Ghostface Killah, FishScale (2006)

Ghostface Killah:FishScale was decent. It was okay. I tried to make it colorful like Supreme. But when I hear it, my darts could’ve been better. After a while, I was stressed out from not getting the right looks. When you hear yourself on the radio, it gives you a battery. But when you ain’t hearing yourself like that, I started thinking for a second, ‘Yo, is it me?’ But I knew it can’t be me, because my ear is still fucking exclusive.

“If I heard ‘Be Easy’ now, I would’ve murdered ‘Be Easy.’ The only one I murdered up there probably was like ‘Shakey Dog.’

 

If I heard ‘Be Easy’ now, I would’ve murdered ‘Be Easy.’ The only one I murdered up there probably was like ‘Shakey Dog.’

 

“And I made it too long. I would’ve shortened it. They’d tell me, ‘Cut it down.’ And I’d be like, ‘No, I’m not cutting it down.’ Now, knowing how I am, I would’ve narrowed that down, picked certain ones, and not kept so much. Because you be thinking that because you made it, you gotta put it on there. But it don’t work that way. Even if it’s only nine songs, make it bulky. Make it juicy. I learned all that shit.

“I would’ve fixed my rhymes. I had some ill beats up there. ‘Big Girl,’ and ‘Clips of Doom,’ and all that other shit. It would’ve been a whole different album. But those are just the times that you was in, and you can’t bring ‘em back.”

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