Ghostface Killah

“Hurry home so you can rub my big belly and kiss it,” Ghostface Killah raps on “Babe,” the first single from his latest release, Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City. One of the best storytellers in all of hip-hop and by far the most talented MC/writer of the Wu-Tang Clan, Ghostface ventured out to the ragged edge of his already twisted, often comic mind for his latest disc: an R&B effort spiked with the kind of dirty talk that would turn Roman Polanski on. The above-quoted line is about as tame as the album gets. Just ask Natalie Portman, who was apparently the inspiration for “Stapleton Sex,” a greasy XXX romp. Ghost fans will probably want to hear less about his sexual exploits set against soul-inspired beats tonight (the album falls short of its ambition), however, and more from his past efforts, especially 2006’s Fishscale. Cocaine, not cunnilingus, inspired that one. With They Live!, Animal Farm, Cheezealeo. All ages. KEVIN CAPP

Sat., Oct. 24, 8 p.m., 2009

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