About this Event
Wu-Tang Clan on Tour
Considered by many to be the greatest hip-hop group of all time, Wu-Tang Clan have been touring as a unit since their debut record — Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) — came out in 1993. The now triple-platinum release vaulted the New York City group with songs like "C.R.E.A.M." (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) and "Protect Ya Neck" that are about as recognizable as anything in the rap canon.
Their live sets are a family affair, with every member of the crew representing their lyrical contributions to the Wu's eight studio albums, as well as notable cuts from the Wu-Tang solo discography. With the omnipresent Wu-Tang "W" flanking all angles of the stage, there's a familiarity to Wu-Tang Clan's music that gives their shows unique mass appeal.
Whether they're delivering the 36 Chambers record front to back on the album's 25th Anniversary Tour, or tracks from GZA's seminal Liquid Swords and Raekwon's mafioso-minded Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., or honoring the legacy of their departed brother, Ol' Dirty Bastard, every Wu-Tang Clan show is a celebration of prolific careers as individuals and especially as the most storied group in hip-hop history.
Nas in Concert
Nas is considered by many to be one of the top five rappers, living or dead; he's a luminary beloved by rap royalty like Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole. Born Nasir Jones in 1973 (his father is jazz musician Olu Dara), he was raised in Queens, New York, at Queensbridge, a housing project whose deep role in hip-hop history would inspire his lyrics. Performing as the teenage MC Nasty Nas, he emerged with a spotlight-stealing guest verse on Main Source's 1991 single "Live at the Barbeque." Working with an all-star team of New York beatmakers (including DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Large Professor and Q-Tip) his debut album, Illmatic, was a critical sensation. In the 25 years that followed, Nas has released seven platinum solo albums, and one with supergroup The Firm alongside Foxy Brown and AZ. His empowering 2003 single "I Can," built on Beethoven's "Für Elise," broke the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. Widely respected as a true hip-hop scholar and lyricist, he's appeared on songs with everyone from Run-DMC, Beastie Boys, Lauryn Hill and Kanye West to Amy Winehouse, Justin Bieber, Jack White and the National Symphony Orchestra.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 North 83rd Avenue, Phoenix, United States
USD 20.00 to USD 57.00