World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

The Pretty Toney Album

Article Id: WHEBN0002184187
Reproduction Date:

Title: The Pretty Toney Album  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Wu-Tang Clan, 2004 in hip hop music, 2004 in music
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

The Pretty Toney Album

The Pretty Toney Album
Studio album by Ghostface
Released April 20, 2004
Recorded 2003-2004
Genre Hip hop
Length 52:13
Label Def Jam
Producer Ghostface, RZA, True Master, No I.D., Nottz, Emile
Ghostface chronology
Bulletproof Wallets
(2001)
The Pretty Toney Album
(2004)
FishScale
(2006)
Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology
Method Man:
Tical 0: The Prequel
(2004)
The Pretty Toney Album
(2004)
Masta Killa:
No Said Date
(2004)

The Pretty Toney Album is the fourth studio album by American hip hop artist Ghostface, a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.

It is the only album from the artist to be released solely under the title of "Ghostface" ("Killah" is entirely omitted in any reference to his name on the packaging), but it is otherwise a normal Ghostface Killah release in line with the rest of his catalogue. The album has sold 228,000 copies as of November 2009.[1]

The album cover is a photograph taken from his performance of the song "Summertime" with Beyoncé at Jay-Z's farewell concert at Madison Square Garden in November of 2003. The oversized jewelry he is seen wearing in the photograph was given to him prior to his performance by rapper Slick Rick, as seen in the film "Fade to Black."

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
Blender 4/5 stars [3]
Pitchfork Media (8.2/10)[4]
RapReviews.com (9.0/10)[5]
The Source 4/5 stars
Vibe 4/5 stars [6]
Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[7]
  • Spin (p. 63) - Ranked #39 in Spin's "40 Best Albums of the Year."
  • Mojo (p. 116) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Ghost reigns supreme, deliberately avoiding anything that could be considered mainstream."
  • Pitchfork Media - Ranked #37 released between 2000–2004, #154 of The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s"
  • Shortlist Music Prize - Nominated

Track listing

# Title Producer(s) Featured guest(s) Sample(s) Time
1 "Intro" Emile 2:28
2 "Biscuits" True Master
  • First verse & chorus: Ghostface
  • Second verse: Trife da God
  • "I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down" by Sam & Dave
3:24
3 "Kunta Fly Shit" RZA 1:00
4 "Beat The Clock" Minnesota 2:49
5 "Metal Lungies" No I.D.
  • "Nobody Knows" by Operation Breadbasket Orchestra and Choir
3:07
6 "Bathtub" (skit) 1:35
7 "Save Me Dear" Ghostface 3:02
8 "It's Over" K-Def 4:10
9 "Keisha's House" (skit) K-Def 1:04
10 "Tush" D. Trotman & Dub Dot Z
  • "Naked Truth" by The Best of Both Worlds
3:24
11 "Last Night" (skit) K-Def
  • "Last Night Changed It All" by Esther Williams
2:31
12 "Holla" Ghostface
  • Chorus: Allah Real
3:19
13 "Ghostface" Digga 2:38
14 "Be This Way" Nottz 4:09
15 "The Letter" Skit
  • "Sunday" by Silvia Robinson
1:21
16 "Tooken Back" Nottz
  • First & third verse: Ghostface
  • Second Verse: Jacki-O
5:03
17 "Run" RZA
  • First verse: Ghostface
  • Second verse: Jadakiss
3:19
18 "Love" No I.D. 3:38

References

  1. ^ http://www.hiphopstan.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13219
  2. ^ Jeffries, David. - Ghostface KillahThe Pretty Toney Album at AllMusic. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Blender review".  
  4. ^ Pemberton, Rollie (4 May 2004). "The Pretty Toney Album"Ghostface .  
  5. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash' (20 April 2004). "Ghostface - The Pretty Toney Album". RapReviews.com. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Pretty Toney Album"Ghostface Killah ,  
  7. ^ http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=lRgtYCC6OUwC&pg=PA322&dq=rolling+stone+gang+starr&cd=1&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=wu%20tang&f=false Page 330
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.