Know Ghostface Killah's Disabled Brothers, Wife, Net Worth, Kids & Albums
He had a lot of family problems going on when he became a part of the legendary rap group, consisting of RZA, GZA, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Method Man, Raekwon, Masta Killa, and Cappadonna.
Growing up under the guidance of a single mother, he was tasked with handling his siblings — especially his two disabled brothers.
Read the full article to know about the Stated Island native's early life with family and disabled brothers. Also, get exclusive coverage of Killah's wife, net worth, kids, and album.
Does Ghostface Killah have two Disabled Brothers?
Ghostface Killah (real name - Dennis Coles, age: 52) was born on May 9, 1970, in Stapleton Housing Projects in the heart of Staten Island, New York. He wasn't born into a lot of wealth.
At age 13, Ghostface realized in his childhood that his family was in trouble. He could not find his father around and had a lot of siblings to take care of with his single mother occupied.
Among those siblings, two of his brothers needed special attention. They suffered from muscular dystrophy and were in wheelchairs.
They needed his assistance with almost everything. As the oldest of the bunch, he always tried to be there.
As the oldest sibling, he helped them when they had to go to the bathroom, helping them get off and on their wheelchairs.
Ghostface was also at risk of developing muscular dystrophy, but he always stayed strong and involved in working out. He developed an unnatural physical strength and was feared in the streets.
And it wasn’t just his family in his dwelling place, though. 15 people shared his small three-bedroom apartment, “going through hell” as he put it.
He also missed the presence of his father. Without him, he was the responsible one.
Ghostface was always going back and forth to the store.
His mother — who suffered from alcohol addiction — apparently never had too much to offer. Gifts were a rare thing in the household, something not short of a luxury.
The pressure of poverty and responsibilities was weighing him down, and he ran to the streets.
Things on the street — like drug wars and substance abuse — resulted in him dropping out of high school and going to prison at 15.
However, his time on the streets wasn't all bad.
After his release from jail, he met his future roommates RZA and Method Man, and they eventually became two of the most important cogs in the machine which would be later known as the Wu-Tang Clan, formed with Ghostface Killah, GZA, RZA, Raekwon, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, U-God, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard in 1995.
Growing up, Killah was influenced by soul music, often classics he got to listen in parties. He said,
I remember being inspired by the greats. New Birth, Bloodstone singin’, ‘Natural High,’ The Stylistics’ ‘Blue Magic’ and all that. All the greats…you know what I’m sayin? That was first before anything. I remember being a little dude having to leave the living room when there were a lot of people involved. They were drinkin’ and smokin’. That was my first whatchamacallit, when I was small.
He would later document his childhood experiences in his hit song 'All That I Got Is You,' part of his debut album Ironman (1996).
Ghostface Killah and His Brothers’ Depictions On-Screen
Ghostface’s story has been told many times over the years. In these narrations of his life, his early childhood has been portrayed in great detail.
In one episode which aired in September 2019, Ghostface’s situation at home with his two disabled brothers was portrayed in depth.
The episode portrayed Ghostface’s struggles of having to be the man of the house and care for his brothers, one of whom is non-verbal.
Furthermore, the depiction of him trying to impart some joy to his mother, and the pride he feels by doing so, is heartwarming.
The episode also goes into Ghostface's relationship with Shurrie.
Darius Coles, Ghostface’s younger brother, was played by Sam McKoy-Johnson. Johnson is a wheelchair-bound actor himself, suffering from brittle bone disease.
Johnson studied many videos to understand someone like Coles’s mannerisms and demeanor.
Is Sophia Diggs Ghostface Killah's Wife?
Killah has never been married.
According to Vibe, he was previously in a relationship with American attorney and model Sophia Diggs, sister of Killah's Wu-Tang band member, RZA (Robert Fitzgerald Diggs)—the most successful member of the group.
In 2014, he also dated She.EO podcast host, salon owner, and yoga instructor Kelsey Nykole.
Ghost Face and Nykole were also seen together in the reality show Couple's Therapy. In one of the episodes, he admitted to cheating on her with another woman (Latrice) in front of Dr. Jenn and suggested to Nykole that they meet with the unidentified woman to sort things out.
Later, it was Nykole who broke up with him after being fed up with his antics. They had dated for a year.
After the saga, Ghostface tried to mend things with Latrice, who he had been dating for 2 years. However, she wasn't aware of his relationship with Nykole.
Latrice also broke up with him and the rest is history.
However, it is not revealed yet that either of his ex-girlfriends is the mother of any of his children.
How many Children does Ghostface Killah have?
Killah has four children: three sons and a daughter. All of his three sons, Dennis Ames (Sun God), Infinite Coles, and Supreme Intelligence have followed his footsteps into music, continuing his legacy.
Sun god is a member of a band named 2nd Generation WU, formed with the second generation of Wu-Tang like himself, including PXWER (son of Method Man), iNTell (son of U-God), and 'Young Dirty Bastard' (son of 'Old Dirty Bastard').
His other son Killah, Supreme Intelligence, is also a rapper. He is a Morgan State University graduate. The father and son duo had a brief falling out in the past.
Killah and his two sons all made appearances in a 2014 freestyle rap for Forbez DVD. He also has a daughter, who has been a private figure.
What is Ghostface Killah's net worth?
Killah's estimated net worth is $10 million. He made most of his money from his famous solo albums such as Ironman, Fishcale, and Supreme Clientele. He has altogether 13 solo albums to date.
With Wu-tang, Killah has made terrific albums such as Enter the Wu-tang, Wu-tang Forever, The W, and 8 Diagram.