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Emotional Experimentation: Ghostpoet's Favourite Albums
Thomas Hasson , June 12th, 2013 07:42

With an excellent second album under his belt, Ghostpoet picks out his own favourite LPs from his collection

Photograph courtesy of Sophia Spring

Last month, Ghostpoet, aka London-based MC and producer Obaro Ejimiwe, released his second album, Some Say I So I Say Light. An impressive progression from his 2011 debut Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam, the Quietus review of the album (which apparently made Ejimiwe shed a tear), said: "Ghostpoet, to his credit (and perhaps commercial misfortune), chooses not to pursue a singular path. So Some Say I… skitters from rock pillar to dance post", concluding "[he] has here taken a step into the post-breakthrough world with baggage aplenty."

Two weeks after that review was published, there's still some leaking going on, though this time it's from his tour van's roof. On his way to Newcastle, Ejimiwe reflects on the decision-making process for his Baker's Dozen: “I’ll always be a massive fan of anything trying to combine different genres and not stick to just one path.

“I could have chosen another fifteen. I just thought, what would be the best albums to choose today?”

Ghostpoet is currently on tour; head to his website for full details. Click his picture below to start scrolling through his choices