Ghostface

Ghostface Killah is having quite the prolific year. He already released a collaborative album with BADBADNOTGOOD, and this Friday (7/10) he releases a collaborative album with Adrian Younge, Twelve Reasons to Die II. (It's the followup/sequel to 2013's Twelve Reasons to Die.) The album features Ghostface's fellow Wu-Tang Clan members Raekwon and RZA, neo-soul singer Bilal, the quickly-rising Vince Staples and more. You can stream the whole thing over at the NY Times. The song with Vince is also streaming below.

Czarface

Ghostface isn't the only Wu-Tang member working with interesting collaborators lately. Inspectah Deck's collaborative project with underground Boston duo 7L & Esoteric, aka Czarface, released their second album this past June. It's called Every Hero Needs a Villain and features Wu-Tang pals Method Man and GZA, plus DOOM (who's also on the Ghostface/Badbadnotgood LP), Large Professor, R.A. the Rugged Man and Juju of The Beatnuts. It follows their 2013 self-titled debut, and to quote HipHopDx, it's "one of the rare sequels that matches the original in quality." You can listen to an Rdio stream of the whole album, and a Soundcloud stream of the DOOM-featuring single "Ka-Bang!" below.

Ghostface and Raekwon are kicking off a tour this week, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Rae's immortal Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. That hits NYC on July 20 & 21 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for both are still available. Ghost is also playing Slipknot's festival, and Wu-Tang are playing Riot Fest Toronto and Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest.

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Raekown & Ghostface Killah -- 2015 Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Tour Dates
07-07 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
07-08 Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
07-09 Columbus, OH - Park Street Saloon
07-11 St. Louis, MO - Ready Room
07-12 Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze
07-14 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
07-15 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
07-16 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
07-17 Boston, MA - Paradise Theater
07-19 Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
07-20 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
07-21 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
07-23 Norfolk, VA - The Norva
07-24 Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
07-25 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
07-26 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
07-28 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
07-30 Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
07-31 Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
08-01 Chattanooga, TN - Track 29
08-02 Columbia, SC - Music Farm
08-05 Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
08-06 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
08-07 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
08-08 Houston, TX - House of Blues
08-09 Austin, TX - Emo's
08-11 El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
08-12 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
08-13 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
08-15 Riverside, CA - Riverside Municipal Auditorium
08-16 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
08-18 Los Angeles, CA - Belasco Theater