Ghostdini the Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Take that word "Poetry" with a grain of salt and then check your expectations at the door, because Ghostdini the Wizard of Poetry is a significant departure for Ghostface Killah, at least when it comes to the album format. This oversexed, always fun, and occasionally hilarious effort was inspired by the rapper's previous work with R&B artists, although the production -- from Scram Jones, Skymark, the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, and others -- goes way back, sampling smooth soul folks like Marvin Gaye, Joe Simon, and Love, Peace & Happiness. Unlike his GhostDeini guise, this new Ghostdini character is a lover plus a pimp more than a player, hanging in the "Guest House" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Take that word "Poetry" with a grain of salt and then check your expectations at the door, because Ghostdini the Wizard of Poetry is a significant departure for Ghostface Killah, at least when it comes to the album format. This oversexed, always fun, and occasionally hilarious effort was inspired by the rapper's previous work with R&B artists, although the production -- from Scram Jones, Skymark, the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, and others -- goes way back, sampling smooth soul folks like Marvin Gaye, Joe Simon, and Love, Peace & Happiness. Unlike his GhostDeini guise, this new Ghostdini character is a lover plus a pimp more than a player, hanging in the "Guest House" with "Glass pianos and Portuguese drapes hangin' from the ceiling/Persian rugs, Moroccan sofas/I walk through the house in paisley robes and Ferragamo loafers." Things don't always go right for this cool customer, as both "Guest House" and "Lonely" are bitter, brokenhearted highlights, and being suave isn't always the rule as "Stapleton Sex" gets the seven dirty words off within the first ten seconds and then proceeds to describe a Hustler cartoon. The cause and effect of sex are covered on the great slow jam "Baby" ("I'm all right, it's just that the baby's kickin'/And I want some Popeye's chicken, and my back kinda hurts from the way I was sittin'/Hurry home so you can rub my big belly and kiss it"), and after the slick "Goner" pleases with some George Benson-like guitar, the album goes modern with two great "bonus tracks," "She's a Killah" and the Kanye West plus Ne-Yo showcase "Back Like That." Nasty as he wants to be, Ghostdini is nothing more than the Face and friends having a good time. The results are as improper as they are infectious.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/29/2009
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 602527179681
  • Catalog Number: 001339602
  • Sales rank: 99,072

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Not Your Average Girl - Shareefa (3:48)
  2. 2 Do Over (4:34)
  3. 3 Baby (4:12)
  4. 4 Lonely - Jack Knight (4:34)
  5. 5 Stapleton Sex (2:33)
  6. 6 Stay (2:56)
  7. 7 Paragraphs Of Love - Vaughn Anthony (3:52)
  8. 8 Guest House (4:29)
  9. 9 Let's Stop Playin' - John Legend (4:23)
  10. 10 Forever (3:40)
  11. 11 I'll Be That - Adrienne Bailon (4:09)
  12. 12 Goner (4:54)
  13. 13 She's A Killah - Ron Browz (4:03)
  14. 14 Back Like That (4:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ghostface Killah Primary Artist
D. Brown Vocals
Jack Knight Background Vocals
Shareefa Vocals
Mela Machinko Background Vocals
Ed "Wolverine" Goldson Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
James Lewis Bass, Guitar
Technical Credits
Dexter Wansel Composer
V. Brown Composer
Kenny Gamble Composer
B. Smith Composer
Doug Wilson Engineer
D. Brown Composer
Rashad Smith Engineer
Mahogany Producer
A. Scott Composer
Mike Tocci Engineer
Justice League Producer
Scram Jones Producer
Bei Maejor Producer
Anthony Acid Caputo Producer, Engineer
Skymark Producer, Engineer
Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young Engineer
E. Ortiz Composer
Brian Herman Engineer
K. Crowe Composer
J. Carmichael Composer
K. Oliver Composer
A. Scott Composer
L. Coppin Composer
M. Shemer Composer
E. Swaray Composer
S. Washington Composer
S. Smith Composer
G. Harris Composer
A. Caputo Composer
C. Forbes Composer
S. Cooper Composer
R. Turner Composer
R. Gibson Composer
S. Arrington Composer
W. Hutch Composer
M. Adams Composer
D. Webster Composer
D. Matthews Composer
D. Coles Composer
J. Knight Composer
J. Lewis Composer
B. Green Composer
T. Bullock Composer
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