One of the rare videos I recorded tonight at the Wu-Tang Clan show @ Hammerstein Ballroom. I made an executive decision to just enjoy the performance. Can ya blame me? It was a really dope show. The group went through some tracks that they usually don’t perform live i.e. Bring Da Ruckus, Bring The Pain, What The Blood Clot, Fish, etc. Without Rza in attendance, Method Man really took the reins as the on-stage organizer. In between his hyped up verses on joints like Protect Ya Neck and Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta F’ Wit, it seemed Meth was constantly in everyone’s ear about how much stage time was left. All in all, it was (as usual) much too short a set (about an hour) for a group that I could see perform for hours and hours on end.

As for this video, Raekwon was celebrating his birthday. But little did he know that one of the surprise guests would be singing a special tune just for him. After announcing Erykah Badu and Slick Rick were in the building, Ms. Badu began her serenade. I know it isn’t the clearest video I ever recorded but you can almost feel Rae turning red from both embarrassment and shock (but more from embarrassment).

Be sure to check out grandgoodtube for more live show footage!