Ghostface on New Album: No 'Slinging Crack' in R&B

Rapper will still be in the game when he's 70, he says
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2009 11:42 AM CDT
Ghostface on New Album: No 'Slinging Crack' in R&B
Ghostface Killah onstage during the 2008 Vh1 Hip Hop Honors at Hammerstein Ballroom on October 2, 2008 in New York City.   (Getty Images)

Ghostface Killah is one of today’s most critically acclaimed rappers, and he doesn’t plan on quitting any time soon: “I’ma definitely be old in hip-hop. This is a mental thing. You can write music till you 70,” he tells New York. His new album, Wizard of Poetry, finds him exploring a new direction: R&B. The main difference? “You can’t talk about slinging crack on an R&B album.”

His manager worried he would lose his fan base, but “I’m not into it for my fan base right now,” he says. “I gotta do what I want to do for myself right now. What’s gonna make me happy.” As for what the future holds—this is his last album on Def Jam—he’s not sure, but says, “the future is gonna be the good days.” (Read more Ghostface Killah stories.)

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