ELECTRIC BRIXTON, LONDON — 27 MARCH
SWX, BRISTOL — 29 MARCH
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GZA, aka the Genius, was the most cerebral MC in the Wu-Tang Clan, as well as perhaps the most acclaimed. His cool, precise flow and intricate, literate rhymes weren’t as theatrical as Method Man or Ol’ Dirty Bastard, the two biggest commercial stars to spring from the collective, but among hip-hop aficionados, GZA was revered for his flawless technique and lyrical dexterity, and was considered by many to be the best pure rapper in the entire Clan.
This spring the celebrated MC brings his Liquid Swords tour to the UK including stops at Electric Brixton and SWX Bristol in March, with support from Yizzy.
Liquid Swords was released in 1995 and was hailed as a hip-hop classic thanks to its coolly understated menace. While it didn’t make him a star on the level of Method Man, the album sold well, reaching the Top Ten of the Billboard 200 and falling one spot short of the top of the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. There were no big mainstream hits, but the title cut, “Cold World,” and “Shadowboxin’ ” stood out on the rap chart.
GZA dropped his fourth solo effort, Legend of the Liquid Sword, in late 2002, consolidating his reputation as one of the most skilful rappers around.
This tour offers a chance to witness his epic second album in all its glory, 25 years on from release.
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