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Ghostface Killah Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (3 Dec 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Mercury Records Ltd (London)
  • ASIN: B000XK7P6Y
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Listen15. Killa Lipstick (Album Version) [feat. Masta Killa] [Explicit] 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
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1. At The Cabana Skit 2. Toney Sigel a.k.a. The Barrel Brothers 3. Yolanda's House 4. We Celebrate 5. Walk Around 6. Yapp City 7. White Linen Affair (Toney Awards) 8. Supa GFK 9. Rec-Room Therapy 10. The Prayer 11. I'll Die For You 12. Paisley Darts 13. Shakey Dog Starring Lolita 14. ! 15. Killa Lipstick 16. Slow Down

BBC Review

As the Wu faithful come to terms with the fact the new record (8 Diagrams) won't save hip hop, the rep of the Staten Island crew now rests firmly on the shoulders of its most consistent performer, Tony Starks, aka Ghostface Killah. GFK's well publicised dissent in the 8-strong clan, centered around Wu svengali RZA, whom Raekwon recently dubbed a 'hip hop hippie' for the new album's experimental direction. This combined with Ghostface and Rae claiming RZA owes them money, culminating in the delay of 8 Diagrams' release - it was pulled back to make way for Big Doe - have only reinforced the assertion that Ghostface flys solo.

Big Doe is GFK's seventh studio album; a triumph and a tragedy in the same breath. His narratives are still lucid and evocative and his flow is as visceral and vital as !36 Chambers, 14 years ago. The tragedy comes in the form of a missed opportunity. Where 2006's Fishscale was exemplary in matching chart-friendly, throwback soul and surrealism, the majority of Big Doe lacks the creative punch of Ghosts' best work.

GFK's skill as a story teller remain peerless. 'Walk Around's intense and reflective narrative comments on the psychological fallout of committing homicide. What sets it apart from your average bullets-by-numbers ode to murder is the vulnerability in Ghostface's delivery.

"Shakey Dog" and "Yolanda's House" are classic Wu Tang; slow-burning high drama over dusty drums and '70s-soul sonic flourishes; GFK and Raekwon sound on point throughout, and Meth kills it on the latter. "Slow Down" is also a gem, Chrisette Michele could be Billie Holiday, her sweet voice offsets GFK's throaty confessional.

The irony is in all the furore surrounding the sound of the new Wu Tang Clan record, one of Ghostface's main objections with RZA was that he didn't let any new producers in to diversify the music. If only he had taken his own advice, The Big Doe Rehab may have gone on to do what only his 1996 debut classic Ironman has managed, shift a million and perhaps confirm Ghostface Killah as one of the all time greats. --Alex Forster

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ghost delivers again 7 Dec 2007
Format:Audio CD
Ghostface, arguably the Wu's best emcee, has carved his own lane. He has a formula that works, and he's sticking to it.

If you own any of his earlier albums, and particularly his most recent joints (Pretty Toney, Fishscale, More Fish) you'll know exactly what to expect here... off the wall lyrics, crazy flows, respect for the old school, grown-man gangsterism and impeccable swagger. And Ghost delivers yet again.

In terms of 'the Formula'; "We Celebrate" featuring Kid Capri is this years "Be Easy", an old school party jam with that unmistakable Tony Starks twist. "Supa GFK" (Starks' take on Redman's "Sooperman Luva" series) is this years "Holla", where Ghost performs his party trick of rapping over an old soul record in its entirety, vocals and all, rather than sampling and looping it, and "Shakey Dog featuring Lolita" is, literally, this years "Shakey Dog", where Ghost gets his inimitable story-telling swagger on.

The guest appearances this time around are not limited to Wu-Tang emcees and Def Jam-signed vocalists, and on "Barrel Brothers", three of the hardest lyricists in the game (Ghost, Beanie Sigel and Styles P) combine for one of the strongest tracks on the album.

Of course, Ghosts old partner-in-rhyme Raekwon and other Wu emcees are here as usual (check for the excellent "Paisley Darts" for a soulful Wu posse cut), and it is on the Rae and Meth assisted "Yolanda's House" that Big Doe Rehab finds its main highlight... a witty and original track where the three emcees spin a tale set in the same building, where their individual stories collide, over one of the best beats on the album.

