ghostface killah & adrian younge
twelve reasons to die
this groundbreaking rap concept lp melds the sounds of classic '36 chambers'-era rza with portishead & the italian film music of ennio morricone.
'twelve reasons to die' catches the rejuvenated ghostface at the height of his lyrical prowess, an unquestionable force when teamed up with producer/arranger de jour adrian younge, who has delivered a live, organic re-appropriation of hip-hop circa the mid-‘90s, but steeped in the aesthetic ethos of old dario argento films. younge’s previous releases, the 'black dynamite' (2009) soundtrack & 'something about april' (2011) touched on psychedelia, blaxploitation & the cinematic soul of the 1970s. this masterfully recreated vintage vibe complements the energy & old school flow of ghostface's rhymes, spinning tales of revenge, money making & all kinds of nefarious tony starks dealings alongside bilal, lyrics born and fellow wu-men rza and raekwon.
*the deluxe version features a bonus instrumentals cd, almost available separately.
- Beware Of The Stare
- Rise Of The Black Suits
- I Declare War (ft Masta Killa)
- Blood On The Cobblestones (ft U-God & Inspectah Deck)
- The Center Of Attraction (ft Cappadonna)
- Enemies All Around Me (ft William Hart of the Delfonics)
- An Unexpected Call (The Set Up) (ft Inspectah Deck)
- The Rise Of the Ghostface Killah (ft Masta Killa & Killa Sin)
- Revenge Is Sweet (ft Masta Killa & Killa Sin)
- Murder Spree (ft U-God, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck & Killa Sin)
- The Sure Shot (Parts One & Two)
- 12 Reasons To Die