Remember a couple months back when RZA put out Man With The Iron Fists? For a minute or two before the movie came out, it seemed like a great idea to pair up Tarantino and RZA, to share in a love of kung fu flicks, old soul, and spectacular violence. Together, we imagined, the dudes could channel that special combination platter of gangster shit, asian fetishism they both have worked in for so long. Spark the creative juices. When the movie came out however, it was hot garbage.
Ghostface with Adrian Younge on “The Rise of the Ghostface Killah” on the other hand, has all the old Wu-Tang magic for us in 2013. Younge is best known for being the man behind the soundtrack to Black Dynamite, while Ghostface is fucking Ghostface. On “The Rise of the Ghostface Killah” dudes combine to give us an origin story of Ghostface as master assassin/rapper/superhero. Specific’s are irrelevant, it’s an energized Ghostface rapping over beats that sound like the soundtrack to Five Deadly Venoms; sit back and enjoy the regalia. There’s musical references to old Wu, allusion to Kill Bill—check the tremolo’d guitars, and dusty drums that RZA in ’92 would’ve killed to sample.
There’s a full length album from these two called Twelve Reasons To Die coming April 16th, mark your calendars and break out your five piece numchucks. Just in case you get real inspired by the album and want to take some Wu inspired Facebook profile pics.- raythedestroyer