//cover by Joe Dichiara
I’m not much for mashups; typically mashups are either all concept (refer to the overrated Grey Album) or strictly dance affairs (like the killer Radio Soulwax series). Every now and then though, someone mad scientist comes up with a great, simple concept and then delivers the goods. Max Tannone turned heads with his Jay-Z / Radiohead project, brilliantly titled “Jaydiohead.” That project had a little too much irony for my taste, but the actual tracks were expertly blended, so I was glad to hear Max is back with a new one. Ghostfunk blends Wu-Tang’s (arguably) best MC, Ghostface, with rare African funk, High-Life, and other 70′s beats. The concept is loose enough that there isn’t a specific group or genre to get tied down with, and GFK’s raps are typically over vintage soul or R&B, so the rhyme style fits the vintage grooves perfectly. This is basically the best mashup album I’ve heard in a long time, possibly ever. And it’s free! Go get it!