Twelve Reasons To Die
The sounds of classic, 36 Chambers-era RZA meld with both Portishead, and Italian film music of Ennio Morricone on 12 Reasons To Die. This project is a daring, full-length Crime/Horror concept album, Executive Produced by Wu-Tang Clan founder, The RZA, who refers to the album as “groundbreaking” in the hip-hop genre.
Ghostface Killah’s prominence in hip hop has grown steadily over his 20-plus year career – including recent high-profile appearances on Kanye West’s Cruel Summer, RZA’s The Man With the Iron Fists soundtrack, and the new Wu-Block album – “12 Reasons” catches the gifted MC at the height of his lyrical prowess.
Composer/producer/instrumentalist Adrian Younge represents the next generation of black music producers. His aim is an organic re-appropriation of hip-hop circa the mid-90s. His current follow up with Ghostface, Twelve Reasons To Die II is available now. With previous releases, the Black Dynamite Original Score (2009) and Something About April (2011), he touched on psychedelia, blaxploitation, and the cinematic soul from the 1970s, but 12 Reasons To Die is Adrian’s first project in which he has immersed himself in the world of hip-hop.