Release date: 29th October 1996
Label: Razor Sharp / Epic
Producers: RZA, True Master, Mitchell Diggs
Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):
“Ironman is the debut solo album by American rapper Ghostface Killah, released on October 29, 1996, by Epic Records. It was produced by fellow Wu-Tang Clan member RZA. The album’s music draws prominently on blaxploitation films and soulsamples. More so than on other solo debuts from the group’s members, Ironman contains references to the Nation of Gods and Earths. Ironman sold 156,000 copies in its first week and debuted at number two on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, respectively. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on January 8, 1997, and by February 9, 2004, it had earned a platinum certification for shipping one million copies in the United States. 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.”
- The album comes in at #2 in Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1996.
- The single ‘Daytona 500’ comes in at #12 in Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1996.
- That track appears on our 1996 Rap Megamix.
- Listen to samples used in the making of the album on WhoSampled.