Today marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Ghostface Killah’s album Twelve Reasons to Die II. The album was released on July 10, 2015, by Linear Labs. It is the sequel to Ghostface’s 2013 album Twelve Reasons to Die.
Twelve Reasons to Die II is a concept album that tells the story of Tony Starks, a gangster who is killed and then resurrected as the Ghostface Killah. The album is produced by Adrian Younge, who also produced the first Twelve Reasons to Die.
The album was met with critical acclaim. AllMusic gave it 4 out of 5 stars and called it “a worthy sequel to its predecessor.” Pitchfork gave it a 7.2 out of 10 and said, “It’s a dark, twisted, and often brilliant album that proves Ghostface Killah is still one of the most exciting rappers in the game.”
Twelve Reasons to Die II features guest appearances from Raekwon, RZA, Scarub, Vince Staples, Lyrics Born, Chino XL, and Bilal.
The album was a commercial success, reaching #10 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It was also certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Twelve Reasons to Die II has had a significant influence on hip-hop music. The album’s dark and gritty sound has inspired a new generation of rappers, and its concept of a gangster being resurrected as a superhero has been used by other artists, such as Logic and Tech N9ne.
The album is also considered a classic in Ghostface Killah’s discography. It is one of his most critically acclaimed albums, and it features some of his best rapping.
Twelve Reasons to Die II is a landmark album in hip-hop history. It is a dark, twisted, and brilliant album that proves Ghostface Killah is still one of the most exciting rappers in the game. The album has had a significant influence on hip-hop music, and it is sure to be enjoyed by fans for years to come.