Album Review: Set the Tone by Ghostface Killah


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Ghostface Killah, the legendary rapper, has done it again. His latest album, “Set the Tone,” is a masterclass in storytelling, lyrical prowess, and sonic experimentation. From the opening notes of the first track, “6 Minutes,” it’s clear that Ghostface is on a mission to push the boundaries of what hip-hop can do.

The album is a journey through the highs and lows of life, with Ghostface weaving together tales of love, loss, and redemption. His lyrics are razor-sharp, with a wit and wisdom that is both relatable and profound. He raps about the struggles of growing up in the inner city, the importance of family and community, and the power of music to transcend adversity.

One of the standout tracks on the album is “Skate Odyssey,” which features October London and Raekwon. The track is a great example of Ghostface’s ability to create a laid-back, atmospheric vibe. The production, helmed by Corey Woods (Raekwon), is lush and immersive, with a catchy hook and a strong beat.

Another highlight of the album is “No Face,” which features Kanye West. The track is a great example of Ghostface’s ability to create a high-energy, aggressive track. The production, handled by Kanye West himself along with Lamont Porter, known as EZ Elpee, is strong, with a catchy hook and a powerful beat.

Here’s the breakdown of the production credits for each track:

  1. “6 Minutes” (featuring Jim Jones, Sheek Louch, and Harl3y)
  • Produced by Jewelz Polaar and Producer Plug
  1. “Pair of Hammers” (with Method Man)
  • Produced by “Studio” Steve Wallace & Da MPC Killa pka Red Jacket Killah R. Darden
  1. “Skate Odyssey” (featuring October London and Raekwon)
  • Produced by Corey Woods (Raekwon)
  1. “Scar Tissue” (with Nas)
  • Produced by T the Human
  1. “Kilo in the Safe” (featuring Iceman)
  • Produced by David Fourth
  1. “Skit 1”
  • Produced by Ghostface Killah
  1. “No Face” (with Kanye West)
  • Produced by Kanye West and EZ Elpee
  1. “Champion Sound” (featuring Beniton)
  • Produced by Ghostface Killah and Danny Caiazzo
  1. “Cape Fear” (with Fat Joe featuring Harl3y)
  • Produced by Ray Ray Scavo III
  1. “Skit 2”
  • Produced by Ghostface Killah
  1. “Plan B” (featuring Harl3y)
  • Produced by Bundy and Greg G.S.
  1. “Bad Bitch” (with Ja Rule featuring Trevor Jackson)
  • Produced by Bam Beatzz
  1. “Locked In” (with AZ featuring Bee-B)
  • Produced by Scavo
  1. “Skit 3”
  • Produced by Ghostface Killah
  1. “Touch You” (featuring Shaun Wiah)
  • Produced by Vital
  1. “Shots” (with Busta Rhymes and Serani featuring Harl3y)
  • Produced by Ben Grimm, Now & Laterz, and Producer Plug
  1. “Trap Phone” (featuring Chucky Hollywood)
  • Produced by Scavo
  1. “Outro Skit”
  • Produced by Ghostface Killah
  1. “Yupp!” (featuring Remy Ma; bonus track)
  • Produced by Trufacez

Overall, “Set the Tone” is a great album that showcases Ghostface Killah’s enduring talent and dedication to his craft. The album features a diverse range of tracks, from the energetic and upbeat to the introspective and emotional. With its strong lyrics, catchy production, and standout guest appearances, “Set the Tone” is an album that is sure to please fans of hip-hop and beyond.

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