Wu-Tang Clan principal Ghostface Killah returns this week with his fifth album, “Fishscale,” via Def Jam. The set is led by the single “Back Like That,” which features up-and-coming Def Jam labelmate Ne-Yo. Production on the project was supplied by MF Doom, Pete Rock, Madlib and the late J. Dilla, among many others.
“[The album] is just me showing that I can still ball with the best of them,” Ghostface says. “With each album I learn so this album has the most knowledge of all of them.”
Rock produced “Be Easy,” which hit the streets on mixtapes last fall, while Wu-Tang cohort Raekwon appears on four tracks, including “Kilo.” The song “9 Milli Bros” features all the members of the Wu-Tang Clan, who regrouped in February for their first tour since 1997.
“Fishscale” is the follow-up to Ghostface’s 2004 Def Jam debut, “The Pretty Toney Album,” which opened at No. 6 on The Billboard 200 and has sold more than 219,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.