This past Thursday, I decided to go scope out the scene at Prospect Park and prepare for the upcoming Ghostface show, all while enjoying the beautiful 98 degree weather in Brooklyn. As you can see, I take my Wu Tang concerts very seriously, as the concert was not until that Saturday. I looked up routes and then walked there from my apartment in Crown Heights. The day I was there, Mary Mary was doing a soundcheck preparing for their show that evening. I figured out where the entrance was and where I would stand to capture my footage that Saturday at the Ghostface Killah concert.
I got to the show an hour and a half before it started. It was packed! I had to pull out my camera and say “excuse me, trying to get to the media pit”, as I muscled my way through the crowd. The truth is, I didn’t have a media pass, so I had to hustle to get to the front of the crowd……and I did! I stood front and centre as Astro formally known as The Astronomical Kid took the stage and recruited a few thousand new fans. I could tell the the crowd appreciated his love for hip hop as they got familiar with his hooks and sang along to some of his joints. Astro definitely impressed a few old heads that night.
Then came Rah Digga. Who doesn’t love them some Rah Digga? She came out there with no background vocals, no hype man/woman, no extra shit at all…just Digga and the microphone. One thing that stood out for me about Rah Digga’s performance was that she kept saying “Lyrics matter” throughout her set. Lyrics do matter and she was definitely preaching that to the right crowd. After Digga came Prodigy. Now, I had mixed feelings about Prodigy’s set. I was feeling all the Mobb Deep classics, but when he did his new song to be released in a few weeks, I wasn’t feeling it at all. And it wasn’t just me. The audience erupted in a sea of booooooo’s as Prodigy jumped around the stage with a group of young men (who’s names I can’t remember). I should have jotted their names down but, I was too busy staring at the stage in disbelief and screaming “Do I keep it Thoro” at the top of my lungs. Ha. Hate it or love it, that’s how I roll.
After a brief DJ set by Kid Capri, Ghostface Killah took the stage and performed classics off of his solo albums, as well as Wu Tang’s albums. Then out came his special guest, Sheek Louch. Earlier in the day I was tweeting that I wanted to see Sheek Louch come out as stage, and there he was!!!! I was ready for that Wu Block shit!!!!!!!!!! Sheek performed a few D-Block classics but, nothing new. Nothing with Ghostface on it. I was really looking forward to getting a sneak peak at what this Wu Block collective has to offer but, they didn’t show us that night. Regardless, it was a dope show and I got to see some of my favorite rappers take the stage. Below is a recap video of the evenings performance that I shot and edited. Enjoy!