Words: Yasi Salek
Photos: Matt McGinley
Altamont teamed up with 5Boro to throw an Agenda event of epic hip-hop proportions, packing Santo's Party Haus in downtown NYC to the brim with beanie and puffy-coat clad party-goers, all grateful for the respite from the bitter cold outside and hyped as hell to see Wu Block, the beautiful uniting of Wu-Tang and D-Block in the form of Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch and their giant jackets and even more giant rhyming skills.
Ghost and Sheek ran a two-man show worthy of Vaudeville (jokes and all), oscillating between tracks from their recently released collaboration album and classic Wu-Tang and D-Block jams. The two legends certainly worked up a sweat putting on an epic show for the Santo's crowd (no literally, by the end it was just t-shirts and perspiration everywhere), but the highlight of the night was undoubtedly the moment that the seasoned rappers called on the crowd to send them a sacrificial lamb to attempt the Ol' Dirty Bastard verse from "Protect Ya Neck", and one very skinny young man in a polo shirt spit so hard that even Ghost looked over in awe. Well played, young rap nerd. Well played.
By the time Ghost started calling for ladies to take the stage, I donned my gloves/hat/scarf/five other layers and quietly slipped out the back door, silently high-fiving the girl in the pink sweater getting her ass slapped by Ghostface Killah in my brain.