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Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - Transparent Gold Vinyl (National Album Day 2022) Wu-Tang Clan

£29.99

Released: 14th October 2022

Barcode: 196587205317

  • Format: Vinyl 12" Album
  • Category: Rap & Hip-Hop
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Released: 14th October 2022

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  • Description

  • Track listing

  • Product Details

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  • Description

    Wu-Tang Clan's debut, 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)', was one of the most influential rap albums of the '90s. Its sparse yet atmospheric production - courtesy of RZA - mapped out the sonic blueprint that countless other hardcore rappers would follow for years to come. It laid the groundwork for the rebirth of New York hip-hop in the hardcore age, paving the way for everybody from Biggie and Jay-Z to Nas and Mobb Deep. Moreover, it introduced a colourful cast of hugely talented MCs, some of whom ranked among the best and most unique individual rappers of the decade. Some were outsized, theatrical personalities, others were cerebral storytellers and lyrical technicians, but each had his own distinctive style, which made for an album of tremendous variety and consistency. Every track on 'Enter the Wu-Tang' is packed with fresh, inventive rhymes, which are filled with martial arts metaphors, pop culture references (everything from Voltron to Lucky Charms cereal commercials to Barbra Streisand's 'The Way We Were'), bizarre threats of violence, and a truly twisted sense of humour. Their off-kilter menace is really brought to life, however, by the eerie, lo-fi production, which helped bring the raw sound of the underground into mainstream hip-hop. Starting with a foundation of hard, gritty beats and dialogue samples from kung fu movies, RZA kept things minimalistic, but added just enough minor-key piano, strings, or muted horns to create a background ambience that works like the soundtrack to a surreal nightmare. There was nothing like it in the hip-hop world at the time, and even after years of imitation, 'Enter the Wu-Tang' still sounds fresh and original. Subsequent group and solo projects would refine and deepen this template, but collectively, the Wu have never been quite this tight again.
  • Track listing

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Bring Da Ruckus Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
    Track 2 Shame On a Nigga Wu-Tang Clan 2.57
    Track 3 Clan in Da Front Wu-Tang Clan 4.33
    Track 4 Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber Wu-Tang Clan 6.07
    Track 5 Can It Be All So Simple Wu-Tang Clan 6.53
    Track 6 Protect Ya Neck Wu-Tang Clan 4.51
    Track 7 Da Mystery of Chessboxin' Wu-Tang Clan 4.47
    Track 8 Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F' Wit Wu-Tang Clan 3.36
    Track 9 C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) Wu-Tang Clan 4.12
    Track 10 Method Man Wu-Tang Clan 5.51
    Track 11 Tearz Wu-Tang Clan 4.18
    Track 12 Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber Part II Wu-Tang Clan 6.1
  • Product Details

    No. of discs 1 disc(s)
    Format: Vinyl / 12" Album Coloured Vinyl (Limited Edition)
    Label Sony Music CMG
  • Delivery and Returns

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    • Royal Mail strike updates - As you have no doubt seen, Royal Mail will be striking on 30th September and 1st October and as such, we are expecting there to be a few delays with delivery as a result of these. Don’t worry though, we’ll continue to dispatch your orders and will get them to you as soon as we can! Thanks for your patience and understanding in the meantime.

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    Returns

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    • Royal Mail strike updates - As you have no doubt seen, Royal Mail will be striking on 30th September and 1st October and as such, we are expecting there to be a few delays with delivery as a result of these. Don’t worry though, we’ll continue to process any returns as soon as they arrive back with us and we thank you for your patience and understanding in the meantime. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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