WU-TANG OFFICIAL NORTH COAST AFTER PARTY
U-GOD & RZA Present "The Keynote Speaker" Soul Temple Album Release Showcase w/Special Guests
235 N. Ashland
Chicago, IL, 60607
Lamont Jody Hawkins (born November 11, 1970), better known as U-God, is an American rapper and member of the hip hop collective, Wu-Tang Clan. He has been with the group since its inception, and is known for having a deep, rhythmic flow that can alternate between being gruff or smooth.
Hawkins was born in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York. However he moved to Staten Island as a youth. He was origin
ally a beatboxer for Clan associate Cappadonna, as well as being well known friends with future members Method Man, Inspectah Deck, and Raekwon. Sometime before the members united, U-God was mentored in rap by Cappadonna. He soon became friends with RZA and Ghostface, and he began rhyming under the alias Golden Arms, based on the Kung-Fu movie The Kid with the Golden Arm. Later on he changed his name to U-God
RZA is the Wu-Tang Clan's chief producer. Also known as the Abbott, Prince Rakeem, Rzarector, Bobby Steels and Bobby Digital he was born as Robert Diggs. RZA first surfaced in the rap game during the early '90s as a member of the rap group All In Together Now, a group from Staten Island, New York which also contained fellow Wu-Tang members such as GZA/Genius and Ol' Dirty Bastard.
WU-TANG Surprise Guests
RZA will be backing U-GOD performing songs off of the new cd + classic Wu Joints as well as a rare Deejay performance in celebration of new "Keynote Speaker" CD in stores now.
THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
WU-TANG. The Greatest Hip Hop Group of ALL Times.
Ol' Dirty Bastard (RIP)