Ghostface Killah has been doing the rap thing since way back in the early 90s, blasting to prominence in 1993 as part of the now legendary Wu Tang Clan alongside RZA, GZA, ODB, Method Man and more. All of the Wu Tang went on to become successful colo artists and Ghostface is no exception, ploughing his own unique furrow with highly praised storytelling abilities and that inimitable quick-fire, gravelly flow. Over ten solo LPs, countless mixtapes and collaborations he has cemented his reputation as one of the finest to ever jump on the mic, his work with Doom, as Doomstarks has been amongst his most hotly anticipated and the chance to see the two share a stage is a rare treat for real hip hop fans. Here’s a few words from the man himself:
Who or what are your biggest influences?
I’m influenced by God.
Tell us about the hardest tour you’ve done, any good stories?
The longest tour was Projekt Revolution with Linkin park. At the tour’s end they flew in tattoo artists from the shops they own in Arizona and hooked up the whole tour crew with tattoos.
Which country or city in the world is your favourite to play in, and why?
I love every city I play.
Do you write when you’re on the road, what inspires you?
Writing, going to the gym and praying.
Would you say live music is more vibrant than ever? Or is there a ‘golden era’ in the past you wish you could have been involved in?
I would have liked to be in the 70s era.
Who’s the hardest working artist/band in the business?
I feel like that’s what I do. I keep recording, keep touring and constantly on my grind.
How important is the visual element of a show, lighting, projections etc?
I think the combo of both is important. I have not really done the lights and production I have in my mind. Soon though.
If you could support any band past or present, who would it be…?
I’d like to go out with Linkin Park again. But if we goin back it would have to be with a fly 70s group…
…and what would you talk about backstage?
Gentleman don’t tell tales about what goes down backstage.
Ghostface Killah plays The 100 Club, London on April 17th with Doom. For full information and tickets go HERE.