|Recording information: 10/05 Recording, New York City, NY; Carrington House Studios, Atlanta, GA; Green House, Edgewater, NJ; KMA Studios, New York City, NY; Manhatten Beach Studios, New York City, NY; Modern Sun Recording Studio, Barcelona, Spain; Platinum Sound Recording, New York City, NY; SMT Studios, New York City, NY; Stark Studios, Staten Island, New York; Tumblin Dice Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY; Workshop Recording Studio, Atlanta, GA.
|The haughtily titled GHOSTDINI WIZARD OF POETRY, an over-sexed, always fun, and occasionally hilarious effort from Wu-Tang's jedi-master, Ghostface Killah, was inspired by the rapper's previous work with R&B artists. Unlike his GhostDeini guise, this new Ghostdini character is more than a player, less than a pimp. Things don't always go right for this cool customer as both "Guest House" and "Lonely" are bitter, broken-hearted highlights and being suave isn't always the rule as "Stapleton Sex" gets the seven dirty words off within the first ten seconds and then proceeds to describe a Hustler cartoon. The cause and effect of sex is covered on the great slow jam "Baby" and after the slick "Goner" pleases with some George Benson-like guitar. The album goes modern with two great "bonus tracks," "She's A Killah" and the Kanye West plus Ne-Yo showcase "Back Like That". Nasty as he wants to be, GHOSTDINI is nothing more than the 'Face and friends having a good time. The results are as improper as they are infectious.