Ghostface Killah Port Lands, Toronto ON, June 17
Published Jun 18, 2016Entering to DJ Technician's cue of the 1966 cartoon theme for Iron Man, the Wu Tang clan member they call Tony Starks wasted no time diving headfirst into the classics.
Though Ghostface Killah could have pulled from the dozen or so albums on his resumé, he appeared genuinely happy to stick with early Wu. Failsafe and crowd-pleasing anthems like "Ice Cream," "One," "Incarcerated Scarfaces," and "C.R.E.A.M." piled on top of each other.
The LOX's Sheek Louch, with whom Ghost recorded 2012's Wu-Block album, shared the stage and was given plenty of space to charge through his own mid-'90s gems like "All About the Benjamins," "24 Hours to Live" and "Wild Out."
The friends took turns playing hypeman for each other, and with a cluster of artists drinking from red solo cups at the back of the dais and singing along, it felt more like a party than a performance.
It seemed natural enough then when an eager fanboy was invited up to rap Ol' Dirty Bastard's verse for "Protect Ya Neck" and when female audience members flooded the stage for "Cherchez La Ghost," gyrating like they were auditioning for the video.