First published on 11 Jun 2009. Updated on 8 May 2012.
Who is he? One of the most prolific and lyrically gifted members of the seminal New York hip hop outfit the Wu-Tang Clan.
What else is he known as? Ghostface, GhostDeini, Iron Man, Tony Starks, Pretty Tony and Starky Love, but his mother knows him as Dennis Cole.
Where does the name 'Ghostface Killah' come from? All of the Wu Tang members are huge fans of classic kung fu movies, and Ghostface Killah took his name from the villain of the movie Mystery of Chessboxing.
How does he fit into Wu Tang Clan? Ghostface was the roommate of the group's producer The RZA, and he helped to bring the other seven members together. He has been the executive producer on all of the Wu Tang releases.
How about his solo projects? Ghostface has seven albums to his name, with an as yet untitled project coming this year. On top of this, he has worked extensively with fellow Wu-Tang member Raekwon, guested on albums for the likes of Method Man, set up his own crew called Theodore Unit, collaborated with MF Doom and guest-starred on numerous shows and movies, including multiple appearances in 30 Rock.
Random fact? Ghostface was supposed to be in the 2008 movie Iron Man as an Arabian sheik, but his part ended up on the cutting room floor. He is still acknowledged during the movie with a brief scene from one of his music videos.
Where can I see him? Catch Ghostface Killah with MF DOOM and Chino XL in June.