In March, Ghostface Killah took over one of the Boiler Room’s Los Angeles sessions with his 12 Reasons to Die collaborator Adrian Younge, treating both the live in-person and streaming audience to a dramatic show. Anyone who missed it then is now in luck, as new video of Ghostface rolling through his high-power set, at one point assuming the role of a bizarre Illuminati-like cult leader, is available online.
Backed by a Younge-led live band, the Wu-Tang Clansman walks out to “Daytona 500” from his beloved solo Ironman, then jumps into his verse on Kanye West’s “New God Flow”. He follows up with some help from Killah Priest on GZA’s Liquid Swords classic “4th Chamber”. Later, and most notably, Ghostface leads a throng of cloaked and creepy women carrying candles through the audience before sitting down and read/rapping “The Rise of the Ghostface Killah” from an oversize book. Cool and collected, the ladies never even crack a smile.