Wu-Tang Clan performs for NPR Tiny Desk, commemorating a 25 year moment in Hip-Hop music. The release of the rap group’s debut studio album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) over two decades ago essentially marked the beginning of hard-core New York rap.
Wu-Tang Clan STILL ain’t nothing to fu*k with!
The intimate set hosted eight members of the Hip-Hop group, with Method Man and Ghostface notably missing in action. Although the entire crew did not link up, RZA, GZA, Masta Killa, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Cappadonna delivered Wu-Tang classics. Young Diry Bastard son of Old Dirty Bastard, original Wu-Tang member, joined the group for this iconic moment.
The 20-minute long show included some of Wu-Tang Clan’s most recognizable hits as well as true fan favorites. Triumph, Protect Ya Neck and C.R.E.A.M. are among the hits performed during the NPR produced mini-concert.
Watching the performance, the rap group delivers cypher like flow providing classic swagger and nostalgic Hip-Hop feels. Although 25 years have passed since Wu-Tang Clan took over the rap world, the Staten Island rap group charismatic energy remains in sync.
Put your W’s up and prepare to rap along and watch the entire performance below;