Classic Albums: Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu-Tang Clan

If you wanna come with me? We go over to Staten Island, New York City or should that be Shaolin Temple, China? For the next album or post!

Is Wu-Tang Clan‘s Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) on every greatest rap records list yet? Or even any white blokes like me, fave albums list?

I do think this has or must be the most popular or well known album I’ve included in my small little tiny list of fave albums, so far? Right or wrong?

The epic debut album of 1993 by what became a super-group after this was released with the master-plan of every one rapper on it goes on to do his own solo album/s. Like I was saying on the post a couple of days ago, what in the hell do you write about acts like this but I do have some even bigger acts with bigger albums coming up in this list of my all-time faves. Got to come up with something?

So because of that fact, I might just rate the first round of solo Wu-Tang members albums. In my own order because I do pretty much love or just like most of them but I think it would crazy to included all or even some or one but I don’t know now? Just after writing that it might seem unfair or something? Oh well, we’ll see I guess? I’m far from the biggest rap music fan but I did loved the early to mid 90’s or even right up to the late 90’s Wu-Tang Clan. So here’s a little bonus extra list inside a list, if that make any sense at all?

My number one solo Wu album would have to be GZA‘s Liquid Swords, even did buy the reissue chess box-set too. Second would be for me Ol’ Dirty Bastard‘s Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version but nope, I’m not sorry to say that because he was a bloody genius even if he was totally insane too. Third would be Method Man‘s Tical. Then fourth would be but can I count RZA‘s other rap group Gravediggaz with the 6 Feet Deep album? Released only a year after this one I’m suppose to be talking about today plus horror-core rap was a very under-rated style in my opinion. Ghostface Killah‘s Ironman next, then Inspectah Deck‘s Uncontrolled Substance and finally would Raekwon‘s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… which is the one I don’t enjoy as much as all the others which is funny because it seems like it’s one of the most poplar of these solo Wu albums. So here’s what my list looks like:

  1. Liquid Swords by GZA (1995)
  2. Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version by Ol’ Dirty Bastard (1995)
  3. Tical by Method Man (1994)
  4. 6 Feet Deep by Gravediggaz (1994)
  5. Ironman by Ghostface Killah (1996)
  6. Uncontrolled Substance by Inspectah Deck (1999)
  7. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… by Raekwon (1994)

So they’re two or three members missing in the above list but those members solo albums came a lot later in the game. They’re like nine members that’s if you don’t count Ol’ Dirty Bastard who passed away in 2004.

Right now, the Wu-Tang Clan are touring to celebrate twenty five years of this album and are playing only four shows in Australia, so far. Which are all sold out at the Sydney Opera House in December at the end of this year, pity I didn’t get a ticket! Oh well, I still love them and this album so that might be it for tonight.

Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) track list:

Shaolin Sword:
1. Bring Da Ruckus – 4:10
2. Shame On A Nigga – 2:57
3. Clan In Da Front – 4:33
4. Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber 6:05
5. Can It Be All So Simple 4:46
Intermission – 2:07
Wu-Tang Sword:
6. Da Mystery Of Chessboxin’ – 4:48
7. Ain’t Nuthing Ta Fuck Wit – 3:36
8. C.R.E.A.M. – 4:12
9. Method Man – 5:50
10. Protect Ya Neck – 4:52
11. Tearz – 4:17
12. Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber – Part II – 5:09
Conclusion – 1:01

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So this list below are my 107 favorite albums, so far because I’m still counting them up. Now Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu-Tang Clan is the 108th album post today!

Who else digs Wu-Tang Clan debut album then? Or do you just want to say something else?

Cheers 🙂

 

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