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Ghostface Killah:  “Watch The Throne” (Album Review)

Ghostface Killah: “Watch The Throne” (Album Review)

Thursday, 11 August 2011

1. No Church in the Wild (ft. Frank Ocean) – Thought the beat was kinda average at first to be honest wit yall. But the shit been growin on me. The fact that Jay brought back one of his most boring flows…the same one he used on Pray off American Gangster…didnt help nothin tho. Yeezy drops his least EMPHASIZED bars in a minute n gets the green light from Jiggaman to bring autotune back. I dont kno what hour in the day this shit was recorded but it sounds like some 5 AM shit. In the end tho… both them niggas got the job done n start shit off on the rite foot nahmean. The victim of Breezy’s high pitched goon squad attack did his thing too.

2. Lift Off (ft. Beyonce) – I almost aint wanna even comment on this shit son…. I dont even kno what to say bout it yo. This shit sounds like the anthem the fairies in Ferngully would use to go to war against evil humans to or some shit b. This shit is like Shia LeBeouf in song form yo. Lissenin to this shit is like havin ya ears penetrated by a million microscopic dicks namsayin. Shit sounds like niggas doin aerobics on a magical cloud of daisies. How many meadows did Kanye cartwheel across before he decided to make this beat? Seriously yo…. Jus how many lily pads did the nigga skip across the pond on before he got inspired to make some shit like this? Definitely one a the worst songs Jay ever been involved in…thats includin those lame joints off Vol 3 wit Amil n Mariah or the worst songs off Kingdom Come….EVEN the Timbo joints off Blueprint 3. Like this joint is SOFT son. Guess thats why Jay only spit like 5 n a half bars on it. Its like the song Yung Berg would play before he goes n commits his latest string of L’s. Shit is jus terrible son…especially since it took like 6 niggas to produce this muthafucka.

3. Niggas in Paris – If you can ignore the homoerotic title the shit actually aint bad son. I prefer it once the beat changes up tho. It starts off soundin like some shit them Young Money niggas mighta left behind in the studio one day. Like I swear I can hear Gudda Gudda gettin his mediocre on in the background for the first 2:43 minutes. But then shit gets dramatic n its all good yo. it aint really the monster track niggas made that shit out to be tho.

4. Otis (ft. Otis Redding) – First off they need to not be actin like Otis Redding is a “featured” artist on this shit. Since when do niggas sample a dude n then call that shit a feature. Son aint even been alive for like 40 years b. Otis Redding is my dude tho…so dont get that shit twisted son. That bein said…this shit still goes nahmean. Folks been divided on this joint for a minute…but that aint stop the dozen hasbeen ass niggas who hopped on this shit from strugglin the fuck out on it (Im lookin at you DMX).

5. Gotta Have It – This shit probably the least Neptunes soundin beat the Neptunes ever produced yo. Not sayin thats a bad thing tho. Im glad they aint bring no bongos or space sounds to this shit g. Niggas is jus tradin bars on some back n forth shit n basically talkin bout the usual shit they do. Kinda jus a filler joint nahmean. It probably wont be the next single or nothin…but its still a ill joint namsayin. This shit also got The Godfather of Soul’s voice all over it…but they aint put “featuring James Brown” on the tracklist for some reason. Guess they missed that one.

6. New Day – “Me n the RZA connect”….thats a nice little quasi-hook rite ther namsayin. Sorry yo…this aint the 36 Chambers RZA…but it aint the “fuckin ridicalish” aint had a meal in a hot minute soundin RZA neither yo. It basically dont sound like a RZA joint at all son. He aint bring out the pointy ass rings n get on his BONG BONG shit or nothin but the god did his thing namsayin. Shit has Kanyes fingerprints all over it still tho.

7. Thats My Bitch – I aint the biggest fan a this shit rite here yo. It aint horrible or nothin but I remember when this shit was unleashed at the end a last year n it still aint grow on me like that. Its got all that retro hip hop shit happenin on it but I aint feelin the end results like that. Not sayin its wack….but I be skippin this joint usually.

8. Welcome To The Jungle – If Jay gon insist on usin this niggas bullshit ass beats still…the least he can do is make sure that Swizzy dont go near the booth yo. Ayo Snoop Budden…nobody gon need to hear you gettin ya “One hand in the air if you dont really care” on durin the hooks to no joints ever ever ever again son. Jus go back to contaminatin whats left of Alicia Keys n stop cashin in those favors niggas owe you to get on these high profile joints you malnourished ass lookin muthafucka. Son been urinatin wackness on these songs for years now b…. so can we jus acknowledge that the nigga got no business actin like he kno how to put together a hook now n stop lettin this whippet lookin muthafucka get near a mic?

