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Speedy Ortiz played not one, not two, but three shows in San Francisco yesterday. After their Outside Lands festival set, they did a stripped-down performance for Stereogum at the Toyota Tent then at night played the local venue Rickshaw Stop. The Boston-based band’s latest album, Foil Deer, is one of the best of the yearMore »

At this past year’s Coachella festival, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, the only heritage rappers on the whole weekend’s bill, came out to a loud mid-afternoon reception on one of the two main stages. But when they told the crowd that they’d be performing all of Rae’s 1995 album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, I don’t… More »

The first time I interviewed Ghostface Killah, I waited four hours at the “Back Like That” video shoot for a 10-minute sit-down. This was mostly OK. I got to see the rap-promotions machine in action just before that machine rusted into dust. I got to see Ghostface and Ne-Yo standing on flowerpot risers on the… More »

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Livestream The 2015 Polaris Music Prize Gala

Every year, a bunch of Canadian music nerds get together to bestow the prestigious Polaris Music Prize upon whichever album they deem to be Canada's…
Peter Helman | September 21, 2015 - 7:40 pm

DOOMSTARKS (Ghostface Killah & MF DOOM) – “Lively Hood”

Nearly a decade ago, the team of MF DOOM and Ghostface Killah, under the name DOOMSTARKS, were supposed to release a collaborative album. It never…
Tom Breihan | September 14, 2015 - 12:03 pm

Ghostface Killah To Action Bronson: “Who Gives You The Right To Even Mention My Name?”

In an interview back in May, Ghostface Killah commented on the frequent comparisons that have arisen between his voice and Action Bronson's. Then, he said…
James Rettig | July 20, 2015 - 12:56 pm

Stream Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge Twelve Reasons To Die II

Next week, Ghostface Killah will release Twelve Reasons To Die II, his third album in eight months after 36 Seasons and his BADBADNOTGOOD collab Sour
James Rettig | July 3, 2015 - 10:08 am

Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge – “Get The Money” (Feat. Vince Staples)

Wu-Tang legend Ghostface Killah is about to come out with Twelve Reasons To Die II, his third album in about eight months. Like 2013's original…
Tom Breihan | June 22, 2015 - 10:34 am

Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge – “Let The Record Spin” (Feat. Raekwon)

Ghostface Killah teamed up with the cinematic soul bandleader Adrian Younge for the rap opera Twelve Reasons To Die two years ago, and now they're…
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2015 - 10:28 am

Adult Swim Announces 2015 Singles Series With Danny Brown, Chromatics, Run The Jewels, FlyLo, Sia x SOPHIE, & More

Adult Swim's annual singles series is back for the sixth time starting next week, and as usual the Cartoon Network offshoot has rounded up an…
Chris DeVille | June 5, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Ghostface Killah Sometimes Mistakes Action Bronson’s Voice For His Own

Action Bronson sounds a lot like Ghostface Killah. The comparison used to come up in just about every Bronson review, in part because the resemblance…
Chris DeVille | May 21, 2015 - 4:11 pm

Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge – “Return Of The Savage” (Feat. Raekwon & RZA)

In 2013, Ghostface Killah teamed up with the psychedelic-soul producer and composer Adrian Younge to make Twelve Reasons To Die, a rap opera about a…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2015 - 9:35 am

Raekwon & Ghostface Will Review Your Mixtape If You Contribute $200 To Their Documentary

As the great Wu-Tang resurgence continues, Raekwon has announced plans to crowdfund a film about his debut solo album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... This…
Caitlin White | March 9, 2015 - 5:47 pm

Stream BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah’s Sour Soul

The experimental jazz of BADBABDNOTGOOD has long communed with hip-hop, post-punk, and other genres, but their latest album is a full-blown collaboration with the legendary…
Caitlin White | February 20, 2015 - 3:29 pm

Watch Fans Beat Up A Heckler At A Ghostface Killah Show

If you're making a list of good places to start shit, "Ghostface/Raekwon performance at an Amarillo, Texas tattoo convention" should probably be somewhere down near…
Tom Breihan | February 5, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Raekwon & Ghostface Announce Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Documentary At Sundance

Raekwon and Ghostface Killah hosted a preview "#PurpleCarpet" screening yesterday at the Sundance Music Festival. At the screening, they previewed a trailer for The Purple
James Rettig | January 25, 2015 - 4:17 pm

BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – “Ray Gun” (Feat. DOOM) Video (Feat. Left Brain)

The new album Sour Soul is a collaborative team-up from Staten Island rap legend Ghostface Killah and young Toronto jazz combo BADBADNOTGOOD. On the song…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2015 - 10:27 am

BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – “Ray Gun” (Feat. DOOM)

Ghostface Killah has been saying that his long-awaited collaborative album with fellow classicist obscuritan DOOM will finally see release in 2015. We'll see! But we…
Tom Breihan | January 9, 2015 - 11:14 am

Watch Ghostface Killah Play The Tonight Show Without The Roots

Rappers who perform on The Tonight Show have a unique opportunity: They get to rap in front of the Roots, probably the greatest live rap…
Tom Breihan | January 9, 2015 - 9:44 am

Ghostface Killah – “Love Don’t Live Here No More” Video (Feat. Michael K. Williams)

About a week ago, Ghostface Killah released a new album called 36 Seasons, a narrative rap-opera piece about a masked vigilante out for revenge. At…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2014 - 2:50 pm
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