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Ghostface Killah, Pure Powers


Dante's Downtown
Thu., March 2, 9 p.m. 2017 21+


In my group of teenage miscreants, your favorite Wu-Tang solo project defined your personality traits. While one homie might analytically parse through the lyrical constructions of GZA’s Liquid Swords, another might prefer to let him/herself get psychically transported by the darkly clouded fantasies of Method Man’s Tical. I personally believed that Ironman, Ghostface Killah’s tour de force of gregarious masculinity and ghetto cinematography, was the true epitome of the Shaolin mystique. Besides being RZA’s most audacious moment as a producer, the mastery of street slang, non sequiturs, and brutal double entendres within the LP were so deft and blinding that we all hungrily took the requisite repeated listens to comprehend its grimy visualizations. Ghostface’s continued influence on the rap game proves that I’ll never be alone in these revelations, and a steady flood of similarly crafted gems are a constant reminder of his iconic status. CHRIS SUTTON


350 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97204
Hours: Daily 11 am-2:30 am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 11 am-2:30 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., March 2, 9 p.m. 2017