As I just posted my review and album stream of Ghostface Killah and BadBadNotGood's new album "Sour Soul", which is entirely produced by Frank Dukes, I wanted to bring it back to the essence of Dukes and GFK. From their first collaborations on Ghost's "Apollo Kids" album they have been responsible for plenty of bangers together, including "Different Time Zone", "Rivers Of Blood" and "Six Directions Of Boxing". But in fact it all started in 2010 when a young, unknown and striving producer named Frank Dukes put in work and tried every way to put his name out there, including entering the Red Bull Big Tune competition. Right then and there he not only got his name out, but as he won the entire competition he got a chance to record with one of his favorite emcees - Ghostface Killah. The resulting track was "Purified Thoughts", a song that was originally recorded as a solo song by GFK, but would end up in remixed form on Ghost's 2012 album "Apollo Kids", adding verses from Killah Priest and GZA/Genius. The full original version that was originally recorded at the Red Bull studios has never been leaked in full but you can hear a good chunk of it in the video above, so just press play up top, and for the album version click here.
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