As a rule, live Hip Hop releases aren't all that. But rules? Hip Hop is not about rules. Ghostface isn't about rules. He's about breaking rules and that's just what he does on "Live In New York City"... he's smashing the rules, obliterating them, killing it just like what he did verbally last October in New York. The sound quality is the highest as Tony Starks and his crew take you through material drawn from his solo efforts like "Ironman" and "Supreme Clientele". There's even an early version of "Be Easy" from this year's "Fishscale". Of course Ghostface couldn't hit the stage in New York without a tribute to ODB. It's here in the form of "Shimmy Shimmy Ya". And what would a Hip Hop show be without a stage full of great guests; Cappadonna, Masta Killa, GZA, Trife Da God, Killah Priest and more were all in attendance and on the mic that night last October.