After 25 years of success and cultural relevance, Wu-Tang Clan returns with an anniversary album on November 9. With the album comes a new documentary, For The Children: 25 Years of Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The documentary will be featured on YouTube and cover the group’s rise to fame and long lasting effects.
Wu-Tang Clan was founded by producer RZA, then joined by Method Man, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Ghostface Killa, Masta Killa, GZA, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, and U-God. The conception of Wu’s name came from the film Shaolin and Wu Tang, which along with other martial arts films influenced their music.
With the singles “Protect Ya Neck” and “Method Man,” Wu came on the scene strong and created two of the most iconic hip-hop songs of the 90s. “Protect Ya Neck” relies on the battle rap style, utilizing free association. The effects of income inequality are the main themes of “C.R.E.A.M,” which is the second single from 36 Chambers.
After a long career of changing the hip-hop landscape, the group has remained strong. Now, Wu recaptures the magic of the original album in a new album. The anniversary album and documentary release today, November 9.
Watch RZA speak how about Wu-Tang beat the odds and made it the music business.
Listen to their debut album below!