Twilight Concert Series: Wu Tang Clan, Run the Jewels | Pioneer Park | Live Music | Salt Lake City Weekly


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Twilight Concert Series: Wu Tang Clan, Run the Jewels 

When: Thu., July 31, 7 p.m. 2014
Price: $5
Emerging in 1993, when Dr. Dre's G-funk had overtaken the hip-hop world, the Staten Island, New York-based Wu-Tang Clan proved to be the most revolutionary rap group of the mid-'90s — and only partially because of their music. Turning the standard concept of a hip-hop crew inside out, the Wu-Tang Clan were assembled as a loose congregation of nine MCs, almost as a support group. Instead of releasing one album after another, the Clan were designed to overtake the record industry in as profitable a fashion as possible — the idea was to establish the Wu-Tang as a force with their debut album and then spin off into as many side projects as possible. In the process, the members would all become individual stars as well as receive individual royalty checks. All of the various Wu Tang solo projects elaborated on the theme the group laid out on its 1993 debut, the spare, menacing Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Taking their group name from a powerful, mythical kung fu sword wielded by an invincible congregation of warriors, the RZA, the GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard (R.I.P.), Method Man, Raekwon the Chef, Ghostface Killah, U-God, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa and later Cappedonna have proven for more than 20 years to possess witty unpredictable talent and natural game. Run the Jewels open.




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