When I put this (2)Dope Opinion asking whether you preferred Ghostface Killah’s Ironman or Supreme Clientele, it was pretty evenly split down the middle. Now, 9th Wonder adds his counterpoint to Sean Price’s declaration that GFK’s sophomore album is better than his first:
Ironman sounded more like a pure Wu-Tang album. Supreme Clientele had JuJu from The Beatnuts and a lot of other producers contributing to Supreme Clientele —- which again, were dope records. But Ironman sounded more like a classic, pure Wu album.
As far as it not being a true solo record like Sean Price said, that’s just a trademark of Wu-Tang Clan. Raekwon’s album was featuring Ghostface Killah. That was the best set-up ever, making albums featuring cats to let you know what’s coming up next. Cuban Linx worked so well with Ghostface being all over it, it just made perfect sense for Ghostface to put out an album featuring Raekwon and Cappadonna. And it was still Ghostface’s album. He still owned it.