Ghostface Killah, Ironman (1996)
Ghostface Killah: “I’m just throwing one in the air. ‘Daytona’ was mean, but I might go with the ‘All That I Got Is You’ joint, just because of the story based on it. And I loved the Michael Jackson sample that was there. That’s why I rhymed on it. And we felt Mary belonged on that. And it worked. So I would say that. But you had ‘Wildflower.’ You had ‘260.’ You had the shit that Rae was on for dolo. That shit was beastie.
I found out I was a diabetic around that time, and I was just stressed out. My mind wasn’t all the way there. Certain joints I couldn’t really catch.
“I was going into a slump during Ironman. I found out I was a diabetic around that time, and I was just stressed out. My mind wasn’t all the way there. Certain joints I couldn’t really catch. Like the one I had Masta Killa and Deck and RZA and them on, ‘Assassination Day.’ I couldn’t catch it. I let it live, but like, ‘Fuck it, I’ll back out of that one,’ and kept it moving.
“To me, Ironman is dark. ‘After The Smoke Is Clear,’ and the last couple songs at the end. Even the Mary joint. It’s down. Even ‘Assassination Day.’ They’re dark. And I was mad as a motherfucker, but I couldn’t do nothing about it after it was wrapped up. They were like, ‘Yo put it out there.’ Then Nas came with I Am... after that, and he had nice, colorful joints. But it was what it was.”
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