Ghostdini: The Wizard Of Poetry In Emerald City (Edited)
Released: Sep 2009
Label: Def Jam Records
Ghostdini is a collection of collaborations with modern R&B superstars (John Legend, Lloyd, Raheem DeVaughn). While this may sound like a deal-breaker for Wu-Tang loyalists who like their hip-hop rugged and raw, Ghostface carries it off with all the absurdity, charm and comedy we've come to expect from him. "Stapleton Sex" is a raunchy sex narrative, and "Guest House" finds Fabolous on the business end of a Glock, but the best songs here ("Baby," "Paragraphs of Love," "Do Over") are genuinely sweet and surprisingly romantic. Sure, this is a detour, but it's an enjoyable one.