Very first RZA, now Ghostface Killah. It’s been a fantastic semester for 90s hip-hop lovers.
The former Wu-Tang Clan member will conduct at The Westcott Theater on May 5. Clean off the release of his hottest album, Ghostface Killah has been in the hip-hop match for extra than 20 decades.
Regarded as the most prolific member of the Wu-Tang Clan, he debuted in 1996 with the album “Ironman,” and hasn’t slowed down due to the fact: Ghostface Killah has created 10 albums and not too long ago unveiled “Twelve Causes To Die” on April 16.
Known for his clever rhymes, the legendary emcee describes himself on the Wu-Tang Clan web site as “one of the most artistic n***** in the activity.”
Ghostface is also acknowledged for his work on the soundtrack of fellow Wu-Tang Clan member RZA’s 2012 motion film, “The Guy with the Iron Fists.” The film was created by, directed by and stars RZA. Ghostface Killah would make an overall look on two tracks on the soundtrack, “Blackout” and “I Go Really hard.”
But it wasn’t until finally Kanye West’s compilation album, “Cruel Summertime,” that Ghostface designed a more mainstream comeback. He was showcased on a single of the album’s hit singles, “New God Movement,” alongside with Pusha T.
With the release of “Twelve Factors To Die,” Ghostface has absent in a new direction. Based off of a comic e-book of the similar identify, the album was developed and composed by Adrian Younge, with RZA as govt producer. The album debuted at No. 27 on Billboard’s Scorching 200 and had 15,000 sold copies in its to start with 7 days, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The album debuted right on the heels of Wu-Tang’s reunion at the 2013 Coachella music festival. Process Person, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, Masta Killa, Raekwon, RZA, U-God and Cappadonna came with each other to carry out enthusiast favorites from their initially album in celebration of the group’s 20th anniversary. Wu-Tang will launch an anniversary album later this 12 months titled, “A Better Tomorrow,” according to Billboard.com.
Opening for Ghostface Killah at Sunday’s clearly show will be producer Adrian Younge Go Go Gadget Pink Packet, who describes their sound as “hip-hop with a 90s, Nickelodeon influence” experimental hip-hop group The Goonies and iREALZ, DJ Afar and Mage 9.
The demonstrate starts off at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets for the function are $20 and are out there for obtain on the Westcott website.
Posted on April 30, 2013 at 2:16 am
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