9. Who Gon Stop Me – Now THIS shit is a problem yo. When it started the god was like ok cool….you kno…I was enjoyin it….the bassline was soundin like a lion growlin n shit. There wasa ill mood to it. Im diggin the joint namsayin….but then it starts really transformin into a monster after a couple minutes….n its like yo…we got a serious contender for best song on the album now. By the middle it sounds like niggas is drivin Lamborghinis around in the studio n drums is hittin like automatic weapons. I love this track son.

10. Murder to Excellence – Another ill joint. Not a lot I can say bout it tho son. If you heard it you kno its jus a solid track namsayin. Like a lotta these songs its got a change up in the beat halfway through. If I had to guess Id say its probably Wyclef’s favorite song on the album tho.

11. Made In America (ft. Frank Ocean) – First of all son….Lionel Richie called from 1986 n said he wants his song back yo. Word. Sade jus holla’d on twitter to say this shit is soft as fuck namsayin. I think Elton John wants to conceive babies to this joint b. Drake said he gon soak in his lotion pool to this shit rite here for like a week son. I think Wiz Khagina is scissorin wit Amber Rose to this shit rite now as we speak yo. I heard this shit gon be used for the next Gwyneth Paltrow movie too. I dont kno how the same nigga that did Who Gon Stop Me had anything to do wit this shit but apparently he did nahmean. This shit sounds like two niggas hang glidin over the ocean together at sunset holdin hands son. I think this is bout to be on Yung Berg’s yoga playlist. I cant fuck wit this shit at all b. This shit is like audio lesbian comin out my speakers son.

12. Why I Love You (ft. Mr Hudson) – Its almost like they knew they couldnt end the album on that Made In America shit. Contrary to the title n the fact that it says “featuring Mr Hudson” on this muthafucka….this shit goes hard yo. Mr Hudson does his thing too son. I fucks wit this joint forreal forreal. Might even be my favorite tomorrow.

Bonus tracks:

13. Illest Motherfucker Alive – Ok now…when you call a song “Illest Motherfucker Alive” you really gotta live up to that shit son. This shit kinda almost lives up to the name of the song…but it aint that special yo. But Im not mad at it. Actually if Made in America n Lift Off made the album I dont kno why this shit is jus a bonus track namsayin. I think Breezy’s cousins are singin at the end a the song tho.

14 H.A.M. – This joint is still ass. Id rather listen to a whole Tyga mixtape son.

15. Primetime – This shit cool namsayin. Aint like my favorite song on earth or nothin….but No I.D. aint go n “Timbaland” these niggas wit no bullshit ass beat at least. Son always comes through wit sumthin decent or better. This shit better than decent tho nahmean.

16. The Joy (ft. Curtis Mayfield) – This shit shoulda been a official track on the album b. I dont care how old it is now…I still love this joint. I guess they aint wanna give they fans all this old shit…which is cool namsayin. But…AGAIN yo… if Lift Off gon be on the album anyway…you might as well jus swap that wit some old shit that AINT softer than Game’s emotions b. N they put Thats My Bitch on the album anyway so maybe there aint no real excuse for makin this shit a bonus joint. But why these niggas got “featuring Curtis Mayfield” on this shit? I think Jay n Ye better cut that shit out before it becomes a trend for these lame muthafuckas to start havin “featuring (insert dead artist here)” on they joints too b.

Word yo. The album might got some filler n a couple joints thats jus beyond wack…but its still a pretty tight project son. Niggas produced the shit outta this muthafucka b. This aint jus some shit where dudes looped up a beat n banged out some drums on top n called that shit a finished product namsayin. Nah yo…niggas put some work in to get this shit done par. Tone appreciates that type a artistry tho nahmean. But it aint like its all fancy tricks n aint no real magic happenin under all the bullshit smoke n mirrors n shit namsayin. Niggas straight went HAM on summa thses tracks son…but not on the HAM joint tho. Another thing I appreciate is that niggas tried sumthin original n new. Plus they aint flood this shit wit guest appearances from they artist rosters n turn it into the Firm album. Hate it or love it…its probably gon be like that rare joint where niggas memorize all the lyrics to it after a week either way. Anyways I give this shit a solid 4 Zeus slaps namsayin.

Aight peace.

Via: Big Ghost


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  4. clarkkidd says:

    Lol, word!

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  6. N.Zero says:

    You kept it HOOD as fuck. Respect and shit, nahmean?

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  8. E A Will says:

    this by far has been the funniest shit ever if its starks or not this shit is FUNNY i ve been laughing for the last 20 minutes esp. w/ the top ten but the funny part is its true even souja boy tell em LMAO!!! id say the funniest shit id seen since curly

  9. M14 says:

    I’m not sure if this is starks or not but im glad im not the only 1 who thinks that lift off shit is pure trash.Smh son.What he said about that made in america track just had me rollin.Two niggas hang gliding over the ocean holdin hands together!!!Godamn Frank Ocean.

