On Monday, Ghostface Killah celebrated the opening of Killah Koffee Shop in Staten Island along with community members and elected officials.
Ghostface and his business partners Ross Filler and Shawn Wigs had been selling their coffee products online for a year but finally opened a flagship store in the West Brighton neighborhood on Staten Island.
In addition, the legendary Wu-Tang Clan rapper received a Proclamation from Mayor Eric Adams and a citation from Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-Staten Island/South Brooklyn) thanking the Wu-Tang member for his contribution to music and congratulating Killah Koffee Shop’s grand opening. May 9th has officially been declared as “Ghostface Killah Day.”
“There’s so many people coming out here seeing a performer, a young person who grew up here who lived in public housing and went to public school, and now is able to have a business out here; just coming back to the community. That’s what it’s all about. So we just want to say, ‘thank you.’ ‘Thank you for reinvesting,’” the mayor said.
Ghostface said he felt “grateful and humbled” by the honor. “I love each and every one of y’all for coming. God bless,” he said.