The Wu Block single is notable for Starksologists because it validates the upbeat tone that Tony showcased two months ago in Soho. Admittedly, everyone in Lox is painting by inmate numbers here, but this is the most electrified that Ghost has sounded in years. No more Def Jam contractual obligation mode for now. I’m not sure if Ghost is ever going to drop anything as good as Fishscale ever again, let alone the first two classics. But when he starts talking about gorgeous necks, Cosby sweaters, mispronouncing Cristal, and referencing Larry Johnson as Grandmomma, he will invariably grab my attention. Most importantly, the flow is engaged. He sounds excited and hungry and there is no way to fake that.
Also, Raekwon is calling goons “Lurches.” Clearly, he has attended The Addams Family Musical.