Raekwon and Ghostface Killah bring nostalgia to forefront at Coachella

Wu-Tang Clan veterans Raekwon and Ghostface Killah celebrated the 20th anniversary of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx in the desert at Coachella on Friday, giving fans a taste of some of ’90s hip-hop at its best.

Their Outdoor Theatre set came close to sunset, and the pot smoke flowed like the Nile River most of the time. The two fortysomething rappers turned back the clock for their high-energy performance, playing their old album front-to-back the way Nas did in 2014.

Though Nas appeared on the album, there was no special appearance by the rapper during the Coachella performance. The two paid homage to fallen Wu-Tang member Ol’ Dirty Bastard, doing “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” to cap their impressive showing.

Words; Mark E. Ortega

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