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
(2000)
Bulletproof Wallets
(2001)
The Pretty Toney Album
(2004)
Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology
RZA:
Digital Bullet
(2001)
Bulletproof Wallets
(2001)
GZA:
Legend of the Liquid Sword
(2002)

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[4]
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars[5]
Mixmag 3/5[6]
NME 7/10[7]
Q 3/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[9]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4.5/5 stars[10]
Spin 8/10[11]
Vibe 4.5/5[12]

Bulletproof Wallets received generally positive reviews from music critics. John Bush of AllMusic said, "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."[9]

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."[13] James Poletti of Yahoo! Music said, "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."[14]

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

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[15] 34
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[16] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bulletproof Wallets: Ghostface Killah: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Bulletproof Wallets by Ghostface Killah featuring Reakwon". Itunes.apple.com. 2001-11-20. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  3. ^ a b Bush, John. "Bulletproof Wallets – Ghostface Killah". AllMusic. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ghostface Killah – Bulletproof Wallets". HipHopDX. November 8, 2001. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ Weingarten, Marc (November 25, 2001). "In Brief". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ghostface Killah: Bulletproof Wallets". Mixmag: 61. January 2001. 
  7. ^ Dalton, Stephen. "Ghostface Killah : Bulletproof Wallets". NME. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Ghostface Killah: Bulletproof Wallets". Q (186): 100. January 2002. 
  9. ^ a b Blashill, Pat (November 13, 2001). "Ghostface Killah: Bulletproof Wallets". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on December 24, 2007. Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  10. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 330–31. ISBN 0-743-20169-8. 
  11. ^ Frere-Jones, Sasha (January 2002). "Ghostface Killah: Bulletproof Wallets". Spin. 18 (1): 109. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  12. ^ Patel, Joseph (December 2001). "Ghostface Killah: Bulletproof Wallets". Vibe. 19 (12): 187–88. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  13. ^ Desrosiers, Mark (April 4, 2012). "Ghostface Killah: Bulletproof Wallets". PopMatters. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  14. ^ Poletti, James. "Ghostface Kilah – Bulletproof Wallets". Yahoo! Music. Archived from the original on May 1, 2004. Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Ghostface Killah – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Ghostface Killah. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  16. ^ "Ghostface Killah – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Ghostface Killah. Retrieved December 20, 2014.