Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge - Twelve Reasons To Die (2xCD - Deluxe Reissue + Instrumentals)
Twelve Reasons To Die, a groundbreaking concept album conceived and created by Adrian Younge that follows Tony Starks (one of Ghostface Killah’s alter egos), as a soldier for the 12 Delucas, a 1960’s-era Italian crime family. But when Starks leaves the family, an epic story unfolds like a vintage horror film with gangster elements. It’s a gritty story of good verse evil that walks the line of the supernatural accented by Ghostface’s grandiose, vivid storytelling.
Sonically, Younge constructs a distinct aural realm for Twelve Reasons To Die. It’s music based on the break, the sonic foundation of hip-hop culture. But Younge traverses new ground by incorporating elements of what a composer would have used while making music in the 1960s: live strings, horns and drums. He also recorded the songs on 2-inch tape, giving each track a sonic heft and depth virtually non-existent in modern music.
Wu-Tang Clan architect RZA was the one who chose Younge for this musical mission. As executive producer of the project, RZA added his touch to the album by providing Younge with suggestions, direction and the confidence to execute his vision at the highest level. This is a reissue with new packaging on Adrian's own label, Linear Labs.
Beware Of The Stare
Rise Of The Black Suits
I Declare War
Blood On The Cobblestones
The Center Of Attraction
Enemies All Around Me
An Unexpected Call (The Set Up)
The Rise Of The Ghostface Killah
The Sure Shot (Parts One & Two)
12 Reasons To Die
Beware Of The Stare (Instrumental)
Rise Of The Black Suits (Instrumental)
I Declare War (Instrumental)
Blood On The Cobblestones (Instrumental)
The Center Of Attraction (Instrumental)
Enemies All Around Me (Instrumental)
An Unexpected Call (The Set Up) (Instrumental)
The Rise Of The Ghostface Killah (Instrumental)
The Catastrophe (Instrumental)
Murder Spree (Instrumental)
The Sure Shot (Parts One & Two) (Instrumental)
12 Reasons To Die (Instrumental)
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