Ghostface Killah Talks Returning To His "Supreme Clientele" Style

In an interview with Tim Westwood, Ghostface praises Cee-Lo and contemplates bringing back the terry-cloth robes and the eagle bracelet for 2012.

From his days of rocking $.99 nylons to cover his face on through the Clark’s Wallabee era, Ghostface Killah has always taken his personal style seriously. While on tour in London “Tony Starks” ran into the Goodie Mob and pointed out a few similarities between his own offbeat style and Cee-Lo’s

“He likes to be different, and I understand him,” Ghost explained to Tim Westwood. “When I was coming with the robes and all that shit, it was the same way. He’s in his own lane. We talked about that one time.”

After the fourth quarter release of 2010’s Apollo Kids, Ghost said that fans may see his signature “Tony Starks look” back at the beginning of 2012.

“At the top of the year, it’s all back,” Ghost added. “Sometimes you just gotta give shit a break a little bit…try to regroup. I’ve got my head on right, right now. I’m mad focused. I’ve got a lot of work. I’ve got a lot of songs. My Supreme Clientele, blue and cream—the Wally era—is already done in a basket. I might let that out of the gate next year. We’ve got this Wu-Block situation, and we’re working on a Wu-Tang album.”

Ghostface also pointed out that the Clan has shared in some of the fans disappointments, but that may not necessarily be a bad thing. Ghost called every disappointment “a blessing,” and he noted that some setbacks revealed character in both the respective clan members and their loyal fans. Ghost added that the trends and styles the Clan brought to the culture created lifelong fans across the globe, as evidenced by the many people across the globe with Wu-Tang Clan tattoos.

“I don’t even have a [Wu-Tang tattoo],” Ghost pointed out. “I don’t have shit on me…no ink. But these motherfukers got it. And they’re gonna be 80 and 90 years old in wheelchairs like, “Oh shit. Look at Bob over here with the wrinkly Wu tattoo!’”

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  • Josh

    Westwood looks fucking nuts.

  • Shame

    Hahaha ghostface is always eatin somthing! love the guy, this is exactly what i wanna hear. Light a fir eunder the Wutangs ass!

  • Anonymous

    What I loved about the Wu was in interviews like this somebody would've came out like, "Yo, stop fuckin' smackin' gummy worms into the microphone, son!!" What a classic group of characters. ------ "Hell yeah I take food stamps. It's FREE MONEY!!" - O.D.B. Wu-Tang Forever


    Is It Only Me Who Feels like Tim Westwood is trying to make out with ghost....

  • mcmastermind

    Hell yeah. The real IRON MAN!

  • Garvin Inoa

    He aint say shit about going back to Supreme Clientele style nothing

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  • murdock

    one of the best interviews ive watched in a while.Hes ready to go in it looks like.Hes right about the tattoos too i seen alot of people with them but ive never seen anyone with any other rappers or groups shit.I live in p.a. and right up the st from my crib a cat got a wu gravestone fam!!Look this shit is big too straight wu symbol carved out of stone 5 ft high.I doubt wu tang ever saw it but i have pictures of it on my fb page.I wish I could post them here for yall to see its nuts someone has that and it will never go anywhere..They had a huge impact like he said.

    • Crystal

      Yo, that's fucking dope! Thanks for sharing.

    • Anonymous

      Damn! Dopest gravestone I've ever seen. I'm gonna get one of those too, when I die. Wu forever!

    • murdock

      if you want to see the wu gravestone my fb is jon murdock im not asking yall to go there for any other reason but to see the pic i set it to my profile so people can see it peace

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    The Devil planted fear inside the black babies / Fifty cent sodas in the hood, they goin crazy / Dead meat placed on the shelves, we eat cold cuts / Fast from the heart y'all, and grow up "One"

  • ark

    DX, quit using the word "praises". Liking someone doesn't mean they praise them you herbs!

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  • Anonymous

    Funny..and he didn't even mention how their "solo" albums in '95 made an impact on the Hip-Hop world. He kept the interview strictly "Wu-Tang" as a group. Not too many groups (no matter the genre) can sell out EVERY show! Wu-Tang sells out EVERY show; right up there with Prince & Sade just to name a few.

