Ghostface Killah

More Fish | Def Jam
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  December 28, 2006
3.5 3.5 Stars
For the second time in 2006, Wu-Tang’s Ghostface has released an album that makes it seem everyone else in the hip-hop world should be paying more attention to Ghostface. And yes, More Fish is a vessel for leftovers from Ghostface’s March album Fishscale. But it’s also much more. With guest appearances that include Ghostface’s son Sun God, this sequel of sorts stands on its own, thanks to beats from MF Doom, Madlib, and Ghostface himself. As he presents his trademark flow, the international intrigue of “Alex (Stolen Script)” comes rushing into focus, and the excellent “You Know I’m No Good” features the show-stealing British R&B singer Amy Winehouse. Although he’s never broken through into the mainstream, Ghostface has attracted a serious critical following by maintaining a high level of consistency through offerings both stylish and abstract over a full decade of recordings. That he’s pulled it off twice in one year only confirms his status as one of the most original and prolific MCs in the game.
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