- Released: December 20, 2010
- Originally Released: 2010
- Label: Def Jam
Rolling Stone3.5 stars out of 5
-- "On track after track, he blows dust off some dirty-soul loop, with boasts as inspired as ever and street-crime storytelling as vivid as ever..."
Entertainment Weekly - p.80
"[With] zany free-associative zingers over scratchy soul, funk, and rock samples." -- Grade: A-
- 1.Purified Thoughts - (featuring GZA/Killah Priest)
- 2.Superstar - (featuring Busta Rhymes)
- 3.Black Tequila - (featuring Trife / Cappadonna)
- 4.Drama - (featuring Game)
- 5.2getha Baby
- 7.In tha Park - (featuring Black Thought)
- 8.How You Like Me Baby
- 9.Handcuffin' Them Hoes - (featuring Jim Jones)
- 10.Street Bullies - (featuring Sun God / Sheek Louch)
- 11.Ghetto - (featuring Raekwon / U-God / Cappadonna)
- 12.Troublemakers - (featuring Method Man / Raekwon / Redman)
Recording information: Red Bull Studios; Starks Studios, Staten Island, NY.
After experimenting with R&B on his 2009 release Ghostdini, rapper Ghostface Killah returns to tough Shaolin rhymes for 2010's Apollo Kids. Previewed by the single "2getha Baby," the album features guest shots from the likes of Redman, Busta Rhymes, and the Game. Pete Rock, Jake One, and others provide the beats.