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Sunday, September 27, 2009
Ghostdini Wizard of Poetry In Emerald City
Much like the club song, a song dedicated to the fairer sex has repeatedly being the Achilles heel for many our favorite rappers and emcees alike. Leave it to the Wizard of Poetry, Ghostface to deliver a happy medium that will satisfy both you and your boo. Ghostdini – Wizard of Poetry finds Ghost expanding on the Carl Thomas and Raekwon assisted Never Be The Same Again for a full length album; the result is a more mature sound with Ghost’s trademark humor embedded within vivid storytelling. While this is the weakest album in Ghost’s catalog, it is certainly not a bad album. On many occasions in the past Ghost has demonstrated a knack for detailing his trysts with a patented humor and vivid descriptions; so it would seem that Ghost is more than capable of pulling it off. Those who would be otherwise disappointed with the lack of street narratives on this project will be pleased to find Ghost exercising no indiscretions in terms of rawness as shown on the already touted LV and Sean C produced Stapleton Sex. The outstanding Fabolous assisted Guest-House, finds this unlikely pairing in a verbal joust that is not only reminiscent of R. Kelly’s Trapped In The Closet series but it also delivers the same cinematic effect of say Yolanda’s House. Other gems include Forever, the Jack Knight assisted Lonely, and the Estelle and Vaughn Anthony assisted Paragraphs of Love (Not Your Average Girl is sure to be a girly favorite). In spite of a few miscues (not including bonus tracks), Ghost’s endeavor is a testament to his skills if you will. Granted this project lacks a Ghost street stamp of approval it still bares his second to none signature approach; and quite simply he does it better than most. Ghostdini- The Wizard of Poetry in stores 09/29/09.