Join Daisy as she reflects on bangers from the past as a Throwback Thursday. This week’s pick – Enter the Wu-Tung (36 Chambers) by Wu-Tang Clan.
Today’s throwback takes us back to Staten Island, to experience one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time (well, IMO).
Thanks to Facebook memories, I was reminded that this time, 2 years ago, I was at Glastonbury festival. Luckily I got the chance to see what was left of Wu-Tang Clan for the second time live.
Enter the Wu-Tang draws inspiration from many influences. Mainly the classic martial arts films Enter the Dragon and The 36th Chamber of Shaolin. This album started as an underground classic which has grown in popularity as the years go on.
This is an album that I can’t suggest particular standout songs on because they’re all golden. The verses, the beats, each member has their own distinct voice and to compare them would be like comparing a whole fruit bowl of lyrical talent.
A word of warning though, the skits and chats at the start of the song Method Man, is not for the faint hearted I’ve found.
Although the group were notorious for being super late on stage at their live shows and arguments that would make Liam and Noel blush. There is a bond between the group that unites them and never dies. Something fans are reminded of all the time- Wu Tang is Forever.
Let us know your favourite track from the album @pieradiouk