Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on December 13, 2007

8 DiagramsRZA is performing a full live set at Hiro Ballroom in NYC on December 29th. $10 tickets are on sale.

Wu-Tang Clan's Jaunary 12th show at Hammerstein Ballroom is almost sold out, so they added another one. January 17th is on sale now. 8 Diagrams is out now, as is Ghostface's The Big Doe Rehab.

GZA plays his first of two NYC "Liquid Swords" shows at Knitting Factory tonight. Will it be a good show? Not according to the Guardian reviewer who saw it recently in London....

The decision to give a hip-hop album, namely Genius/GZA's 1995 masterpiece Liquid Swords, the Don't Look Back treatment raises an interesting question: how will a concept that involves faithfully re-creating a classic album fare in the field of live hip-hop, where rappers struggle to faithfully re-create a single song? The answer comes within minutes: it won't. [Guardian]
GZA also recently performed just performed Liquid Swords at ATP (where Portishead also played).



Comments (20)

So why are the majority of the Wu Tang's audiences white? Are white people missing something or is it the other way around?

Posted by Anon5150 | December 13, 2007 12:55 PM

Caucasian Persuasion, please.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2007 1:02 PM

the majority of people consuming hip hop records are white, not just for wu tang.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2007 1:24 PM

GZA's solo shows are perhaps the best of the Clan, and among the best in hip hop. It doesn't matter if he's singing the song or simply talking inbetween. GZA + microphone = amazing. Simply mesmerizing from start to finish. Enjoy yourselves, kids!

Posted by Terry Gross | December 13, 2007 1:42 PM

Man.. I've seen a RZA solo show before (St. Andrews in Detroit) and it was quite good. Not a fan of "onstage at 1am" shows though, and this kind of sounds like it. Ergh, decisions, decisions to make.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2007 2:47 PM

you can take your time getting this show..these guys take forever to get on the stage.

Posted by blunts | December 13, 2007 3:30 PM

any reviews from last nights show? im going tonight and curious as to how the performance went.

any special guests? how tight was security at the knitting factory? what time did gza go on?


Posted by jkov | December 14, 2007 9:15 AM

Gza went on around 12:10. Was a pretty flat performance so I can't say when he finished since I left around 1:15.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2007 10:18 AM

gza went on about 12.30... i thought the show was surprisingly good. he clearly enjoyed playing such a small room and all his rhymes were tight and clear - none of that leading a sing along thing i've seen at wu tang shows...

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2007 10:23 AM

Were there any openers?

Posted by mp77 | December 14, 2007 11:36 AM

no openers. doors were at 11 but gza was on at around 1215.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2007 11:39 AM

any special guests? wu tang cameos? what time did the show end?

how was security? ive never been to knitting factory

Posted by jkov | December 14, 2007 11:46 AM

Any available tickets at the door last night?

Posted by hmmm | December 14, 2007 12:09 PM

There are some tickets, I think 20. That are released at the door tonite. Prince Paul Jr.,
PRince Paul's son is DJing at doors till GZA
hits the stage.

Posted by jon | December 14, 2007 12:15 PM

friday night was kinda weak. crowd wasnt really into it, GZA was only on for an hour. he did do some great mashups of wu tang songs and loved the fact that there were 14 yr old fans

good show, but not great

Posted by jkov | December 15, 2007 1:55 PM

Never once have I seen Pitchfork heavily criticize a hip-hop act.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2007 10:09 PM

I was under the impression that this was a DJ set, not a performance. I'm going and am not expecting RZA to rap. I saw ?uestlove @ Hiro on Halloween - that was a set, not a root performance. It's certainly being billed as a set. Anywho, I trust Mr. Digital immensely and am sure that whatever he's got, whenever he plans on delivering it, will be perfect.

Posted by Avi | December 26, 2007 10:33 AM

Check out this historic moment with RZA breaking down "Twelve Jewelz"
This is a classic moment in HIP HOP...

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