Ghostface Killah Obtains Control Over Next Wu-Tang Clan Album
Ghostface Killah will handle the direction of the Wu-Tang Clan's next album. In a new interview, the "Mighty Healthy" rapper stated that RZA has given him creative control if the group decides to make another LP.
"RZA put the ball in my hand," Ghostface explained. "He said 'Yo, I want you to do it,' and I been wanting to do it, and that’s a big test for me right there."
Ghostface commented that he will come up with the ideas and sounds by himself before bringing them to the other members of the Wu-Tang Clan.
"I’m going to do my part first and let them know what I did and then have them listen to that and follow my lead," Ghostface said. "It’s like how they do in sports with athletes. It’s like alright, just follow my lead. I could be wrong, but my ears are my judgment. My heart tells me what's right. But then again it might be somebody unexpected that blows everybody away. That’s how the Clan be. You never know who's going to blow the track."
This revelation is sure to excite many Wu-Tang Clan fans. A common criticism of the group's last two efforts, 2007's 8 Diagrams and 2014's A Better Tomorrow, was their respective direction under the RZA's leadership. Ghostface has long been lauded for his consistently high quality albums, particularly his ear for production.
One Wu-Tang member that Ghostface may brainstorm some ideas with is Raekwon. The two are about to hit the road in July for the RAGU Tour. Check out the full list of dates below.
July 26 – Portland, Ore. – Crystal Ballroom
July 28 – Sacramento, Calif. – Ace of Spades
July 29 – Minneapolis, Minn. – The Venue
July 31 – Detroit, Mich. – St. Andrew’s
Aug. 2 – Valparaiso, Ind. – Big Shots
Aug. 3 – Indianapolis, Ind. – The Vogue
Aug. 4 – Cleveland, Ohio – The Agora
Aug. 5 – Chicago, Ill. – The Metro
Aug. 6 – Knoxville, Tenn. – International
Aug. 7 – Atlanta, Ga. – Center Stage
Aug. 9 - Pittsburgh, Pa. - Diesel Club
Aug. 10 – Philadelphia, Pa. – TLA
Aug. 12 – Worcester, Mass. – Palladium
Aug. 13 – Washington, D.C. – Howard Theatre
Aug. 14 – Richmond, Va. – The National
Aug. 17 – Myrtle Beach, S.C. – House of Blues
Aug. 18 – Raleigh, N.C. – The Ritz
Aug. 19 – Dallas, Texas – Gas Monkey Live
Aug. 20 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Depot
Aug. 26 - Norfolk, Va. - The Norva
Aug. 27 - Charlotte, N.C. - Amos Southend
Sept. 1 – Oakland, Calif. – New Parish
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