A Ghostface Killah Lost Tapes Album Filled With All-Stars Is Coming. Here Is The 1st Song & Tracklist
In 2002, Nas famously released The Lost Tapes. The album reportedly pulled from records not used during the sessions for I Am…, Nastradamus, and Stillmatic. Boasting production from Alchemist, Kanye West, and Illmatic alum L.E.S., the Ill Will/Columbia Records release with the catchy artwork snuck into the Top 10, despite limited promotion.
Ghostface Killah has worked with Nas over the years. The former Def Jam Records label-mate of Nasir is taking a page from his friend’s book. On October 5, the Wu-Tang Clan MC music is being released as The Lost Tapes. While G.F.K.’s personal involvement is not clear at this time, the project is being carried out by Wu-Tang affiliate M-Eighty. HipHopDX broke the news and premiered a first song, “Saigon Velour” featuring Snoop and 40 Water premiered and album snippets, as well as the tracklist.
The project features Big Daddy Kane, Snoop Dogg, E-40 and others, as well as Wu MCs Raekwon and Masta Killa. Affiliates such as Killah Priest, Cappadonna, and LA The Darkman also appear. With the announcement comes six minutes of snippets:
Although M-Eighty spoke to DX‘s Kyle Eustice, it is unclear when these songs were recorded. The Indiana native MC/producer said, “Our collective goal in calling it The Lost Tapes was to bring fans back to that Ironman/Supreme Clientele/[Only Built 4] Cuban Linx… era.” The project is produced by Big Ghost LTD, a prominent social media personality, beat-maker, and label-runner. He worked extensively on CRIMEAPPLE’s 2018 album Aguardiente, ANKHELJOHN’s Van Ghost, and Vic Spencer’s 2016 release The Ghost Of Living.
Ghostface Killah’s The Lost Tapes tracklist:
1. ‘Introduction’ f/ Michael Rappaport
2. ‘Buckingham Palace’ f/ KXNG Crooked, Benny the Butcher & .38 Spesh
3. ‘Majestic Accolades’ f/ Planet Asia & Hus Kingpin
4. ‘Cold Crush’ f/ LA the Darkman, Ras Kass, Chris Rivers & Harley
5. ‘Put the Ghostface On It’
6. ‘Saigon Velour’ f/ Snoop Dogg & E-40
7. ‘Constant Struggle’ f/ Killah Priest & Bishop Lamont
8. ‘Done It Again’ f/ Big Daddy Kane, Cappadonna, Styliztik Jones & Harley
9. ‘Reflections of C.R.E.A.M’
10. ‘Watch Em’ Holla’ f/ Raekwon, Masta Killa, Cappadonna & DJ Grouch
11. ‘I Think I Saw A Ghost’ f/ Sheek Louch, Vic Spencer, Reignwolf & Luke Holland
12. ‘Outroduction’ f/ Michael Rappaport
13. ‘Saigon Velour’ f/ Snoop Dogg, E-40 & Tricky (Bonus Track)
Ghostface’s last project was 2015’s 12 Reasons To Die II, a sequel with Linear Labs producer Adrian Younge. This year the Staten Island, New York O.G. appeared on Dabrye’s “Emancipated,” and “Selecta” alongside Juelz Santana for Jesse & The Wolf.