GHOSTFACE KILLAH COOKS UP ‘MORE FISH’ AND “ROCKS” THE ROAD
SURPRISE SEQUEL TO INSTANT CLASSIC ‘FISHSCALE’ SET FOR
DECEMBER 12 RELEASE ON DEF JAM RECORDINGS
JOINS THE ROCK THE BELLS TOUR WITH RAEKWON, REDMAN,
BOOT CAMP CLIK’S SMIF-N-WESSUN, SUPERNATURAL AND DJ KOOL
New album highlights Ghost’s crew The Theodore Unit and his son, Sun God
“Ghostface remains perhaps the most lovable rapper in the world: a wounded warrior with raps to match his speeding heartbeat.” – The New York Times
Ghostface’s emotionally charged stream-of-consciousness flow is as off-the-wall and amazing as it’s ever been.” – Rolling Stone
“…as a must-hear street storyteller, he's still at the top of his game.”– Entertainment Weekly
“His voice is a gorgeous instrument, mellifluous even when he’s yelling.” – The New Yorker
December 12, 2006 – Staten Island, NY – Someone forgot to tell Ghostface Killah it’s OK to rest on your laurels. Less than 10 months after releasing the most critically acclaimed album of the year – Fishscale – Ghost is back and as strong as ever with the surprising and equally stunning sequel, More Fish. Released today on Def Jam Recordings, More Fish finds Ghost on a creative roll, and picks up right where Fishscale left off – with the kind of raw, uncut, uncompromising, soulful street rhymes only Tony Starks can deliver.
On Fishscale, The New York Times wrote: “When you get a new Ghostface Killah album, the only reasonable reaction is to get lost in it.” Getting lost in More Fish, what’s immediately striking is Ghost’s artistic consistency; he continues to put out great music at an alarmingly prolific rate. Tracks like the Rakim inspired “Ghost Is Back,” and the albums’ first single – the dancefloor burner “Good” – bristle with energy, Ghost’s legendary mic skills in top form. This time around, however, Ghost has a little help; the album showcases Ghost’s longtime Staten Island crew, The Theodore Unit: Trife Da God, Cappadonna, Shawn Wiggs, and Ghost’s 17-year-old son, Sun God – who’s deep, gravely flow shows brilliant promise on tracks like “Miguel Sanchez” and “God 2 God.”
Revered in beat-junkie circles for his soulful, sample-heavy soundbeds, Ghost returns to the same well of underground producers who made Fishscale an instant classic. MF Doom mans the boards on “Cartoonz” and the Hardy Boys-themed “Stones From Greece.” Madlib contributes “Untitled,” while Pete Rock lays down “Chunky.” On “Josephine,” one of the album’s standout tracks, Ghost laments life in the drug-addled projects over a deep, mid-tempo soul sample from Hi-Tek.
While many in hip-hop mourn the passing of the glory days, More Fish is another classic album from one of the genre’s true legends, and one of its greatest talents. But for Tony Starks, it feels easy – like shooting fish in a barrel.
Date City Venue______
12-12 Vancouver, British Columbia Plush Nightclub
12-13 Seattle, WA The Showbox
12-14 Portland, OR Roseland
12-15 San Jose, CA Avalon Nightclub
12-16 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine
12-17 Las Vegas, NV Empire Ballroom
12-20 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
12-21 San Diego, CA House of Blues
12-22 Anaheim, CA House of Blues