Ghostface Killah Biography
Ghostface Killah (Dennis Coles) is an American rapper, songwriter, actor, and member of the Wu-Tang Clan. After the group achieved breakthrough success in the aftermath of entering the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the members went on to pursue solo careers to varying levels of success. Ghostface Killah debuted his solo-career with Ironman in 1996, which was well-received by music critics.
He has continued his success over the following years with critically acclaimed albums such as Supreme Clientele (2000) and Fishscale (2006). His stage name was taken from one of the characters in the 1979 Kung fu film Mystery of Chessboxing.
He is the founder of his own label Starks Enterprises. Ghostface Killah is critically acclaimed for his loud, fast-paced flow, and his emotional stream-of-consciousness narratives containing cryptic slang and non-sequiturs.
In 2006, MTV included him on their honorable mention list of The Greatest MCs of All Time, while the editors of About.com placed him on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007), calling him “one of the most imaginative storytellers of our time.”
Q magazine called him “rap’s finest storyteller.” Pitchfork Media stated that “Ghostface has unparalleled storytelling instincts; he might be the best, most colorful storyteller rap has ever seen.” NPR called him “a compulsive storyteller”, and asserted, “His fiction is painterly.”
Ghostface Killah Age|Islam
Ghostface Killah was born on May 9, 1970, in Staten Island, New York, NY. Ghostface Killah is 49 years old as of 2019. As far as the personal life of this rapper is to be taken into consideration, it has been known that he converted to Islam from a Christian after being a member of his clan.
Ghostface Killah Family
Ghostface Killah family is under review but we will get to update you very soon. He has kept his family life and personal life so confidential and has concentrated in his career.
Is Ghostface Killah Married|Wife
Ghostface Killah had an affair with Karrine Steffans. Apart from her, his relationship details have not been much talked about. He has never been married before rather he doesn’t have a spouse. He has no children yet. Ghostface Killah is possibly single.
Ghostface Killah Songwriter
Ghostface began his career appearing as a singer on fellow Clan member Raekwon’s with their debut album and earned critical acclaim and a huge fan following from it. The group Wu-Tang Clan was subsequently formed and the group led him to gain fame and rose to the heights of success.
After a fairly successful career through the group, each of the members of the group split and decided to pursue a solo career. He released his debut solo album named Ironman on 1996.
This album was received well by music fans and critics around the world thus plummeting him into the heights of fame.
He later released several albums and solo singles which have been hugely accepted by fans around the world.
His albums including Supreme Clientele, Fish Scale. He has a well-founded label Starks Enterprises and critically acclaimed for his fast-paced flow of music and slang and non-sequitur containing lyrics.
Ghostface Killah was named by MTV as The Greatest MCs of All Time and by the About.com as one of the Top MCs of Our Time. He has also been named to be one of the best storytellers of all time and has been called by the Q magazine as the rap’s finest storyteller.
His storytelling instincts have been praised also by Pitchfork media and several other media outlets. After the group achieved breakthrough success with their 1993 debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the members went on to pursue solo careers to varying levels of success.
His debut in solo-career in 1996 with Ironman, which was well-received by music critics. He would continue his career, creating additional award-winning albums over the following years such as Supreme Clientele, Fishscale, More Fish, and The Big Doe Rehab.
Ghostface Killah is critically acclaimed for his loud, fast-paced flow, and his stream-of-consciousness narratives containing cryptic slang and non-sequiturs. He got raised in the Stapleton housing projects in Staten Island, New York.
In his autobiographical song “All That I Got Is You”, Ghost tells the story of his childhood. He raps about how he grew up in a three-bedroom apartment without his father, who left him at the age of six. Apparently, his mother had nine children.
Ghostface Killah Couples Therapy
Ghostface Killah was on Couples Therapy last night got exactly what he deserved and learned some valuable lessons! Ghostface was the highlight on the Couples Therapy episode, whose two-timing ways backfired on him his losing both girlfriends, Kelsey and Latrice, in the same Therapy episode.
In the biggest reality love triangle in all of Couples Therapy, two out of three parts walked away leaving Killah in a directionless straight line. Ghostface Killah had invited Latrice into his couples therapy session with girlfriend Kelsey.
Ghostface said, right in front of Kelsey, that he likes making love to the other woman and loves Latrice. It was entirely uncalled for and made Kelsey so upset that she decided it was time to end her relationship with Killah.
It’s about time! Dr. Jenn obviously had been rooting for this outcome and told Kelsey out of the therapy session that she deserves more than crumbs of love. She deserves the whole cake.
I agree and the other Couples Therapy cast, mostly Taylor, were relived that Kelsey finally came to her senses about Ghostface. Not sure where this is going for the rest of VH1 Couples Therapy, but Kelsey definitely needs professional help to never get walked on by a Ghostface again.
