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Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck ft. Colt Seavers at Times Square

237 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 997-4144
Fax: (212) 997-4545
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Type: Music & Concerts

Showtime @ 11:30PM
Doors Open @ 11:00PM
Tickets $15.00 in advance, $20.00 day of show

As a member of one of the most significant musical collectives in recent history, Inspectah Deck of the Wu-Tang Clan has never fallen victim to the ill powers that be. One of the featured rappers on many of the Clan's major hits, including "Triumph," "C.R.E.A.M.," "Uzi (Pinky Ring)," "Protect Ya Neck," and more, the Staten Island-raised emcee boasts a serious track record of supplying the street's demand for real live hip-hop. In addition to his work with the Clan, he's also appeared on several of its members' acclaimed releases, including Method Man's Tical (1994), Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (1995), Genius's Liquid Swords (1995), and Ghostface Killah's Ironman (1996). He's also done production work for the Clan's releases, as well as for Method Man, RZA, GZA, and more, gaining significant acclaim for his work behind the board.

After years making waves with the Clan, Deck finally released his debut solo album, Uncontrolled Substance, in 1999. Featuring guest spots by a number of Wu-Tang offiliates with production by Deck, the album climbed into the Top 5 of the R&B/Hip-Hop charts. Although he reunited with the Clan for its group albums The W (2000), Iron Flag (2001), and later 8 Diagrams (2007), his solo career picked up steam throughout the next decade with his subsequent releases The Movement (2003) and The Resident Patient (2006).

Deck's latest solo release, Manifesto, came out in 2010 and features appeareances from Raekwon, Termanology, Planet Asia, Kurupt, and more. Reinforcing the emcee's reputation as what AllMusic.com calls one of Wu-Tang's "most consistent and capable lyricists," the album finds him returning again to his trademark brute force delivery for many of its tracks. Deck has repeatedly indicated he would retire from creating solo albums if fans don't enjoy Manifesto and his upcoming album The Rebellion. If a listen to this disc is any indication, however, fans of this rapper and producer have nothing to worry about.