Notable Tracks: Ghostface Killah, Rapsody, & Conway The Machine

And just like that, my album backlog is piling up. But instead of doing one of those posts, let’s do a Notable Tracks post of songs from some recent albums. Or something. Let’s get into it.

Ghostface Killah feat. Kanye West – “No Face”

I remember seeing that Ghostface Killah had a song with Nas, and then all of a sudden found out that he had a whole album, Set The Tone, coming out with a bunch of features (I just looked again, and besides skits, Ghost does not have a song on the album that doesn’t have a feature).

Like me, the song/feature that caught the most attention was Kanye West on “No Face” (that and the random Ja Rule feature on “Bad Bitch,” but I’m not talking about that now).

The song is okay, and to my surprise, this is a new Kanye West verse (or at least sounds like it). Ye didn’t have anything to do with the throwback production, even though it shares the same sample as songs from both rappers’ catalogs (“Bring Da Ruckus” and “New God Flow”). I was going to point out how random this collaboration was, but this isn’t the first time Ghost and Kanye have linked up.

Rapsody – “Asteroids”

Man. When there is talk about alternatives to popular female rappers like Sexxy Red or Cardi B, I hear people talk about Rapsody. But then Rapsody drops an album and it kind of comes and goes. We are part of the problem.

Rapsody dropped an album last week called Please Don’t Cry. So far, it sounds good, but it feels like she will never receive the same fanfare as her “sexier” contemporaries. And maybe that is okay.

Even though the Hit-Boy produced “Asteroids” dropped last year, I still like it, and I didn’t get a chance to post it on the site. (Like I said, we are part of the problem.)

Conway The Machine – “Give & Give”

I’m a fan of Conway The Machine, but even I lost track of his new projects. From 2023-2024, the rapper has dropped around 10 projects. Yes, crazy.

Still, his last album, Slant Face Killah, not only has a dope title but sounds great so far, with some of the features like Key Glock and Tech N9ne surprising me.

My pick from Slant Face Killah is the Cool & Dre produced “Give & Give.”

Sidenote: Why are a lot of producers now featured when all they did was produce the beats? Is that a publishing thing?