It takes an eclectic hip-hop head to reference Malcolm X, Judy Blume, Sammy Davis Jr., Van Halen, and Pamela Anderson Lee all on one album. But on his championship-caliber follow-up to IRON MAN (1996), the mighty Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah does that and more as he drops a stellar album that rebels against the mediocrity of today's commercial rap fodder. SUPREME CLIENTELE excels not only because of GFK's bizarro rhymes and breathless flow but also for the contradictory fact that this nearly-perfect disc is an exquisite-sounding mess. We're talking busted loops and "I don't give a [bleep]" skits -- in one interlude, female rappers are rated on their desirability; new rap agitator 50 Cent is dissed hard in another. Ghost and his Wu friends even rhyme over three consecutive tracks based on classic, well-known breakbeats (the exhilarating "The Grain," "Buck 50," and "Mighty Healthy"). But no matter; whether freestylin' up a storm at the end of the Juju-produced "One," celebrating rap fame on the victorious "We Made It," or fondly reminiscing about teenage love on "Child's Play," SUPREME CLIENTELE will keep Wu-Tang customers plenty satisfied.