Review & Download: Ghostwridah – The Ruler’s Back


The ruler’s back as if he never left. Ghostwridah comes through with his first official release entitled The Ruler’s Back. Independantly strong, this album blends through as a well put together release from the production, to the variety of moods that this album encompasses. Introspection, Swagger, Hip-Hop and Commercial flavors mixed within a 50-minute time frame that the album runs through.

Ghostwridah’s show of confidence and braggadocious demeanor is definitely one of his best qualities and is definitely what puts him in the forefront. With lines like “I’m so fresh that I can’t remember how broke looks…” – you can’t really disagree with me. Guest appearances on The Ruler’s Back are few in between, but Ghostwridah does tap a couple friends for assistance including Shawty Lo, Usher, Paul Wall, Emanny, Malik Yusef and other contributors on various hooks.

Highlights of the album include “Make You A Star” which is a song destined for some kind of mass radio play. It has the makings of a hit record. “All I Know” is arguably the best song that shows what Ghostwridah is about and all about what Ghost knows. Its also the song that I quoted that line above from. Now, “50 Ways” shows Ghost ability to storytell in rhyme form – it really does. And lastly, you have “Dying To Survive” which is a completely unexpected song that can open eyes and can save lives if you really listen to the words. It has a smooth Sade sample and as an added bonus, clips of Barack Obama playing throughout the song where Obama speaks about about hip-hop and the hopes of what direction we as a people could head towards.

Overall, a great effort by Ghostwridah. We could only hope that he continues his choice in versatile production and keeps reaching for original subject matter and song direction.ร‚ย ร‚ย ร‚ย ร‚ย ร‚ย ร‚ย ร‚ย ร‚ย 

– Reviewed by David “DRO” Rosario

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