The Promotional Art for Ghostface Killah's 'Twelve Reasons to Die'
One of rap's most overused cliches is the phrase "my life is like a movie." Significantly much harder to come across are the artists who liken their entire albums to the medium of film. Most recently, Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge teamed up for Twelve Reasons to Die, an album made to sound like an original score for the type of action-packed grimey exploitation films that the original Wu-Tang sound was inspired by. However, Ghost is not quite the first to employ this tactic. While rappers have made soundtracks to their own films, films based on their albums, albums based on other people's films and even songs about making films, not many have made albums that "were" films. In honor of Ghostface's show tonight night at the Gramercy Theatre we decided to take a look back at this unique sub-subgenre to celebrate the other rap "album-films."More »