Article is bullsit. 'First step for Ghost'? Well no - that was OB4CL, you know, the album where Ghost and Rae with Rza defined the proceeding east coast hip for over half a decade!
And Rae, Ghost and Rza followed up that album with Ironman - the soul influenced album that would actually be influential to hip hop once hip hop had done dickriding Rae, Ghost and Rza's earlier Mafioso style?
These articles written by dorks are bullshit. You analyse hip hop and the two overriding themes are Mafia raps and soul sampling. Guess what, Rae, Ghost and Rza been doing that since these dumb journalists were in huggies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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