Wu-Tang Clan is among the many rap icons performing this weekend at Rock the Bells at RFK Stadium. But if you just can’t wait until Saturday to see the Staten Island, N.Y.-based hip-hop institution, along with a hologram of the dearly departed ODB, you can always check out the Satellite Room (2047 9th St. NW) for Wu-Tang Wednesdays.
“It’s a fun, nostalgic night for people to come out, see what that era of hip-hop was like,” said Graham Jackson, Satellite Room’s in-house Wu-Tang expert. From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. (closing time), DJ Baronhawk spins all things Wu. “Not just the original, but side projects, remixes, music inspired by,” Jackson said. Wu-Tang Wednesdays have been a part of Satellite Room’s repertoire since March.
And are they expecting any Wu-Tang members to possibly hop by, with Rock the Bells around the corner? “You never know,” Jackson said.
And now let’s pause for a moment to recognize the martial arts films that first inspired the Wu-folk, specifically “Shaolin and Wu Tang.”
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Jason Dick is the Hill Life editor for Roll Call and has also worked at Greenwire, CongressDaily and National Journal Daily during his time in Washington. @jasonjdick