Studio album by Ghostface Killah


October 18, 1996




Mystic Studios
(Staten Island, New York)


Hip hop




Epic, Razor Sharp


Dennis Coles (exec.), Mitchell Diggs (exec.), Oli Grant (exec.), RZA (also exec.), True Master

Ghostface Killah chronology


Supreme Clientele (2000)

Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology


Liquid Swords - GZA (1995)


The Pillage - Cappadonna (1998)

Ironman is the debut solo album by American rapper Ghostface Killah, released in 1996 on Epic Records. It was produced primarily by fellow Wu-Tang Clan member RZA, with one song produced by True Master. The album's music draws prominently on blaxploitation films and soul samples. More so than on other solo debuts from the group's members, Ironman contains references to the Nation of Gods and Earths. Although a solo album, Ironman features many Wu-Tang collaborations and only two tracks have Ghostface as the sole performer. The two most prominently featured artists are Raekwon and Cappadonna, who both accompany Ghost and have their names on the album's cover. 

Ironman sold 156,000 copies in its first week and debuted at #2 on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. It has been certified platinum by the RIAA for one million copies shipped in the United States. Many music critics have praised the album for Ghostface Killah's imaginative lyricism and RZA's production style, with some referring to it as one of the greatest Wu-Tang solo albums ever.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Iron Maiden" Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Cappadonna Coles, Diggs, Hill, Woods RZA 4:47
2. "Wildflower" Ghostface Killah Coles, Diggs RZA 3:26
3. "The Faster Blade" Raekwon Diggs, Woods RZA 2:28
4. "260" Ghostface Killah, Raekwon Coles, Diggs, Woods RZA 2:46
5. "Assassination Day" Inspectah Deck, RZA, Raekwon Diggs, Hunter, Turner, Woods RZA 4:18
6. "Poisonous Darts" Ghostface Killah Coles, Diggs RZA 2:15
7. "Winter Warz" Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, Masta Killa, U-God Coles, Diggs, Hawkins, Hill, Turner RZA 4:40
8. "Box in Hand" Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Streetlife Coles, Diggs, Smith RZA 3:14
9. "Fish" Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, Raekwon Coles, Harris, Hill, Woods True Master 3:50
10. "Camay" Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, Raekwon Coles, Diggs, Hill, Hirsch, Miller, Woods RZA 4:34
11. "Daytona 500" Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, Raekwon Coles, Diggs, Hill, Woods RZA 4:40
12. "Motherless Child" Ghostface Killah, Raekwon Coles, Diggs, Woods RZA 3:45
13. "Black Jesus" Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, U-God Coles, Diggs, Hawkins, Woods RZA 4:37
14. "After the Smoke Is Clear" Ghostface Killah, The Delfonics Coles, Diggs RZA 3:17
15. "All That I Got Is You" Ghostface Killah, Mary J. Blige Blige, Coles, Diggs, Gordy, Lussier, Mizell, Perren RZA 5:20
16. "The Soul Controller" Ghostface Killah, Force MD's Coles, Diggs RZA 5:10
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