Ghostface Killah

Ghostface Killah

Real Name:
Dennis D. Coles
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Ghostface Killah (born Dennis Coles, May 9, 1970) is a rapper and member of the hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. After the Wu-Tang achieved breakthrough commercial success in the early 1990's, Ghostface, like his clan-mates, began a solo career, which turned out to be one of the most critically and commercially successful solo careers of the group members. He also frequently goes by the alias of Tony Starks, taken from the secret identity of Marvel Comics super hero Iron Man, Tony Stark.
As a solo artist, he first appeared on "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" (with clan-mate Raekwon in 1995), then on the soundtracks to "Sunset Park" and "Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood". His first solo LP was "Iron Man" in 1996, which was successful in hip hop circles and debuted at #2 on the pop charts. It had more of a pronounced soul influence (particularly 1970's soul) than previous Wu-Tang solo releases, and Ghostface's future albums would continue this stylistic trait. Ghostface became well-known for both his uptempo, seemingly indecipherable stream-of-consciousness raps and, later in his career, for his very emotionally charged delivery (first seen on the Wu-Tang Clan track "Impossible"). He's known for his surreal references, and seemingly over reaching metaphors. His follow-up to "Ironman" was "Supreme Clientele" in 2000, which was critically acclaimed by both mainstream critics and hip hop enthusiasts. "Cherchez La Ghost", a single off the album, became a minor club hit, and the sentimental "Child's Play" brought Ghostface numerous comparisons with Slick Rick. Ghostface wasted little time in recording his next album, the heavily R&B-influenced "Bulletproof Wallets" which was released a year after "Supreme Clientele". He had another minor club hit with "Flowers" (meaning rappers, people who "flow" lyrically, rather than a reference to horticulture) which featured guest vocals from fellow Wu-Tang members Method Man and Raekwon. In April of 2004, The "Pretty Toney Album" was released on Def Jam Recordings; it featured collaborations with Missy Elliott and Jadakiss and was Ghostface's first album to be credited to "Ghostface" rather than "Ghostface Killah". "Tush" and "Run", two singles taken from The "Pretty Toney Album", achieved moderate success in the clubs and the charts. The album was named 9th Best Album of the Year on Pitchfork Media's end of the year list. Ghostface also appeared on the track "On My Knees" by UK R&B group The 411 which became a hit in the UK and Australia, and released an album titled "718" with a group of his proteges, calling themselves The Theodore Unit.
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Ghostface Killah Discography

Albums

Ghostface Killah Ironman (Album) Razor Sharp Records, Epic Street Canada 1996 Sell This Version
RS002 Ghostface Killah Starks(Cass, Album, Promo, Smplr) Razor Sharp Records RS002 US 1996 Sell This Version
Ghostface Killah Supreme Clientele (Album) Epic, Razor Sharp Records Canada 2000 Sell This Version
EAT 12568 RZA / Ghostface Killah RZA / Ghostface Killah - Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (Sampler) / Supreme Clientele (Sampler)(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Razor Sharp Records EAT 12568 US 2000 Sell This Version
EAT 48758 Ghostface Killah Supreme Clientele (Promo Snippets)(Cass, Album, Promo, Smplr) Epic, Razor Sharp Records EAT 48758 US 2000 Sell This Version
Ghostface Killah Bulletproof Wallets (Album) Epic, Epic, Epic US 2001 Sell This Version
Ghostface* The Pretty Toney Album (Album) Def Jam Recordings US 2004 Sell This Version
Ghostface Killah and Trife Da God* Ghostface Killah and Trife Da God* - Put It On The Line (Album) Starks Enterprises US 2005 Sell This Version
Ghostface Killah More Fish (Album) Def Jam Recordings US 2006 Sell This Version
Ghostface* Live In New York City (Comp) Starks Enterprises US 2006 Sell This Version
Ghostface Killah Fishscale (Album) Def Jam Recordings Russia 2006 Sell This Version
Ghostface Killah The Big Doe Rehab (Album) Def Jam Recordings US 2007 Sell This Version
Ghostface Killah Ghostdini Wizard Of Poetry In Emerald City (Album) Def Jam Recordings US 2009 Sell This Version
Ghostface Killah Apollo Kids (Album) Def Jam Recordings US 2010 Sell This Version
Meth*Ghost*Rae* Meth*Ghost*Rae* - Wu-Massacre (Album) Def Jam Recordings USA & Canada 2010 Sell This Version
Ghostface Killah And Adrian Younge Ghostface Killah And Adrian Younge - Twelve Reasons To Die (Album) Soul Temple Entertainment US 2013 Sell This Version
Ghostface Killah Twelve Reasons To Die "The Brown Tape" (Album) Soul Temple Entertainment US 2013 Sell This Version
Ghostface Killah 36 Seasons (Album) Salvation Music (2) US 2014 Sell This Version
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge - Twelve Reasons To Die II (Album, Single) Linear Labs US 2015 Sell This Version
BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul (Album) Lex Records UK, Europe & US 2015 Sell This Version
REM-001 Ghostface Killah, Rick Ross Ghostface Killah, Rick Ross - Def Remixes Ghostface Killah "Back Like That" Rick Ross "Hustlin"(LP, Promo) Def Jam Recordings REM-001 Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

07863 64200-1, RCA 64200 1 Raekwon Featuring Ghost Face Killer* Raekwon Featuring Ghost Face Killer* - Heaven & Hell(12", Single) Loud Records, RCA Records Label, BMG 07863 64200-1, RCA 64200 1 US 1994 Sell This Version
Raekwon Featuring Tony Starks, Ghost Face Killer* Raekwon Featuring Tony Starks, Ghost Face Killer* - Ice Cream / Incarcerated Scarfaces (Single) Loud Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Raekwon Featuring Tony Starks, Ghost Face Killer* Raekwon Featuring Tony Starks, Ghost Face Killer* - Criminology / Glaciers Of Ice (Maxi, Single) Loud Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Raekwon Featuring Tony Starks, Ghost Face Killer* Raekwon Featuring Tony Starks, Ghost Face Killer* - Criminology (Single) Loud Records US 1995 Sell This Version