Ghostface Killah

Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge link up for the sequel to their first collaborative LP, Twelve Reasons to Die, and outshine the original with a rap tale that more often than not doesn't find its way on an album. The second installment details a mid-1970s underground crime war with Ghostface’s Tony Starks character in the middle while RZA narrates the tale. Compared to the initial 2013 LP, Ghost and Younge clean up the holes with tighter sequencing and amazing guest features from Raekwon, 2015 XXL Freshman Vince Staples, Scarub and Chino XL. With over 20 years in the game, Ghost’s storytelling ability and imagination still flourishes on tracks like "Blackout" and "Return of the Savage" without sounding dated. RZA hints at the rapper's return ("This is not the last we'll hear of Tony Starks") on the closeout narrative, which is certainly welcome if that means a third release in this Twelve Reasons to Die series.