RZA Takes It Back To The Release Of "Protect Ya Neck"

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RZA takes a moment to reflect on the significance of the Wu-Tang Clan's classic debut single "Protect Ya Neck."

There's a reason why the saying "Wu-Tang Forever" has endured for so long, dating back to the dawn of the Wu-Tang Clan in the early nineties. To this day, their 1993 debut album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is touted by many as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time, a claim that still holds up. Not only does it serve as a time capsule to rap's golden era, but it also captures a distinctive vibe throughout, bringing Eastern mysticism to the streets of New York City. 

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There's a reason why the RZA still looks back fondly on those early days, when he was standing as the architect behind a rapidly-rising movement. Today, Bobby Digital took to Instagram for a stroll down memory lane, sharing an image of the Wu-Tang Clan's breakout single "Protect Ya Neck." "Protect Ya Neck" is the debut single by Wu-Tang Clan, released in 1992," he captions, sharing the track's minimalist artwork. "The song is featured on the group's debut studio album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). It is produced by RZA and features eight of the original nine Wu-Tang members."

While he's not exactly sharing any new information, it's always appreciated to see hip-hop legends reflecting on their formative days, not to mention putting them in perspective. Given how far RZA and the entire Wu-Tang Clan have come since those early years, it's impressive to see the legacy of "Protect Ya Neck" still living on -- in fact, a case can be made that it remains the gold standard for posse cuts. Check out the RZA's post below, and show some love to the Wu-Tang Clan in the comments.  

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<b>Feature Editor</b> <!--BR--> Mitch Findlay is a writer and hip-hop journalist based in Montreal. Resident old head by default. Enjoys writing Original Content about music, albums, lyrics, and rap history. His favorite memories include interviewing J.I.D and EarthGang at the "Revenge Of The Dreamers 3" studio sessions in Atlanta and receiving a phone call from Dr. Dre. In his spare time he makes horror movies.