News: Ghostface Killah Calls The-Dream "Cocky", Says "Radio Killer F*ckin' Fronted" [Video]
Wednesday, Sep 9, 2009 5:50PM
Ghostface Killah recently discussed how his Def Jam labelmate, The-Dream, turned down an opportunity to appear on his upcoming Wizard of Poetry album.
Speaking with DJ Whoo Kid, Ghost said Dream initially showed interest in appearing on the R&B-based album.
"No Dream, nah, Dream fronted on me," Ghost explained in an interview. "Yeah, radio killer f*kin fronted. Yeah, it's Def Jam but you know certain n*ggas get cocky, these little n*ggas. It is what it is though. I ain't gonna complain about it but don't give me your f*ckin' number and tell me you gonna do something -- and renege on me. That's these lil' n*ggas. It's different eras. These different eras mean a lot. This is the bullsh*t era." (Radio Planet TV)
Ghostface talked with SOHH earlier this summer and said he was turned him down by other mainstream singers.
"I had the list in my head but my list ain't work," Ghost said. "These R&B cats is wild yo but some people heard my work and they just jumped on it. Like John Legend, he heard what I was doing and he just wanted to get on it. Same thing with Raheem DeVaughn. I wanted Alicia Keys, I reached out to Avant. Tamia but you know how it is with women. They just stood the kid up. They ain't get back so I had to just go with the fellas." (SOHH)
He recently spoke on his Ron Browz collaboration "She's A Killer" and why former labelmate Jay-Z hurt the single's buzz due to the auto-tune bashing "D.O.A." song.
"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)
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 Killah's SOHH interview below: