Ghostface Killah and Raekwon at Metro

August 5, 2016
Ghostface and Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan

Two of rap music’s iconic artists are getting together for the RAGU tour. Ghostface Killah and Raekwon will play Chicago’s Metro on August 5th. Special guests include G-B.A.L.L., Iron Rose, Freefam, Spirit, and Torrio Jetson.

Ghostface and Raekwon are better known for their work in the legendary rap outfit Wu-Tang Clan. After reaching breakthrough success with the group thanks to albums like Enter the Wu-Tang(36 Chambers), both rappers embarked on solo careers. Ghostface dropped his solo debut, Ironman, in 1996. It’s still one of his most successful albums and it reached number one on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums and number two on the Billboard 200. Since then Ghostface Killah dropped eleven albums, with his most recent being 2015’s Twelve Reasons to Die II.

Raekwon’s debut came a year earlier in 1995. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… was a success debuting at number four on the Billboard 200 and number two on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. Five more albums followed and his latest is 2015’s Fly International Luxurious Art. Neither of the rappers have announced new music, but with the new tour, we’ll hopefully get some good news.

Time: 7:30 PM

Tickets: Get ‘Em

Venue: Metro

Watch the Wu-Tang classic “C.R.E.A.M.” featuring Raekwon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBwAxmrE194

Ashley Perez

Ashley Perez

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on Examiner, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, Kitty Whipp, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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