The Ghost $tory
Interview by $ilkUnlimited Cincinnati Artist GHOST
I had to take a trip to the 513 to see for myself just what
the Buzz was to Put ur O's Up; and after seeing my man
Ghost rock the crowd the way he does I was proud to be
from the OH10. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio
has been rapping and writing poetry 14 years ago as a
method for emotional release. In the environment grew
up in sharing your emotions was not something you did
so he needed a way to express myself. 12 years ago is
when he started transforming that poetry into lyrics to
the sound of a beat. Ever since then have been finding
and refining a style to what it is today.
I had to ask who influenced him and to my surprise,
well I'll let him tell you:
Ghost: I would say my biggest music influence would be
Cleveland’s own Bone Thugs N Harmony. They
managed to discuss various topics and developed their
own style of delivery. They told stories; they gave
political views, and pushed boundaries of what rappers
should be talking about. In particular Bizzy Bone has
influenced my style teaching me the lesson of rap from
the heart and as long as you luv the music nothing else
matters. Other artists that influenced me are Nas, Jay
Z, and Notorius B.I.G. One local artist that influenced
me was an artist named Chazaray. He helped me set the
bar high and gave me some perspective on how the
game works. Ghost doesn't freestyle but
enjoys watching it for what it is but
honestly believe it’s a waste words. I
would rather out the pen to paper and
create a masterpiece than spit something
that will never be repeated and will be
forgotten within a few hours. Ghost states
now when I write a song, typically I freestyle 4 bars
write down whats hot from there then repeat the
process until the Hit is created!
$ilk: How many songs or CD's have you dropped?
Ghost: I would say I have about 50 songs, hundreds of
verses, and dozens of note pads.
I just finished my first official album. The name of the
album is”Ohio Music Movement – Midwest Legend! It
will feature 15 original tracks all written by GHOST.
Guest appearances wrote their own verses and hooks
except for the hook in “Running” and the hook in “Ride
Current available material – available every downloads
are sold! (iTunes, Amazon, etc)
GHOST – The O (4 Track EP)
GHOST – Ghostridah (4 Track EP)
GHOST – Ohio Music Movement Vol. 1 (Mixtape
featuring Ohio & and KY artists)
GHOST – Ohio Music Movement - Midwest Legend
GHOST is also available as a feature on:
KY Music Breakers mixtape
Cincinnati Artist Mank Payne upcoming release
Cincinnati Artist BayB King upcoming release
Cincinnati Artists The Suspexx upcoming release
Currently a solo artist. Music partnerships I have
developed strong relationships with J. Jones
Entertainment, Inkoming Records, 3 Street Records,
and Full House Records.
I work with any and all Cincinnati, Ohio,
Kentucky, St. Louis and Indiana artists.
Rather it is collabs, promotions, doing
shows, or breaking records in the club.
My crew is the Midwest and anyone that
wants to roll wit me!
I have had several of the events I have hosted,
performed at, or was the DJ for televised.
Halloween Bash 2007 (Live performance)
Friday Night Freestyle Battles 2008 (Hosted & Live
Black Light Parties 2008 (DJ) (Multiple)
Sarah Scholl Fundraiser 2008
411 Television Show 2008, 2009 (Multiple)
So you think you got talent w/ Bootsy Collins (June 28,
I have been around the industry for 10 years now so I
know a good deal when I see one and have enough
industry mentors around me that would help me make
the right decision. So for now I’m indie and some one
approaches me with the right situation.
The reason for why I do what I do is I just like making
music. I make music I like to hear. If other people
happen to like it then all the better. It also gives me a
creative outlet to express myself.
I plan on keep making music that I love. I also want to
have an impact on the music scene in Ohio. I don’t have
to be the one that gets that break but if I help someone
realize their dream that’s enough for me.
In 5 years I just want to be known for good music,
helping artists, and being real!
Here is some other info that may be helpful.
Date of Birth: February 4, 1981
Cell Phone: 513-658-3066
Songwriter’s Association: BMI
Distributed By: Capitol Records
Performed at numerous Cincinnati venues:
Fairfield Tavern, Sports Page Cafe, Baba Budan's Cafe,
Elementz, Sneaky Pete's, Bad Habits, Dirty Jacks, V's
Nite Club, The Dukester, Magic City, Harlows, &
Voted 2008 Best DJ & Best Open Mic Host in Eastside
Shout outs in Eastside Vibe Magazine (multiple) and
OZONE magazine (twice).
DJ every Friday at Sports Page Café
Celebrity Status Entertainment (Co-Owner)
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