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ADRIAN YOUNGE AND GHOSTFACE KILLAH ANNOUNCE ‘TWELVE REASONS TO DIE II’, NEW ALBUM FEATURING THE RZA, RAEKWON, BILAL, VINCE STAPLES, AND MORE OUT JULY 10th VIA LINEAR LABS

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Adrian Younge and Ghostface Killah have joined forces once again for the sequel to their 2013 album, Twelve Reasons to Die aptly titled Twelve Reasons to Die II featuring Rza, Raekwon, Bilal, Vince Staples, and more set for release on July 10th via Linear Labs. They also released the new track “Let The Record Spin” featuring Raekwon, a follow up to the debut single “Return of the Savage”. The Mafioso concept album is entirely composed, produced and performed chiefly by Younge and told through Ghostface’s visceral rhymes. The storyline has officially developed into a cinematic album series with this project serving as the darker and more sinister predecessor to the first installment; musically taking inspiration from vintage Italian horror scores with classic Wu Tang production.

Recorded entirely on analog tape for the original warm texture of old soul vinyl albums, Adrian’s vintage sound is a breath of fresh air on this LP complimented by classic Tony Starks story telling. While the Rza has been enlisted to narrate the complex storyline,
Raekwon appears as one of the main characters on the album in timely fashion; with 2015 marking the 20th anniversary of his critically lauded Hip Hop classic featuring Ghost, Only Built For Cuban Linx.

12 Reasons to Die Part II is set in the grimy streets of mid-1970s New York City. Descendants of the DeLucas are running the city but a new and powerful crime syndicate is rising, commanded by black gangster Lester Kane (personified by Raekwon). As his power grows, Kane takes on the DeLucas and a war ensues. Kane has always known the legend of Tony Starks, who was killed by the DeLucas in Italy (in part 1) and whose remains were partially used to create twelve vinyl records. When played back in the “old world,” the Ghostface Killer rose and destroyed the Italian faction. Enter 12 Reasons to Die Part II.
“Ghostface sounds incredible over Adrian Younge’s band, which fits him like a custom-designed Starksmobile.” – PITCHFORK
“The greatest victory on 12 Reasons to Die [Part I] is Ghost’s chemistry with producer / composer Adrian Younge… [His] production sounds tailor made for Ghostdeini the Great” – XXL
SPECIALTY PACKAGING 
– Double Disc CD (LP and Instrumentals)
– LP Vinyl
– Instrumental vinyl
– 7′ Box set: 2 serato tone 7′ picture disc vinyl + four  7′ records.
– killer combo box set
– box set that pairs part one and part two
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