Supreme Clientele (Parental Advisory) [PA] - Ghostface Killah

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Supreme Clientele (Parental Advisory) [PA] - Ghostface Killah

1 CD(s) - Rap - Label: Epic - Distributor: Sony Music/Arvato Services - Released: 20/08/2001 - 5099749195523

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Review of "Supreme Clientele (Parental Advisory) [PA] - Ghostface Killah"

published 18/01/2002 | SoDef
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Excellent
Pro Smooth beats, and lyrics from the best lyrical writer in the Wu Tang!
Cons Old fans of Ghostface won't enjoy the R 'n' B tracks
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"Ghostface Is Back With His Bulletproof Flow"

Ghostface is not the only member to work on solo projects from the record sales, groundbreaking hip-hop group, the Wu Tang Clan. Others such as the hilarious and mischievous ODB (Old Dirty B***ard) along with the charismatic Method Man have also released various albums too. Despite this, Ghostface has been classified as the artist with the best rap flow out of all of them. His talents are only shadowed by the brilliant and original producer and emcee RZA. This is Ghostface’s third mainstream album after the great introductory and infamous album Iron Man, which received rave reviews from hip hop critics around the world. This was followed by Supreme Clientele, and again Ghostface did not fail to deliver in this LP in which he showed his ability to mix traditional hip hop rhymes and new skool charisma to create songs that both fans of Wu Tang and new skool would thoroughly enjoy. It was indeed a challenge to make a third album that would not disappoint its two predecessors and no doubt, Ghostface put a lot of effort into this album.


The album is basically the follow up to supreme Clientele and takes a similar approach to hip hop, new skool mixed with a taste of old skool. People that enjoy the Wu Tang’s earlier work such as the amazing Cream will not really enjoy this album because there are some R ‘n’ B/ rap songs on it and Ghostface has taken a new skool approach to his music, but in saying this he has not totally forgotten his roots and in a track called The Forest featuring the talented Method Man Ghostface puts a track out there for those that enjoyed his debut Iron Man album.


This is not just simply another RZA manufactured Wu Tang solo project with several artists randomly joining the mix and this is primarily why I like it. It is not just directed at one-group i.e. new skool rap fans but rather has a wider target audience that will thoroughly enjoy. And although some Wu Tang members come through on the album such as Method Man and Raekwon this is done well to a certain effect.


The subject matter is slightly off and this is because of the R ‘n’ B tracks that Ghostface has decided to implement. There are some in your face raw hip hop rhymes within Bulletproof Wallets but this time it is the R ‘n’ B tracks that really cause the controversy within the album. But Ghostface has used the R ‘n’ B vocals to nice and precise degree and they merge smoothly with his rap flow, but of course traditional listeners of Ghostface won’t appreciate it because they won’t be listening to the tracks with open ears but instead will expect the same sort of beats as were on Supreme Clientele. This is why I strongly recommend this album to anyone that has thought of buying Ghostface Killah’s albums who doesn’t previously own any.


The bridges on the album are varying. There are a wide range of them ranging from R ‘n’ B ones as we can see in Love session whereas Walking Through The Darkness sees Ghostface mixing old skool style choruses with new skool rapping patterns. This variation really adds flavour to the album because there is so much variation amongst the songs and it also shows that Ghostface is a well-rounded artist and this is probably what he wanted to establish in Supreme Clientele.

Supreme Clientele is a well-rounded album. There are some real nice songs that fans of Supreme Clientele will enjoy such as Flowers and then there are some up beats smooth tracks with other Wu Tang artists like Method Man in The Forest that fans of Iron Man will also enjoy. In addition Ghostface puts some R ‘n’ B in the album for lovers of hip hop/ R ‘n’ B which is becoming an acquired taste in the industry, as we can see in Fat Joe and R.Kelly’s track We Thuggin’. Although Bulletproof Wallets is not Ghostface’s best album, there are still high standards maintained throughout the album. A great LP.

Here are the tracks available on the album:


1. The Sun (8/10 – Violin mixed with overlapping vocals)

2. Never Be The Same Again (9/10 – Drums and very explicit lyrics. Nice rap flow)

3. The Forest (10/10 – Smooth beats plus the excellent Method Man gives the track a lot of energy)

4. Theodore (10/10 – Mellowed track and soft vocals make this track really work)

5. Interlude 1 – N/A

6. Flowers (10/10 – Great track)

7. Ghost Showers (8/10 – Up tempo beat and up beat rap to flow with it)

8. Maxine (8/10 – A very Wu Tang typical track)

9. Walking Through The Darkness (9/10 - Soft trumpets and flutes really add zest to this old skool orientated track)

10. Interlude 2 – N/A

11. Teddy (10/10 - Similar to his infamous track – Ghostface, in the sense that it mixes light female vocals with his ghetto flow)

12. Jealousy (8/10 – A slow very hilarious track)

13. The Jucks (9/10 – Another up beat track with well thought out lyrics)

14. The Hilton (9/10 – This track sounds a lot like Jay Z’s The Ruler’s Back)

15. Love Session (10/10 – A great track in which Ghostface mixes rap with classic r ‘n’ b swing vocals)

16. Strawberry (5/10 – This is now way to end an otherwise great album – Jittery rap and poor beats)

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  • TallTone published 20/01/2002
    An excellent first opinion - welcome to Ciao! It's refreshing to see fresh quality on the site. Keep this up and you'll go a long way! Regards, TT.
  • ChigwellChick published 19/01/2002
    An excellent album review! Jackie :o)
  • tabyorky published 18/01/2002
    Welcome to ciao. A very good first op!
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1 CD(s) - Rap - Label: Epic - Distributor: Sony Music/Arvato Services - Released: 20/08/2001 - 5099749195523

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