23 Years of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) – 11/9/1993

23 years ago Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) was released on Loud Records. The album was produced by RZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Method Man. It stars all nine members of the newly former super group, the Wu-Tang Clan and has only one none Clan member, Buddha Monk who provided his vocals for the hit single, “C.R.E.A.M.” The album was a commercial success, going  platinum in 1995. Now the albums name is a real dope origin tale, According to a Five Percent philosophy, known as the Supreme Mathematics, the number 9 means “to bring into existence,” and this meant everything to the group’s debut album. The group was made of 9 members, each of whom had 4 chambers of the heart, which are 2 atria, and 2 ventricles. All of this is the root for “36 Chambers”, being that 9 x 4 = 36. The album’s title also borrows from the 1978 Kung-Fu flick The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, along with that the album also samples audio from multiple Kung-Fu flicks. The album paved roads for later releases like Illmatic, Reasonable Doubt and Ready to Die. It’s without a doubt a classic that we salute today.

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