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Monday, March 28, 2016

Never Heard of Any Big Droughts: Appreciating Ghostface Killah's 'Fishscale' 10 Years Later

In hindsight, Ghostface Killah's Fishscale wasn't a comeback at all. When kids in 2026 start digging through his catalog, they’re going to be floored at the consistency: Ironman invented a new language, Supreme Clientele is the masterpiece. Bulletproof Wallets was hampered in its time by sample clearance issues, but all the necessary pieces are floating out there in the digital ether. EvenPretty Toney holds up—loose, soulful, fun. So why, in 2006, was there such a chip on Starks’ shoulder? Why was Just Blaze doing the fake Rocky monologues? Who was jumping out of UPS trucks? Who thought Ghost was washed up?

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