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 After The Smoke Is Clear - Ghostface Killah - Ironman references Alligator Come Across - The Cropdusters - If The Sober Go To Heaven the Nation of Gods and Earths.
Ironman peaked at number two on the Billboard chart. Although a solo album, Ironman features many Wu-Tang collaborations and only four tracks feature Ghostface performing as the sole rapper. The two most prominently featured artists are Raekwon and Cappadonnawho both accompany Ghost and have their names on the album's cover. Raekwon appears on 13 of the 17 tracks, with "The Faster Blade" featuring him performing solo. Cappadonna appears on five tracks. As opposed to earlier Wu-Tang solo projects, in which the performers involved were believed to be infallible, Ghostface is somewhat vulnerable on several of the album's songs.
This is perhaps best illustrated on the single, " All That I Got Is You ", which is essentially a tribute to his mother. However, the rest of the album contains many street oriented, and organized crime topics, similar to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Ironman contains more of Ghostface Killah's highly praised unique uptempo, stream-of-consciousness rhyming style, which he would go on to further utilize on his highly Ария на Чо-Чо-Сан из 2-ро действие, 2-ра картина / Aria Of Chio-Chio-San From Act Two, 2nd Scene - S second studio album Supreme Clientele.
The album also features a substantial amount of story-telling rap, such as the song " This is because Ironman was released following a flood that destroyed the basement studio in which those recordings were made. RZA had set up individual microphone preamps and compressors for each member, which were destroyed in the flood. Thus, the vocals on Ironman had to be recorded in a different studio with different equipment and settings, which slightly altered their sound.
In a positive review for The Village Voicemusic critic Robert Christgau said that despite morally questionable actions in Ghostface Killah's narratives, "the detail is so vivid and complex that for once we get the gripping blaxploitation flick gangsta [rap] promises rather than the dull or murky one it delivers Most decisive of all, RZA's music is every bit as literal as Ghostface's rhymes and rap, giving up tunes, even hooks.
On Ironman he raps about male bonding, the mating game and the violent ups and downs of the drug trade, in a voice raised just above the tone of conversation. If Only Built 4 Cuban Linx In Spin magazine, Chris Norris wrote "Ghostface wreaks havoc with meaning and narrator reliability, flitting from gangster-film intrigue to grimly prosaic reality. In a retrospective review for AllMusicsenior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote that "the mood of the album can switch tones at the drop of the hat.
The record After The Smoke Is Clear - Ghostface Killah - Ironman filled with inventive production and rhymes, and ranks as another solid entry in the Wu-Tang legacy. In Canada, the album peaked at number four on the Canadian Albums Charts and was certified gold for denoting sales of over 40, copies.
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