On tour for his latest album Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry, Ghostface came home on 11/11 to perform at BB King’s. With left hand man, Trife Diesel, Starks pleased the crowd with tracks from all of his solo albums like Supreme Clientele and Pretty Toney, as well as other Wu Tang albums like 36 Chambers and GZA’s Liquid Swords.
He stressed that hip hop is dying and gave props to legends like Nas, Rakim, and KRS-One.He also gave praise to the main players of Wu Tang, with the exception of The RZA. Could this stem from their 2006 dispute over the release dates of The Big Doe Rehab and Eight Diagrams?
Later in the night, after a surprise performance by The Ultramagnetic MC’s (minus Kool Keith), Ced Gee gave a lecture on the state of hip hop, and ripped on Joe Budden. “Fuck Joe Buddens,” he said. Before Gee left the stage, he continued to diss the face of Slaughterhouse. “Tell that nigga Joe Budden to come see me. I’m in Jersey City all day.” Ghostface made no comment regarding Budden, and just went on with his set until closing with “Do Over” sans Raheem DeVaughn.
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