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GZA: Show Preview 

Wednesday, Jan 30 2013

The Wu-Tang Clan included rappers more famous, more insane, and more intoxicated than the GZA, but arguably none more talented. The Staten Island rhymer born Gary Grice is deservedly revered for his deadpan delivery and labyrinthine rhyme schemes. He stands apart on Wu-Tang releases, but it's on solo albums like the all-time classic Liquid Swords and follow-up Beneath the Surface where the GZA's hyper-intelligent, haunting style comes fully into its own. Even if he hasn't had a proper release since 2008, this week's live show should be an excellent opportunity to remember why this guy is also known as the Genius.

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