The emcee's life between 2005 and 2008 is revisited on GHOSTS. During those years, he wasn’t known as Virghost, a raw lyricist with multiple projects under his belt and accolades for winning K97’s beloved "Next Big Thing" annual competition. He was Durand Somerville, a graduate of Millington Central High School excited to finally live life free from the surveillance of strict parents.
In 2005, Virghost enrolled at the University of Memphis and moved into the Richardson Towers dormitory. New to the college scene and clueless of what he wanted to major in, his first few months on campus involved nothing more than chasing ladies and skipping classes.
This carefree lifestyle would come to an end, however, after he befriended a young lady on campus. Subsequent to becoming intimate with her, things seemed to take a turn for the worse. And Virghost found himself immersed in a world of rumors, ostracism, intoxication, deception, and conflict as a result.
Virghost took time out to explain the story behind each track on GHOSTS. You can stream the album and check out his thoughts below. And you can download the project here.
Track #1: “Free”
Track #2: “Grand Am Music”
Track #3: “Carpe Diem (Young Nigga Talk)”
Track #4: “Towers”
Track #5: “Rumors”
Track #6: “Pac In '95”
Track #7: “Sprung on the Pussy Interlude"
Track #8: “Crazy”
Track #9: “Jeep Cherokee Music”
Track #10: “Drowning”
[The second chick] was somebody I met, because she saw I was making a lot of money with the Black and Milds, and she wanted to be around that. I did kind of like her, but she didn’t like me like that. And that’s what that last verse was about. We were over Yayo’s house, and I was trying to talk to her, but she didn’t want to talk to me like that. I was drinking so much that night, I literally passed out. The whole thing is about karma.
Track #11: “Bullshit & Nonsense”
Track #12: “Goblins”
Track #13: “March 4th, 2008”
I stayed up at the dorm on spring break, because I was not welcomed at my mom and dad’s house no more. [The girl] felt like we needed to talk about why we should become friends again, because I wasn’t talking to her like that no more. I don’t know what made me go over there, but I went over there. I didn’t think it was going to be like it was, because we weren’t in any relationship. I went up there to just talk to her, and she was talking all crazy. I was like, ‘Man, I ain’t gotta hear this. This is not what I came up here for.’ And when I tried to leave, she blocked the door and literally would not let me leave. I didn’t really know what to do. At first, I thought she was playing. I was laughing, like, ‘Man move.’ When I realized she was serious, I was like, ‘You need to move.’ I was telling her, ‘I don’t want to move you. Move.’ She wouldn’t move. When I tried to move her, she thought I was trying to fight her, I guess, and she started fighting me. She grabbed a curling iron and hit me in the eye. I got a scar on my eye right now. It’ll go with me to my grave. She hit me in my eye and busted it wide open. It shocked the hell out of me. I was like, ‘What in the fuck!’
Track #14: "WTF"
Track 15: "Infinite"
Track 16: "Ghost"
By Louis Goggans