Following last week’s opening of the World Champions Space, things officially kicked-off with an ALIFE Sessions event to celebrate the launch. Done in partnership with Puma® and Budweiser, the latest Sessions featured the Toronto-based trio, BADBADNOTGOOD, and Wu-Tang Clan member, Ghostface Killah.
Soon after the match ended, BADBADNOTGOOD set things off, performing their unique blend of Jazz-flavored tracks such as “Triangle,” “Can’t Leave The Night,” and “Kaleidoscope,” to name a few. Following a quick talk break, BBNG casually introduced an alternative style to a familiar song, prompting Ghostface to hit the stage, breaking into his classic, “Run.” Heads nodded instantaneously, as the amped up crowd shouted almost every one of his rhymes verbatim.
Following a few other tracks Ghost went into some classic banter; shouting out the Spurs for winning the NBA Finals, talking about Bron-Bron not being official because he joined a team of winners and how he should have come to New York, and getting acquainted with the neighbors who were watching from their windows and balconies.
Matt Tavares of BBNG began to tease the crowd by playing the melody of “C.R.E.A.M.” on his Prophet vintage synth, causing Ghost lead the chant, “cash rules everything around me, CREAM, get the money, dollar dollar bill y’all!” Ghostdini finished his set with verses from “Shimmy Shimmy Ya,” and “Shame on a Nigga,” paying tribute to the late, great Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
Although Ghostface and BBNG have worked together in the past, this marked the first time that the two groups have ever performed together. We’re proud to help further that connection and bring the experience to our friends, and friends of friends.