Masta Killa (of Wu-Tang Clan) Pre Album Listening Release for Loyalty is Royalty - 7/15Saturday, July 15 2017 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start / Ends 10:00pm (Estimated End Time)
- Bar Stool
at City Winery New York City
Our VIP seats offer the best option for couples and pairs to enjoy a bit more space than other sections and are located in an elevated section behind the House Left Premier (floor) section. This section features low, four-seat tables and eight seat high tops with barstool seating.
Our Premier section offers tables of four, six and eight seat banquets on the main floor with a full view of the stage
Jamel Irief better known by his stage name Masta Killa, a member of the Wu-Tang Clan, released in June 2004 with the title No Said Date; critically acclaimed, it became independent label Nature Sounds’ best-selling album, notable for featuring every core member of the Wu-Tang Clan on the album after a period in the group’s history that lacked unity. His second album, Made in Brooklyn, was released on August 8, 2006, and includes production from Pete Rock and MF Doom. "Ringing Bells", the Bronze Nazareth-produced lead single from the album, was released in March 2006. Also in 2006, Masta Killa became the latest in a succession of hip hop artists to endorse PETA, and participated in an advertisement for the organization to promote animal rights and a vegetarian lifestyle.
In December 2012 he released his third album titled Selling My Soul, an LP with heavy soul grooves and guests including Kurupt and the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Highly anticipated Loyalty is Royalty, being released 2017. He has been prolific on Clan group albums and solo projects since the mid-1990s. He released his debut album No Said Date in 2004 highly anticipated reviews, and has since released two additional albums. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Masta Killa derived his rap name from the 1978 kung fu film Shaolin Master Killer, (Shao Lin san shi liu fang). During the first round of solo projects, he made several appearances on tracks now considered Wu-Tang classics, such as "Winter Warz", "Duel of the Iron Mic", and "Glaciers of Ice". His flow at the time attracted attention for being very slow and laid-back, in contrast to the more manic, forceful styles of members like Inspectah Deckand Ghostface Killah. Masta Killa is also the Clansman fondest of Chinese martial arts imagery.