In a recent interview, Ghostface has announced his next album will be more straight R&B because he feels like he’s getting too old to keep doing albums about crack.
“I don’t sell crack, yo. I ain’t movin’ no bricks or none of that other shit. I ain’t shoot nobody in like…since the early 90’s, man. How long you gonna be 40 years old and actin’ like you still sellin’ cracks and you on the block and you doin’ this and you doin’ that when times is more serious, man. We in a fuckin’ recession, B! Ain’t nobody gettin’ no money, man!”
I’d like to nominate the “I ain’t shoot nobody” sentence for quote of the year. Of the decade, maybe.
Ghost is entering a precarious time for a rapper, because unlike past generations of MCs (like Grandmaster Flash) the current generation can be commercially viable a lot longer, meaning they have to decide how long they can pretend to be doing the stuff they rapped about in their debuts from 20 years ago. [Idolator]