Ghostface Recruits John Legend & Lloyd For Upcoming R&B Album

Ever since news that Wu-Tang vet Ghostface Killah would be sticking to his more soulful side on his new disc— an entirely R&B tinged effort titled The Wizard of Poetry— there have been mixed reactions. But in a recent interview with MTV News, Def Jam vice president of A&R Lenny Santiago assured fans that despite the softer beats, Tony Starks has no plans to change his signature rap style.

“It is an R&B album,” he said. “When I say that, this is what I mean: Ghostface usually raps over melodic, soulful R&B tracks. This time, we came around and I had him rhyme over the same type of tracks, but we matched him with great R&B stars,” he explained. “John Legend is on there. Raheem DeVaughn is on there. Estelle is on there. Musiq Soulchild is on there. Lloyd is on there. We just paired him up.”

It’s the same Ghost,” he added, “the same gritty host, the same Ghost that talks to the ladies in that soulful voice along with R&B hooks.”

The disc is reportedly set to drop this fall but as of press time there is no set release date. Several new Ghost tracks have leaked on the net (“Message From Ghost,” “Forever,” “She’s a Killer”) but it is uncertain if they will be included on the project. – Max G

  • Enlightened

    I can respect that. Should be a nice sound. I’m tired of niggas trying to act like they sons and nephews. This should be a nice reflection a grown ass man who happens to be an MC.

    • joe p

      cant wait … my man ..

    • mo

      fuck this r& b shit ghost needs to drop that collabo album with mf doom.

      • BIGNAT

        DOOMGHOST I NEED THAT

  • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

    not suprised, ghost is versatile like that.

  • DetroitDraper

    Im checkin for this

  • DetroitDraper

    Im checkin for that.

  • DaBigBoy

    Ill check for that….

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Ghost on his grown man status glad he being versatile. I may have to cop it

  • $ykotic

    SOMEBODY GO GET THE JUSTICE LEAGUE! THIS IS THEIR LANE RIGHT HERE! GHOST WOULD LYRICALLY MOLEST THEM BEATS!

  • Dub Sac

    It’s true. This is a good fit for Ghost. He’s created a persona that can do something like this being true to himself and not seeming like he’s “selling out”.

  • stoneyisland

    i’m a ride with Ghost till the casket touches bottom………………….

  • Master CHeef

    all you ghost fans better support your dude or he gone be airing yall out on myspace like he did with that last album.

  • Mr Sin

    never mind fuckin R&B collabos……. what the fuck happened to Ghostface & DOOM?????

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