GZA aka THE GENIUS
Support: Skinnyman and cool ninja sound ft Buggsy and Mr Bang On + Stig and Syntax
This November sees 3 x UK dates from the Wu-tang Clan's founder member GZA The Genius who’s in town celebrating the launch of his recent album 'Pro Tools' in the US and imminent UK release. With dates in Glasgow, London and Bristol, fans can expect brand spanking new material. He will also be performing the best of his previous material including tracks off his acclaimed ’95 release ‘Liquid Swords’ (in addition to classic Wu Tang tracks).
Regarded by many as the intellectual and philosophical heart of the Clan, The GZA formed the group with The RZA and Ol' Dirty Bastard after becoming massively disillusioned with the industry and with a resolve to do things their own way. He is a masterful (intelligent) ghetto storyteller without being ignorant. He spits thought provoking, street-bred raw lyrics, he's the Wu-Tang Clan's fountain of wisdom. (And that's no small thing, when you consider the latest venture from the Wu camp, Rza's Wuchess.com, a Wu-tang Clan-themed-chess site where you can practice your strategy skills, play other fans and maybe even go up against a Clan member!) He has smashed it with work under the Wu-Tang Clan and with his own solo projects such as his albums ‘Liquid Swords’, ‘Beneath The Surface’ ‘Grandmasters’ (with DJ Muggs) and ‘Legend Of The Liquid Sword’.