The Pretty Toney Album

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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[edit]

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[citation needed]
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[edit]

# 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[edit]