12 Reasons to Die is the tenth studio album by a Wu-Tang Clan member, Ghostface Killah. The album is produced and composed by Adrian Younge and executive produced and narrated by RZA. The concept album is based on a comic book with the same title as the album 12 Reasons to Die. The album was released on April 16, 2013 by RZA’s Soul Temple record label and RED Distribution. Twelve Reasons to Die Q&A.
Twelve Reasons to Die II is the twelfth studio album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah. It is the sequel to his 2013 album Twelve Reasons to Die. The album was released on July 10, 2015, by Linear Labs. The album features guest appearances from Raekwon, RZA, Scarub, Vince Staples, Lyrics Born, Chino XL and Bilal.
The Rise of the Ghostface Killah" - Ghostface Killah and Adrian YoungeVia Pitchfork. When I saw Ghostface perform with Adrian Younge at SXSW last month, it seemed like the two hadn't figured each other out at all. Younge's band would launch into thrilling versions of classics like "Buck 50", then lurch to a halt while Younge demanded we pay our respects.
Ghostface Killah with Adrian Younge and his band, Venice Dawn, after their first performance together. Courtesy of the artists. Twelve Reasons to Die is the creation myth of a black superhero set in 1960s Italy, which looks a lot like 1990s Scorsese. The curtain opens on a young man born into a life of crime. But anyone familiar with Robert De Niro's characters in Goodfellas and Casino knows what's coming next when Ghostface's character rhymes, "I was a boss among white boys, rocking a 'fro. He hits the ceiling, leaves to start a black syndicate, falls in love with a boss's daughter and makes a ton of money importing cocaine
Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge have announced their collaborative album Twelve Reasons to Die, releasing on April 16th and executive produced by RZA. According to a press release, the album will be released via Soul Temple Records and is described as a mix of classic 36 Chambers-era RZA with Portishead, and the Italian film music of Ennio Morricone. The first offering from the album, The Rise of the Ghostface Killah, can be downloaded here and streamed below . Get The Most Important Stories Of The Day Straight To Your Inbox.
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Iron Age: The Art of Ghostface Killah.
His latest album, Adrian Younge Presents Twelve Reasons to Die, recounts the spaghetti-western origin myth of Ghostface’s longtime alter ego Tony Starks, who, we now learn for the first time, rose to prominence as a cocaine-rich foot soldier in the Deluca mafia super-syndicate. Soon, Tony finds himself backstabbed, and the murderous Deluca family presses his perforated corpse into 12 records. Little do they realize that Ghostface-being, you know, Ghostface-will rise again. He’ll never be Kanye because, even at his campiest, Ghost can’t entirely extricate himself from the musical vocabulary of R&B; if he could, he would cease to be Ghostface Killah, and RZA has wisely followed the rapper on various excursions without upending this central arrangement.
Twelve Reasons to Die. By. Jody Rosen. This groundbreaking concept album (as the press release calls it) tells the story of an internecine mafia war, which erupts when Ghostface Killah’s alter ego, Tony Starks, an aspiring member of the Deluca crime family, falls in love with a woman from the Delucas’ circle – and I’m falling fast asleep trying to recount the ludicrous plot. Focus instead on Ghostface, whose shaggy, breathless flow remains one of pop’s most transfixing sounds.
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|A1||Beware Of The Stare|
|A2||Rise Of The Black Suits|
|A3||I Declare War
Featuring – Masta Killa
|A4||Blood On The Cobblestones
Featuring – Inspectah Deck, U-GodScratches [Cuts] – DJ Mark Luv
|A5||The Center Of Attraction
Featuring – Cappadonna
|A6||Enemies All Around Me
Featuring – William Hart
|B1||An Unexpected Call (The Set Up)
Featuring – Inspectah Deck
|B2||Rise Of The Ghostface Killah
Scratches [Cuts] – DJ Mekalek*
|B3||Revenge Is Sweet
Featuring – Killa Sin, Masta Killa
Featuring – Inspectah Deck, Killa Sin, Masta Killa, U-God
|B5||The Sure Shot (Parts 1 & 2)|
|B6||Twelve Reasons To Die|
- Published By – Linear Lab Publishing
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Soul Temple Entertainment, LLC
- Copyright (c) – Soul Temple Entertainment, LLC
- Mixed At – Linear Lab Studios
- Mastered At – Elysian Masters
- Art Direction, Design – Goliath
- Composed By, Mixed By – Adrian Younge
- Coordinator [Project] – 9th Prince
- Design [Consultant] – Stan Oh
- Engineer – Adrian Younge, Anthony Acid, Arnold Mischkulnig, Jeff Rameau
- Executive-Producer – The RZA*
- Executive-Producer [Co-Executive] – Bob Frank , Dennis Coles, Mike Caruso
- Mastered By – Dave Cooley
- Other [Model] – Logan Melissa
- Performer [Music] – Venice Dawn
- Photography By – The Artform Studio
- Producer – Adrian Younge, Bob Perry, Andrew Kelley*
- Production Manager [Project Manager] – Zak Shelby-Szyszko
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Scanned): 819376011011
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