Ghostface Killah and composer/producer Adrian Younge are teaming up to out a new conceptual project titled Twelve Reasons to Die II; the sequel to their 2013 release, Twelve Reasons to Die Due out this July. The project is fully narrated by RZA, and also features Raekwon, Bilal, Vince Staples and said to be a “cinematic” and “mafioso concept album.”
Twelve 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 Killah rose and destroyed the Italian faction. Enter Twelve Reasons to Die Part II.