To Die for: Ghostface ft Raekwon – Let the Record Spin

I’m still feeling a bit short-changed over Wu-Tang’s headliner at Forbidden Fruit in Dublin last week — down a few bodies, cutting the set short and jumping into the back of the van with the cheques in their back pockets, so to speak.

This new track from Ghostface Killah is softening the blow somewhat — especially as he’s teaming up with his old sparring partner Raekwon, one of the Clan members who was AWOL in Dublin. Let the Record Spin is taken from Twelve Reasons to Die II — the follow-up to the 2013 comic book concept album, and further proof that Ghostface is the most reliable Clan member in quality and quantity. As on their many tag-team efforts, Raekwon’s the laid-back menace to Ghostface’s manic hustler, with dusty soul production from Adrian Younge, back on board.

The album is out on July 10 through Linear Labs, and Ghostface has already shared Return of the Savage, featuring Raekwon and RZA.