Ghostface Explains Why His Next Record Is Straight R&B
Thursday June 04th 2009,
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Robbie: Can you tell me about this R & B album? Are there a lot of collaborations?

Ghostface: Like when I did ‘Ice Cream’ and all the stuff like that. Remember ‘Ice Cream’? An album like that. A mixture of things, like you know how I did that Ne-Yo joint and ‘All That I Got Is You’ and stuff like that. It’s my last album [for Def Jam] so I wanted to do the album I always wanted to do, man. You gotta tell the fans that you not gettin’ no younger here – we gettin’ older! And everybody don’t sell crack no more, man. I don’t sell crack, yo. I ain’t movin’ no bricks or none of that other shit. I ain’t shoot nobody in like…since the early 90’s, man. How long you gonna be 40 years old and actin’ like you still sellin’ cracks and you on the block and you doin’ this and you doin’ that when times is more serious, man. We in a fuckin’ recession, B! Ain’t nobody gettin’ no money, man! We gotta stop lyin’ to ourselves and lyin’ to the fans. And the fans gotta stop bein’ so dumb and ignorant, and know it’s time to talk about grown-man situations. Shit that happen in the real life, inside your household, your love life, your personal life, that’s just like, ‘Damn, it’s hard for a nigga to get some money!’ It might be so hard to get some money that your girl might wanna leave you someday because you ain’t get no money like you like you used to be getting’ money! Those are real situations, so I think it should start goin’ back to songs that mean shit. All that other shit outside is just gonna keep us dumb, deaf and blind, yo, and we ain’t never gonna get nowhere.

What record best describes you?

Soul music describes me, before hip-hop and everything. If you go back to the early 70’s and late 60’s, that music is the essence of me. After that it’s breakbeats, then it comes all that rap music and other stuff like that.

In case you missed it, the full interview is here.

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I think this is good news. Ghost makes those kind of records better than almost anybody else. I’ll cop it for sure.

But …

“Grown people hip-hop” does not =

Hope he still get interviews Robbie:)

Comment by Frost Gamble 06.04.09 @

if the album is like the first cut then i’ll cop it..ghost along with brother ali are good for these soulful-type joints

Comment by dj blendz 06.04.09 @

yEAhh that’ll be dope for sure, some soul samples
Rhythm & Blues with the legend of Rap, can’t wait
Half Man Half Ghost deini !

Comment by R 06.04.09 @

I respect that. I think more artists should be able to draw inspiration from the music they love, instead of having to be confined to what their “fans” try to box them into, or what the label thinks they should do cause it’s “hot right now”. And if anyone can pull it off, Ghost is one who could do it. That angle works for him whereas it doesn’t always work for others.

Comment by DanjaMania 06.04.09 @

I ain’t shoot nobody in like…since the early 90’s, man.



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