Dennis David Coles (born May 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Ghostface Killah, is an American rapper, songwriter and actor and lead member of the hip hop group 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, which was well received by music critics, in 1996. He has enjoyed continued success in the years that have followed, releasing 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 record 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 as an “honourable mention” on their 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 has stated that "Ghostface has unparalleled storytelling instincts; he might be the best, most colorful storyteller rap has ever seen." NPR has called him "a compulsive storyteller", and asserts that "his fiction is painterly."
Like fellow Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon, Ghostface is a convert to Islam, having converted in 2004. Ghostface is father to rappers Sun God, Supreme and singer Infinite.
Raekwon stated in an interview posted on the Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM YouTube channel on July 30, 2020 that he and Ghostface Killah attended junior high school together on Staten Island.
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The story of Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical tycoon known for raising the price of an AIDS drug 5500% overnight, buying the sole copy of a Wu-Tang Clan album for $2 million dollars and being convic...
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Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
Transcending the music documentary genre by creating a new lane that merges music, socio-cultural commentary and and intimate family portrait of the Wu-Tang Clan.
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A reality-tv show where 5 celebrity couples in rocky relationships each season would stay in a big mansion together with continous meetings with psychologists and experts in the field led by Dr. Jenn ...
Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest
Having forged a 20-year run as one of the most innovative and influential hip hop bands of all time, the Queens NY collective known as 'A Tribe Called Quest' have kept a generation hungry for more of ...
Wu-Tang Saga is the story of the music super group the Wu-Tang Clan told by Cappadonna, chronicling over 9 concerts, a trip to Shaolin aka Staten Island, photoshoots, and the 5 percent philosophies. T...
Big Pun: The Legacy
His rhymes caught the attention of millions. His flow is un-matched by any. His story is captivating and triumphant. "Big Pun: The Legacy" chronicles the life of the Grammy Nominated artist "Big Pun" ...
Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan
In the summer of 1993, the Wu-Tang Clan emerged from the slums of Staten Island, NY and took the hip-hop world by storm. Their legacy sold more than 20 million albums. Their talent and music made them...
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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Dewey Cox followed a long and winding road to music stardom after a childhood tragedy. Dewey has an addiction to almost every drug known and bouts of uncontrollable rage.
Wu-Tang Clan: Live at Montreux
There was a gathering of the Wu-Tang Clan at the famous Miles Davis Hall in July of 2007. RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon The Chef, U-God, Ghostface Killah, and Masta Killa were present with the excepti...
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Rock the Bells
An inside look at the making of the final performance of the Wu-Tang Clan at the Rock the Bells Hip-Hop festival.
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The Strip Game
Method Man follows the lives of five strippers living in five different states. More than a voyeuristic trek between strip clubs, the film is an insightful, intimate look at the everyday lives of stri...
The MC: Why We Do It
"The MC: Why We Do It" explores the issues and concerns that define today's most popular music form, Hip Hop and MCs. When DJs began spinning tracks at block parties in the Bronx in the late 1970s, th...
Letter to the President
Narrated By Snoop Dogg- Letter To the President is a feature documentary that showcases the close-knit ties between the Hip Hop Music community and America's social and political policy in the last 30...
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Wu Tang Clan: Disciples of the 36 Chambers
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Fade to Black
An intimate look at hip-hop artist Shawn Carter, Jay-Z, revealing the multipleGrammy Award winning artist as never before, from his background and rise to fame to the recording of his last album. Jay-...
Black and White
Rich Bower is an up-and-coming star in the hip-hop world. Everyone wants to be around him, including Raven and her fellow upper-class white high school friends. The growing appeal of black culture amo...