|1. Intro - Ghostface Killah|
|2. Nutmeg - Ghostface Killah|
|3. One - Ghostface Killah|
|4. Saturday Nite - Ghostface Killah|
|5. Ghost Deini - Ghostface Killah|
|6. Apollo Kids - Ghostface Killah|
|7. The Grain - Ghostface Killah|
|8. Buck 50 - Ghostface Killah|
|9. Mighty Healthy - Ghostface Killah|
|10. Stay True - (featuring 60 Second Assassin)|
|11. We Made It - (featuring Superb)|
|13. Child's Play|
|14. Cherchez LaGhost|
|15. Wu Banga 101 - (featuring GZA/Cappadonna/Masta Killah/Raekwon)|
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Album Highlights: Everything here KNOCKS, but THE highlights are Nutmeg, Saturday Night, Ghost Deini, Apollo Kids, Buck 50, Sray True, We Made It, Malcolm, Child's Play, and Cherchex Laghost. No filler.
Production: Thumbs up. RZA and some other unknown lay down the tracks on this one. Great music.
Lyrics and Subject Matter: Thumbs up. Even though at times Ghost can say some things that can go over the head of the average individual(sometimes you don't know what he's talking about), his charisma and outstanding flow do more than make up for that.
Originality: Thumbs up. Ghostface works with some new producers on this one, which, aside from the material on this album, is the only thing new here.
The Last Word: A couple of pointless skits means I can't in good consciousness give this 5 stars, but if you eliminate those skits, you have an ALMOST flawless album that MAY or MAY NOT succeed in being better than Ironman. Ghostface showed why he even surpassed Method Man as being the most popular Wu member, and he took it another level with this album. Strongly recommended.
Favorite Track;Apollo Kids
Other: some may be turned off by ghost's voice
7.5 of 10 lyrics 9.5 of 10 beats
"I'm bout to save hip hop/Like Ghost did the Wu." When Freddie Foxxx said this, he was referring to this album by Ghostface, which is the best Wu sophomore album. While you won't find many Ghost solo tracks on here like "Malcolm", almost every track is bangin'.
You can tell that RZA was trying to make up for his absence from other post-Wu Tang Forever projects because he not only produces three cuts but also executive-produces the album, making sure that every other producer brings that vintage 36 Chambers sound. The Beatnuts' JuJu provides "One", Carlos Bess gives us the unexpected party-starter, "Cherchez La Ghost", and Mathematics provides the hot collabo, "Buck 50". The latter features Method Man, Cappadonna, and...Redman? Who invited Redman? It don't matter because he humors us with lines like, "your w**d got more seeds than ODB/Can't smoke wit' ya". The only misstep is track 13, a freestyle over a backdrop scratching over and over again. Who told them that was dope? Also, the track listing on the back of the album (as well as on here) is totally wrong. Put the CD in your computer and have the track listing come up correctly in musicmatch or Windows Media Player. -EJR