CAPPADONNA (Wu-Tang Clan)

Cappadonna born circa 1969 had known the Wu-Tang Clan members since grade school in Staten Island, and he had even decided at the age of 15 that he could write and perform lyrics. It wasn't until 1995, however, that he made his recorded debut, appearing on Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx album. With that album, he became an official member of the Wu-Tang Killa Beez, and from there on out, he frequently appeared on Wu records. In 1996, he played a large role on Ghostface Killah's Ironman. During 1997, his Wu affiliation continued, as he rapped on the Clan's second album, Wu-Tang Forever.

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Cappadonna's solo debut, The Pillage, finally appeared in March 1998. Like any Wu project, the record featured RZA as the executive producer and cameos from a number of other Wu members, including Method Man, U-God, and Raekwon. As the sixth Wu solo project, the album was an instant success upon its release, debuting at number three on the charts. A sophomore effort, The Yin and the Yang, followed in early 2001. His third album, The Struggle, was released on Code:Red in 2003.The legendary MC remained active in the following years releasing mix-CDs, doing tours and joining Ghostface Killah’s Theodore Unit. But his official comeback came at the end of 2007 on the Wu-Tang Clan’s fifth studio album 8 Diagrams. Cappa blessed the opening cut with an extraordinary verse and showed up on two other songs. Cappadonna inked a deal with new indie label Chambermusik Records/Koch in 2008, releasing Slang Prostitution in January 2009.

Cappadonna returns with a vengeance with the sound fans have told him they want to hear. On his last album Slang Prostitution, Cap showed us why he's the sacred heart of the Wu-Tang Clan, bringing forth his best effort since his RIAA cerified Gold The Pillage. The Pilgrimage ups the ante yet again, revisiting his 1990's flow, updated for the present, as he once again leads us into the future with his innovative lyrical styles with his new moniker "Barack O-Donna". This is very much a return to the classic Wu sound, not unlike what Raekwon did with his Only Built for Cuban Links II. Featured on this effort are his Wu-Compadres Inspectah Deck and Solomon Childs, as well as dope Staten Island locals Killah Black and Chedda Bang. The Pilgrimage is at once a grimy revelation of truth through the eyes of a very seasoned artist, as well as a document of his journey back from a world of pain and treachery, in the never-ending search for spirituality and peace.

Past Shows


Mar
26
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2012
7th St Entry
Mar
26
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2012
7th St Entry

CAPPADONNA (Wu-Tang Clan)

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