Emerging in the mid 90s, New York City’s Wu-Tang Clan proved to be one of the decade’s most intense, popular and revolutionary rap groups selling millions of albums worldwide. The nine-MC Clan is considered one of the most critically and commercially successful hip-hop groups of all time, and rose to fame with their uncompromising brand of music. Not only was the group extremely successful as a collective, many individuals within the Clan went on to become solo stars in their own right.
Within the inner sanctum of the Wu, dwell the core members of the clan consisting of Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Rza, U-God, Masta Killa, Gza and the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard. For the very first time, Australian fans will get to see the ENTIRE CLAN on stage together, minus RZA who is unavailable to tour. Plus, local promoters OPP are excited to announce that standing in for the late Ol Dirty Bastard is the charismatic rapper’s son Boy Jones aka Young Dirty, who has honed his own skills to be stage-ready to perform with the legendary act. This same line-up recently toured the US and saw the Wu perform tracks off their seminal debut, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), plus tracks off various other solo and collective albums. The three-city tour kicks off in Sydney on the 5th August, with shows also scheduled in Melbourne and Perth.
Joining Wu on their tour in Melbourne and Sydney is Phaze One. International collaborations are rare enough, but rarely does the world get a chance to admire the creative output of two such overbearing characters as Aria Award winning M-Phazes (Australia) and Emilio Rojas (US). Together they are Phaze One. Both have enjoyed considerable solo success with M-Phazes’s debut album Good Gracious having recently powered through the Australian Charts, and Emilio Rojas being described by DJ Green Lantern as one of America’s most anticipated up and coming artists. His successful string of mixtapes have seen him collaborate with artists such as Yelawolf, B.o.B, Styles P and a whole stable of other influential musicians. Their self-titled album Phaze One is due for release June 25th.
Local support in Perth is Golden Era Records artist Vents hailing from Adelaide. In 2007 he released his critically acclaimed debut album Hard To Kill. In 2011 he returns with an album four years in the making. Having toured the country extensively playing festivals such as Big Day Out, Homebake, Summadayze and Groove in the Park, his hard hitting lyrical content combined with some of Australia’s finest production has earned him a place as one of Australia’s most respected MC’s. Marked For Death is available now and features Trials and Funkoars handling production duties, plus label mates Sesta and Hilltop Hoods adding guest vocals. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Gza, U-God, Masta Killa, DJ Allah Mathematics, DJ Street Life and Young Dirty altogether on one stage.
Friday 5th August – Sydney, Enmore Theatre Tickets from Ticketek
Saturday 6th August – Melbourne, Festival Hall Tickets from Ticketmaster
Sunday 7th August – Perth, Metro City Tickets from Moshtix
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