GFK has delivered one of the years best long players.
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5.0 out of 5 stars KILLAH 19 Feb 2008
By CRAZE
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This is as good as fishscale once again ghost has put alot of effert into this album but i know he was very upset with the fan's copin the album on the net and i agree if you say you are a fan of an artist then you should support what they do,anyway this is a good album so if you are a FAN then pick it up.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's not "Fishscale", but all Ghostface Killah fans will be satisfied with "The Big Doe Rehab". 12 Dec 2007
By J. Highsmith - Published on Amazon.com
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I was introduced to Ghostface Killah when I was introduced to the entire Wu Tang Clan on their debut CD, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). From beginning to end you could listen to their debut CD as RZA, GZA, Method Man, ODB, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, Ghostface and even U-God kept your attention with their fiery lyrics and RZA's production. My favorite tracks ended up being the 1st 2 singles, "Protect Ya Neck" and "Method Man", as well as "C.R.E.A.M", "Bring Da Ruckus", "Da Mystery Of Chessboxin'" and "Wu Tang: 7th Chamber". After the first group CD the members of the Wu would release their first round of solo CDs: Method Man dropped "Tical" and ODB dropped "Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version". Both CDs were pretty good although I clearly had higher expectations for a Method Man solo CD. However, when Raekwon dropped Only Built 4 Cuban Linx with Ghostface playing Steve Nash adding a huge assist to the project, I clearly had a newfound respect for Ghostface Killah. It was clearly evident that he had skills on the first group disc, but after hearing him on the majority of "Only Built For Cuban Linx" it was as if RZA woke up a sleeping giant. Ghostface's lyrics were phenominal on the CD. I had alot of favorite tracks but the 2 tracks that always stick out for me are "Verbal Intercourse" which was a track with Raekwon, Ghostface & Nas and "Guillotine: Swordz" which was a track with Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, Ghostface & GZA. GZA then dropped the classic "Liquid Swords" and it was Ghostface's turn with his 1st solo disc Ironman. Don't get me wrong, "Ironman" was a nice CD but it didn't live up to the success of Raekwon's CD. My favorites included "Iron Maiden", "260", "Poisonous Darts", "Daytona 500" and the smooth "Camay", which featured a sick Teddy Pendergrass sample of the track "Can't We Try". The group came back together with the classic double CD Wu-Tang Forever a year later in 1997. The majority of the double CD featured classic tracks such as the 1st single "Triumph", "Reunited", "A Better Tomorrow", "Hellz Wind Staff", "It's Yourz" etc. The 2nd round of solo CDs didn't go to well for the Wu Tang as a whole. However, Ghostface still managed to drop what I feel is his best solo CD ever on his 2nd go round with Supreme Clientele. Although the 1st single "Apollo Kids" with Raekwon was nice, Ghost had several other bangers such as "Ghost Deini", "Wu Banga 101", "Nutmeg", "We Made It" and one of my all time favorite posse cuts in "Buck 50" which featured Ghost with Redman, Method Man, Masta Killa, & Cappadonna. Ghostface released Bulletproof Wallets a year later and The Pretty Toney Album in 2004. Both CDs were quality releases from Ghost but they couldn't compare to "Supreme Clientele" or "Ironman". However, last year Ghostface released his 5th solo disc Fishscale and in my opinion, that is the closest that he has come to equalling the magic of "Supreme Clientele". "Fishscale" had a nice mix of producers with the likes of J Dilla, MF Doom, Pete Rock, Just Blaze, Sean C & LV, etc. and my favorite tracks ended up being "The Champ", "Shakey Dog", "Kilo", "Clipse Of Doom", "R.A.G.U." and "Beauty Jackson". Ghostface also dropped More Fish in Decemner of last year and that seemed like a Ghostface CD with multiple tracks with the Theodore Unit and tracks that didn't make the final cut of "Fishscale". However, you still got alot of nice tracks on the CD especially "Ghost Is Back" which basically jacked the entire beat of Eric B. And Rakim's "Juice (Know The Ledge)".

