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Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge - Twelve Reasons To Die

$38.00

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Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge - Twelve Reasons To Die

$38.00

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Twelve Reasons to Die is the tenth studio album by Wu-Tang Clan member, rapper Ghostface Killah. It is a concept album based on a comic book of the same name. The album was produced and composed by Adrian Younge. It was also executive produced and narrated by RZA. It features guest appearances from Wu-Tang members Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa and Cappadonna along with William Hart and Killa Sin.

The sounds of classic 36 Chambers-era RZA meld with Portishead and the Italian film music of Ennio Morricone on 12 Reasons To Die, the first ever collaboration between Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge. A daring, full-length Crime/Horror concept album, 12 Reasons' executive producer and Ghostface's longtime Wu-Tang Clan collaborator The RZA, referred to the album as "groundbreaking" in the hip-hop genre.

Ghostface Killah's prominence in hip hop has grown steadily over his 20-plus year career – including high-profile appearances on Kanye West's Cruel Summer, RZA's The Man With the Iron Fists soundtrack and 36 Seasons, his recent collaboration with The Revelations – 12 Reasons catches the gifted MC at the height of his lyrical prowess.

Composer/producer/instrumentalist Adrian Younge represents the next generation of black music producers. His aim is an organic re-appropriation of hip-hop circa the mid-90s. His previous releases, the Black Dynamite soundtrack album (2009) Something About April (2011), and There Is Only Now, his collaboration with Souls Of Mischief (2012), touched on psychedelia, blaxploitation, and the cinematic soul of the 1970s. 12 Reasons was Adrian's first project in which he's immersed himself in the world of hip-hop. – Fat Beats

“..while the album is best listened to in one go, these strong cuts could easily be parceled out for any career-spanning Ghostface mixtape, plus Younge must love the Wu as much as he loves composer Ennio Morricone, judging from some of the banging beats he lays underneath along with the general production haziness that recalls RZA. It's short and limited, but it's well crafted and strong…” – AllMusic

 

Item description:

Artist:

Ghostface Killah And Adrian Younge

Title:

Twelve Reasons To Die

Label:

Linear Labs

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

2015

Genre:

Hip Hop

Catalog No:

LL018

Condition:

New