Published Jul 16, 2009As we previously reported, Wu-Tang rapper Ghostface Killah has pledged to ditch the cocaine and violence, instead incorporating the sweet, soothing sounds of R&B alongside his hungry flow.
If you're worried what he can muster without his sordid street tales Ghostface seems confident that he has the lyrics covered, going so far as to title the record The Wizard of Poetry, which is due on September 29 from Def Jam.
In a recent interview with MTV, Def Jam higher-up Lenny Santiago gave some insight into the record, saying, "Ghostface usually raps over melodic, soulful R&B tracks. This time, we came around and I had him rhyme over the same type of tracks, but we matched him with great R&B stars. John Legend is on there.
"Raheem DeVaughn is on there. Estelle is on there. Musiq Soulchild is on there. Lloyd is on there. We just paired him up. It's the same Ghost, the same gritty host, the same Ghost that talks to the ladies in that soulful voice along with R&B hooks."
Man, we just love that soulful voice.