Known for its entertaining history, the Sony Hall located at the Paramount Hotel in the heart of New York City’s midtown Manhattan is an intimate yet engaging venue with a unique and upscale sound. The stage set is equipped with dual screens connected to Sony’s innovative tech components which provide this private setting with a coliseum-like tonality. Hosting a range of versatile artists in the music industry, tonight’s headliner brought the real, rugged and raw vibe to the mic with Wu Tang’s own Ghostface Killah.
New Jersey-born Rapper Kosha Dillz opened the show warming up the crowd to his mix of freestyle rhymes. Since 1999, this Israeli American Jewish rapper started making a name for himself hitting many of New York’s underground battle rap scenes like Nuyorican Poets Café with other up and coming fellow artists Immortal Technique and Mos Def which eventually earned him notice from RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan. His unique style of rapping in Hebrew, English, and Spanish grants him a skill set all his own. With the release of several LP’s climbing the Hip-Hop Billboard charts, he was created as an animated character on NBA 2K11’s basketball video game followed by his single “Cellular Phone” being featured in a Bud Light commercial that debuted in Super Bowl XLVI in 2012. Kosha continues to tour performing with legends Snoop Dogg and Ghostface Killah to name a few adding flavor to his craft.
With an entourage in tow, Ghostface took next on the set in signature form spitting lyrical fire to the lively Sony Hall crowd. In his powerful fast-paced, gritty consciousness flow he slayed countless tracks “Ice Cream”, “One” and smash hit “All That I Got Is You” causing a massive fan hysteria. After Wu Tang’s breakthrough success with the release of “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)”, the members went on to pursue solo careers of their own. In 1996, Ghostface debuted his solo album “Ironman” which was well received by the music industry. He continued his rise to fame with numerous critically acclaimed releases “Supreme Clientele” and “Fishscale” branding him one of the most imaginative storytellers of our time while making an imprint on the Billboard charts. His colorful, unparalleled instinctive skills might be the best rap has ever seen. Collaborating with some of the biggest names in the rap and R&B game from Method Man to Ne-Yo, Ghostface shows no signs of being done with his lyrical legacy.