Best of 2006: #4 Ghostface Killah – Fishscale & More Fish

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A thousand apologies for the delay guys, I lost the original draft, plus being really busy with work doesn’t help. This is what I could put together. Enjoy!

The greedy sucka, he just couldn’t help it could he? Not only did Tony Starks put out one of the best hip-hop albums of the year with Fishscale; he decides to steal even more of the limelight by releasing another one (who some say was even better). In 2006, Ghostface Killah easily outshone all of his peers… by quite an amount.

Fishscale

The first of the two albums dropped around May-time and I remember being in a club when Kilo dropped and the place going bananas! Odd, due to the fact that it isn’t really a club tune but it still banged. Hard. It was definitely one memory from 2006 i’ll keep with me. This track really had me last year.

Ghostface Killah (feat. Raekwon) – Kilo

One for Ghost…

A track I think some of us older folks can relate to! Ghostface rhymes about catching a beatdown from his mama when he was a youth, and he is so on point when he points out the problem with kids today is that they “don’t get beat no more”. This is one of the best tunes on the album and with sterling production (as ever) from J Dilla it is very reminiscent of Ghostface’s earliest hit, All That I Got Is You.

Ghostface Killah – Whip You With A Strap

More Fish

Ghostface Killah – Ghost Is Back

You damn right!

A few weeks before the year was up, More Fish was released; now this came a shock to me as I had no idea it was in the pipeline. What a nice surprise! Technically this album is a posse album, the second Theodore Unit effort (718 being the first), but to be honest I hardly even noticed; Ghost shines so bright on More Fish that his colleagues are truly second rate. The only exception being the fantastic Grew Up Hard.

Trife da God & Solomon Childs – Grew Up Hard

I’ll leave you with two more tracks from More Fish: one containing one of the hardest beats ever released by Ghostface, the second, some say, is the best hip-hop track about poker. Ever.

Ghostface Killah – Blue Armour

Ghostface Killah – Pokerface

The brightest star in the Wu Tang galaxy.

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2 Responses to “Best of 2006: #4 Ghostface Killah – Fishscale & More Fish”

  1. white silk Says:

    Not only far and away the brightest star in the Wu galaxy but, at this point, he so far outshines his Staten peers that I think the rest of ’em just up and packed their shit back to the Island for good…….they know they cain’t mess with Pretty Toney and figure it’s prolly best to lay low for a minute (New York or otherwise).

  2. bruce banner Says:

    damn, love the ghost…have you checked out wu-peanuts? shit is funnyyyy:
    http://www.ohword.com/gallery4/389/the-complete-wu-peanuts-collection

    oh, and if you’re looking for a better file sharing service, check out http://www.divshare.com…free unlimited uploads AND unlimited bandwidth…i’m still looking for the hook, but so far, it’s dope…beats mutha%#^ing fileden, that’s for sure (yes, i’m still bitter).

    thanks for the starks tracks
    |bb|

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