  10. deluxe says:

    This is not real. Look at the link at the bottom of the review, goes to the website of the GFK impersonator “Ghostfase Killah”. Still funny.

  11. Anonymous says:

    sounds like a hater to me…..

  12. Anonymous says:

    We got kids saying the same shit!They repeat their words like 1,000 times.Year after year after year!Switch you words and put some new words,not copy and copy and copy!Use your minds!!! Be a leader!Peace!

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  14. LISTENTOLIZ says:

    This is hands down the most hysterical and fantastic thing I have ever read. Ghost, you are fucking brilliant.

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  16. CK8s says:

    Not sure if this is the Wallabee Champ or not, I just know this review was funny as helll…I hear alot of whinning about this dude is hatin’ and he shouldn’t have did this but why can’t 1 of the most respected MC’s to do it give their opinion on these rappers album. Too many pillows worried about what other people gonna think about’em if they express their own opinions. ===Wish he would have commented on k.west’s garbage can raps.

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  18. frank says:


    – muthafucka
    – wit
    – Lissenin

    Etc…its like watching a kid that just learned to type

  19. C says:

    What an entertaining read by one of the game’s most colorful characters.

    Some of you cats need to go back and brush up on your history. Ghostface is a hip-hop legend; man been dropping solid albums for years now. If anyone is qualified to write a review, it’s him.

  20. slick j says:

    I can’t believe you ripped of someone’s ENTIRE review of the album. just despicable.

  21. Again, it is not hard to imagine a society (that has actually existed, if any historical records are to be believed) in which things like sex with young children, or spousal abuse, or slavery, or killing witches, are all condoned. All of these things have happened before in societies that have become very powerful, often as a result of these practices. How do you explain that? They just werent good? What does that mean?

  22. Anonymous says:

    so why is this fake ass ghostface killah hatin on watch the throne. next thing u know he’ll be writing a review on the carter 4. keep hatin and keep it movin.

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  24. Spontan says:

    Thanks really enjoying reading the post, Ghost your mad funny haha

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  27. J. Smith says:

    I fool wit Ghostface… but from an artist that only ever has a few bangers on his albums at most….I’m not sure if it trust his review. He might need to listen to his own criticism because his albums suffer from most of the same ish!

  28. Anonymous says:

    yoo this shit cray.

    really a boy named P-Tone who reviews a lot of new albums. Real funny shit.

  29. F.U.Bitches says:

    This is the fuckin gayest shit i have ever fukn seen/heard. Hey Jay, Yea Conyay – wudnt it be cool if we like dance around together and do an album of duets.. fukin lame ass shit. really — who the fuk came up with this idea. i dont not like it, i fukn hate it .. EVEN if i like some of the tracks i m FORCED to hate it cuz its sooooo fukin gay. PERIOD – u guys r fukn losers.. u just put the fukn GAY in hip/hop. seriosly – get new agents, new managers new friends — cuz anyone who told u this shit was gnna b hot is fuk gay too.. i wish this never happend. i m sad. fuk u guys!

    also – i dont mean gay like gay people – i mean gay like this shit is fukin terrble lame. and i m at a lost for a better word. so sori if i offend any gays.

  30. Baked says:

    honestly, i didnt know that SUPERHATING was in season. The album is better than what u doing right now ‘ghostface’. lol

  31. Anonymous says:

    Shit, EVERY review of EVERY album should be like this. From the heart honest.
    Sick of the media blowing smoke up KW & JZ’s RnB arses. They suck balls

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  38. Ghost is a real ass nigga. This is funny as hell.

  39. GCSE English resits, numsane brah? Fo’sho.

  40. Jd says:

    You illiterate son of a bitch, learn how to read and write at a third grade level before you start a blog. For fucks sake.

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  44. Hunter says:

    Yo Ghost…

    There’s some boys up in wisconsin who are bring some shit from outer space that will evolve your eardrums.

    These tracks here is crispy:

  45. a concerned citizen says:

    Record sales are not a measure of how good an album is. It only tells you how many people bought into the hype enough to buy it. True classic status can only be reached years later when the record stands the test of time (or doesn’t). If you sell a ton of records you got a better chance of getting noticed for your efforts. Too many artists get slept on.

  46. pK says:

    I knew it wasn’t the real Ghostface hen it seemed like he was goin in a bit on his Wu brother The RZA.

  47. Abuja19 says:

    I bought the album…it’s good stuff. I wouldn’t consider it to be “CD” or Blueprint material, but it is something special. It’s just Kanye and Jay-Z enjoying making music for fun after working hard on their careers for the past decade.

