Saturday, May 09, 2020

Happy 50th Birthday to Ghostface Killah!


Dennis Coles (born May 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Ghostface Killah, is an MC, songwriter, actor and member of the Wu-Tang Clan. Ghostface Killah is critically acclaimed for his loud, fast-paced flow, and his emotional stream-of-consciousness narratives containing cryptic slang and non-sequiturs. Pitchfork argues, "Ghostface has unparalleled storytelling instincts; he might be the best, most colorful storyteller rap has ever seen." That's pretty spot-on, in my opinion, but if you doubt it, he's got the discography to back it up! Today marks Ghostface Killah's 50th trip around the sun! In an interview with AOL - which I used for my FreeOfStyle mixtape - Ghostface says, "My lyricism is crazy different from people, because I got style. I have swag ... I swing from a different web than a lot of these other emcees... I can go from women, to my struggles, to how I feel that day ... It's all about using your mind, knowledge is infinite!" You can't argue Ghost's place as one of the greatest MCs of all-time, so once again, Happy 50th Birthday - give that man his flowers, and, in his own words, "With root beer thoughts, here's a tennis court for your birthday!"


An original Ghostface-inspired Birthday card, available HERE.