Friday, March 6, 2009

The GZA drops some knowledge on Detroit

I can't stress enough how incredible this is. Legendary Wu-Tang Clan member The GZA will be performing at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa tonight.

Seeing the Wu-Tang Clan (or any member of) has been a dream of mine forever. Ever since being introduced to the Wu-Tang many years ago by a friend, I've been a rabid fan. I consider everything put out by this legendary crew, even the solo albums, as hip-hop classics.

If you don't know, The GZA is one of the nine members of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan from Staten Island, New York. They made historic and different hip-hop that changed the path of where the genre was heading. At the time of their first major release, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the hip-hop world was entrenched in the G-Funk, West Coast style of hip-hop made famous by Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Ice Cube and NWA.

Enter the Wu-Tang was vastly different than anything heard in the world of hip-hop, with eerie minimalist beats and plenty of references to kung fu and martial arts.

The Wu-Tang Clan are legendary, and I am beyond excited to see the GZA tonight. Here are some classic GZA and Wu-Tang tracks to enjoy. Be there tonight.

The GZA - Liquid Swords

The GZA - Duel Of The Iron Mic (Featuring Inspectah Killa & Masta Killa)

And this classic: Wu-Tang Clan - Triumph

Detroit Bar is located at 843 W 19th St, Costa Mesa.

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