  48. Anonymous says:

    This was really difficult to read. Especially when he says “this is a problem.” I thought Ghost had a problem with the track. I wish I weren’t too white for 2/3 of this review.

    • Helen says:

      It’s so annoying when white people blame their whiteness for their general laziness and inadequacies. Try harder. Shit.

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  50. iUsed2Rap says:

    HILARIOUS. He’s so right, and Ghostface has the skills to talk s**t. I’m hanging my New York head in shame over this piece of garbage album. That goodness for bit torrents.

  51. Anonymous says:

    best album review ever. period end of story.

  52. STATiS says:

    To everyone thinking this is the real ghostface commenting on the tracks, IT AINT, its a fake ghostface who has a blog.

  53. Zadie Reyes says:

    lol this was pretty fuckn funnny… but i think its even funnier that the track that got the most praise off the entire album (who gon stop me) was a rip off of Flux Pavilion’s “I Cant Stop”. loveee ‘Ye but he straight ripppped the shit outta that dubstep song, could pullled it on a mixtape maybe.. but the album? im just a bit surprised..

    • Anonymous says:

      Waubstep. It sounds like it easily could have been stolen from any/every club/waubstep ‘producer’ in the past 5 years. Intro, shii drop, waub-b-b-b-b, holy fuck that gets old quick. Needs more less wobble, like how Horsepower Productions did it, minimalist background shii.

  54. divakitty says:

    this is the best album review EVER!

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  58. Anonymous says: – if you thought that was funny this dudes shit will have you dying

  59. Anonymous says:

    This is the real ghost n he iz the ma fukin man!!!

  60. Fuck the new school says:

    Why is anyone surprised this is garbage? The times we live in man… another one that’s hyped up for nothing is ‘Carter 4’… another garbage album, mark my words!

  61. axemusic says:

    First off! This is NOT the REAL GHOSTFACE. This is “Big Ghost” from the
    Big Ghost Chronicles Blog. A FAKE, but none the less funny and almost seems
    as if Ghostface wrote it himself. Yes, GF does know of this dude and after the
    “softest rappers list” came out it sparked a big following. I agree with BIG GHOST
    for the most about the comments he made for each song, but agree even less
    about the rating (you gave this shit a 4) C’mon son! I would maybe give it a 2 1/2
    outta 5, but that’s after only one listen. Keep it Sacred yo!!

    Since 2001

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  63. carter! says:

    The real Ghostface has nothing to do with these articles!

  64. Courtney Wheels says:

    Album sucked..I was not impressed at all!! Beats wack..Lyrics wack!! Mr Starks and crew PLEASE COMEBACK AND SAVE US!!

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  68. Anonymous says:

    i m fan a fan of wutang but ghost face you probably going on your 50 th album and never went platinum dont be mad and you old as fuck your time was passed 10 years ago…..

    • edterrazas says:

      “im fan a fan of wutang” quit the stutter you fake fuck, you ain’t no wu fan you idiot, dissing ghost like he’s even involved makes you look like bigger dumbass. He’s only made 10 albums. Who gives a fuck if you went platinum or gold “Supreme Clientele” and “ironman” are both easily in top 20 hiphop albums of all time you dumb fuck.

    • Drakmord says:

      Actually Ironman went Platinum.

  69. Ram says:

    Ghost callin himself god is on some 5% shit, do your research
    an cause someone does an album review, doesnt mean they care about their success..fukk outta here. its an album review dude, thats explanation enough

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  71. Alicia Bush says:

    Yo, this is HILARIOUS!!! Ghostface is crazy, lmao!!

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  73. Alex More (New Zealand says:

    everyone is entitled to their opinions if you listen to the lyrics u will understand men lie women lie #s dont #1 in 23 countries thats major peace to yall who is gonna stop them no even pple have got luv for this album who is gonna stop them at least u will have few hits on yo blog and pay some bills but they are taking it to the moon taking it to the stars

  74. Alex More (New Zealand says:

    everyone is entitled to their opinions if you listen to the lyrics u will understand men lie women lie #s dont #1 in 23 countries thats major peace to yall who is gonna stop them no even

  75. Anonymous says:

    Ghost is a real NIGGA… But, the LP is mad garbage….

    • axemusic says:

      Yeah, to bad this ain’t the REAL ghostface..haha this is BIG GHOST
      from the Big Ghost Chronicles Blog. Still funny tho’

      • JR Hoffa says:

        Yup. This is Big Ghost from …It’s a parody blog. The dude running this site knows it’s not the real Ghostface KILLAH but I think he tries to be slick, ynamsayin?

        He’s on twitter too > >> @BigGhostfase

        His twitter is almost as funny as the blog itself.

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