Ghostface Preps "Wizard of Poetry" Album, Disses Dream
Ghostface wants to put a spell on you with the release of his latest album. The most consistent of team Wu who was recently dubbed by the New York Times as, “The most loveable rapper in the world,” is whirling back into the music scene as a wizard. Ghost is embarking on a tour to promote the release of his new project titled, The Wizard Of Poetry. Ghostdini will release the album September 29th with features from John Legend, Fabolous, Estelle, Adrienne Bailon, Shareefa and Raheem Devaughn.
In celebration of the album, ITunes will be running a “Complete My Album" campaign. ITunes will promote the album by steadily releasing album cuts until its September 29th release. The first single "Baby" featuring Raheem Devaughn was released on August 18th. "Forever" was released on September 1st. On September 8th, the John Legend duet "Let's Stop Play'n" will be released, followed by Ghost and Fab's "Guest House" on September 15th.
Despite the stellar production and features on the album, the MC felt the need to mention his feelings on being snubbed by one of the biggest producers in Hip-Hop. According to him, his labelmate and now Executive Vice President of Island Def Jam, The Dream, stiffed him on a track. He claims The Dream promised him a track but blew him off at the last minute. Feeling some type of way about being looked over, Ghost told DJ Whoo Kid on his radio show:
“No Dream, nah, Dream fronted on me. Yeah, Radio Killer f*kin fronted. Yeah, it's Def Jam but you know certain ni**as get cocky, these little ni**as. It is what it is though. I ain't gonna complain about it but don't give me your fu%&in' number and tell me you gonna do something and renege on me. That's these lil' ni**as. It's different eras. These different eras mean a lot. This is the bullShyte era."
Even though he has ill feelings toward the Dream, Ghostface knows that the show must go on. He's currently on a 24 date tour schedule to promote The Wizard Of Poetry. Ghost is also highly featured on Raekwon's latest project Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Part 2 which dropped Tuesday. It looks like Wu-Tang is back and definitely something Hip-Hop needs right about now.
The tour dates are listed here:
10/2 Albany, NY- Northern Lights
10/3 Philly, PA- Trocadero
10/4 Carrboro, NY- Cats Cradle
10/5 Charleston, SC- Music Farm
10/7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL- Revolution
10/9 Oxford, MS- Lyric
10/10 Baton Rouge, LA- Spanish Moon
10/11 Austin, TX- Emos
10/13 Tucson, AZ- The Rock
10/14 Tempe, AZ- The Clubhouse
10/15 San Diego, CA- Canes
10/16 Los Angeles, CA Key Club
10/17 Santa Barbara, CA- Velvet Jones
10/19 Reno, NV- Club Underground
10/20 San Fran, CA- Slims
10/21 Arcata, CA- Arcata Theatre
10/22 Portland, OR- Berbati's Pan
10/23 Eugene, OR- WOW Hall
10/24 Seattle, WA- Showbox
10/25 Bellingham, WA- Nightlight
10/28 Salt Lake City, UT- Urban Lounge
10/29 Aspen, CO- Belly Up
10/30 Denver, CO- Bluebird
10/31 Boulder, CO- Fox