GZA (Wu-Tang) + Pharoahe Monch + Jean Grae + Rahzel & DJ JS-1

GZA (Wu-Tang) + Pharoahe Monch + Jean Grae + Rahzel & DJ JS-1 The Metro Theatre
Saturday 7 January 2012
Concert

With GZA/Genius, Pharoahe Monch, Jean Grae, Rahzel and Dj JS-1

Past event
Saturday 7 January 2012

The Metro Theatre

624 George St
Sydney 2000
Australia
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Tel: (02) 9550 3666
Web: metrotheatre.com.au/

On Sale Wednesday 2nd November

When it comes to thought provoking, street-bred raw lyricism, The Wu-Tang Clan’s fountain of wisdom, GZA takes his job very seriously. The way he crafts his double-edged rhyme flow mirrors the skill and precise technique of one who works with fine ceramics. GZA’s metaphoric and multi-layered lyrics are often touted by critics as his rap name implies; genius. Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in every borough of New York City, The GZA’s workmanship can be found three albums deep with classics dating back to 1991 including the albums Words From The Genius, the gold-selling Liquid Swords and Beneath The Surface. On his latest blockbuster album Legend Of The Liquid Sword, The GZA makes reference to his hip- hop foundation on the reflective “What We Die For.” “I grew up around B-Boys, DJs, MCs, through rap, never thinking in ways of TV,” the Genius raps. “It was strictly all about magnificent rhyme clout.”

Don’t call GZA’s comeback just a comeback, it’s a return of an entirely revolutionary thought process. “When we did “Back In The Game” on the Wu-Tang album, I did a verse about gambling,” he explains solidly. “I didn’t want to be ‘back in the game’ or ‘back on the block,’ that’s typical. I made it all metaphorical.” It’s those same metaphors that makes the Genius’ liquid sword a living legend in it’s own time.
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