Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - Douglas Wolk
The soundtrack to Jim Jarmusch's hit-man movie "Ghost Dog" is aimed straight at hip-hop heads and hearts -- it's the first full album the Wu-Tang Clan's mastermind, the RZA, has produced in well over a year. For the most part, it's the formal leap he's been promising during his time off -- creepy and deep, with tracks that turn hip-hop production standards on their ear. Surprisingly, the whole Clan appears only on one track and Masta Killah on one more; the rest of the vocalists are a mix of Wu protégés like Sunz of Man, whose "Strange Eyes" updates Cameo's funky sneer for the '00s, old-timers Kool G Rap is lured out of retirement to rattle through "Cakes", and ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Douglas Wolk
The soundtrack to Jim Jarmusch's hit-man movie "Ghost Dog" is aimed straight at hip-hop heads and hearts -- it's the first full album the Wu-Tang Clan's mastermind, the RZA, has produced in well over a year. For the most part, it's the formal leap he's been promising during his time off -- creepy and deep, with tracks that turn hip-hop production standards on their ear. Surprisingly, the whole Clan appears only on one track and Masta Killah on one more; the rest of the vocalists are a mix of Wu protégés like Sunz of Man, whose "Strange Eyes" updates Cameo's funky sneer for the '00s, old-timers Kool G Rap is lured out of retirement to rattle through "Cakes", and unknowns, who contribute some of the best stuff here. Of the latter group, Tekitha's "Walking Through the Darkness" is straight R&B built on a splendid bit of guitar-overdub trickery, and Suga Bang Bang's toasting meltdown "Don't Test" is dancehall slowed to a molasses-thick trickle, with a disembodied moan looped and shoved right up to the front of the mix. GHOST DOG is a not-to-be-missed dream collaboration of vision and sound between two like-minded visionaries.
All Music Guide - Stacia Proefrock
Depending on who you ask, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is either a piece of cool meditation on the rules of combat or an ultraviolent glamorization of thug life. The same can be said of the music chosen for the soundtrack. It is aggressive yet calculated, exuberant and orderly and smooth and jagged. With songs from the Wu Tang Clan, Kool G Rap and North Star among others, this soundtrack is worth checking out.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972408927
  • Catalog Number: 724089
  • Sales rank: 50,457

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Samurai Code Quote - Forest Whitaker (0:15)
  2. 2 Strange Eyes - Sunz of Man (5:04)
  3. 3 4 Sho Sho - North Star (4:43)
  4. 4 Zip Code - The Black Nights (3:07)
  5. 5 Samurai Code Quote - Forest Whitaker (0:17)
  6. 6 Cakes - Kool G Rap (5:00)
  7. 7 Samurai Code Quote - Forest Whitaker (0:17)
  8. 8 Don't Test/Wu Stallion - Bang-Bang (5:18)
  9. 9 Walking Through the Darkness - Tekitha (5:17)
  10. 10 The Man - Superb (4:13)
  11. 11 Samurai Code Quote - Forest Whitaker (0:14)
  12. 12 Walk The Dogs - Royal Fam (4:04)
  13. 13 Stay With Me - Melodie (3:23)
  14. 14 East New York Stamp - Afu-Ra (2:04)
  15. 15 Samurai Code Quote - Forest Whitaker (0:32)
  16. 16 Fast Shadow - Wu-Tang Clan (3:02)
  17. 17 Samurai Code Quote - Forest Whitaker (0:20)
  18. 18 Samurai Showdown (3:59)
  19. 19 Samurai Code Final Quote - Forest Whitaker (0:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
RZA Primary Artist
Bang-Bang Track Performer
Jeru the Damaja Track Performer
Kool G Rap Track Performer
Wu-Tang Clan Track Performer
Masta Killa Track Performer
Melodie Track Performer
Sunz of Man Track Performer
Tekitha Track Performer
Royal Fam Track Performer
Afu-Ra Track Performer
North Star Track Performer
The Black Nights Track Performer
Superb Track Performer
Forest Whitaker Readings
Technical Credits
RZA Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer
Mitchell Diggs Executive Producer
Jose "Choco" Reynoso Engineer
William Scott Wilson translation
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