Music is force powerful enough to calm a baby, soothe a wild beast, or compel the two to dance with each other. Be overcome by this GrouponLive deal to see WU-Block at the Sherman Theater. For $38, you get two tickets for general admission on Saturday, September 22, at 8 p.m. (up to a $76.90 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch—members of the two legendary rap crews, Wu-Tang Clan and D-Block—embark on a tour that showcases the lyrical feats of some of New York’s most prolific MCs. Ghostface Killah, of Wu-Tang Clan, has racked up 16 albums to his name, which he reportedly took from a character in a ‘70s kung-fu film called Mystery of Chessboxing. In many ways the origin story is fitting, since Ghostface spits a fast flow that can be both strategic and spontaneous with rhymes that wind around stream-of-consciousness narratives. When naming him an honorable mention on its list of Greatest MCs of All Time, MTV stated, “You never know where he’s going to take you in his raps . . . from rhymes about Scooby-Doo to ones about picking roaches out of the cereal box as a kid . . . to outlandish slang and deliciously nonsensical phrases.”
One-third of LOX, Sheek Louch is a veteran of the New York City hip-hop scene. His rugged, hardcore style has teamed up with Ghostface for several WU-Block tracks over the past years, including “Flash Back” and “Trading Places.” Earlier in his career, his gritty verses appeared on tracks such as The Notorious B.I.G.’s “It’s All About the Benjamins.” Also performing is Saigon, another NYC native who rose to prominence with underground mix tapes and appearances on HBO’s Entourage.