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Ghostface Killah Announces New Memoir, ‘Rise of a Killah’

Rise of a Killah will be published by St. Martin’s Press in May of next year

Ghostface Killah will release his memoir next year. According to Macmillan Publishers’ site, Rise of a Killah will be released on May 14, 2024, by St. Martin’s Press.

The memoir is described as “both visual record and a real-feel narrative of a performer’s life.” It will trace the Wu-Tang Clan founder’s story from his upbringing in Staten Island to his success with his legendary hip-hop crew.

This is not the rapper’s first foray into publishing: he worked on the comic book series Twelve Reasons to Die and released a pair of albums based on the crime series as well. In 2007, he published The World According to Pretty Toney, an irreverent guidebook based on one of his musical personas.

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Ghostface is the latest member of Wu-Tang to get personal and share his story in the form of a memoir. In 2021, Raekwon released the critically acclaimed From Staircase to Stage: The Story of Raekwon and the Wu-Tang Clan. And in 2018, U-God dropped Raw: My Journey Into the Wu-Tang Clan. RZA published a pair of philosophical books based on Wu’s virtues.

All nine living members also participated in the 2019 Showtime documentary Wu-Tang: Of Mics and Men. The four-episode docuseries commemorated the group’s 25th anniversary and offered an in-depth look at their formation and career.

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