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Enter The Wu-Tang Clan (36 Chambers)

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Because after fine-tuning your taste over a lifetime, trusting someone else to curate your record collection can be scary. Similar to The Source, XXL magazine gave the album a classic rating of "XXL" in its retrospective 2007 issue.

Wu-Tang Clan: Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Vinyl. Norman

The distinctive sound of Enter the Wu-Tang has been credited with creating a blueprint for hardcore hip hop in the mid-1990s. This absolutely unique, deluxe edition of this classic album – which has been created in full collaboration with The RZA – is presented as a Casebook hardcover book, which houses the albums 12 full songs that are divided into six 7-Inches. Tracks 1 through 5 are referred to as "Shaolin Sword" while tracks 6 through 12 are referred to as "Wu-Tang Sword" on physical releases. Adam Heimlich of the New York Press considers the album a touchstone of hardcore hip hop, a gritty, stripped-down, dark and violent subgenre of hip hop and the signature sound of New York City's rap scene during the mid-1990s. Following Enter the Wu-Tang 's success, the individual members of the group negotiated and signed solo contracts with a variety of different labels: Method Man signed with Def Jam, Ol' Dirty Bastard with Elektra, GZA with Geffen Records, and Ghostface Killah with Epic Records.Mine is essentially the book to the left in the first picture and is shrink-wrapped/stickered that way as if it's its own SKU. Challenging all foes, the song is a nexus between Wu-Tang Clan and martial arts culture, aggressively daring hip-hop rivals to compete. Late 1990s repress contains the same runout information, but has slightly lighter red labels and a smaller stamper ring.

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All image and audio content is used by permission of the copyright holders or their agents, and/or according to fair dealing as per the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. As the impetus of hardcore rap, 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' was a succinct orchestration of mayhem and ruthless lyricism that introduced a new dawn of hip-hop brilliance.Recording sessions took place during late 1992 to early 1993 at Firehouse Studio in New York City, and the album was produced by the group's de facto leader RZA. RZA discussed the matter in the book The Wu-Tang Manual (2005), stating "[Tommy Boy] made the decision to sign House of Pain over us. RZA began collaborating with Dennis Coles, later known as Ghostface Killah, another rapper from the Stapleton Houses in Staten Island. Hastings also took several photographs of the group under the Queensboro Bridge, which were featured in the album's packaging.

Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - Discogs

Pitchfork asserts that "Half the charm is in the cast's idiosyncrasies: ODB's hovering sing-song, Raekwon's fake stutter, Ghostface's verbal tics, Method Man's hazy, dusted voice. According to Allmusic, the production on two Mobb Deep albums, The Infamous (1995) and Hell on Earth (1996), are "indebted" to RZA's early production with Wu-Tang Clan. All original members of the group who performed on Enter the Wu-Tang participated in both the tour and reunion album, excepting Ol' Dirty Bastard, who died in 2004.

Each member recorded under an alias: Grice as The Genius, Diggs as Prince Rakeem or The Scientist, and Jones as The Specialist. And beyond the 56-page liner notes, six additional pages have a Wu-Tang logo picture sleeve in which to put the vinyl. Considering this is album is roughly an hour long and it's all crammed onto one LP, I think it sounds just fine - besides, the production is pretty lo-fi to begin with!

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