Marquee: Ghostface Killah

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

In Ghostface Killah's eyes, a "mature" album means a joint stocked with R&B-infused ladies' jams. So in conjunction with his admission that he's long outgrown the gruesome street life he so skillfully chronicles, we get Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City.

It's an alright collection of lovers' rap, but nowhere near as thrilling as Ghost going off during the decade-long stretch from Ironman to Fishscale. Thankfully, he still spazzed all over Wu-Tang brother-in-arms Raekwon's new Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2. And a three-way record with Ghost, Rae and Method Man is in the works, hopefully not derailed by Method Man's recent legal woes.

So although he branded this the "Wizard of Poetry Tour," there's good reason to think Ghostface will go hard Saturday at Skully's, with support from Fashawn, Thought Set and DJs Detox and Pos 2.

Ghostface Killah

When: 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7

Where: Skully's Music Diner, Short North