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It’s almost been a week now, but I couldn’t let last week’s Wu Tang Clan concert go by without some sort of mention. In short, it was off the hook!
Wu came through The Metro last Saturday, and hundreds of people braved the snowstorm to check out these hip hop legends.
With all of sucker MCs out there, it can be hard for any individual group to stand out and keep it real, but when Wu first came on the scene in the early ’90s, there was never any doubt these cats were doing something different. Their debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), is critically acclaimed as a classic and one of the best of the 1990s. The group delved into those tracks and many more in a furious performance on Saturday that had the entire crowd in a frenzy, myself included.
Slideshow: Wu Tang Concert
The large contingent of rappers, most originating in or near Staten Island NY, have branched out into successful solo careers, TV, film, screenwriting and more, but the there never seems to be an ego issue when they get together on stage.
Perhaps the most memorable part of Saturday’s show was a tribute to fallen member Ol’ Dirty Bastard, who died of a drug overdose in 2004. The crowd sang in unison to Shimmy Shimmy Ya and Got Your Money and Give It To Ya Raw.
Check out the pics and special big ups to fellow Street Teamer Brook Jay and the All Terrain team for hooking up the VIP.