In Hip Hop History Today “Ghostface Killah was born” May 9, 1970
Dennis Coles was born May 9, 1970 better known by his stage name Ghostface Killah, he is a rapper and a prominent member of the Wu-Tang Clan. 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. Listen to Ghostface Killah Ironman above.