Ghostdini Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City

Ghostdini Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City

by Ghostface Killah


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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/29/2009
Label: Def Jam
UPC: 0602527179681
catalogNumber: 001339602

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
Vernon Brown   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Willie Hutch   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
M. Adams   Composer
D. Webster   Composer
D. Matthews   Composer
D. Coles   Composer
J. Knight   Composer
J. Lewis   Composer
T. Bullock   Composer
Brandon Green   Composer

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