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This is another bangin' set of drug-trade narratives and some of the most off-the-wall slang in hip-hop. The album will also be a showcase for Ghost's own posse, Theodor Unit, members of which include Trife Da God and Ghost's son, Sun God.
K. Flack; Goldstein; Hi-Tek; Lewis Parker; Anthony Acid; Xtreme
Def Jam (USA)
Number of Discs
58m : 25s
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Mister Maygreen, Billie Cottrell, Miss Info, Tracy Morgan, Tristan Wilds, Trife da God (vocals); Larry Cottrell (guitar); Carolyn Isaacs "Momdukes" (keyboards); Eric Isaacs "E Dub", Big D (drums).
Audio Mixers: Jason Goldstein; Lucas McClelan; DJ Hi-Tek.
Recording information: Manhattan Beach Studios, New York, NY; Reddline Studios, Staten Island, NY; TekLab Studios, Cincinnati, OH.
Photographers: Tai Linzie; F. Scott Schafer.
Shortly after SUPREME CLIENTELE dropped in 2000, Freddie Foxxx boldly proclaimed that "Ghost saved the Wu." As the Clan lumbered into the new millennium, some members' solo work moved mainstream, others fizzled, and the group's appeal as a whole began to fade. Ghostface, on the other hand, led by example, dropping one consistently hot street-level album after another. On MORE FISH, the follow-up (coming a mere nine months after) to his acclaimed 2006 release FISHSCALE, Ghost continues to do his thing, spitting furious flames and flashing grittily surreal hood imagery. Due to the title, the expectation is that MORE FISH might just be a collection of throwaways from the FISHSCALE studio sessions. A more apt way to think of MORE FISH is as a companion album or the second half of a single work. Production-wise, the record sports the same underground sound, featuring a mix of beats from indie-rap heroes like Madlib, MF Doom, Jim Bond, Kool-Aid & Peanut, and Hi-Tek, as well as Ghostface's own production on the hyped-up early 1990s throwback "Ghost is Back." Aside from his Theodore Unit protegees (including his own 17-year-old son, Sun God), Redman, Sheek Louch, Cappadonna, Killa Sin, and Kanye West all put in tight guest appearances. MORE FISH is another tour de force, and exactly what hip-hop heads have come to expect from Wally Kingpin. Ghost is indeed back; fix your mirrors.
Rolling Stone (p.112) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he current century has proven Ghostface the most irrepressible rapper of his generation."
Spin (p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's another dimension of Ghost's genius and arguably his most consistent collection since 2000's SUPREME CLIENTELE."
Entertainment Weekly (p.85) - "[N]ostalgic soul samples, richly detailed scenes of street life, and an abundance of inventive wordplay." -- Grade: A-
Vibe (p.110) - "Festooned with both showy tinsel and raw gristle, it feels somehow safe and experimental, foundational and radical."