  • saint

    Ghost is right when he says that shit about not taking it back to the 90's but staying relevant. That's what I've been saying for a minute now.the 90's were the 90's the golden age and all that, but we need to move forward and make new kinds of shit. That's how it is. Enter the Wu-Tang changed hip-hop and the wu has chnaged a lot over the years. like big l said: "change only with the times". but something a lot of new cats forget is that we can't forget the classics, we gotta be inspired by things before us. learn our history. that's why i got respect for niggas like kanye west, who take this music in a new direction but still talk about wu-tang in their songs. you can't just create music out of nothing, you gotta have influences. so basically, shout out to ghost for being a real nigga from 93 till infinity. and he's right about the tattoos, ain't been no cash money logos on niggas skins around here. i've seen one with the hiero logo tho.

  • Crystal

    LOL, Tim Westwood looks like a fucking alien. Must be on some shit right there.

    • Go

      Tres Leches. Best track ever!!!

    • inosanto

      Yeah Deck's the best out of the Clan and along with Prodigy my favorite rappers from the 90's, but Ghost has mad swag & style.

    • Powerphi

      That's real talk Dub-Neg...

    • Doubl Negative

      Back in the day Westwood was the UK equivalent of Stretch and Bobbito, but his decline has mirrored hip-hop's steady descent into mediocrity. As for Ghost, he use to be my favourite Wu member, mainly for classic LPs Cuban Linx..., IronMan and Supreme Clientele, but with hindsight Deck's the finest member of the clique as he had the illest verses on a lot of classic Wu joints. It's just a shame his skills have never materialized in him releasin' a dope album. His three non-Wu joints in '98 - Above the Clouds, Pete Rock's True Master and that ish he recorded with Pun for his album - were all dope, but more ostentatious, conspicuous characters always take the limelight. Still, Deck's verse on Triumph and Ghost's Impossible are two of the greatest Wu rhymes.

  • rahrahrah

    I'm Wu forever, I think they need to look at Wu-Tang Forever as the blueprint. RZA could say only half joking that "shorty didn't have to go to summer school...they could get all the information they need." The Wu needs to talk about all the "signs" that are taking place in the world. Wisdom of the Universe the Truth of Allah to the Nation, and the Gods. It's no accident that WTC Wu Tang CLan was also the initials of the World Trade Center. At their best they were prophets of the Most High. Yeah, that can be a difficult role, but....

  • Sensaye252

    I hope he returns to the Supreme Clientele rap style. That was his dopest style. Just basically random words and phrases that rhyme good and paint bizarre pictures. Nutmeg style. It's like poetry on acid.

    • Sensaye252

      I agree that Supreme Clientele was better. Ironman is classic too but it's sloppy. The sloppiness has become part of the character of the album, but I just think Supreme Clientele is a masterpiece top to bottom. Even the order of the songs and the way they mesh with each other is perfect.

    • dockevoc

      gtfoh Supreme Clientele is not better than just came out after Wu started dropping some wack shit...Ironman is the best wu solo (along with cuban linx)

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. Supreme Clientele > Ironman.

    • Bella

      I hope so, toooooo


    i got both supreme clientele an ironman shits still get play i can play ghost then turn around and play some wayne or gucci (good music is what i want )

  • Tempoclash

    What a legend!! (Westwood needs to stop gurning by the way)

  • jae

    wel lets hope so cause those lame 70s type beats hes been useing an babbleing bout a buch an random none sence really set him back,eather rap like u did on iron man ,surpeme clienele or do better if not it really sux

  • G

    Why's the sky blue? Why's water wet? Why did judas rat to the romans while jesus slept?

    • khordkutta

      Build with Ghengis Khan, The Red Suede Wally Don.

    • G

      Promoters try to hold dough Give me mine before Po, wrap you up in so-and-so I ran the Dark Ages, Constantine and great Henry the Eighth...........

    • khordkutta

      stand up you outtta luck, like two dogs stuck, iron man be sippin rum, outta stanley cups, unflammable, noriega, aimin nozzles, stay windy in chicago, spine tingle, mind boggles, kargols in rainbows......

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