Throwback Thursday: One of Wu-Tang’s Many Talents
The Wu-Tang Clan sets the standard for what it means to be a quality rap group. Something that was quite unique about the Wu-Tang Clan was the fact that members of the group had individual albums. This allowed for countless hits from several members of the group including Ghostface Killah, GZA, and Raekwon among others.
(Give this previous HypeFresh article a read for the top 5 Wu-Tang Clan songs)
Ghostface is definitely one of the stands out from the crew. Check out the below list to see the top 5 Ghostface Killah songs.
Supreme Clientele: Top 5 Ghostface Killah Songs
5. “Rise of the Black Suits” feat. Adrian Younge
This song dropped in 2018, showing just how talented Ghostface really is. It is cool to see him still making quality music after two-plus decades in the rap game. “Rise of the Black Suits” is off the album Twelve Reasons to Die.
This is a concept album between Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge based off the comic with the same name. The storyline for the album is actually pretty interesting. It is based in Italy during the 1960s. Head over to XXL Mag for a further description of the idea behind Twelve Reasons to Die.
4. “Iron Maiden” feat. Raekwon & Cappadonna
This song is off Ghostface’s first studio album Ironman. The album is a solid listen, and “Iron Maiden” is for sure one of the best songs on there. I am a big fan of the other rappers featured on the song. Raekwon and Ghostface have always gone great together.
Whereas Cappadonna pops off on this track. Cappadonna was involved with Wu-Tang Clan early on, and his verses on this song shows just why. I have always felt Cappadonna was a bit underrated, so it’s nice to see his talents showcased on this hit song/album.
3. “Big Girl”
The sample on “Big Girl” is quite the throwback but works great. The sample for the song is taken from “You’re A Big Girl Now” by The Stylistics. This song goes to show why knowing the history of music is so important. It allows you to produce some quality/unique beats to rap over. Ghostface gives the original meaning of the song a nice new touch. Head on over to Youtube to give “Big Girl” a listen.
2. “All That I Got Is You” feat. Mary J. Blige
This is a heartfelt track. “All That I Got Is You” is the lead single off Ironman, and serves as a touching tribute to Ghostface’s mother. The track offers a nice switch up from the normal pace of things with the Wu-Tang crew. To top off the song, there is a solid feature from the lovely Mary J. Blige. Check out the music video for the song below.
1. “Child’s Play”
The song “Child’s Play” is off Ghostface’s hit album Supreme Clientele. The song tells the classic tale of young love in high-school. Ghostface Killah is able to drop some skillful lyrics over a laid backbeat.
Ghostface Killah has no shortage of quality music. The above list features the top 5 Ghostface Killah songs to help sort through all the tracks. Throwback rap is always a great vibe, so stay tuned for future throwback Thursday lists of top songs by older artists.
What do you guys have to say though?
What was your favorite song from the above list? What other songs do you enjoy by Ghostface? And who is another rapper that you would want to see a throwback Thursday top 5 list for?