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Raekwon
Oct 2013 25

Raekwon

Village Underground

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Tickets: £15 Early Birds, £19.50 Advance, MOTD

Times: 10pm-4am

Celebrating the release of his forthcoming album (September 10th) ‘Fly International Luxurious Art (FILA)’, Raekwon comes to London as part of his latest world tour. Usually performing to thousands, come witness a true living legend take over Village Underground for one of the most anticipated and intimate hip hop performances of the year!

Corey Woods (born January 12, 1970) is an American rapper known to most as Raekwon (the Chef), one of the nine original Wu-Tang Clan members. Raekwon joined Wu-Tang Clan, the legendary hip hop group based in Staten Island, New York in 1992. When the time came for him to release his first solo album in 95’, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…, hip-hop, once again, underwent a momentous transformation.

Having recently worked with JAY-Z on ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’, The Chef will later this year drop his new album ’FILA’, featuring new music and collaborations from hip hop legends in Ghostface Killah, Capadonna, Method Man & Nas plus fresh material with UK soul singer Estelle.

With a sound comparable to none, UK lyricist Jehst’s entrance onto the domestic Hip Hop scene truly gave birth to a new breed of wordsmith. His debut release Premonitions (1999) on his own YNR (Young N Restless) Productions imprint instantly allowed the then 19 year old to establish himself as a fiercely independent artist with an unparalleled grasp on language. Far from just a local hero, Jehst has been billed alongside living legends such as Lee Scratch Perry, Max Romeo, KRS One and De La Soul.

Following in the footsteps of J Dilla and Pete Rock, The Last Skeptik took it leftfield on his new BBE released album ‘Thanks For Trying’, and included an orchestra of musicians over neck-snapping hip hop production which has been lauded by press, fans and radio alike. As a producer, to date, Skeptik has worked with everyone from Sway, S.A.S, Narcicyst, Jehst, and Lowkey to name a few. As a DJ and host, Skeptik has shared performed with an eclectic selection of modern greats such as Damon Albarn, Flea (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Hudson Mohawke, DOOM, Wu Tang Clan, Danny Brown and 2Chainz.

 This is a good year for hip hop… Raekwon’s first full-length solo effort since 2011’s critically acclaimed Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang, Lex Diamonds. Don’t miss out –  Raekwon is back with a vengeance…

 

Line-up:

  • Raekwon (Wu Tang Clan – Live on stage 11pm)
  • Jehst (live)
  • Mr Thing (DJ set)
  • The Last Skeptik (DJ set)

Early Bird tickets available via the PayPal option only whilst stocks last!

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