Ghostface Killah has a new e-book, “The World According to Pretty Toney,” under the guise of his philosophizing alter-ego. (You could almost say he ghostwrote it, if you love terrible puns as much as we do.) Back in the day, Ghostface filmed a series of videos in character for MTV2, which we’re presenting every Tuesday and Thursday for the next five weeks.
In today’s clip, Pretty Toney reflects on Wu-Tang Clan wannabes. Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery, but imitators themselves are just “smart dumb copy cats–that’s not nice.” You don’t get a record deal and change the rap game by mimicking what’s come before. There’s only one secret to success: “Be yourself, yo.”