cuban Linx is coming’ for years. Mutha—-as was like, ‘Yo, when is it coming, B?’ Now he’s finally finished it, and he’s gonna put it out September 8.”
Ghost’s The Wizard of Poetry is coming out this year, but he doesn’t have a concrete date yet.
“If it’s not steaming,” he said of his buzz, “we can’t put it out until it’s right.”
Ghost worked with some of his favorite R&B stars from Estelle to John Legend on his new disc. The first single is “Baby” with Raheem DeVaughn.