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The 36 Best Ghostface Killah Songs, Ranked

Any attempt at summing up the multifaceted poet known as Ghostface Killah (and Tony Starks, and Ironman, and Starkey Love, and Pretty Toney, and, and, and…) in one paragraph betrays just how dynamic he truly is. Perhaps more than any other Wu-Tang swordsman, Ghostface continues to stand tall against time’s tests, proving to not just be the most consistently solid member of the Clan, but one of rap’s all-time greats. Even his so-called R&B album shits on most MC’s hardest efforts.

Ghost Deini’s massive and multitude-containing catalog ranges from the extremely obscene to the wickedly absurd, with several heartfelt ballads and belly laughs along the way. The world can’t touch Ghost, but we can take a deep dive into his brilliant mind, which he’s so graciously opened up to us via 14 studio albums and numerous collaborative collections. Just be careful not to get caught up in his chains, or the way that he speaks.

As part of MASS APPEAL’s Wu-Tangsgiving Celebration, we present to you Ghostface’s 36 best solo cuts, meaning cuts from his solo albums, which may or not include the work of other rappers, as well as solo cuts from soundtrack albums. This list, and all Wu-related lists to follow, were assembled with curatorial guidance by hip hop consigliere and esteemed Wu-Tang scholar, Bönz Malone.

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