Lately I’ve been on a “vintage Wu-Tang Clan” kick, where most of the music I’ve been listening to has been from the legendary crew. So, naturally, I’ve instantly gravitated to these recent drops from Ghostface Killah.
GFK — who celebrated the 25th anniversary of his debut album Ironman, and is in the middle of his 3 Chambers Tour alongside GZA and Raekwon — has dropped a pair of freestyles: “I Got Soul” and “Bob James.” “I Got Soul” is his take on fellow legends Eric B & Rakim’s “I Know You Got Soul,” while “Bob James” — with Raekwon — has the two revisiting the track (“Nautilus”) RZA sampled for “Daytona 500.” Meanwhile, the “artwork” is a sly nod to the disks of beats RZA would label for the Clan during their early days (which was referenced in their Wu-Tang: An American Saga series). This could serve as a precursor to Ghost’s Supreme Clientele 2 project, which is reportedly arriving sometime in early 2022 and will be executive produced by Kanye West and Mike Dean.
Clearly, I’m here for both of these tracks. Press play on the freestyles below.