Posted: Wednesday – October 14, 2009
Ghostface Killah comes back the only way he knows how – flamboyant, loud and flashy – all while attaining the opposite sex with the most charismatic lyrical fanfare possible. On The Wizard Of Poetry, Ghostface has taken on the route of incorporating R&B into most of his tracks. This is a smart way of crooning the ladies even more.
Something that is typical on most solo albums of members of Wu-Tang is a lot of featured spots. Ghostface has decided to fuse most of his tracks with serenades and his Staten Island swag to make this release noteworthy.
On Baby, Ghostface and Raheem DeVaughn take off with Auto Tune, talks of maintaining friendships and talks of the potential futures of the children to come. As DeVaughn holds down the chores, Ghostface smooth talks the ladies by mentioning their good cooking and referring to them as strawberry shortcake.
Paragraphs Of Love featuring Estelle demonstrates Ghostface excellent ability of storytelling and detail. The account of meeting this love for the first time sheds Ghostface’s toughness and shows a softer side. Mentioning the details of her hair, toes and the way the sunlight reflects off her face truly indicates love at first sight.
The only downfall to Ghostface’s detail comes in the form of Stapleton Sex, a graphic sexual affair that talks about inserting members into drenched feline compartments, altering the speed of intercourse and dressing up in a nurse outfit. It has a good beat at least.
Ghostface has created yet another good piece of work. Production that includes 70’s soul, DJ chants and a New York feel to it, this is another great installment for the Wu-Tang Clan.