The best rappers are masters of language, rhyme, and the ability to walk onstage in front of thousands of people and talk about some very sexy topics. Watch the best with this GrouponLive deal.
- $40 for two tickets to see Method Man and Redman (up to an $82.50 value)
- When: Wednesday, May 8, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Arena Theatre
- Seating: rows S–U of sections 3–4 or 6–13
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
Method Man & Redman
Although they go by many monikers—Red & Meth, Meth & Red, Doc & Meth, (ambient bird whistling), and Mr. Mef and Funk Doc—Clifford Smith and Reggie Noble are best known as the prolific rap super-duo Method Man & Redman. Before their mega-selling solo careers, before Grammy-winning Method Man helped found the Wu-Tang Clan and Redman joined Def Squad, these two hip-hop icons knew each other as kids. That deep-seeded connection serves them well as they volley lyrics back and forth across stage like a linguistic Ping-Pong ball. Redman’s deft, fluid voice weaves in and out of Method’s raspy grit, as they amp up parties with rhymes focused on the party itself, culture, and pastimes held dear by Cheech and Chong.
The two have contributed to each other’s solo albums countless times and come together for musical magic twice, releasing 1999’s Blackout! and, 10 years later, Blackout! 2. That most recent effort followed up the first’s “How High” with hits such as “A-Yo” and “Mrs. International,” prompting Entertainment Weekly to declare that “they trade pop culture jokes and sly bluster over sturdy boom-bap beats as if East Coast rap’s late-‘90s renaissance never ended.”
Method Man & Redman – “How High” Live in Paris, 2006
Warning: contains adult references and liberal doses of secondhand smoke<p>
At Arena Theatre, nobody sits farther than 60 feet from the show. Most concertgoers who’ve squinted their ways through major concerts at other venues can attest that the in-the-round seating arrangement and revolving stage are causes for celebration. And the stars have noticed. Since the 1970s, the state-of-the-art venue has attracted a long list of legendary performers including Willie Nelson, Tom Jones, and Aretha Franklin. While their golden vocal chords ring through the stellar acoustics, fans sink into comfy seats, savor a flashy light system, and discard their unnecessary opera glasses.