The Wu-Tang Clan just got honored in a major way.
Iconic hip-hop group the Wu-Tang Clan has recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of their revolutionary debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The project was released on November 9 in 1993. To celebrate the milestone, New York City Borough Staten Island declared that November 9th will henceforth be known as Wu-Tang Clan Day.
In further celebration of the momentous day, the clan's classics from Enter the Wu-Tang such as “C.R.E.A.M.” were highlighted in a short film about the album largely considered as one of rap's best. The film titled For the Children: 25 Years of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) features interviews with the group's surviving members.
“I think Wu-Tang represents brotherhood, a group of young men who . . . came together for one common cause, man, and made a difference,” Masta Killa says. Making an astute observation, U-God added, “We changed the game, man, we made street rap popular.” Method Man explained the meaning of the film's titled sharing, “That’s our credo . . . ‘Wu-Tang is for the children.’ ” Describing the impact of the group's debut album, RZA said, “I think that the wick is lit, and I think we’re gonna continue to burn for generations.”
Younger rappers A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg appear in the film as well discussing the significance of Enter the Wu-Tang in their lives. “It was like a collage, it was a painting,” Ferg said. Young Dirty Bastard, ODB’s first-born son, also makes an appearance.
Click here to watch the documentary.