Certified Classics celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) with the release of For The Children: 25 Years of Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) short film today.
The short film celebrates the music of the album as it turns 25 years old. Through the words of the members of Wu-Tang, they recount the founding principles that brought them together as a group, the struggles of growing up and how this fueled their lyrical content, the production of key songs and the lasting impact of the album.
The film features fan accounts from A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Gary Vaynerchuck, Joey Bada$$, and honorary member Young Dirty Bastard (Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s first-born son). They talk about how 36 Chambers and Wu-Tang have been a source of inspiration and YDB talks about being born into Wu.
Additionally, in conjunction with the anniversary, Wu-Tang Clan performed on GMA and will be interviewed on GMA Day today. On GMA they performed “Protect Ya Neck” with Young Dirty Bastard. All audience members received complimentary Wu-Wear.
From this day forth, Staten Island has officially been declared November 9th “Wu-Tang Clan Day.” The proclamation is taking place on GMA Day today and Wu-Tang will perform and chat with Michael Strahan about “C.R.E.A.M.”
As previously announced, Certified Classic’s will also release a limited run of Wu-Tang Clan’s iconic third single “C.R.E.A.M.” as a special Die-Cut 10” Picture Disc in the shape of the legendary Wu-Tang Logo. The re-issue vinyl is backed with the single’s original B-side “The Mystery of Chessboxin” which will be available on December 14th. As well as an exclusive “36 Chambers” t-shirt in partnership with Live Nation (Wu-Tang’s official merch company) to commemorate this milestone album anniversary.
25 years later, Wu-Tang’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is timeless, the greatest honor an album can accomplish, earned only by aging without a wrinkle.
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With their 1993 debut album, which has just been re-certified 3X Platinum with the RIAA, the nine-man clan created a rich, innovative labyrinth to explore and created the benchmark of culture-defining greatness. Sonically and lyrically the body of work is a neck-breaking rush through the raw cracks and crevices of every room and chamber. Wu-Tang cemented their names, lyrics, sound, and symbol in the unforeseen tomorrow by making what wasn’t in their present. By doing so, they gave hip-hop one of her greatest gifts to be passed down by the generations.