Wu-Tang rapper Ghostface Killah is enjoying a hit record with his second solo effort, "Supreme Clientele," a record that has already been certified gold and spawned a second single, "Cherchez La Ghost," which is currently impacting at urban radio.
"Cherchez La Ghost" samples a '70s dance standard from Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band (see "Ghostface Killah Explains 'La Ghost' Track"), and is the follow-up to the album's first single, "Apollo Kids," which featured guest vocals from one of Killah's Wu-Tang compatriots, Raekwon.
In addition to promoting his own LP as well as working on the long-awaited new Wu-Tang Clan album, Ghostface Killah told MTV News that he has two more side projects in the mix, including records with Raekwon and Cappadonna.
"Yeah, we're gonna do a 'Cuban Linx 2000' joint," Ghostface said of his pending collaboration with Raekwon. "After all the Wu things, we're just taking it step by step after the Wu [album]. Plus me and Cappadonna are supposed to do [a project] called 'Crayons.' So we might have a 'Cuban Linx' featuring 'Crayons,' or something like that. It'll be me, Cap, and Rae."
Ghostface Killah also went on to explain the meaning of his forthcoming "Crayons" project with Cappadonna, who himself is putting the final touches on his follow-up to 1998's "The Pillage" LP.
"'Crayons' is the name of the album," Ghostface said, "'cause it's like, even when we dress, sometimes we get colorful. We see everything in color, you know what I mean? So it's like 'Crayons,' even our slang. Just to call your album 'Crayons' means, 'Yo, these guys are crazy.' So that's what we do." [RealVideo]
Killah said that he has about a month left of recording to do for the new Wu-Tang Clan album, which he believes will be released in August or September and book-ended by an extensive Wu-Tang tour.
For more from Ghostface Killah, be sure to check out the MTV News Online feature "Ghostface Killah: Soul Supreme."