Don’t Miss Wu-Tang Clan & Nas at Target Center 10/7


No, that’s not a typo– The legendary Wu-Tang Clan and Nas will be taking over The Target Center on October 7th!

The American hip hop collective, Wu-Tang Clan brings their NY State of Mind Tour 2023 to Target Center in Minneapolis with special guest and legendary rapper, Nas.

Founded in New York City’s Staten Island in the early 1990s, the Wu-Tang Clan is comprised of members RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, U-God, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, and the deceased Ol’ Dirty Bastard (ODB). Their name is a reference to a 1983 martial arts film. 

Led by the production of RZA, samples from martial arts films have thematically appeared throughout the group’s music, as have samples of classic funk and soul tracks from artists like Rick James, James Brown, and Syl Johnson. As a group, Wu-Tang Clan have three platinum albums among their eight LPs, and the group’s complete anthology (including solo albums) has more than 85 full-length releases. More than just rappers, Wu-Tang Clan are entrepreneurs and successful cultural influencers, with an empire that features everything from clothing lines and video games to books and acting credits.

Nas (Nasir Jones) first reached an international audience when his track “Halftime” was tapped by producer MC Serch as the opening cut on 1992’s Zebrahead movie soundtrack.  Signed to Columbia Records, the first full-length album by poet and rhyme-master Nas arrived in 1994, Illmatic.  The RIAA platinum hip-hop landmark featured “It Ain’t Hard To Tell,” “The World Is Yours,” and “One.”  1996 brought the breakthrough double-platinum It Was Written (#1 R&B for 7 weeks, #1 pop for 4 weeks), with his first major crossover singles “Street Dreams” and “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That).” Success continued with the double-platinum I Am in 1999 (again #1 pop and #1 R&B), with the chart singles “Nas Is Like,” “Hate Me Now” (featuring Puff Daddy), and “You Won’t See Me Tonight” (featuring Aaliyah).

Subsequent albums by Nas included: the RIAA platinum Nastradamus (1999, #2 R&B, #7 pop, with “Nastradamus” and “You Owe Me,” featuring Ginuwine); the platinum Stillmatic (2001, #1 R&B, #5 pop, with “Got Ur Self A…,” “ “One Mic,” and “Rule”); the platinum God’s Son (2002, #1 R&B, with huge R&B/pop crossover hits “Made You Look” and “I Can”); and the platinum double-CD Street’s Disciple (2004, #2 R&B, #5 pop, with “Bridging the Gap” and “Just a Moment”). And his 2012 album, Life Is Good earned him 4 Grammy nominations including Rap Album of the Year and is certified RIAA gold.

As if the fact that Wu-Tang Clan and Nas are in town isn’t enough to get you out of the house, let’s add that De La Soul is opening up the show so get there early and be ready for a night to remember!

Tickets are still available HERE!

Tour Dates:

Wed Sep 20 – Nashville, Tenn. – Bridgestone Arena

Fri Sep 22 – Hollywood, Fla. – Hard Rock Live

Sat Sep 23 – Jacksonville, Fla. – Daily’s Place

Sun Sep 24 – Tampa, Fla. – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino^

Tue Sep 26 – Washington, D.C. – Capital One Arena

Wed Sep 27 – Brooklyn, N.Y. – Barclays Center

Fri Sep 29 – Atlantic City, N.J. – Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall

Sun Oct 01 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena

Mon Oct 02 – Laval, QC – Place Bell

Wed Oct 04 – Columbus, Ohio – Schottenstein Center

Sat Oct 07 – Minneapolis, Minn. – Target Center

Sun Oct 08 – Chicago, Ill. – United Center

Tue Oct 10 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre

Fri Oct 13 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place

Sat Oct 14 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome

Mon Oct 16 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

Tue Oct 17 – Portland, Ore. – Moda Center

Wed Oct 18 – Seattle, Wash. – Climate Pledge Arena

Sat Oct 21 – Las Vegas, New. – MGM Grand Garden Arena

Sun Oct 22 – Highland, Calif. – Yaamava Theatre