Ghostface & Raekwon Bring Out Jim Jones, Smif-N-Wessun at NYC Concert

New York hip-hop was in full-effect last Friday at the Ghostface Klilah/Raekwon concert in at Manhattan’s Nokia Theatre. The Staten Island duo put on for New York City, shocking fans with surprise performances from Harlem’s own Jim Jones, Queens rapper Grafh, and Brooklyn reps, Red Café and Smif-N-Wessun.

The show, sponsored by Hot 97 and Metro PCS, started off with a joint DJ set by radio personalities Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg. Grafh was the first MC to take the stage, only to be out-shined by Diddy’s latest rap recruit Red Café. The Flatbush-bred artist recited his current hits, “Hottest in the Hood” and “I’m Ill.” Smif-N-Wesson then reminded the crowd of their status with their unforgettable classic “Bucktown.”

Ghost and Rae both came out together around 9:30 p.m. first running through a list of Wu-Tang staples like “C.R.E.A.M.,” “Triumph” and “Wu-Tang Clain Ain’t Nothing ta F’ Wit” The rhyme-partners then took a quick break to welcome Jim Jones onstage. The Dipset Capo blazed through “We Fly High” and “Certified Gangsta.”

Starks then ran through a selection of his solo standouts including “Mighty Healthy,” before handing the crowd over to The Chef.  Shallah started his set off by asking the audience, “Is real hip-hop in the house?” The crowd emphatically replied “Yes,” chanting “Wu-Tang.” Rae then proceeded to perform a handful of his tracks from 2009′s critically acclaimed solo disc, Only Built For Cubin Linx…Pt.2.

Surprisingly Method Man was nowhere to be found throughout the night. Rae and Ghost will be releasing their collaborative Wu-Massacre album with Meth on March 30 through Def Jam. —Donovan Moore

  • MC killaz

    Aint nuthin to fuck wit

  • that nigga

    Damn, woulda loved to be there. Rea is gonna single handed bring us back to the fore-front of NYC rap.

    • hahah

      see thats why you nyc niggaz flopping you thinking ole wu tang ass gonna bring nyc rap back, nigga can’t even sell his own momma let alone a cd, and these dudes perform the same damn old ass songs at every show…..

      • http://www.bboycult.com $yk!

        “and these dudes perform the same damn old ass songs at every show…..”

        ^ That’s a blessing youngin’. Every single artist out there wants that longevity in their career. THAT’S HOW THEY MAKE MONEY OFF OF TOURING AND PUBLISHING. Why would you go to Australia or the Netherlands to do your new stuff when they DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT? THEY ARE PAYING TOP DOLLAR TO HEAR YOUR CLASSICS, YEAH THE OLD SH*T!

        Speak for yourself when you say YOU don’t wanna hear the “same damn old ass songs”.

        When Mariah Carey tours people wanna hear ‘Hero’, not that sh*t she did with Nicki Minaj, half of the people abroad don’t even know who Minaj IS…get it?

  • av

    im ready for some more wu-tang

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  • caino

    That what a concert is for idiot !! So they artiest can play their back catalogue for the fans, as thats what they want to hear! Maybe if you went to one of these concerts HAHAH then maybe you will realise what all the fuss is about!

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  • The real chris

    damn hahah u haten,aint know need to dis these guys and y u got so much hate for nyc rappes?im from the south and i listen to lil south and ny music.lil dude there’s more to hiphop than a damn gucciman and shit.show some damn love

  • sparkcity911

    sholin staten africa.them wu cats get mad play in da foxhole.best hiphop sqoud ever.funny comming from a S.C.nigga.raekwon da best to ever spit.ok next best to god RAKIM.never wuz an neverwill be another. paece to da gods. WTC