Ghostface Killah "Twelve Reasons To Die: The Brown Tape" Release Date, Cover Art & Album Stream

Apollo Brown's remix treatment of Ghostface Killah's tenth album, "Twelve Reasons To Die" is living beyond Record Store Day cassette tapes, as it comes to vinyl, CD and is available now digitally.

In conjunction with last week's release of Adrian Younge & Ghostface Killah's Twelve Reasons To Die album, Soul Temple Records produced a special remix album, made available for Record Store Day. Mello Music Group producer Apollo Brown remixed the Ghostface accapellas for a specially-packaged cassette bonus to brick-and-mortar purchasers of the tenth G.F.K. LP, as Twelve Reasons To Die: The Brown Tape.

Today, XXLMag.com has confirmed that Twelve Reasons To Die: The Brown Tape will is formally available digitally, and coming to LP and CD formats on June 7. A Bandcamp stream of the remix project is available below, with buy links:

The Detroit, Michigan-based Apollo Brown has previously collaborated on full-length albums for O.C. (Trophies), Hasaan Mackey (Daily Bread), and his group The Left (Gas Mask).

RELATED: Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge - Twelve Reasons To Die [ALBUM REVIEW]

50 Comments

  • Frank Lucas

    Amazing! I think it's even better than the original album. Brown's beats are gritty!

  • Rick Ross

    On that Molasses track with Rae and Ghost, Rozay done killed the Wu on their own song. BAWSE!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    cant remember the last time i bought an album but im getting this new ghost shit for sure..u gotta pay your respects to the man for coming with some shit this ill after 20+ years in game, its unprecedented

  • illestNYC

    holy shit THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE ALBUM!!! best 8 bucks i will spend this week by far.

  • Anonymous

    dope now leak detox

  • GT

    fuck my life, this shit is mad ill.

  • The Rise Of The Ghostface Killah"

    [: Ghostface Killah] Medusa stare, my guns bust in silence I'm a black vigilante killer, pro violence It's the rebirth, born again Rise through the vinyl spin They took out Starks but the light shines within It's the almighty rise of the murderous Ghostface Bodies dropped in Owls, left a cold case Colombian neckties from a black Gambino Bodies get dumped in the black El Camino It's Reno, gangster wars, money, power, respect Revenge is felt like the heat from a tec Tommy guns are irrelevant, I'm bulletproof now I could fly through the air and duck your chick-a-pow Black superhero, crime boss arch nemesis Good vs. Evil since the first book of Genesis Battle to the end that's the way of the thriller And Starks is reborn as the Ghostface KILLAH No one could get iller [Hook] Murders, bodies chopped into ziplocks Kill or be killed on these cobblestone street blocks Crime boss, I call warn the DeLucas Watch my eyes turn red, I got a squad full of shooters Murder, murder, kill, kill, kill When the gas start to hum I put the spark to your grill [Verse 2: Ghostface Killah] Late night, stuck in the limo Hogtie the capo all up, Beheaded the driver Left the bitch in the back with no tongue as the survivor Raw dog, spit in her mouth, disappear in a swarm of killer bees Cripple 'em from they knees, take they legs out (Nigga you know the steez!) I'm a nighthawk, eagle eye, power of mind control Faster than the speed of light, you catch a big hole Ruthless, six bodies hung in the meat room The butcher shop, I call it the body shop Start from the bottom, killin' all the way to the top Carve my name in your skin, pull a stocking mask over your face for recognition No time for remission, attack till there's no one left in the position The return of the worst case scenario, uh Ghostface attacks on land and now aerial [Hook]

  • HAHAHA.... 2 verse

    It's mind-boggling the heart wants it, the mind rejects it Fuck the past, let's put the present in perspective That's my lady, she would never back-stab or cross me Stand butt-naked in the storm, sippin' the frosty Force me to choose, I'mma follow my heart She was there from the beginning, but I tore 'em apart No more Delucas, straight Killa Bee on the swarm And when it's time to get big, she put her game face on

  • 6. Enemies All Around Me

    I formed a crew, niggas straight tell me I'm slippin' I'm the boss of the fam, I need to watch my position Bitches are sneaky, triflin', and not to be trusted A weak link in the team, in the chain will get busted Don't trust her, love is for suckas Too many enemies is out there son, tryin' to bring the ruckus Keep a tight circle, don't let her rain on your parade Keep doin' what we're doin', gettin' money and gettin' paid

  • Beware of the Stare

    [Verse 1] Beware, son, I got the stare of Medusa With the rope tied around your neck, it won't get looser I might shoot ya, make your ass an example You can't fuck with Tony Starks, get knocked, get trampled Get hunted like a rat in a field, I hate that Hate fake ass niggas that love to set traps Murder the don, I'm back with a bird on my arm Back to pillage, I rock a live grenade as a charm I want bodies, DeLucas, spread into the waters I want mothers and sons, I wanna murder their daughters Revenge, all I see is blood in my eyes Like the rise of your worst nightmare come alive Ghostface Killah, let's see who's gonna survive [Hook] He spares no one He's not forgotten, cause he was somewhere [Verse 2] Yo, look away, don't stare into the eyes of a killer Metal lungies, junkies, nigga, I pack the nine millers and thrillers Bulletproof robes and wave caps Revenge more, nigga, you know Ghost gone stay strapped Hunt them down in alphabetical order Each person that crossed me, watch the man slaughter The butcher, the baker, the torturer, the taker I'mma send you right back to your maker A few extra holes, miss your soul sold to the devil It's the rebirth of a slave brought back as a rebel I'm immortal, gonna kill generations of your fam You tried to loathe my legacy away, but I stand stronger GFK, the pain prolonger

  • I delcare War!!!

