It's not unprecedented for Ghostface to detour from streets to sheets; he's just never done it for more than a couple cuts off each album before, while mixing it up with some candid childhood reminiscence. On his new release, Ghostface brings the same eye for itemized detail to tales of hittin' skins and cheating wives that he does to those of grindin' in a more entrepreneurial sense: making tracks more about females than watered down for females. The material isn't as anxious, fiery, and righteous as previous albums, but Ghostface's latest does feel more appropriate for a man close to entering his 40s. Ghostface is still at the top of his game, but now it's more about expanding a man's legacy rather than just extending his reputation. Catch Ghostface at Revolution Live (200 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale) Wednesday night at 8, when talking about his new joints still means hot tracks and not hip replacement. Tickets cost $19. Call 954-727-0950, or visit jointherevolution.net.
Wed., Oct. 7, 8 p.m., 2009