Ghostface Killah

~ Person

Legal name: Dennis Coles

Also performs as: Tony Starks


Dennis Coles (born May 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Ghostface Killah, is an American rapper and prominent member of the Wu-Tang Clan. After the group achieved breakthrough success in the aftermath of 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 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 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."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Ironman Ghostface Killah 4 3
2000 Supreme Clientele Ghostface Killah 5 3
2001 Bulletproof Wallets Ghostface Killah 3
2004 The Pretty Toney Album Ghostface Killah 2
2005 Put It on the Line Ghostface Killah and Trife da God 1
2006 Fishscale Ghostface Killah 4 3
2006 More Fish Ghostface Killah 4 3
2007 The Big Doe Rehab Ghostface Killah 1
2009 Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City Ghostface Killah 1
2010 Wu-Massacre Meth, Ghost & Rae 1
2010 Apollo Kids Ghostface Killah 5 2
2013 Twelve Reasons to Die Ghostface Killah 3 3
2014 36 Seasons Ghostface Killah 3
2015 Sour Soul BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah 3
2015 Twelve Reasons to Die II Ghostface Killah 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Shaolin’s Finest Ghostface Killah 1
2007 Hidden Darts Ghostface Killah 1
2008 The Wallabee Champ Ghostface Killah 1
2008 GhostDeini the Great Ghostface Killah 1
2008 The Pretty Tony Collection Chapter 2 Ghostface Killah 1
2010 Avenging Eagles DJ Mathematics, Method Man, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon 1
2014 Icon Ghostface Killah 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Live in New York City Ghostface Killah 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Hidden Darts Part II J-Love presents Ghostface Killah 1
2005 Cuban Link 2 Fishscale - The Prequel Raekwon & Ghostface Killah 1
2006 R.A.G.U. (Rae and Ghost United) Raekwon & Ghostface Killah 1
2007 Fish N Chips Ghostface Killah 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Twelve Reasons To Die : The Brown Tape Ghostface Killah 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Criminology / Glaciers of Ice Raekwon feat. Tony Starks (Ghost Face Killer) 1
1997 All That I Got Is You Ghostface Killah 1
2003 Ooh Wee Mark Ronson feat. Ghostface Killah & Nate Dogg 5
2004 On My Knees The 411 feat. Ghostface Killah 4
2004 Push Ghostface Killah 1
2005 HideYaFace Prefuse 73 feat. Ghostface and El‐P 2
2009 Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Ghostface Killah & DOOM 1
2012 Stick Up Kids Wu-Block feat. Ghostface Killah, Sheek Louch & Jadakiss 1
2014 Six Degrees Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD 3


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Sniperlite Dilla Ghost Doom 1

Other + Audiobook

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 The World According to Pretty Toney Ghostface Killah 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Pretty Toney (The Lost Tracks) Ghostface Killah 1
Go In Ghostface Killah 1

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