Video: Ghostface Speaks On Wizard Of Poetry‘s Poor Sales

Unlike most artists who are strong-armed into doing R&B records by their labels, Ghost says that “Wizard Of Poetry” was a passion project that he’d always wanted to do.

But he was always advised against it for fear of alienating his fanbase. So with only one album left owed to Def Jam, he decided to finally do it.

I gave the fans mad years of my life. Let me do something that Ghostface wanna do for a change. And then I’ll get back to you.

He says he was very happy with the end result but attributes the poor sales to what he felt was a lack of promotion. “Whatever, whatever, I’ll take that one on the cheek and keep it moving. I wasn’t never mad at it.

For the record, it was definitely promoted heavily online…


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31 Responses to “Video: Ghostface Speaks On Wizard Of Poetry‘s Poor Sales”

  1. b-ease Says:

    Ghostface is one of my favorite emcees, but because of the concept and bad word of mouth, I avoided this LP like the plague. Well, heard it for the first time this weekend, and I’d like to issue an apology to Mr. Coles.

    This album is crack.

  2. Beezy Says:

    I’ll take that one on the cheek and keep it moving.

    ^ayo

  3. Beezy Says:

    For the record, it was definitely promoted heavily online…

    ^This is self-defeating. Your promoting it to people who just plan to steal it.

  4. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    How do you make decisions on how you dress\look? Personal preference or strictly for bitches.

    ^

    both. i’ll dress for breezies all day but i gotta ok the look in the mirror while playin my favorite chunes. hate me for it, i could giva fuck.

    also, i keep a full beard thas groomed to look like a natural 5 o’clock shadow. then i watch chics clamor. i be shoppin at whole foods lookin yummy to chics.

  5. KzA Says:

    lololol cold worried about Achick

    cOLD Says:

    May 21st, 2009 at 1:12 pm
    dude killed himself online for getting clowned yall niggas be easy.

  6. hl Says:

    Ghostface is one of my favorite emcees, but because of the concept and bad word of mouth, I avoided this LP like the plague. Well, heard it for the first time this weekend, and I’d like to issue an apology to Mr. Coles.

    This album is crack.

    I think people definately slept. I liked it.

  7. landlord Says:

    and bad word of mouth,

    ——-

    LOL… i still say it sucks… by ghostface standards … it might be ok in comparison to the more prominent skinny jeans rap of today… but for a clansman, it sucks …

  8. Crackavelli Tha Don Says:

    kevfrescura de talco Says:

    i be shoppin at whole foods lookin yummy to chics.

    ^^^
    Whole Foods is definitely a cool spot to find the femaliens

  9. "A" Chick Le Fleur - I Got My Billions UP Says:

    @ KzA

    Seeing as you get flamed everyday in here, I can see Y you wanna past the torch. But seriously, STFU B!

  10. "A" Chick Le Fleur - I Got My Billions UP Says:

    pass>past

    lol!

  11. shawamar Says:

    This album was pretty damn good…Sorry Ghost..these young’ns dont know shit..

  12. g7 Says:

    i was just listening to WOP over the weekend. album is dope!!

    *daps 1:39-1:46*

  13. KzA Says:

    landLORD Says:

    May 21st, 2009 at 1:38 pm
    her neck look like Verrazano Narrows Bridge cables …

    ^

    uifaeslufli

  14. hl Says:

    BTW the Wu-Massacre album is dope. Its real short, but I liked the whole project.

  15. Fresh Huxtable Says:

    B-Ease
    12 mins ago
    the whole site dumbed down… music as well… its a microcosm of society …. we done all fell off …

    ^^
    Word.
    ^
    * late pass*

    true. I lurked for a long time, and finally started
    commenting to restore the feelings, ever since French Kev came through and destroyed the buildings

  16. KzA Says:

    “A” Chick Le Fleur – I Got My Billions UP Says:

    March 30th, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    @ KzA

    Seeing as you get flamed everyday in here, I can see Y you wanna past the torch. But seriously, STFU B!

    ^

    first of all.. no I dont. Second, pass the torch? Im reading a thread from a year ago. get over it

  17. TheCo!!inB Says:

    You couldn’t pay homage to Ghost or Rae as an MC. To try to redo their style would be abysmal for any artist.

  18. g7 Says:

    >>So with only one album left owed to Def Jam…

    ^word! get the fuck outta there.

  19. Beezy Says:

    KzA Says:

    first of all.. no I dont.

    ^you kind of do though

  20. hl Says:

    You couldn’t pay homage to Ghost or Rae as an MC. To try to redo their style would be abysmal for any artist.

    You mean like a remake of one their songs? That would be difficult.

  21. Fresh Huxtable Says:

    *late pass*

    I have to congratulate Beezy for having a good
    run with those Dre lines

    *daps Beezy and Dre*

  22. "A" Chick Le Fleur - I Got My Billions UP Says:

    first of all.. no I dont. Second, pass the torch? Im reading a thread from a year ago. get over it
    ————-
    hl Says:

    March 30th, 2010 at 11:38 am
    The real Kza and his REAL girl at their wedding. Bless their hearts.

    i43.tinypic.com/20axkr9.jpg

    —-

    holy.shit.
    ————-

    SAY WORD U DON’T GET FLAMED EVERYDAY?

    Again, STFU, B!

  23. KzA Says:

    Beezy Says:

    March 30th, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    KzA Says:

    first of all.. no I dont.

    ^you kind of do though

    ^
    gtfoh. You the only one that ever says shit to me. and either way, Ive NEVER taken a beating as bad as that. shit was 4 posts long. even eskay was havin a field day.

    A chick handled it pretty good then though, wierd how shes gettin cranky bout it now

  24. CZ Says:

    I dont see how anybody wouldn’t like Wizard of Poetry when a lot of his hit singles over the years that everybody was feeling is similar to tracks on his album….*sarcastic* I guess it had to have a Drake or Weezy feature on it

  25. landlord Says:

    ima listen to WOP one more time… cause i admit i gave it only 2 or 3 complete spins… but i remember being clearly dissapointed by all the soft r&b beats … sounded like beats for LLCoolJ …

  26. "A" Chick Le Fleur - I Got My Billions UP Says:

    g7 Says:

    March 30th, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    >>So with only one album left owed to Def Jam…

    ^word! get the fuck outta there.
    ———-
    LOL! Def Jam stay giving artists 10 album deals. Word to LL….

  27. TheCo!!inB Says:

    You fuckin’ the FiOS nigga?!

  28. TheCo!!inB Says:

    Ghost finna sign to Stones Throw

  29. landlord Says:

    TheCo!!inB Says:

    March 30th, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    Ghost finna sign to Stones Throw

    ——

    now that would work for me …

  30. D Says:

    his album before this was dope as fuk and no 1 bought it

    this 1 had roughly the same first week sales

    I bought it but expected more, it was still better than 90% of the shit out

    it could have been bigger with some better features and a couple different beats

    I hope Ghost goes indie

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