Ghostface Scores With Rehab

Wu-Tang hater brings the solo heat
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2007 8:42 PM CST
Former Wutang Clansman Ghostface Killah releases his new album, The Big Doe Rehab, today, on the same day that Wutang's latest is due out.
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(Newser) – Wu-Tang Clansman Ghostface Killah continues to spread sizable solo wings on his new LP, The Big Doe Rehab, which “finds him at his emotive best,” says AllHipHop’s Alvin Blanco in giving the record 8.5 of 10 stars. It has Ghost’s same practiced “world of crime violence,” but it’s so good it doesn’t need “far out R&B guests, awkward beats, or experiments in flow.”

Not quite, says Allmusic’s Marisa Brown, in awarding 3 of 5 stars. The album suffers in comparison to 2006’s stellar Fishscale, lacking its “excitement, the originality, and the passion.” Much of the “mediocrity” can be blamed on bad production, but Sun God’s lyrics don’t have their typical sparkle, either. Doe’s no tragedy, but it’s certainly “uneventful.”