Method Man & Redman Blackout, Ghostface Brings Out Raekwon at NYC Show [With Exclusive Video]

To help kick off this weekend’s All Points West Festival held in New Jersey, Method Man, Redman, Ghostface Killah, and others took to the stage last night (July 30) at Nokia Theater in Times Square.

After earlier acts that included Mickey Factz and Duo Live, Ghost graced the stage for about an hour, going through an assortment of his and the Wu’s extensive catalog in the process. At one point, the DJ dropped “Shimmy Shimmy Ya,” as the crowd in the packed venue joined in to sing along in tribute to the late ODB. Ghost then brought out Raekwon for a few of their many collaborations, including The Chef’s verse on Wu- Tang’s “C.R.E.A.M.” [Watch Below]

Then, as many performers have been doing since Michael Jackson’s death, the Staten Island native paid tribute to the King of Pop, bumping both “Billie Jean” and The Jackson 5’s “ABC” much to the crowd’s delight. Starks then brought Rae back out to perform their Enter the Wu (36 Chambers) duet, “Can It Be All So Simple,” before playing MJ’s “Never Can Say Goodbye.”

Method Man and Redman were the night’s final act, performing joints ranging from Blackout! 2’s “Ayo” to earlier work including “How High.” Each got a chance to showcase some solo work during the extended set, as well, before taking time out to honor the memory of ODB, Biggie, Big L, and other fallen hip-hop greats. As the night came to a close, the duo performed a few more tracks, such as “Rapper’s Delight” and “How High Part 2.” Before heading off the stage, Meth took his patented stage dive into the crowd of satisfied fans. –Adam Fleischer

  • joe p

    gotta love the wu …

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/EmCDL EmCDL

    Aww damn no 4 minutes 2 lockdown??? I’m sure it was a tight show nonetheless

  • $ykotic

    The same cats screaming “Where’s the real hip hop” ain’t even paying attention.

  • BIGNAT

    i feel you on that $ykotic this is last of a dying breed. this shows us the power of a classic 15 years later people still jumping up and down and going hype for C.R.E.A.M. still going crazy for ghost and rae versus as they should.

  • Pedro

    When Rae And Ghost did ” Can’t It Be All So Simple” it was historic

  • Grimey G

    There should be more comments here. It should be filled with people showing respect for the Wu. They are as “hip-hop” as it gets. Staten Island baby! A great place to get oxycontin before the DEA crackdown btw

  • kruse

    damn..wish i couldve been there.

  • BeerGangsta

    Lights,cam,action. This is what type of concert this is. You will get your money worth off this one. No country shit here! Take notes Shitty South.

  • Wallman

    XXL!? why arent you uploading the new song from bishop lamont?! it’s so good, with the doc on the beat and xzibit on the chorus! hallelulja!

  • http://xxlmag.com Nel Dog

    I was there. The Show was crazy! Meth & Red killed it of course but Ghost shut that shit down!! Niggas went ape shit when Rae came out. One of the best shows i ever been to.

  • Rog

    Dam. i know that must have benn a tight show. Real classic shit nevertheless. 15-16 yrs later and folks still going hype over c.r.e.a.m. that hot shit. Wish i was there