Colin Quinn isn’t a funny man, but I got the chance to catch him doing stand up one night and he had this funny skit about how rappers can’t really do anything else when their mommas name then Snoop Dog or Ghostface Killah. I’m paraphrasing here, but his line was “well you can’t really be a real estate agent and introduce yourself to prospective buyers as ‘hello ma’am my name is Ghostface!'”
For some reason I always found this to be quite an amusing thought. He might not be able to sell real estate, but the real Pretty Toney himself, Ghostface Killah, has a vinyl doll in his likeness on sale. Well, okay, his quasi-likeness because his doll face only vaguely looks like the actual Wu-Tang Clan member.
The doll comes with 14-carat gold jewelry, a velvet robe, his trademark poseable red Yankees fitted hat, an electronic chip with six catchphrases, a mix-tape from The Beatnut’s DJ Rhettmatic and of course there are four different versions of the doll.
That’s nothing to fuck wit. Except for the $499.99 price tag.
The non-doll Ghostface is currently on The Hip Hop Live! Tour with Rakim and Brother Ali.? His new album, The Big Doe Rehab, comes out via Def Jam on December 4, one week before the Wu-Tang Clan’s 8 Diagrams.