But as a concert, with songs and, you know, performances, I felt the show lacked a bit.
Rather than play through whole tracks from Ghost and Raes mighty impressive back catalogue, the duo settled mostly for medleys, with the sound of semi-automatic gunfire signaling the end of one two-minute segment and the beginning of another. Sure, the medley format allowed the two to cover more ground (with material ranging from Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) to Ghosts 2007 disc, The Big Doe Rehab), but it also unceremoniously cut off supreme jams such as Dogs of War and Rainy Dayz. The insanely bass-heavy sound mix didnt help matters either: Beats were often indistinguishable from preceding ones.
The best news of the night came from Rae, who spent much of his time working the crowd as if the show was an infomercial for the forever-in-the-works sequel to his debut album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Rae promised us volume two will see the light of day in July, and guaranteed it will be a classic.
Thats a status Saturday nights show didnt achieve, but only a curmudgeon wouldnt have had a blast. The Chef? Pretty Toney? Together? Yeah, I had a great fucking time. Did I mention the free PBR?