Neglect the reward of silver bling — Wu-Tang Clan received a day named after them Friday to mark the 25th anniversary of their revolutionary debut album, “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).”
As a part of the milestone celebration of the LP, which got here out Nov. 9, 1993, Staten Island has formally proclaimed that Nov. 9 will henceforth be often called Wu-Tang Clan Day.
Absolutely, Technique Man, Ghostface Killah, RZA, Raekwon and the remainder of this legendary hip-hop crew would have by no means imagined that once they introduced “da ruckus” out of that borough 25 years in the past.
“Enter the Wu-Tang” — which is basically thought of top-of-the-line rap albums of all time because of tracks such because the basic hip-hop single “C.R.E.A.M.” — was additionally commemorated on Friday with the discharge of a brand new quick movie in regards to the LP.
“For the Youngsters: 25 Years of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers),” out there in its entirety on YouTube, options interviews with the surviving members of the group. (Ol’ Soiled Bastard handed away in 2004.)
“I feel Wu-Tang represents brotherhood, a bunch of younger males who . . . got here collectively for one widespread trigger, man, and made a distinction,” Masta Killa says within the movie.
“We modified the sport, man,” provides U-God. “We made road rap fashionable.”
The movie additionally options youthful rap artists equivalent to A$AP Ferg and A$AP Rocky paying homage to “Enter the Wu-Tang.”
“It was like a collage, it was a portray,” says Ferg. Additionally, Younger Soiled Bastard, ODB’s first-born son, represents for his late father.
Technique Man underlines simply the place the title of the quick movie got here from: “That’s our credo . . . ‘Wu-Tang is for the youngsters.’ ”
In the meantime, the enduring affect of Wu-Tang Clan and their debut album is summed up by RZA: “I feel that the wick is lit, and I feel we’re gonna proceed to burn for generations.”