After the couple ended their year-long relationship, Ghostface tried to salvage his relationship with the only woman that stuck around, Latrice. Ghostface and Latrice had been dating for a staggering 2 years and she had no idea that Kelsey was emotionally and physically involved with Killah.
The two had a couples therapy session to which Latrice had made up her mind that Ghostface had to ‘pack up his stuff and go.’ I was so impressed that VH1 Couples Therapy didn’t edit this in a dramatic way.
It was straight to the point and classy. Ghostface messed up and Latrice said, “I can’t trust him so without no trust, there’s really no us.” It made me enjoy the COuples Therapy much more because it was honest and real without being explosive.
I had had my doubts about the authenticity of the show, but this episode really put my doubts to rest. The couples had a compatibility test and to nobody’s surprise, Kelsey and Ghostface were incompatible. Even less shocking was Jon Gosselin and his girlfriend Liz were deemed incompatible as well.
Jon Gosselin didn’t believe the compatibility test results but the other cast members and viewers were not surprised. Liz has been nothing but emasculating and disrespectful to Jon. The only thing they were compatible with what they drink and smoke similarly!
Ghostface Killah Rapper
In 2003, Ghostface signed with Def Jam Records. After temporarily dropping “Killah” from his stage name, Ghostface released The Pretty Toney Album in April 2004. The album, while containing two RZA productions, featured none of the Clan; instead, it featured collaborations with Missy Elliott, D-Block, and Jacki-O.
The singles “Tush” and “Run”, the collaborations with Missy and Jadakiss respectively, achieved moderate success in the clubs and charts, and the album was featured on numerous “best of the year” lists, including number nine on Pitchfork Media’s.
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 (after the Staten Island area code) with a group of his protégés, the Theodore Unit.
Ghostface also appeared on “He Comes” by De La Soul, on The Grind Date. In November 2005, Ghostface and Theodore Unit’s breakout star Trife Da God released a joint project, Put It On The Line.
In 2006, Ghostface teamed up with underground artist MF Doom for a still-unreleased album entitled Swift & Changeable. MF Doom also produced several songs for Ghostface’s 2006 album Fishscale, which was once again attributed to “Ghostface Killah”.
The album debuted strongly, in the #4 position on the U.S. Billboard 200 and at #2 on the R&B charts, the rapper’s most auspicious chart showing since the heyday of the Wu-Tang Clan and the release of his solo debut.
The album also nearly unanimously received positive reviews. Ghostface embarked on a limited-date tour of US venues in support of the album, performing several of his concerts together with most members of the Wu-Tang Clan.
On December 4, 2007, Ghostface released his seventh solo studio album, The Big Doe Rehab. On May 2008 he had an interview, where he stated that he would make an R&B-inspired album in the vein of tracks he had done before with artists such as Ne-Yo and Jodeci.
That album would become his eighth studio album Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City to good reviews. It featured singles such as “Baby” and “Do-Over”. In March 2009, Ghostface also recorded a song called “Message from Ghostface” dedicated to women who were abused in relationships after the Rihanna/Chris Brown controversy.
Raekwon, in a May 2009 interview with Rolling Stone indicated that Ghostface Killah is preparing to release a new album. In response to a question asking if the Wu-Tang Clan are going to release a follow up to 8 Diagrams, Raekwon stated “Everybody’s doing different things right now and you got Meth [Method Man] coming out with an album.
Ghostface coming out with an album, some guys working on their projects, some guys getting into the film world, everybody is multi-tasking right now.“ Ghostface appeared on a total of 8 songs on Raekwon’s highly anticipated release of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II.
Shortly after the release of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II, Def Jam contracted Raekwon to work with their label artists Method Man and Ghostface Killah on an album later titled Wu-Massacre. Production began in November 2009.
Wu-Massacre was released March 30, 2010, to generally positive reviews from most music critics with some mixed criticism due to the albums rushed feel clocking in at a mere 30 minutes of music. With the heavy promotion, it sold 37,900 units in its first week.
It has sold 64,000 units as of May 12, 2010. It features production from Scram Jones, Mathematics, and the RZA who produced the album’s lead single, “Our Dreams”.
Recently he confirmed that he will be releasing 2 studio albums with the first one out near December called Apollo Kids & releasing a sequel to his 2000 album Supreme Clientele. In 2011, Ghostface Killah featured on UK artist Josh Osho’s debut single ‘Redemption Days’.
Ghostface released a collaborative album with D-Block member Sheek Louch called Wu-Block. The album was released on November 27, 2012, on E1 Music and debuted at number 73 on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 8,600 copies in the United States.
It fell to #152 in its second week selling 4,200 more copies. In an interview with Complex Magazine on November 17, 2012, Ghostface Killah confirmed that he has left Def Jam, making Apollo Kids his last album on the label.
In the same interview, he also stated that Blue & Cream, the sequel to his critically acclaimed album Supreme Clientele, is 80-85 percent done. On April 16, 2013, Ghostface released his tenth album Twelve Reasons to Die which was produced by Adrian Younge and executive produced by RZA.