    Yo, it's Tone Starks the don, the face of a killer The voice of the past and presence, I speak thrillers Rock the purple robe, crush them with 24 karat gold The chain is chunky like the neck of a monkey Glass slipper, my wallows is made from lion skin King of the jungle, ain't shit about me humble Rock a black panther hoodie, nigga, made from panther skin I'm black on the outside and black within The hood superhero, the motherfucking Don Dada The Don Wilson, nigga, I do what I gotta I'm a boss, them DeLucas trying to front on my skin tone I left the fam to start a fam of my own A black Italiano, big pinky rings from Sicily I move like the don of the fam, its officially War time Starky, on some black avengers Shadowboxing with killers that move like ninjas [Hook: Ghostface Killah] I declare war, war on De Lucas Bulletproof jet planes, nigga, you can't shoot us Can't stop my reign or terrorize the power Tony Starks, new king of this crown, y'all better cowar War, war on De Lucas Bulletproof jet planes, nigga, you can't shoot us Can't stop my reign or terrorize the power Tony Starks, new king of this crown, y'all better cowar [Verse 2: Masta Killa] I'm prepared to go to war for the battle of supremacy There's nothing now to remedy this decision The only thing left is the loyalty of the family Cause once we establish the power they gone turn sour And use everything in their power to shut us down We've come to far to turn around Tone Got a new connect, Don Stone Flew his private jet from Rome to talk business He heard about your crime saga poems looking to invest millions It's up to you Tone, this move can make us both rich The crew is on cocked and ready to rock steady It's non-stop hustling, flow of their own casino RZA Tarantino It's Wu Gambino for life, you know how we go And to the last death blow, mi amigo [Hook] [Outro: RZA] Born into a world with violence, death and destruction surrounding him at every turn. Tony Starks took control of his own destiny and expired to become one of the foremost leaders of the criminal underworld. Regardless of his will, and the ability to run the streets with invincibility, there were still those who chose to stand in his way.

  • De Luca is OVer!!!!

    AAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!! I'm sorry - Brown Tape > 12R2D Ghost Deni!!!!

  • doggfather

    really sorry, but this is waaaaay from the original.

  • OG-18*

    FULL POWER. FUCK JA FOOL. WU-TANG FOREVER

  • Anonymous

    ghostface asked ja rule to join wu tang

  • Anonymous

    ghostface older then ja rule

  • BLACK

    "Mello Music Group producer Apollo Brown remixed the Ghostface accapellas for a specially-packaged cassette bonus to brick-and-mortar purchasers of the tenth G.F.K. LP, as Twelve Reasons To Die: The Brown Tape." WOOOOAAAHHHH!!! IS THAT NERD TALK????

  • adillyo

    just pre-ordered my vinyl and if it never comes fuck it cause they just gave me a high quality audio download instantly. i knew these guys would come through considering the demand for it. thanks for being quick about it! i do feel kinda bad cause now all those special orders seem a bit less "special"

  • Anonymous

    Fuck Soul Temple Records. They still haven't shipped my album yet, and a lot of people who bought The Man with the Iron Fists deluxe bundle from them still haven't recieved theirs, and it was supposed to ship all the way back in October. Fuck Soul Temple Records. I warn you, DO NOT buy from them. You will get ripped off.

  • Anonymous

    Rick Ross would have done a much better job over these average beats

  • Anonymous

    Everything about rick ross is fake! You must be 19 years old..

  • FLX

    Jesus Apollo Christ! This murders the already great original version on so many levels - really getting a glorious throwback vibe from this one, feels like listening to Cuban Linx for the first time again. Immediate buy!

  • Anonymous

    if id known it was gonna be released a week after 12 reason to die i probably wouldnt have bought that $60 collectors pak with the brown tape cassette.

  • Anonymous

    dentaldamboy thnks he cool

  • demand more

    i new it would come out eventually

  • Anonymous

    i cant fucking wait yo

    • The Brown Tape

      It's mind-boggling the heart wants it, the mind rejects it Fuck the past, let's put the present in perspective That's my lady, she would never back-stab or cross me Stand butt-naked in the storm, sippin' the frosty Force me to choose, I'mma follow my heart She was there from the beginning, but I tore 'em apart No more Delucas, straight Killa Bee on the swarm And when it's time to get big, she put her game face on GFK

    • Anonymous

      cant wait for the doom project either

    • Anonymous

      ^^ look who's talking..

    • dentaldamboy

      Do you have enough lube and Ghostface posters to hold you over till the album drops?

  • Anonymous

    apollo brown so lucky hes blowing up fast

  • Komplikatedbeats

    Dick Ross is like 48 man, stop it, you hiphop-hater, country songs listener.

    • ^

      Everything you say is bullshit.

    • dentaldamboy

      Rick Ross has his hands on the pulse of the people. He's all over the radio, performing at sold-out stadiums and all in the club. Ghostface hasn't produced any material that people actually wanna hear since the 90s.

  • dentaldamboy

    Look at this old as dude trying to spit like he's still got it. He needs to hang it up. What a disgrace to hiphop. The album will flop for sure. RIP Wu Tang.

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