Bulletproof Wallets

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Bulletproof Wallets
Studio album by Ghostface Killah
Released November 13, 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre Hip hop
Label Epic, SME Records
EK 61589
Producer RZA, Mathematics, The Alchemist, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Carlos "6 July" Broad
Ghostface Killah chronology
Supreme Clientele
(2000)
Bulletproof Wallets
(2001)
The Pretty Toney Album
(2004)
Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology
RZA:
Digital Bullet
(2001)
Bulletproof Wallets
(2001)
Wu-Tang Clan:
Iron Flag
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Stylus Magazine A[2]
Okayplayer 4.5/5 stars[3]
PopMatters (mixed)[4]
RapReviews (8.5/10)[5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone Album Guide 4.5/5 stars[7]
Vibe 4.5/5 stars[8]
Yahoo! Music (7/10)[9]

Bulletproof Wallets is the third studio album by Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah, it was released on November 13, 2001.[10][11]

Album information[edit]

Despite a relatively positive critical reception, the album did not perform well in the charts, struggling to sell more than 100,000 in its first week. The album was hampered during its production by sample clearance issues, which led to the final product being much different from what was originally intended. "The Sun", "The Watch" and "Good Times" failed to appear at all while tracks like "Flowers" were remixed with a re-construction of the original sample.

Ghostface Killah blamed his record company, Epic Records, for the problems, and claimed that it had not been willing to financially back him in buying the sample clearance rights. Ghostface later left Epic, having fulfilled his contractual obligation with a Greatest Hits release, and signed with Def Jam.

Bulletproof Wallets continued the unfortunate tradition of erroneous track-listing that plagued Ghostface until his move to Def Jam; the sleeve of the album contains numerous mistakes, including songs that never made the final cut and omitting others that did appear, whilst simultaneously confusing the running order.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"     1:21
2. "Maxine" (featuring Raekwon) RZA 3:46
3. "Flowers" (featuring Raekwon, Method Man & Superb) RZA 3:26
4. "Never Be the Same Again" (featuring Raekwon & Carl Thomas) Lilz & PLX 4:26
5. "Teddy" (Skit) Ghostface Killah 1:04
6. "Theodore" (featuring Trife & Twiz) Mathematics 3:08
7. "Ghost Showers" (featuring Madame Majestic) Chris Liggio, Tally Galbreth 4:11
8. "Strawberry" (featuring Killa Sin, RZA & GZA) Mathematics 3:06
9. "The Forest"   The Alchemist 3:12
10. "The Juks" (featuring Trife & Superb) The Alchemist 4:08
11. "Walking Through The Darkness" (featuring Tekitha) RZA 3:20
12. "Jealousy" (Skit) RZA 0:57
13. "The Hilton" (featuring Raekwon) Carlos "6 July" Broady 3:59
14. "Ice" (Interlude) Rsonist 1:01
15. "Love Session" (featuring Ruff Endz) Underdawgz 3:40
16. "Street Chemistry" (featuring Prodigal Sunn & Trife) The Alchemist 1:55

Samples[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John (2001-11-13). "Bulletproof Wallets - Ghostface Killah : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  2. ^ "Ghostface - Bulletproof Wallets - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Desrosiers, Mark. "Ghostface Killah: Bulletproof Wallets". PopMatters. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  5. ^ "Ghostface Killah :: Bulletproof Wallets :: Epic Records/Sony Music". Rapreviews.com. 2001-11-20. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  6. ^ [2][dead link]
  7. ^ http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=lRgtYCC6OUwC&pg=PA322&dq=rolling+stone+gang+starr&cd=1&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=wu%20tang&f=false Page 330
  8. ^ Vibe - Google Livres. Books.google.com. 2001-11-20. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  9. ^ "Yahoo! UK & Ireland omg! - Celebrity Gossip | News | Photos | Videos". Uk.launch.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  10. ^ "Bulletproof Wallets: Ghostface Killah: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  11. ^ "iTunes - Music - Bulletproof Wallets by Ghostface Killah featuring Reakwon". Itunes.apple.com. 2001-11-20. Retrieved 2013-05-12.