BLOG: Why Hasn’t Kanye Gone to Emerald City Yet?
Fuck Taylor Swift, I got a bigger bone to pick with Kanye (pause). Why the fuck hasn’t dude ever produced a song for Ghostface? On several occasions the man has publicly announced his undying admiration for Ghost, especially how he loved Supreme Clientele and that the beats for The Blueprint were originally made with him in mind. Now, it’s been almost ten years, what the hell happened. I know you’re famous and all, and you have bigger people to collaborate with like Jared Leto, but this should have happened a long time ago.
Sure, you got that wack verse (which you thought was super ill in your perpetual modest opinion) on the “Back Like That” remix, but why haven’t you blessed the god with any of your soulful beats yet.
First of all you’re both on the same label. So that’s a big fail on Def Jam’s part. Secondly you claim dude is one of your favorite rappers and third you’re known for helping Common rise from the underground to become a huge commercial star. Not that I can see Ghost appearing on Oprah or sharing screen time with Denzel Washington, but every hip-hop head knows Starks deserves to be much more commercially successful than he is. The man is a beast on the mic and has consistently been putting it down since day one. To be honest GFK doesn’t have a dud in his catalogue – can you say that about anyone else in the rap game? Let’s see if your cosign can put Ghost in the position he needs to be in.
So please, Kanye. Dig back in the vaults and grab up some of that classic Louis Vuitton soul and hook the man up. From what I hear from the new record, The Wizard of Poetry, Ghost still has some heat and he ain’t going anywhere. Let’s make the next Ghost album, ten songs entirely produced by you. Shit, let’s throw some Just Blaze on there too, for good measure. That can be the real Blueprint 3.
Can I get a witness? -Jesse Gissen