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Posted by Robert
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10/26/2004 4:01:24 AM

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The multi-platinum recording rap group, Wu-Tang Clan, will reunite November 12th for what will certainly be a historic concert at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Always ones to deliver striking, memorable performances, RZA, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, U-God, Masta Killa and Method Man are anxious to perform in front of the fans that made them hip-hop icons.

More than a decade after their entrance, the Wu-Tang Clan showed that their relevance hasn't faded when they appeared in July 2004 at the "Rock The Bells" festival in San Bernardino, California. The legendary performance was recorded and, recently released as a CD and DVD offering, "Disciples of the 36 Chambers," on Sanctuary Records (released respectively on September 28th and October 19). The LA Times said of the concert: "Feeding off the energy of the ravenous crowd, the group came out firing, delivering the signature Wu-Tang sound -- sinister beats wrought with an underlying tension and haunting piano riffs."

As one of the most influential and popular rap groups of all time, the Wu-Tang Clan broke through in 1993 with its landmark debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang - 36 Chambers. With a gritty lyrical direction that served as the antithesis to the flossy raps of the era and a revolutionary, bare-bones sound, the Clan's street-based rhymes and haunting beats redirected New York hip-hop from the clubs to the street corner.

Since then, the Wu-Tang Clan has released three more critically acclaimed albums and its group members have also enjoyed tremendous success as solo artists (RZA, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Method Man have all released solo albums that have been certified gold and/or platinum), actors (Method Man has starred in several films, including Soul Plane and How High, while Raekwon had a leading role in the acclaimed James Toback film Black and White, and RZA and GZA recently appeared in Jim Jarmusch's "Coffee & Cigarettes"), film scorers (RZA has contributed original music to both volumes of Kill Bill, and the upcoming flick Blade Trinity) and spokesmen (Method Man hawks Right Guard).

Tickets for the concert at available online at www.ticketmaster.com and www.cc.com

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