Nothing can match the thrill of seeing a concert in person, not even watching it on high-definition Blu-ray or listening to it on a high-definition parrot. Get out of your cage with today's GrouponLive deal to see hip-hop artists GZA and Masta Killa at The Opera House. For $15, you get one general-admission ticket on Friday, March 2, at 9:30 p.m. (a $30 value).
As one of the founding members of Wu-Tang Clan, GZA, or the Genius, has roused hip-hop fans for the past two decades with a steady flow of raw, straight-from-the-street wisdom laced with soul music samples and vivid kung fu imagery. Recognized by Allmusic as one of the best lyricists to emerge during the 1990s, the veteran wordsmith unpacks his panoply of rhymes across such hits as "Shadowboxin'," "Cold World," and "Liquid Swords," the standout track from his gold-selling classic album of the same name. Fellow Wu-Tang confidant Masta Killa, whose résumé includes collaborations alongside Public Enemy and Jamaican DJ Bounty Killer, makes his first concert appearance in Toronto and infuses the evening with a smooth, low register and lyrical prowess that bends words until they rhyme or scream "uncle!"
While fans groove from general-admission seats, The Opera House ensures no beat escapes into the night sky by encapsulating the show in its vaudevillian theatre architecture. A 35-foot proscenium arch of ornately detailed cockleshells frames the stage, where countless musical legends, including Rage Against the Machine and Eminem, have stirred crowds with fiery performances and the venue's collection of giant wooden spoons.