Ghost – GTFOTW [Review]
Vancouver, BC – Still smokin’ hot from a 45 city cross-country tour, Ghost releases the EP GTFOTW to announce his return home to the West Coast. Having recently been invited to go on his first full length rap tour as the main supporting artist for Madchild, Ghost has fully embraced this new experience and made the transition from a dabbling athlete to a full-time MC. GTFOTW is a cohesive effort entirely produced by upcoming hip-hop prodigy Bo Beats. Alongside his rapping counterpart the two make the best team since Fila track suits and heavy chains.
GTFOTW flows very well from start to finish. The production is polished and you can tell attention to detail went into every track. Songs transition seamlessly from one to the next, between intros and interludes. The jazz and trap influenced beats sparkle with bright high hats and gorgeous samples, even occasionally outshining the raps. Ghost comes across very
confident and motivated while repeatedly reminding us he is here to grind and make stacks.
“You only got one chance don’t take two, Double XL Freshmen better make room” from “Spitshine” is a line that stands out and encompasses the attitude of the album that one can take away from the first few listens. Another special highlight is the chorus on “T.O.L.E.R.A.T.E” which is super clever and catchy.
With only nine tracks – two of which are interludes – GTFOTW is simply an appetizer and can be listened to in under 25 minutes. Merkules and Immerze deliver stellar guest appearances but in doing so leave only five solo tracks for Ghost to showcase his skills. Although it would have been nice to hear what Bo and Ghost can do on their own for a little longer maybe next time around they can do the Eric B and Rakim thing.
Review written by Max Dishaw for HipHopCanada
Download GTFOTW here: http://ghostmusic604.bandcamp.com/
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