Well ladies and gentlemen, nearly a year later and a week before the new Wu CD entitled The 8 Diagrams dropped, Ghostface is back with his 7th solo disc, "The Big Doe Rehab". The CD gets started off with a bang on the track "Toney Sigel", which originally featured Styles P from The Lox. Ghostface & Beanie Sigel have a nice collaboration together along with Solomon Childs. However, I would have chosen the verse that Styles P recorded for the song before Solomon Childs' verse. "Toney Sigel" was produced by Sean C & LV, who along with Diddy did the majority of the production on Jay Z's "American Gangster" CD. Method Man seems to be upset that Ghost busted his groove on the track "Yolanda's House" that also features Raekwon. Ghostface does a good job of storytelling on the track as he tells us how he found Method Man doing the ultimate no no with a paticular woman..lol Raekwon adds a nice verse on the track as well as this is my favorite track on "The Big Doe Rehab". Kid Capri adds even more energy to the single "We Celebrate". This track right here shows you why Ghostface is the most consistent member of the Wu when it comes to releasing solo CDs. "Walk Around" is produced by Ant Acid, who has production credits on "Fishscale" and "More Fish". Ghost tells us a story about some events that happened and the potential consequences of those things. Ghostface's son, "Sun God" joins in on the fun with Trife Da God on "Yapp City". Sun God & Trife did a nice job on the track "Miguel Sanchez" that was featured on "More Fish". This time around Scram Jones produces a track that allows all three rappers to tell you how things can go down in the streets when necessary. Ghostface creates a nice song with "White Linen Affair" as he creates a scene where if he were able to run his own awards show how things would actually go down. Frequency & Scram Jones use a sick Soul Generation sample so you can imagination that you are watching The Toney Awards. It appears to be funny but the track is still up there as one of the best tracks on the CD. "Supa GFK" is a decent track but it ends up being something that was covered before with Redman's multiple chapters of the Sooperman Lover. You would atleast think Ghost would have gave Redman a call to drop a verse on the sample that he made famous in the rap world. "Rec Room Therapy" will be another favorite of Ghostface fans as he drops 2 nice verses and Raekwon and U-God step in to give nice verses as well. "Paisley Darts" mixes members of The Wu Tang Clan and Theodore Unit with Method Man, Raekwon, Cappadonna, Sun God & Trife all joining Ghostface on one track. This track reminds me of "9 Milli Bros" from "Fishscale" that featured the Wu. "Killa Lipstick" employs the same Faze-O "Ridin' High" sample that EPMD used for "Please Listen To My Demo". However, once you hear Ghostface and Masta Killa's verses with Method Man's hook you'll forget about that as this is another nice track on "The Big Doe Rehab".

There aren't too many things that I can find wrong with this CD. While Chrisette Michele made nice contributions on Jay Z's "Lost One" and on Nas' "Can't Forget About You", she seems out of place on Ghost's "Slow Down". "Shakey Dog Starring Lolita" that features Raekwon is a decent track but hopefully it wasn't supposed to be a sequel to Fishscale's "Shakey Dog" because in this case the original track was clearly better. "I'll Die For You" is another decent track, but it doesn't compare to the better tracks on "The Big Doe Rehab" in my opinion.

Overall, this is another quality solo effort from Ghostface Killah. While I may not rate this a 5 out of 5 like some reviewers have, I feel that "The Big Doe Rehab" is right up there with Ghostface's best solo releases. However, if I am giving a 5 out of 5 to "Supreme Clientele" and "Fishscale", it would be hard for me to give the same rating to this CD. However, Ghostface fans will be clearly satisfied with this release. Alot of people have criticized Ghost for his comments about "8 Diagrams" but if core Wu Tang Clan fans can get past that, I feel that they will be able to enjoy his latest solo offering.

James' Top 6

1) Yolanda's House w/Method Man & Raekwon
2) Paisley Darts w/Raekwon, Method Man, Cappadonna, Sun God & Trife Da God
3) Yapp City w/Sun God & Trife Da God
4) Killa Lipstick w/Method Man & Masta Killa
5) White Linen Affair (Toney Awards) w/Shawn Wigs
6) Rec Room Therapy w/Raekwon & U-God

Honorable Mention:

