FivePoint Amphitheatre | Irvine, California
This September, two of hip-hop’s most legendary acts are taking over Irvine, California! East coast rap pioneers Nas and Wu-Tang Clan will be turning up the stage at the FivePoint Amphitheatre on Friday, 30th September 2022. The show is part of Nas’ and Wu-Tang Clan’s 2022 co-headlining tour titled N.Y. State of Mind. The much-awaited trek will have these monumental acts stop by 25 major cities to promote Nas’ latest album, Magic, released in 2021. Moreover, Wu-Tang Clan will perform their highly-acclaimed catalog of hits from their seven albums. Get your tickets now to the most epic East Coast hip-hop event of the season!
Nas is a Grammy Award-winning rapper who has been regarded for reviving the East Coast rap scene. He first emerged in 1991 when he performed on the track “Live at the Barbeque,” featured in Main Source’s debut album. Three years later, Nas released his highly-acclaimed debut record, Illmatic, considered one of the most influential hip-hop records of all time. Illmatic featured the hit singles “The World is Yours,” “It Ain’t Hard to Tell,” and “One Love.” The album debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200 chart and number 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Illmatic has been revered by several music critics and regarded as the archetypal East Coast hip-hop record. Nas’ succeeding albums were all released with critical acclaim, most of which topped the Billboard 200 chart and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. In 2020, he released his 13th studio album, King’s Disease, which earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
Fellow New York rappers Wu-Tang Clan joins Nas on this much-awaited tour. The hip-hop supergroup comprises nine individually accomplished rappers, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, RZA, GZA, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Raekwon, and Cappadonna. Their debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Like Nas’ debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang helped put the New York rap scene on the map. The album became somewhat of a sleeper hit after going platinum two years after its release. In 2020, the album was ranked number 27 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Check out why Nas and Wu-Tang Clan are considered the most influential rappers in the hip-hop music scene. Get your tickets now and see them perform at the FivePoint Amphitheatre on Friday 30th September 2022.