Ghostface Killah played a Bushwick White Castle with Questlove & Eric Wareheim
White Castle, in addition to being home of the influential slider, frequently considered the first American fast-food chain, and a stoner destination, is now the first fast-food chain to enter into a partnership with Impossible Foods, the popular startup that makes veggie burgers that “bleed” and are supposedly closer to meat in taste and appearance than any other veggie burger. White Castle debuted its Impossible Slider in 140 locations in New York, New Jersey and Illinois last week (4/11), and at the launch party at the White Castle in Bushwick, Ghostface Killah performed.
Ghostface was joined by fellow Wu-Tang member Cappadonna during his performance, and the party also had Eric Wareheim (Tim & Eric, Master of None) hosting and Questlove DJing. Here’s an excerpt of The New Yorker‘s recap:
Around nine-thirty, Wareheim grabbed the mike to tee up remarks by White Castle and Impossible Foods execs. David Lee, Impossible’s C.F.O. and C.O.O., told the crowd, “Every burger you ate, versus a burger from a cow, saves the world ninety-five per cent of the land”—someone shrieked their approval—“seventy-five per cent of the water”—longer, louder shriek— “and produces an eighth, one-eighth, of the greenhouse gases.” This last number elicited a “fuck, yeah,” followed by an ear-curdling scream. “So you can have a delicious burger with no cholesterol, and have a great time.” As Ghostface began his set, a middle-aged man wearing monogrammed White Castle chef’s whites—he was Phillip Bach, White Castle’s head corporate chef and director of product innovation—peered out from the kitchen and complied eagerly with the rapper’s request for a call-and-response: “When I say ‘Wu,’ you say ‘Tang!’ Wu!” “Tang!” “Wu!” “Tang!”
You can watch a couple videos below, and see some pics of the party at Business Insider.
Ghostface also has more proper shows coming up, including a just-announced Connecticut show on May 3 at Wall Street Theater in Norwalk with a special guest TBA (tickets). All dates are listed below.
#VIDEO SWIPE LEFT 10 times #AboutLastNight (4.11.18) in #Brooklyn #NYC for the launch of @WhiteCastle @impossible_foods #impossibleslider burger MADE FROM PLANTS NOT MEAT for people on a plant based diet @RealGhostfaceKillah @OfficialCappadonna rockin the #Classic #HipHop #EricB and #Rakim #MobbDeep #Biggie #Jadakiss #LOX #Dblock @TheRealKiss #WuBlock #WuTangClan #WuTang #Wu #WuWednesdays #WuWednesday #WuTangWednesdays #GhostfaceKillah #Cappadonna Me and @Questlove on the #turntables by my sister @fab40mum shirt by @sosickentclothing #TheMightyHand #TechnicianTheDJ
Ghostface Killah — 2018 Tour Dates
4/20 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, NV
5/3 Wall Street Theater Norwalk, CT
5/11 Troxy London, UK w/ Raekwon
5/12 Poppodium Grenswerk Venlo, Netherlands
5/14 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin, Germany
5/19 Hanks & Reed Greenfield, MA
5/20 Middle East Cambridge, MA
6/8 The Welly Kingston upon Hull, UK