Am's Get Paid Again

By: | Wednesday, August 23, 2006 //

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The “Zoo York’s Am Getting Paid” skateboard contest is proud to announce the Chef Raekwon from New York’s legendary WU TANG CLAN has just been confirmed as the main act for the infamous “Am Getting Laid” after party. “The Wu Tang clan has such a strong attachment in the skateboard world and countless tracks are featured in so many skateboard videos” explains contest promoter, Alex Bastide.

“Never appearing in Montreal, it was a no brainer for this legendary MC to play our after-party. Also recently added to the Saturday night lineup, Montreal’s up and coming mash-up DJ’s,Team Canada.

Born in Staten Island, NY, and raised in the park hill projects, Raekwon is presently one of the most popular Wu-Tang Clan members in the game. Raekwon may not have achieved the solo stardom of his fellow Wu-Tang Clan mates Method Man or Ol’ Dirty Bastard, but along with Genius/GZA and frequent partner Ghostface Killah, he’s done some of the most inventive, critically acclaimed work outside the confines of the group. Also nicknamed the Chef (because he’s “cookin’ up some marvelous sh*t to get your mouth watering”), Raekwon joined the Staten Island, NY-based Wu-Tang collective in the early ’90s and played an important role on their groundbreaking late-1993 debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).

Following his 1994 debut single, “Heaven and Hell,” his own solo debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, appeared in 1995; while it didn’t sell on the level of Method Man’s Tical, singles like “Ice Cream” and “Criminology” earned him a strong reputation in the hip-hop underground. Moreover, the album received near-unanimous critical praise for its evocative, image-rich storytelling and cinematic Mafia obsession.

The ” Zoo York’s Am Getting Paid” is an international skateboard contest in its 3rd year running. Held on September 22nd through the 24th, this years total purse is at a whopping $15,000 USD. This years contest is scheduled to be the biggest Eastern amateur contest to date with over 200 riders participating from around the world.

The ” Zoo York’s Am Getting Laid” after-party is on Saturday, September 23rd, doors open at 10pm.

This will be a weekend not to miss!

The tickets are available at: Underworld, Off the Hook, Universe, Empire, South Parc, Juste pour Rire, Clubzone.com and Admission

$25 in advance

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