Walk Around
We Celebrate w/Kid Capri
Toney Sigel (The Barrel Brothers) w/Beanie Sigel & Solomon Childs
Shakey Dog Starring Lolita w/Raekwon
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Ghost since Supreme Clientel 15 Dec 2007
By Robyn Komondy - Published on Amazon.com
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Ghost steps his game up since his last couple efforts. This album is almost as good as supreme clientel wich is probably closer to 6 stars. But this is definetely a 5 star joint right here.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal! 10 Dec 2007
By A. G. You - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This record really blew me away. From the first track to the last track, it was just heat. We first heard Ghostface on (obviously) Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). His first verse, which most SHOULD know by now, had quite the impact in the underground. We anticipated a solo release but along the way, we got blessed with Only Built 4 Cuban Linx accompanied by Raekwon(which I HIGHLY recommend). In 1996, hip hop finally got what we wanted, a solo release. Not that the previous features or appearances were bad but we wanted Ghostface by himself. Like most Wu solo releases, they aren't really solo except the name on the cover. In Ironman's case, it featured THREE names on the cover. Raekwon, Cappadonna and, obviously, Ghostface Killah. From then on, Ghostface released an extensive catalog of albums. Most were accompanied by commercial and, of course, critical acclaim. I'll get back to these albums.

We start off with a much rather surprise feature from Beanie Sigel. Both of them come great on "Toney Sigel". "Yolanda's House" brings in some Wu members, Raekwon and Method Man. All three shine equally. This is no pun but Meth has really improved as writer, but he still has that smokey, laid back voice. "We Celebrate" is one of the several feel good, party songs on this album. My only complain is the guitar reverb. It makes the song lose its quality when trying to listen to it closey(the lyrics, i.e.). "Walk Around" has a story about a kid who disrespected his girl. Good listen and you'll probably go back several times for this one. "Yapp City" has one of the "darkest"(you could say) beats here but still maintains a soulful feel. Trife and Sun come very well but are outshined here.

"White Linen Affair" follows what Roc Boys from Jay-z first verse did, a acceptance speech. Full energy, Ghostface sounds like he was on a gallon of Gatorade here, some comedy here, though the obvious joke is really lame, wow. "Supa GFK" is another highlight. Lyrically, its the best here. The same goes for "Rec-Room Therapy". Perfection comes in Raekwon and U-God, which might surprise some Wu fans. He outshines Raekwon and Ghostface, DAMN! "The Prayer" feels like a pointless interlude but its actually nice here. "I'll Die For You" comes back with a great solo performance by Ghostface(minus the usual soulful chorus).

"Paisley Darts" NEEDS to be heard. That's all I'm saying on that. Enormous track. "Shakey Dog Starring Lolita" is better than the original from Fishscale. Wonderful cameo as always with Raekwon and Ghostface fighting for the shine telling their usual tales here. "!" is pointless, or it feels cause no one did anything over this nice musical piece. "Killa Lipstick" invites Meth on the hook and Masta Killa does a great verse here. Good feeling track. The album ends on "Slow Down", which could be THE highlight due to the VERY soulful track and hook by Chrisette Michele.

And that's it. Clocking in just 48 minutes, it leaves you wanting for more. Ghostface gave us Ironman to Fishscale, in between these, he became one of the most consistent rappers in history.This one doesn't break that consistency. I, personally, recommend Fishscale before this one then after getting this album get Ironman. After that, get whatever else you want, you can't fail with one of his albums, some are just better than others.

4.5/5!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars He Does it Again....He Has Mastered his Craft 4 Dec 2007
By Keenan E. Thomas - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
From Ironman to Big Doe Rehab, he has been consistent as ever. You know what you are getting with Ghostface. The 70's samples are there. The depictions of the late 80's and early 90's are there. The creativity is there. He just makes Great music. Must have! two words...."Yolanda's House"!!!!!!!!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Ghost Classic 4 Dec 2007
By Big L - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is def. his best work since Supreme Clientele and Ironman. This album has great production, with ghost sounding as good as ever. A lot of Wu cuts and filled with soul samples, Ghost is takin us back with this one. Alot of joints with Raekwon and a some with Method Man, Masta Killa and U-GOD.

This album is better then the new Wu-Tang Album (8 Diagrams) by a longshot. 'Yolanda's House', 'Rec-Room Therapy', Shakey Dog Starring Lolita', 'Paisley Darts', 'Killa Lipstick' all feature members of the Wu, and In my opinion are better Wu cuts then anything on 8 Diagrams.

Great album, a classic. Standout tracks for me are 'Supa GFK', 'Yolanda's House', 'Shakey Dog Starring Lolita', 'Slow Down', 'Killa Lipstick'
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