12 Reasons To Die [VINYL] Explicit Lyrics
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The sounds of classic '36 Chambers'-era RZA meld with Portishead and the Italian film music of Ennio Morricone on '12 Reasons To Die', the new album from Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge. This project is a daring, full-length crime / horror concept album, breaking new ground in the hip hop genre. Ghostface Killah's prominence in hip hop has grown steadily over his 20-plus year career, and '12 Reasons To Die' catches the gifted MC at the height of his lyrical prowess. Composer / producer / instrumentalist Adrian Younge represents the next generation of black music producers. His aim is an organic re-appropriation of hip hop circa the mid-1990s. His previous releases, the 'Black Dynamite' soundtrack album (2009) and 'Something About April' (2011), touched on psychedelia, blaxploitation, and the cinematic soul of the 1970s. '12 Reasons To Die' is Adrian's first project in which he's immersed himself fully in the world of hip hop.
Top Customer Reviews
Hip Hop producers and artists need to listen and learn from the likes of Drake on this front. Even if you don't like his music or a particular track, you can always hear his vocal! Don't they ever listen to the playback before shipping???
As for the rhymes, apparently this is meant to be some kind of concept album, but I switched off after a couple of tracks. I prefer Ghost when he's talking about his Air Max or baked macaroni and turkey wings.
This album is pure fire, Adrian Younge has crafted an album that cannot be faulted. The instrumenals are especially a cut above the usual similar fare offered, being stand alone tunes that can happily sit as the background of many an occasion without ever becoming repetitive.
Some of the beats are inspired reworks that somehow just manage to hit you out the ball park.. If your a fan of Wu or GFK this should be a must own.
Only other album to come close to this recently is the Czarface album by 7L Esoteric and Inspectah Deck, which is also pure fire.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is not that good, bought it thinking killas voice would shine through eminently but was disappointed when hearing the tracks. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Hughboss
Stories rapped with live beats. A new fresh approach to hip hop.Published 9 months ago by Michael McAuley