It’s safe to say I’m dumb-hyped on this new project from Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge (available now digitally, or on two different pieces of wax: Soul Temple Records or Get On Down). My fascination for Adrian Younge started when my big brother DJ Jimmy Taco scooped me for a ride home one day, and had an Adrian Younge Black Dynamite Orchestra album rocking in the CD deck. After divulging what the album was, I went home and downloaded everything I could find from him, which in turn ultimately led me to buy everything he’s ever put out on wax: Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics, Turn Down the Sound 7″, and Stop and Look 7″. The one I’m still after is Something About April which proves damn near impossible to find a copy of, even on the web. It’s all about that It’s Me joint with those filthy Hammond organ hits that sounds like some ’93 Wu shit (Wendy Rene – After Laughter, anyone?), Rebecca Jordan’s amazing voice, that mean-as-fuck bassline that sticks to your soul like soul-food sticks to your ribs, and those subtle yet profoundly epic strings. Thankfully the homie DJ Rhettmatic hipped me to the fact that Adrian and Wax Poetics will be repressing this gem very soon (fingers crossed). As for Twelve Reasons to Die, I caved in and scooped up both the Soul Temple Records bundle and the Get On Down bundle. It definitely put a dent into my already malnourished pockets -but ah fuck it!- it was well worth it.
Anywho, enjoy these dark, gothic visuals for Rise of the Ghostface Killah which really sets the 60s-Italian-crime-saga tone graphically. Nice little cameo from the beautiful Logan of Height Five Seven as well. ILL.