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 this GrouponLive deal to see Inspectah Deck from the Wu-Tang Clan at The Opera House. For $15, you get one general-admission ticket on Thursday, May 31, at 9 p.m. (up to a $29.25 value, including all fees).
Behold the bold soldier, control the globe slowly
Proceeds to blow swingin' swords like Shinobi
Stomp grounds and pound footprints in solid rock
Wu got it locked, performing live on your hottest block
So proclaims Inspectah Deck on 1997's "Triumph," in a rhyme often held to be among the most finely crafted verses in rap history. One of the less bombastic members of the Wu-Tang Clan, the Inspectah has lent his dense, intricate flow to some of their hottest singles, including "C.R.E.A.M." and "Protect Ya Neck." His laidback, introspective demeanor masks his precise control over the mic, the production room, and the swarm of trained bees that follows him everywhere. This elder statesman of rhyme is joined by a handful of notable up-and-comers, including Toronto's own Citizen Kane, Genghis Khan (aka Camoflauge) and DJ Law.
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 KRS-One and Eminem, have stirred crowds with fiery performances and the venue's collection of giant wooden spoons.