New York, NY – GZA is slated to perform his 1995 album Liquid Swords, in full, for New York and Chicago fans.
Chicago will get a visit from the Genius first on October 30 and 31 at the City Winery and there’s another show in New York on November 2 at the City Winery location in the Big Apple. Tickets are available to cop now from the venue’s website.
Liquid Swords is GZA‘s second studio project and has been heralded as, not just a classic, but one of the greatest Hip Hop albums of all time. The album dropped on November 7, 1995 and has been credited for launching the career of Killah Priest.
The critically acclaimed, Platinum-selling album, with production from RZA, peaked at #9 on the Billboard 200 charts and #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, earning a 94 Metascore.
“One of the many great things about Liquid Swords is that while it’s an unimpeachable work of lyrical mastery, of fierce intellect and sound morals, it’s in no way a record for prudes,” Pitchfork wrote of the album in a review.
Chessboxing: The critically acclaimed, Platinum-selling album, peaked at #9 on the Billboard 200 charts and #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.
GZA was the only rapper signed to Geffen Records when he released Liquid Swords. It was recorded in RZA’s basement studio in Staten Island.
“I was getting so much support because of the popularity from Wu-Tang,” GZA said in a 2015 interview with The Guardian. “Making an album was a great feeling, and there were many hours in RZA’s house, in his basement, and hours of beat playing. We were still in our early stage, so there was so much support from everyone. I was doing the album, and every now and then a Clan member would come through. Rae would be there one day or Ghost another. It was just fun.”