Posted in hiphop | music on January 18, 2008

Wu-Tang (Method Man) @ Hammerstein Ballroom - Jan 12, 2008 (Dutch Damasta)
Wu-Tang @ Hammerstein Ballroom

Without the RZA onstage with them, the crew was without a clear leader, and so Method Man stepped into the role. Meth was usually somewhere near front-center last night, and he was definitely the only guy in the group who kept moving (dancing on the barricade, executing a perfect front-flip stagedive, making me proud when he scolded the crowd for not being more like Baltimore). But he didn't play frontman so much as some weird coach/cheerleader hybrid. When someone else was rapping, he'd stand beside the guy, egging him on. [Village Voice]
Wu-Tang Clan played Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC (twice). Dutch Lab USA has pictures from January 17th and January 12th. U-God was at the shows even though he's also suing them.

Ghostface made a skateboard. Don't do drugs while riding it though....

Ghostface skateboard

(not that you would ride it. The collectible is limited to 500)

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Comments (20)

Silly negros. Always scufflin' and swearin' and fightin'.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2008 1:50 PM

Instead of Moses parting the red sea, it is Method parting the white sea. Hipsters were out reprezentin'!

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2008 1:53 PM

Very nice that the first two comments here are idiotic refernces to race. Unbelievable.

Posted by will | January 18, 2008 2:11 PM

I actually got one of those skateboards. Im gonna keep it sealed for a year and then sell it to one of you idiots for probably triple what i paid

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2008 2:15 PM

someone please enlighten me, why is this genre of music popular?

Posted by WhiteAsAKite | January 18, 2008 2:25 PM

where were you able to get one of those boards?? i thought you could only get from dej jam or zoo york.. very interested, thanks!

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2008 2:28 PM

where were you able to get one of those boards?? i thought you could only get from def jam or zoo york.. very interested, thanks!

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2008 2:28 PM

someone please enlighten me, why is this genre of music popular?

---you mean indierock?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2008 2:29 PM

"I actually got one of those skateboards. Im gonna keep it sealed for a year and then sell it to one of you idiots for probably triple what i paid"

Really? They don't come out til February. Any other lies you'd like to bore us with?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2008 2:39 PM

"where were you able to get one of those boards?? i thought you could only get from def jam or zoo york.. very interested, thanks!"

"Really? They don't come out til February. Any other lies you'd like to bore us with?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2008 2:39 PM"

Hey anon 2:39..read the above statement quoted above yours and figure it out, Einstein. Cmon, even a moron like yourself can put it together that some people who may know people at record companies or other places etc might have been able to procure one of these in advance.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2008 2:53 PM

" "I actually got one of those skateboards. Im gonna keep it sealed for a year and then sell it to one of you idiots for probably triple what i paid"

Really? They don't come out til February. Any other lies you'd like to bore us with?"

How else do people get things before they are supposed to be released, and for free? He downloaded it.

But seriously, if you got one, let us know where/how. I want one.

Posted by m | January 18, 2008 2:55 PM

"that some people who may know people at record companies or other places etc might have been able to procure one of these in advance."

For the love of christ..read people read and maybe you will get the answers you are looking for.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2008 3:01 PM

Method Man has been leading the Clan's live performances in the post-ODB era. He's really come into his own on-stage, the bar-none MVP, with or without the RZA. Still Zig-Zag-Zig Allah is missed in these shows, and it's just strange that they refuse to play any of the amazing tracks from 8 Diagrams.

Also, U-God is suing Wu Tang Records (aka RZA and Divine, and others), not his brothers on stage. It's why officially the show was billed as "The Clan". Sasha Frere Jones wrote about it on his blog too, and while he can be annoying, is definitely a better source than the straight up silly Village Voice. Just because that corpse is still walking and talking doesn't mean we should be quoting it.

Posted by nasty nate | January 18, 2008 3:49 PM

someone please enlighten me, why is this genre of music popular?

Ignorance is bliss, pussmaster!

PS- yes, the indie rock quip was more clever.

Posted by db | January 18, 2008 4:01 PM


how many pockets you think were picked that night?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2008 4:48 PM

you motherfucking assholes

Posted by Kunal Gupta | January 18, 2008 8:07 PM

This music speaks to the masses that have grown up in that era. These individuals saw & lived what they hear in the music that the Wu released. These key qualities are the reasons why the WTC are so relevant in this day & age...

This is my perspective on this point...

Best,

Dutch Damasta
www.DutchLabUSA.com

Posted by Dutch Damasta | January 20, 2008 9:46 AM

Excuse me, but my wife when see so many niggers loses consciousness. Sorry, but it looks awfully, so many shit in one place.

Posted by Donald B. Guidry | July 26, 2010 4:53 AM

This kind of music is weird. I just can't understand, how is it possible to like it.

Posted by Danielle Castaneda | November 29, 2010 7:45 AM

I love WU Tang !

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