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Wu-Tang Clan's GZA And Black Fantastic At The Echo: Review

Matthew Woo |
October 3, 2014 | 3:07 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Rap lyricist master, Wutang Clan member GZA, and jazz/hip hop group Black Fantastic played a free concert sponsored by Converse at the Echoplex.  

The Echo was the perfect place to host such an event-- the intimate venue fits about 200 people, a bar, benches, and a general admission floor in front of the stage. It frequently holds free concerts, and typically features smaller, up-and-coming bands.

Black Fantastic, only 5-years-old, fits the mold. With a unique sound, talented vocalists, and an interesting look, the young band thrives off of inspiration coming from diverse roots including gospel, jazz, hip hop and soul.

GZA shares humble upbringings with the Chicago-based band. Born and raised in New York City, he has developed genius rap music from his experiences growing up in each of the boroughs. GZA, whose career started back in 1991, brought experience, fans, talent and lessons for Black Fantastic to learn from.

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