Published Feb 14, 2013Earlier this week, Ghostface Killah announced an upcoming deluxe box set of his 1996 solo debut Ironman, but the Wallabee Champ has revealed he's also finally set to drop the previously announced Twelve Reasons to Die. While the album was originally to arrive late last year, Soul Temple Records will now deliver the LP on April 16.
As previously reported, Ghostface's Wu-Tang pal RZA serves as the set's executive producer, though the tracks were penned by Ghost and composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Adrian Younge, who had previously delivered the soundtracks to Black Dynamite and Something About April. While this is Younge's first foray into the world of hip-hop, his love of classic soul seems a perfect match with Ghost's well-documented love of old-school R&B.
The press release says Twelve Reasons to Die's sound fits somewhere between the Wu-Tang's classic Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Portishead and Ennio Morricone film scores. You can stream and/or download album track "The Rise of Ghostface Killah" down below.
While a tracklisting hasn't been offered up, the album will be served up in various formats, from vinyl, cassette and CD releases, to a deluxe double CD with additional instrumentals and a mini comic book. Plus there will be a digital edition with instrumentals and digital comic book.
Additionally, Soul Temple Records has partnered with Black Mask Studios, who are working on a six-issue comic book series that will also be served up as a graphic novel at a later date.
Ghostface Killah and Younge are also planning to tour with a live band between March and June, though dates have yet to be finalized.