Raekwon in the Mercury Ballroom July 30
Along with Genius/GZA and frequent partner Ghostface Killah, Raekwon has done some of the most inventive, critically acclaimed work outside the confines of the group, Wu-Tang Clan. Raekwon will be performing live with Ghostface Killah at Mercury Ballroom on Thursday, July 30. Born Corey Woods and also nicknamed the Chef (because he's "cookin up some marvelous stuff to get your mouth watering", Raekwon joined Wu-Tang Clan, a hip hop group based in Staten Island, New York in 1992. Raekwon is often cited as one of the pioneers of the Mafioso rap sub-genre. In 2007, the editors of About.com placed him on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007). The Miami New Times described Raekwon's music as being "street epics" that are "straightforward yet linguistically rich universes not unlike a gangsta Iliad."
Tickets are $29.50 in advance. Showtime is 8:00 p.m. – Doors open at 7:00 p.m. All ages are welcome. Service charges not included on ticket prices. Tickets subject to price increases day of show. Tickets may be purchased at mercuryballroom.com or at The Louisville Palace Box Office, 625 South Fourth Street.
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For more information on Raekwon visit http://raekwonchronicles.com/