Bulletproof Wallets

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Bulletproof Wallets
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Studio album by Ghostface Killah
Released November 20, 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre Hip hop
Length 46:38
Label Epic, SME Records
Producer RZA, Mathematics, The Alchemist, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Carlos "6 July" Broad
Ghostface Killah chronology
Supreme Clientele
Bulletproof Wallets
The Pretty Toney Album
Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology
Digital Bullet
Bulletproof Wallets
Wu-Tang Clan:
Iron Flag

Bulletproof Wallets is the third studio album by Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah. The album was released on November 20, 2001, by Epic Records and SME Records.[1][2] The album featured the single, "Never Be the Same Again", featuring Carl Thomas and Raekwon.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[3]
HipHopDX 4/5 stars[4]
PopMatters (mixed)[5]
RapReviews 8.5/10 stars[6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone Album Guide 4.5/5 stars[8]
Stylus Magazine A[9]
Vibe 4.5/5 stars[10]
Yahoo! Music (7/10)[11]

Bulletproof Wallets received generally positive reviews from music critics. John Bush of AllMusic said, "Sprucing up the scratchy soul samples of his sophomore Supreme Clientele into a relatively pristine mainstream gloss, Ghostface Killah also, unfortunately, removed much of the flair from the most distinctive sound in the Wu-Tang camp. And fans looking for the genuine pain and emotion of his standout, "Hollow Bones" (from Wu-Tang's The W), won't be rewarded, either. Bulletproof Wallets is basically a party album, at least compared to the usual Wu-Tang gloom and doom, featuring smooth, romantic R&B tracks like the single "Never Be the Same Again" (with Carl Thomas & Raekwon) and "Love Session."[3] Pat Blashill of Rolling Stone said, "Bulletproof Wallets is riveting because even on "The Juks," when he's rhyming about getting paid, he comes off like a tough but fatally vulnerable anti-hero, forever trapped in the headlights of oncoming disaster."[7]

Mark Desrosiers of PopMatters said, "Bulletproof Wallets doesn’t have the peering-into-the-abyss street insanity of Ironman, sure, but it does come close. And damn, it sure does air you out nonetheless."[5] James Poletti of Yahoo! Music said, "The most striking thing about Bulletproof Wallets is its absolute normality. If the instantly recognisable Ghostface wasn't the voice riding on these beats, there's every chance that we wouldn't recognise Wu vintage here in a blind tasting. And, whilst Ghostface remains in possession of one of the most diverse musical imaginations in the Clan, this is ultimately disappointing in its lack of innovation."[11]

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) 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
Sample credits


Chart (2001) Peak
US Billboard 200[12] 34
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[13] 2


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  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Bulletproof Wallets by Ghostface Killah featuring Reakwon". Itunes.apple.com. 2001-11-20. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
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  4. ^ Submit Comment (2001-11-08). "Ghostface Killah - Bulletproof Wallets". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2015-05-27. 
  5. ^ a b Desrosiers, Mark. "Ghostface Killah: Bulletproof Wallets". PopMatters. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  6. ^ "Ghostface Killah :: Bulletproof Wallets :: Epic Records/Sony Music". Rapreviews.com. 2001-11-20. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  7. ^ a b Ghostface Killah (2001-11-13). "Ghostface Killah: Bulletproof Wallets : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2015-05-26. 
  8. ^ "The New Rolling Stone Album Guide - Nathan Brackett, Christian David Hoard - Google Books". Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-05-26. 
  9. ^ "Ghostface - Bulletproof Wallets - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  10. ^ Vibe - Google Livres. Books.google.com. 2001-11-20. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  11. ^ a b "Ghostface Kilah - Bulletproof Wallets". Yahoo. Retrieved 2015-05-26. 
  12. ^ "Ghostface Killah – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Ghostface Killah. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  13. ^ "Ghostface Killah – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Ghostface Killah. Retrieved December 20, 2014.