Styles P ft. Ghostface Killah – “Star Of The State” (Koch / 2007)
More verbal violence from Styles’ forthcoming album, this time with Shaolin’s Iron Man riding shotgun on microphone duties.
To my ears, this track is in a similar vein to Jay-Z and Biggie’s “Brooklyn’s Finest” or Method Man and Raekwon’s “Meth Vs. Chef”, with two lyrical heavyweights bringing the best out of each other in the good ol’fashioned spirit of healthy competition.
Ghostface sounds like he’s about to pop out the speaker and punch you in the nose on this joint. Obviously the Wally Champ’s disappointment over the new Wu album has left him with a lot of frustration to work through!!!