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Ghostface Killah and Raekwon

July 29
7 p.m.
$20-$40
Hip-Hop

Ghostface Killah and Raekwon are arguably — some might say undeniably — the best pure rappers in the entire Wu-Tang Clan. Together, the two MCs epitomize the dense criminological verses that have made the New York City group one of the most influential in hip-hop history. Over the past 20 years, they’ve collaborated on each other’s solo work again and again, beginning when Ghost “guest starred” throughout Rae’s 1995 mafioso-rap masterpiece Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…. It’s Ghost who has the more robust discography overall, from his early classics (Ironman, Supreme Clientele) to recent releases that found him experimenting with live instrumentation (BadBadNotGood collaboration Sour Soul) and focusing on storytelling (36 Seasons, Adrian Younge collab Twelve Reasons to Die). Rae, too, has remained prolific into his mid-40s, releasing an underrated album in last year’s Fly International Luxurious Art and making guest spots on songs like Schoolboy Q’s “Blind Threats” and Freddie Gibbs’ “Bomb.”