The album was released in various formats such as CD, vinyl, and cassette under RZA’s Soul Temple Records. The deluxe digital and CD versions also come with a comic book.
He would later announce that the sequel to Supreme Clientele would be released between July and September 2013 and that his collaborative album with MF Doom would be released around Halloween 2013 though neither projects materialized.
On January 2014, he appeared on the VH1 series Couples Therapy with his girlfriend Kelsey Nykole. Later that year Ghostface announced he would be releasing his eleventh album titled 36 Seasons in December 2014.
He collaborated with Canadian jazz band BADBADNOTGOOD on an album titled Sour Soul which was released in 2015. A sequel to Twelve Reasons to Die, simply titled Twelve Reasons to Die II, was released on July 10, 2015.
Ghostface had a string of UK and European tour dates scheduled in 2016 but no word on an upcoming album has been announced.
In July 2011, Coles was sued by Jack Urbont for copyright violation stemming from the “improper use” of the 1960s “Iron Man” theme song, which Urbont claimed as his own. Urbont also took issue with Coles’ appropriation of the Iron Man brand name.
Coles was granted summary judgment on the lawsuit in April 2015, which stated that Marvel Entertainment, owners of the Iron Man character and brand, owned the “Iron Man” theme song, not Urbont. On August 2011, Coles filed a lawsuit against Universal Music for unpaid royalties.
Ghostface Killah Movies
- When in Rome 2010
- The Strip Game 2005
- Up and Above 2006
- Dirty: The Official O.D.B. Biography 2008
- Don of All Dons 2003
- Hip Hop Time Capsule: The Best of RETV: 1994 1994
- AWOL One: Culturama 666 2005
- Wu Tang Clan Presents: 18 Fatal Strikes 2001
- Wu-Tang Clan: The W: Vol. 1 2001
- St. Bess Splash 2006
- Wu-Tang Clan: Live at Montreux 2007 2007
- Ghostface Killah: Live in NYC 2006
- Selling Game 2004
Ghostface Killah Tv Shows
- Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
- Scheme With Me
Ghostface Killah Albums
- Twelve Reasons to Die 2013
- The Brown Tape 2013
- Sour Soul 2015
- Bulletproof Wallets 2001
- The Lost Tapes 2018
- 36 Seasons 2014
- More Fish 2006
- The Big Doe Rehab 2007
- Method Man Wu-Massacre 2010
- Put It on the Line 2005
- 718 with Theodore Unit (2004)
- Put it on the Line with Trife Diesel (2005)
- Wu-Massacre with Method Man and Raekwon (2010)
- Wu Block with Sheek Louch (2012)
- Sour Soul with BADBADNOTGOOD (2015)
- The Lost Tapes with Big Ghost Ltd. (2018)
- Czarface Meets Ghostface with Czarface (2019)
Ghostface Killah Songs
- All That I Got Is You Ironman · 1996
- Can It Be All So Simple Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) · 1993
- Ice Cream Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… · 1995
- Cherchez LaGhost Supreme Clientele · 2000
- C.R.E.A.M. Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) · 1993
- Daytona 500 Ironman · 1996
- Be Easy Put It on the Line · 2005
- I Can’t Go to Sleep The W · 2000
- Da Mystery of Chessboxin’ Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) · 1993
- Mighty Healthy Supreme Clientele · 2000
- Method Man Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) · 1993
Ghostface Killah Tour
Ghostface Killah tour has not yet displayed in the public, for now, his shows are dormant until further notice.
Ghostface Killah Ironman
Ironman is the debut solo album by American rapper Ghostface Killah, it was released on 29th of October 1996, by Epic Records. It was produced by fellow Wu-Tang Clan member RZA. The album’s music draws prominently on blaxploitation films and soul samples.
Ghostface Killah Video games
- Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style (1999) as himself
- Def Jam Vendetta (2003) as himself
- Def Jam: Fight for NY (2004) as himself
- Def Jam: Icon (2007) as himself
Ghostface Killah Aliases
Ghostface Killah, like most members of the Wu-Tang clan, rapped under several personae, each with their own name, mythology, and influences. Some recurring aliases:
- Ghostface Killah (occasionally spelled Ghostface Killer, Ghost Face Killah, or abbreviated GFK)
- Ghostface (shortened stage name during The Pretty Toney Album era)
- Ironman, Tony Starks, or just Starks
- Ghostface has frequently assumed the names of both Ironman and Tony Starks, a reference to the Marvel Comics character Iron Man and his true identity, billionaire industrialist Tony Stark (note the variant spellings).
He released a 1996 album titled Ironman. His song, “Slept On Tony With Dirt,” appears in the 2008 film, and he also appears in a deleted scene on the DVD.
- Starky Love
- Pretty Toney, P Tone
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