IRONMAN (180G 2LP)
2x12" Vinyl D
Classic album back on 180 gram double vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve.
Ironman is the debut solo album by Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ghostface Killah, released in 1996. Produced by Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA, the album's music and lyrics draw prominently on Blaxploitation films and Soul samples. Many music critics have praised the album for Ghostface Killah's imaginative lyricism and RZA's production style, with some revering it as one of the greatest Wu-Tang solo albums of all time.
Although a solo album, Ironman features many Wu-Tang collaborations and only four tracks feature Ghostface performing as the sole rapper. The two most prominently featured artists are Raekwon and Cappadonna.
The album contains Ghostface Killah's highly praised unique uptempo, stream-of-consciousness rhyming style, which he would go on to further utilize on his highly acclaimed second studio album Supreme Clientele.
The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and was certified Gold. By 2004, it had earned a Platinum certification for shipping one million copies in the United States. [info sheet from distr.]