The Essential Ghostface Killah Collection
December 16, 2014 5:13 AM   Subscribe

Skipped to number one to make sure it's Mighty Healthy; am satisfied.
posted by windbox at 5:19 AM on December 16, 2014 [1 favorite]

I guess I rank Ghost's story-songs higher than Complex does. I was surprised to see Shakey Dog in the twenties instead of the top five.
posted by Bookhouse at 5:36 AM on December 16, 2014 [4 favorites]

The fact that his version of "Feelings" didn't make the cut shows the type of amateurs we are working with here.
posted by clvrmnky at 5:42 AM on December 16, 2014

Indeed... Shakey Dog is probably my favorite Wu-related track of all time.
posted by ph00dz at 6:15 AM on December 16, 2014 [2 favorites]

I like the ones where he says women aren't equal to men. Some gentleman this "Ghostface Killer"...
posted by todayandtomorrow at 6:22 AM on December 16, 2014

Oh, then you'll love his Valentine's Day Stream of Wisdom...
posted by ZipRibbons at 6:35 AM on December 16, 2014 [1 favorite]

Man, I really want to like Ghostface but I just can't stand his delivery. It sounds like yelling to me. That doesn't bother me within a Wu Tang track but the solo stuff grates on me.
posted by mullacc at 6:48 AM on December 16, 2014

My fave Ghostface track is "Biscuits" which was in the 30's on this list. Ouch.

It sounds like yelling to me.

Funny, it sounds like crying to me. Out of all the Wu-Tang people he strikes me as the saddest, even when he's not trying to be.
posted by naju at 7:26 AM on December 16, 2014 [1 favorite]

I would agree about Ghostface having an almost-crying delivery. His sadness on I Can't Go to Sleep is what sells the song.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 8:14 AM on December 16, 2014 [1 favorite]

Childs Play is #39?
GTFO, plz.
posted by lkc at 1:22 PM on December 16, 2014 [1 favorite]

And yeah, Kilo over Biscuits?
I need to stop reading this list.

finishes reading

I may not agree with what you say, but I like that its about Ghostface.

There are several things below #20 that I would put in over whats in there, and a few things that are personal faves that weren't even on there. Its a little hard to split his verses vs the song in general. Like Verbal Intercourse or Guillotine or Winter Warz that are all remarkable tracks, but as a whole, not just the presence of Mr. Cole.
posted by lkc at 1:29 PM on December 16, 2014 [2 favorites]

Huge GFK fan. The new album is great, by the way. Nice to see guest star AZ showing the buoyancy in his rhythm he does so well, and I love the joint with Monch. Great production (live band?), too.

As for Ghost, for my money he's got one of the toughest sounding lines of all time in "Take It Back" (8 Diagrams):

Ain't trying to hurry up / We like rebel niggaz powdered up wilding in the streets of Liberia

I mean... c'mon man. The implied swagger and danger in both his delivery and in the imagery just kills me.

Thanks for the link!
posted by GamblingBlues at 3:12 PM on December 16, 2014 [2 favorites]

36 Seasons is brilliant, and Pharaoh Monch just about reigns supreme with his bars on track #7 about Dr. X. Amazing stuff!
posted by Renoroc at 6:57 PM on December 16, 2014

Just how many tracks does he have total that there's now a list of the best 5 albums worth of his material?
posted by yonega at 11:54 AM on December 17, 2014

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