News: Ghostface Killah Blames Jay-Z's "D.O.A." For Lackluster Buzz, "He Smashed My Sh*t W/ That Sh*t"

Thursday, Aug 27, 2009 6:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Ghostface Killah recently spoke on his Ron Browz collaboration "She's A Killer" and why his former labelmate Jay-Z hurt the single's buzz due to the auto-tune bashing "D.O.A." song.

In addition to explaining how Jay impacted his auto-tune record, Ghost also touched on the song's concept.

"I had Ron Browz on it," Ghost said about the track. "It was about a co-defendant of mine, she was real sexy and putting in work, real pretty and she'll slay you. She'll rock you to sleep and get whatever you got. She'd do anything, everybody liked her -- We let it out but then your boy Jay-Z came with that f*cking 'Death of [Autotune]' sh*t and vocalled the sh*t and smashed my f*cking joint, you know what I mean? He smashed my sh*t with that sh*t, I understand, I felt like how Jay felt but when I did the record, I didn't care about all that sh*t, 'cause I'm just worried about me. So when he came with that sh*t, that 'Death of' a lot of deejays were on that 'Yeah yeah,' sucking his d*ck. And now left your boy out there with a record that would have been bubbling on some other sh*t though, you know what I mean? It's all good though." (Best of Both Offices)

Jay recently spoke on his hit song and why it was a challenge for emcees to step up their rapping skills.

"Absolutely, it shook it up," Jay said about the song's impact. "It shook the town up. 'D.O.A.' for me, the meaning of it was really, it was more of a challenge than a diss record. I guess a lot of people took it as a diss record but for me it was more of a challenge. For me it was more of a challenge, you know, let's go. That's been done, we done that. That sounds good, I like the way those records sound. I'm not saying I hate auto-tune, I hate a hundred thousand people using it 'cause I don't wanna hear the same record over and over again. I'm a fan of musicso that was my push to my peers, to the music business in general to a counter cultural movement. Hip-Hop is about if you're doing that, I'm doing this. Everybody doing their own thing and being individuals. I felt we were losing that." (Tim Westwood TV)

Ghost has been recording a variety of R&B-based records as of late for his upcoming Wizard of Poetry album.

"I always wanted to do an R&B album," Ghost explained in an interview. "Since back then, but the name Wizard of Poetrybeen around the longest, since The Pretty Toney album. I just never got to it where it felt like go ahead and let The Wizard of Poetry, that name, out there like that. So it makes sense now with me doing an R&B album with a bunch of stories, explaining my story and stuff like that so I'm thinking, 'Okay, it's going together.' The Wizard of Poetry is telling my story, check out my poetry in Emerald City. I was gonna at first base the album around Wizard of Oz. That's where Emerald City came in. But you can't use the same likeliness, but I'm still gonna go the same way...It's more-less a musical joint, like n*ggas makemusic. I went, got nice R&B artists, told 'em go ahead and lay the hooks down, I'll lay the verses.And we just placed 'em together. Put everything in place and sent it out." (Rap Radar)

The project represents Ghost's final contractual obligation for Def Jam.

"It's my last album so I wanted to do the album I always wanted to do," Ghost explained in an interview. "You gotta tell the fans that you not gettin' no younger here, we gettin' older! And everybody don't sell crack no more, man. I don't sell crack, yo. I ain't movin' no bricks or none of that other sh*t. I ain't shoot nobody in like since the early 90's, man. How long you gonna be 40 years-old and actin' like you still sellin' cracks and you on the block and you doin' this and you doin' that when times is more serious, man" (UnKut)

Check out Ghostface Kilah's "She's A Killer" collaboration below:

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