Ghostface Killah has been burning up the mic with his clever storytelling skills and rapid-fire rhymes since his early days in the legendary hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. Killah’s intelligent and diverse flows paint vivid portraits of the harsh realities of street life, and his evocative rhymes have made him one of hip-hop’s most acclaimed wordsmiths. In concert he spits his raps with razor-sharp precision while his DJ flips through familiar tracks like “Back Like That”, “Apollo Kids”, and “Cherchez La Ghost” at a breakneck pace. Ticket buyers can try to rap along, but they’ll soon learn that only the acrobatic tongue of Ghostface Killah can handle the veritable tour de force that the original Ironman brings to the mic on tour.
Ghostface Killah, aka Dennis Coles, was born in 1970 on Staten Island, NY. As a roommate of The Wu-Tang Clan’s de facto leader RZA, he was instrumental in bringing together various members of the groundbreaking hip hop collective. Though he flourished in an ensemble role on the group’s pivotal 1993 debut album Enter the Wu-Tang Clan (36 Chambers), he was featured more prominently two years later on Raekwon’s solo album Only Made 4 Cuban Linx…. Killah’s 1996 solo debut Ironman is often considered one of the best solo albums to come out of the Wu-Tang Clan, and his 2000 sophomore offering Supreme Clientele further established his trademark blend of vivid storytelling and warp speed rhymes. After a number of successful collaborations with heaveweights like Missy Elliot and Jadakiss, he continued to slay with the Mafioso-inspired street tales of 2006’s Fishscale. In addition to working with the various members of Wu-Tang Clan, Ghostface Killah has collaborated with Ne-Yo, MF Doom, and Badbadnotgood in recent years, and his live performances remain an impressive display of unparalleled rhyming skills and storytelling brilliance.