It’s almost that time of year again… a new Ghostface album is on the horizon. After checking out the “Be Easy” single with Pete Rock and the addictive “Kilos” (thanks to Soul Sides), I’m predicting Supreme Clientele quality from Starks. In the meantime, here’s a couple of essential J-Love produced white labels featuring the Ironman.
“Come On” is actually a remix of “Tony/Montana” from Cormega‘s Legal Hustle album, using a slightly altered version of the “Sugar Ray & Hearns” beat from the same LP. Ghost destroys shit as he flips an ill “rhyme the same word for the whole verse” technique with his usual energy, sounding better than ever, while Mega holds his own “I see it all in your face, the window to your soul ain’t tinted/you wanna see me fallin’ from grace, no way nigga/I’m stretching my weight like cocaine dealers – what you gonna say now? My flows way iller”.
The Theodore Unit track stands out thanks to an eerie beat that sounds like it was sampled straight from The Warriors, while an improved Shawn Wiggs let’s us know that “Theodore – we state of the art/you wanna keep that chain round your neck you best play ya part/cause ain’t a damn thing sweet like the Wonka factory” and Starks exclaims “Fuck Mike Jordan – it’s P. Tone in the air!”.
Apart from putting out a heap of mixtapes featuring the finest in NY “gutter butters” from M.O.P., G Rap and the like, J-Love has also been known to release white label tracks with everyone from Tragedy to O.C. to Master Ace. He also put together the classic “Rhyme Mania ’99” with Large Pro and Neek The Exotic.
Cormega featuring Ghostface – Come On (J-Love Remix) [white label, 2004]
Theodore Unit – Late Nite Arrival [white label, 2004]
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