Since Jay-Zâ€™s return to the booth, there has been much criticism about his managerial duties, coming mostly from the artists he presides over. The one exception and artist who seems to have some sort of extra favor is Ghostface. In the midst of several platinum artists that need some TLC, his album is still a priority.
Fishscale was a critical success with more radio play than usual due to his collabo with labelmate Ne-Yo. On the follow up titled More Fish, he continues in the same mood of the last album â€“ soulful, playful and open hearted. Ghost opens up dropping an off-the-wall skit with Tracy Morgan about New Yearâ€™s Eve and â€œpeanut butterâ€ on his broken toes. The song then goes into a rapid fire remake of a Rakim classic, entitled â€œGhost is Back.â€ Pretty Toney gets into an array of dope tracks such as â€œOutta Town Shit,â€ â€œStreet Opera,â€ and the intense â€œBlock Rock.â€ This album steers away from the normal guest appearances and goes with some people we havenâ€™t heard from in a minute (â€œGreedy Bitchesâ€ ft. Redman and â€œBlue Armorâ€ ft. Sheek Louch). Other tracks that make this album great include â€œJosephine,â€ a chilling visual story of a young woman who becomes an addict right before your eyes and â€œPokerface,â€ an ode to hip-hopâ€™s newest favorite card game.
More Fish brings a much needed element to the game and weâ€™re all lucky that Mr. Carter recognizes Ghostâ€™s genius.