Ghostface Killah barely let the dust settle after his 2006 double-shot of “Fishscale” and “More Fish” before starting work on his new “The Big Doe Rehab,” due this week via Def Jam.
“I finished ‘More Fish,’ and just started looking for beats,” he says. “I wanted a lot of street songs on (the record).” First single “We Celebrate” samples Rare Earth’s “I Just Want To Celebrate,” but tracks like “Yolanda’s House” (featuring Method Man and Raekwon) and “Walk Around” are heavy on the wicked, esoteric narratives for which he’s become known.
“I experimented with a lot of sh*t on ‘Fishscale’ and ‘Pretty Toney,'” he says. “I wanted to go back to the street.”
“Rehab” arrives just a week ahead of “8 Diagrams,” the first Wu-Tang Clan album in six years. The group will hit the road this month, but Ghostface, who missed several shows during Wu-Tang’s summer outing, acknowledges the on-stage lineup may change from night to night.