The Return Of Clyde Smith (Skit) - Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
Label: Def Jam Recordings - DEFF 16505-1 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Hip Hop • Style: Thug Rap
The album follows an organized crime theme, and is named after a term for uncut cocaine. As of Novemberthe album had soldcopies. It also included an alternate version of "The Champ". Similarly, "The Champ" was not cleared and an altered version found its way on to the album. J Dilla created his two productions for Ghostface, but also used them on his instrumental album Donuts C&N Project - The Chopper MF Doom 's productions are taken from his Special Herbs series of albums.
Upon its release, Fishscale received universal acclaim from music critics. At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 88, based on 32 reviews. He found Ghostface Killah's stories to be as "vivid, brutal, and thought-out as any noir " and felt that the music features "a powerfully souled and sampled Clan-type groove" and a "screeching intensity" similar to Public Enemy 's album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.
Steve Jones from USA Today wrote that "Ghostface takes a timeworn hip-hop theme — dealing cocaine, and creates a riveting listening experience. He doesn't so much deliver rhymes as narrate graphically detailed scenes, rife with violence, passion and a little humor. Ghost responds by pouring all that he has, both lyrically and vocally, into every track on the album. The scenarios he recounts are as detailed and off-the-wall as ever, elaborate screenplays laid out with a vocal style that's ceaselessly fluid and never abrasive.
ClubNathan Rabin wrote:. One of rap's most cinematic and sophisticated storytellers, he fills his pulp narratives with so much novelistic detail that it's impossible to catch everything on the first listen. Thankfully, the kaleidoscopic, soul-drenched production by Doom, Pete Rock, Jay Dee, Just Blaze, and others make repeat listens seem tempting, even downright irresistible.
Sure, Fishscale has its share of pointless skits. But that's what the fast-forward button is for, just as the play button seems to have been designed specifically to let people listen to Fishscale over and over again. Fishscale was ranked as one of the best albums of the year by many famous publishers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from The Return of Clyde Smith. This article is about the hip-hop album.
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