By Craig Seymour
Updated March 03, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST

Where Clan-mates GZA and Raekwon took side steps and faltered on recent solo albums, Wu Tang-er Ghostface Killah sticks to the group’s formula of nearly impenetrable rhymes over fractured soul soundscapes on Supreme Clientele. For Wu diehards, the by-the-book plays outweigh its hefty deficits: tawdrey skits and exhausting length. As for charming the uninitiated, this hasn’t a ghust of a chance. C