In the 1st half of 2018, Wu-Tang Clan fans worldwide were hopeful that the previous sale of the one of a kind Wu-Tang album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, would change hands from the currently incarcerated owner Martin Shkreli to Wu-Tang affiliate Matthew “M80” Markoff who would release it freely to the public— to be appreciated by all. In light of Markoff’s 1 million dollar offer, the sale never came to fruition and Markoff like most Wu-Tang fans simply wrote off the notion of the one of a kind album and any chance at ever being able to hear it after that.
Thinking where do we go from here, M-Eighty decided to link with Wu-Tang Clan’s own Ghostface Killah to bring the world a brand new studio album alongside legendary underground producer phenomenon Big Ghost. “This new Ghostface x Big Ghost album is definitely something that is going to blow the minds of Wu-Tang and Hip-Hop fans alike”, Markoff remarked as our collective goal in calling it The Lost Tapes was to bring fans back to that Ironman/Supreme Clientele/Cuban Linx Era sound. We set out to revive that, update it for 2018 and just like that we have a certified 2018 Wu-Tang Banger on our hands!
The Lost Tapes also features an All-Star Line-Up including; Snoop Dogg, E-40, Big Daddy Kane, Raekwon, Masta Killa, Cappadonna Killah Priest, Sheek Louch, Planet Asia, Michael Rappaport and more. Unlike any previously released Ghostface Killah or Wu-Tang album, The Lost Tapes will be receiving the “LIMITED EDITION” physical format treatment courtesy of M-Eighty’s Holy Toledo Productions imprint and the UK’s own Daupe! Media. Fans of Daupe! Media will soon be able to purchase the album in Vinyl, CD and Cassette format while starting today Holy Toledo Productions via www.ghostfacelosttapes.com will be offering Pre-Orders for the first 1,000 CD’s all to be included with an autographed poster from Ghostface himself, a bonus EP and more!
On 10-5-18, Independent mainstay Cleopatra/X-Ray Records will be releasing The Lost Tapes on all digital platforms.
Tracklisting & Credits for Ghostface Killah’s The Lost Tapes:
1. ‘Introduction’ f/ Michael Rappaport
2. ‘Buckingham Palace’ f/ KXNG Crooked, Benny the Butcher & .38 Spesh
3. ‘Majestic Accolades’ f/ Planet Asia & Hus Kingpin
4. ‘Cold Crush’ f/ LA the Darkman, Ras Kass, Chris Rivers & Harley
5. ‘Put the Ghostface On It’
6. ‘Saigon Velour’ f/ Snoop Dogg & E-40
7. ‘Constant Struggle’ f/ Killah Priest & Bishop Lamont
8. ‘Done It Again’ f/ Big Daddy Kane, Cappadonna, Styliztik Jones & Harley
9. ‘Reflections of C.R.E.A.M’
10. ‘Watch Em’ Holla’ f/ Raekwon, Masta Killa, Cappadonna & DJ Grouch
11. ‘I Think I Saw A Ghost’ f/ Sheek Louch, Vic Spencer, Reignwolf & Luke Holland
12. ‘Outroduction’ f/ Michael Rappaport
13. ‘Saigon Velour’ f/ Snoop Dogg, E-40 & Tricky (Bonus Track)
****All Tracks Produced By Big Ghost