Blue Note Jazz Club welcomes GZA and Talib Kweli for two nights in August
The Blue Note Jazz Club in Manhattan brings together GZA and Talib Kweli for four performances on August 24 and 25. The Genius, aka the GZA, will bring their band live, with guest MC Talib Kweli performing classics that have shaped the sound of hip hop.
Wu-Tang Clan’s most cerebral MC, as well as perhaps the most acclaimed, GZA has a cool, precise flow and complex, literary rhymes. While not as theatrical as Method Man or Ol ‘Dirty Bastard, the collective’s two biggest commercial stars, GZA was revered for his flawless technique and lyrical dexterity, and was considered by many to be the best. pure rapper of the whole Clan.
After nearly 20 years of recordings and performances, Talib Kweli is one of the most talented and accomplished hip hop artists in the world. Whether it’s working with Mos Def as one half of Black Star, partnering with producer Hi-Tek for Reflection Eternal, posting historic solo material, or collaborating with Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Just Blaze, J Dilla or Madlib, Kweli attracts attention by delivering high level lyricism, creating compelling stories and showing the ability to rhyme on virtually any type of instrumental.
Since 1981, the Blue Note Jazz Club has been a cultural institution in New York City and one of the premier jazz clubs in the world. Blue Note strives to preserve the history of jazz, and the club is a place where progression and innovation – the foundations of jazz – are encouraged and practiced every night. In addition to the main acts starring Robert Glasper, Pat Metheny, Christain McBride, Joshua Redman, Ron Carter and Chris Botti, Blue Note regularly features emerging artists from jazz, soul, hip-hop, R&B and funk. . After 40 years of success, Blue Note continues to carry the torch of 21st century jazz to New York’s cultural heart, Greenwich Village.
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