Ironman cover

Imagine putting out an album with the greatest ballad in hip-hop history as its first single (the heart-rending childhood reminiscence “All That I Got Is You”), a god-tier funk monster of a banger as its second (sickest “Nautilus” flip ever “Daytona 500”), and some of the most breath-snatchingly soulful beats RZA ever put together, and still having it considered a debatable runner-up in this category. Still, in a world without Supreme Clientele this is a gimme for Ghost’s best solo joint, and the coup de grace in an unfathomably amazing first-wave run of Shaolin masterworks before Wu-Tang Forever reconsolidated it all.

Nate Patrin

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