I was keen to go to the Bugg’n tour but at nearly $100 a pop I wasn’t going to go to a show costing that much when I don’t even own one of their albums (I do own a little Wu-Tang but this wasn’t Wu-Tang). But mostly I was spewing because it meant I’d miss Rahzel. Again.
So on Monday it’s announced that Rahzel will be playing a solo show at the Prince on Wednesday (last night). I purchased a ticket immediately with a good dose of ‘I don’t care if I have to go on my own’ – which I’ve had a fair bit of lately but haven’t ended up going to anything on my own (actually that’s not true, I ended up seeing MixMaster Mike on my own). Fortunately a couple of other friends jumped on board at the last minute. Over at To the Bar from Hell Ms Cynic has assured us all that he was pretty ‘dope’ (that’s what the kids call ‘good’ these days). And she is on to something here.
He was AMAZING!! I think my favorite was when he did ‘drop it like it’s hot’. Of course he did all the classics: ‘all I know’, ‘Wu-Tang Clan aint nothing to fuck with’ and of course finished with ‘If your Mother only knew’. That said, there were also some rather tedious bits. Like the bit where he started handing out roses to the ‘ladies’ and then got a bit weird when he started giving roses to the ‘fellas’ on the condition that they went home and gave it to their mothers. All a little too oedipal for my likings but there you go.
All in all, a very well spent $25. I’m now sitting at work struggling to keep my eyes open though.