Ghostface Killah Explainsla Ghosttrack
While the whole of the Wu-Tang Clan has started work on a new album, Wu's Ghostface Killah continues to hold his own with a new single and video from his current solo album, 'Supreme Clientele.'
Ghostface may have a hit on his hands with 'Cherchez La Ghost,' a new track that samples the 70s dancefloor hit 'Cherchez La Femme,' by the classic New York disco group Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band.
The track also features Ghost's fellow Wu-Tang MC U-God and, as he told MTV News, it all came about quite by accident.
'How I came across that track, it was one of the engineers in the studio named Carlos, he got his wife, they were making an album with his wife,' Ghostface explained of the origins of 'Cherchez La Ghost.'
'So when he played this joint, when he played it for me, I said 'Yo, let me get on that. I want that. Matter of fact, let me get that for my album.'
That song was probably like the second to last song that I did. So I just put U-God on there because he wasn't on my album [already]. And I told him, 'Yo, its gonna be a hit, man.'' [RealVideo]
Meanwhile, the Wu-Tang Clan is back in a Los Angeles recording studio this week, starting work on the follow-up to the group's 1997 double CD, 'Wu-Tang Forever.' Ghost told MTV News that the group already has several songs in the can, including new material from Ol' Dirty Bastard, who is currently in a California prison undergoing psychological evaluation (see 'Ol' Dirty Ordered To Prison For Evaluation' ).
For a full-length interview with Ghostface Killah, check out the MTV News Online feature 'Ghostface Killah: Soul Supreme.'