Raekwon Pays Tribute to ODB at Houston Concert [With Pictures]

Houston is a long way from the slums of Shaolin, but Raekwon—even after some 17 plus years in the game—still played to a devoted flock of Timberland-booted fans at Warehouse Live on Saturday night (June 19).

The Chef entered the stage with “C.R.E.A.M.” and “Can It Be All So Simple,” two classic tracks from the Wu-Tang Clan’s game-changing debut, Enter the 36 Chambers.

The rap vet then offered up “Ice Cream” from his certified classic LP, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… before launching into tracks like “House of Flying Daggers,” “Surgical Gloves” and “Gihad” from his long-delayed follow-up, 2009’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Pt. 2.

The portly Staten Island-bred MC’s voice started to crackle, as he had to compensate for what he told the audience was the soundman’s ineptitude, but after calling him out on numerous occasions, Rae soldiered on.

Shallah then took a break in the action to honor his fallen friend and one of the founding members of the Wu, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, with words of praise and the song he recorded to pay homage, “Ason Jones.” The DJ followed up Rae’s tribute with one of his own, rocking the crowd with Russell Jones’ biggest hits, “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” and “Brooklyn Zoo,” while urging the spectators to follow in the chant of “RIP…ODB!”

Lex Diamonds then finished up his set with performances of both of the Dr. Dre-produced tracks on his recent album, “About Me” and “Catalina.” Before exiting stage right, Rae took it back to the beginning by explaining that the call, “Suuuuuu!” meant that the police had been spotted and rapped his and ODB’s verses on WTC’s “Protect Ya Neck.”

Next month the entire Clan will be reuniting to perform their first album, Enter the 36 Chambers on the Rock the Bells tour. Fans can visit rockthebells.net concert dates and more info. —Maurice Bobb

Turn to page two to see photos from the show, courtesy of Xphaqtor

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  • Dangerdoll

    Great pics!

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    • swype-matic

      Hahahahahahahahahaha!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/bryantoden Bryant K. Oden

    RIP Ol’ Dirty.

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  • http://youtube.com/crazyhorsebear lim nafi

    suuuuuuuuuuu rip ol dirty man,puffy is good but wu tang is for the children

  • http://www.myspace.com/slotchmusic ms_spittuh

    What? Im in Houston and 97.9 the Box didn’t mention this?? WTF? BOOO!!! And I could of gone! I didn’t do shit this weekend ;(

  • Htown Down

    @ms_spittuh 97.9 is garbage. They would never mention real hip-hop like this. All they play is corny ish.

  • swype-matic

    Damn, I didn’t even know he Raekwon came through, but hell, I stopped listenin’ to 97.9 a LONG time ago

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  • http://myspace.com/bkattmuzik Bumpy Genitalia

    FUCK 97.9 I HEARD ABOUT THIS SHOW THROUGH V-ZILLA (ONE OF THE OPENING ACTS) 97.9 DOES NOT SUPPORT REAL HIP-HOP MUSIC, THEY DON`T EVEN HAVE REAL DJ`S WORKING THERE, ONLY ROBOTS………

  • Omunique

    I LOVE RAE!!! “CATALINA” IS MY RINGTONE& FAV HIP HOP SONG OUT RIGHT NOW! THE BEAT IS SICK AS HELL(SHOUT OUT TO DR.DRE!! IS IT ME, LADIES, OR DID RAE JUST BECOME SUPER SEXY???!! LOVE IT!!!

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