Saturday, January 5, 2008

Shaolin Warriors Invade Tempe

January 5th, 2007 will forever be known as the day I witnessed the greatest hip hop act to ever assemble.

Introducing the Wu...Tang...Clan.......KILLER BEES ON A SWARM

EVERYBODY was at the concert. Except for the RZA and obviously ODB. I guess the little falling out that GFK and Raekwon had with Bobby Digital is for real after all. Too Bad.

But don't be fooled, the show went on....and Wu Set it off.

The first act was this jazz/rap fusion group called Antedote. They were pretty good but some dumb people were booing them which was whack.

The second act was these 2 white guys whose name I do not know, and all i can say to them is that they have MAD bravery to keep rapping on stage. For as sorry as they were they finished their set. The messed up thing was that the crowd was actually throwing stuff at them!

Anything they could get their hands on. That they could throw.

The guys did suck, but the crowd didn't have to do them like THAT!

But I digress, finally at about 10pm (mind you I've been there since 7) Mef's voice is heard on the mic and the crowd ERUPTS into this "WU TANG, WU TANG" chant. The energy level picked up and the standing room tightened up and it was off to the races for the group. Playing hit songs off their early albums as well as some songs from certain member's catalogs EVERYBODY went crazy throwing up the "W" with their hands.

Ice Cream
M.E.T.H.O.D Man
One Blood
Protect Ya Neck
Bring Da Ruckus
Clan in Da Front
Wu Tang Clan Aint Nothin to F*** With
Shimmy Shimmy Ya
Got Your Money (RIP ODB)

and some other songs too that I couldn't quite make out due to weak mics. The energy of the place was unreal even drawing the "this is the livest crowd we've had yet" phrase (probably said at ever show, but who cares!! haha)

During their set they brought out a hometown kid MC by the name of Heaven Sent. 16 years old and spiting like he was a veteran. There was a slight mess up at the beginning but, after that though....He went off and even going a Capella at one point.

Big ups to you brothaaa!

I could go on for a while about the concert but it was mad crazy after once they started. Ahh, and I bought a shirt all excited to see the "Tempe, AZ' on the back. Only to be disappointed to see that they MISSPELLED my hometown.It read "TEMPLE, AZ"..........oh well, the show and the shirt was dope lol.

Pics will be added later. Give me some time yall!

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