Staff Pick: Ghostface set to make amends for last year's disappearing act
When Ghostface was last scheduled to perform in Columbus in July 2015, the rapper lived up to his now-you-see-me-now-you-don't name, going Casper on promoters and leaving Wu-Tang Clan running mate Raekwon alone to carry the night. Consider this headlining turn a chance to make amends. As an MC, Ghostface is nearly unparalleled, mixing a storyteller's ear (few are better at painting cinematic scenes in verse) with the vocal flair of a master dramatist. Just listen to the way he embodies the various characters populating the dark, desperate "Maxine," a standout cut off his 2001 classicBulletproof Wallets. Ghost is joined here by a cadre of Ohio rappers, including local standouts Dominique Larue and Nes Wordz, both fresh off a celebrated headlining turn on the main stage at ComFest.
9 p.m. Friday, July 1
40 E. Long St.,