For every era and/or music genre, there will be a defining act – the zeitgeist that encapsulates the stardom, prestige, and calibre of each music category. Madonna and Britney Spears as the Queen and Princess of Pop, and Michael Jackson, the patriach of the same genre. Elvis Presley and Janis Joplin as the King and Queen of Rock and Roll in two different eras. These are just some of the names whose work will forever influence popular culture.
Hip hop is no different, and Wu-Tang Clan have earned honorific titles befitting their status. Legends and “unique entities to hip hop history” are just some of these power nicknames and there is no doubt that the rap group has revolutionised the hip hop scene.
Whatever you choose to call them, Wu-Tang Clan are veterans, making them the perfect start for Red Bull Music Academy’s Solid Gold event series. On March 13th 2014, Red Bull Music Academy will be bringing in two thirds of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, namely Raekwon and Ghostface Killah.
Originating from New York City, the two rappers played a key role in defining the distinctive East Coast rap sound and influencing the rap genre globally over the past 2 decades. After the release of “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 chambers)” in 1993, the Clan’s highly influential debut album, Rae and Ghostface followed up with their groundbreaking solo albums “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx” (1995) and “Ironman” (1996).
The promoter of the event Felix Huang (Recognize Studio) and Wayne Liu (KoFlow) see a huge potential in bringing high caliber Hip Hop acts to Singapore, and wants to offer solid gold music to its audiences. Offering sounds from the golden era of hip hop will definitely do that! The presence of supporting acts Kevin Lester, Shigga Shay and the Radikal Forze makes it the event to watch out for this 2014.
In conjunction with the current application phase for Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo in October this year (applications close March, 18), Wu-Tang founding member Raekwon will also be guest speaker during a Red Bull Music Academy session in Zouk’s Winebar before he and Ghostface storm the club’s main stage “tiger style”.
A select group of Singaporean MCs, DJs, music makers & lovers of all genres are invited to an intimate lecture with Raekwon, who is about to open his precious treasure chest of 20 years in the music business – personal exchange and advise from the notorious East Coast rapper that is invaluable for every aspiring musician.
Red Bull Music Academy presents Solid Gold: Raekwon & Ghostface Killah will stage at Zouk, Singapore on March 13th 2014. Tickets will retail for $70 on https://ticketing.zoukclub.com ($80 at the door). The show is brought in by Agent One & Recognize Studios together with Red Bull – Product of Europe.
For more information and to register for one of the limited spots in the RBMA session with Raekwon, click here. To purchase tickets, please visit https://ticketing.zoukclub.com. To apply for the Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo prospective applicants should find their way to www.redbullmusicacademy.com/apply.