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Staten Island, New York (1993 – present)

Dennis Coles (born May 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Ghostface Killah, is an American rapper and member of the Wu-Tang Clan. 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. Ghostface Killah debuted his 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.

Ghostface Killah was 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.

His stage name was taken from one of the characters in the 1979 kung fu film Mystery of Chessboxing.
He was also a close friend of the three founding members of Wu-tang clan


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  • WillSauce

    Best Ghost project since Fishscale imo

    5 hours ago Reply
  • BuddieLove

    vv what zkl2wwa said. This shit is top-notch.

    25 Feb 1:29am Reply
  • zkl2wwa

    New collabo with BBNG = some premium shit.

    24 Feb 4:08pm Reply
  • Horst-Detlef

    Badbadnotgood / Sour Soul interview (in Swedish)

    23 Feb 6:14pm Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    A very talented rapper.

    23 Feb 2:17am Reply
  • jack_rae

    I'd love to hear a Ghostface/Gaslamp Killah album

    22 Feb 11:37am Reply
  • KingNoCrown

    36 seasons is 9 years locked up. Listen to the album. [2] Someone has some sense.

    24 Jan 8:49am Reply
  • ATLiens1

    The new album made my The Year That Will Be, 2015 article, along with 40 other releases. Check it out in my sidebar.

    14 Jan 7:06pm Reply
  • PWNdestroyPWN

    36 Seasons is the best album of last year.

    9 Jan 12:24am Reply
  • shaolin86

    36 Seasons shits all over A Better Tomorrow. Here I Go Again is a great track.

    3 Jan 7:30pm Reply
  • VilleKoistinen

    36 Seasons is really a grower to me. Really liking the production, raps and story on this. Better than Twelve reasons to die IMO.

    1 Jan 5:07pm Reply
  • Andacht

    Lackluster effort. And please just stop it with the corny live instrumentation bull already.

    1 Jan 5:55am Reply
  • whysdaskyblue

    36 seasons is 9 years locked up. Listen to the album.

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • vividserenity

    Some kind fellow on here sent me the following PM as an answer to my question: "i once read that the 36 chambers could stand for the hearts of the 9 wu tang members. each heart has 4 chambers. 4 times 9 is 36. the album title 36 seasons could be a nod to the first wu tang effort." Thanks everybody :).

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Rascal05

    new Ghostface > new Wu tang [4]

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • KingNoCrown

    Honest question: is there a significance or meaning to the number 36? 36 Seasons... Wu's album 36 Chambers... [2] "Gone for 9 years, that's 36 seasons".

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • vividserenity

    new Ghostface > new Wu tang [3]

    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • vividserenity

    Honest question: is there a significance or meaning to the number 36? 36 Seasons... Wu's album 36 Chambers...

    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Kym-B

    Ghostface = Consistent and prolific dopeness.

    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • rza222

    36 Seasons is dope as shit.. Concept album perfectly executed

    20 Dec 2014 Reply
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