The Pretty Toney Album - Ghostface Killah
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  • Summary: The former Wu-Tang member's fourth solo album (and first since ditching the "Killah" portion of his name) features contributions from Missy Elliott, Jadakiss and RZA.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
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  1. 100
    A bruisingly great collection of demented 1988-style boom-bap. [May 2004, p.107]
  2. Ghostface... comes off hungrier than ever to produce thrilling hip-hop. [14 May 2004, p.68]
  3. Fourteen listens deep, this is still getting better. All but a rap classic. You know, Kanye's good, but really, fuck that. Ghost for president.
  4. "Pretty Toney" doesn't match the high standard of Ghostface's first two, "Ironman" and "Supreme Clientele," but it's a strong album nonetheless, packed with dense narratives and weird conceits.
  5. "Hip-hop soul" is supposed to be for r&b singers, but Ghostface's latest redefines the term.
  6. An album full of voluptuous soul samples fused with brusque perspectives on love, life, and common thuggery.
  7. Unfortunately, The Pretty Toney Album falls short in replacing what Raekwon had contributed to Ghost's previous album releases, causing the album to feel essentially incomplete.

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
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  1. Sep 29, 2014
    10
    A classic album from one of the most classic catalogs in the game. Ghostface was so on fire at this point in his career. From start toA classic album from one of the most classic catalogs in the game. Ghostface was so on fire at this point in his career. From start to finish this album was bananas. Must own for any hip hop head. Expand
  2. JoeP
    Nov 19, 2005
    10
    This is my favorite album. You might not like it if you don't like to get o know your rapper personally.
  3. TomS
    Jan 17, 2005
    9
    one time
  4. kylel
    May 11, 2004
    8
    ghostface was very surprising havin a cd like this. ghostface and missy did a great job on push . its one of my favorite
  5. sunbust
    Jan 13, 2005
    8
    truly under appreciated. could have been better but entertaining nonetheless. old school at its finest, grown man rap. my faves were TUSH, truly under appreciated. could have been better but entertaining nonetheless. old school at its finest, grown man rap. my faves were TUSH, METAL LUNGIES, KUNTA FLY SHIT( too short), RUN AND BEAT THE CLOCK.where's rae? face it Ghost saved wu Expand
  6. CarlosA
    Jun 11, 2004
    8
    This album might not be the best of Ghost's works, but it's definetly improves the status of hip-hop music today. It's This album might not be the best of Ghost's works, but it's definetly improves the status of hip-hop music today. It's genre-breaking, period. Expand
  7. bigge.a.
    May 24, 2004
    4
    this album is lazy and weak, real unmastered sound to it, i've heard lyrics and beats on mixtapes

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