New York’s mayor, Eric Adams, has proclaimed that tomorrow (November 9) will be officially known as Wu-Tang Day. The honor coincides with the 30th anniversary of Wu-Tang Clan’s pivotal debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The festivities will include the lighting of the Empire State Building in Wu-Tang’s iconic black and yellow colors.
On Wu-Tang Day, Legacy Recordings will issue a special edition 7″ box set featuring Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) on vinyl, a 60-page book of liner notes with RZA interviews, rare photos, and album lyrics, and a pack of “36 Chambers Trading Cards.”
The following week, on November 15, Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater will screen the new documentary A Wu-Tang Experience: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The screening will be presented by the Hip-Hop Education Center, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and RZA’s company 36 Chambers ALC.
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) arrived on November 9, 1993, and instantly became a definitive rap document—going platinum within a year of its release; it currently boasts triple-platinum status. Last spring, the album was archived in the Library of Congress.
The current iteration of the Wu-Tang Clan recently wrapped up a co-headlining tour with fellow New York rapper Nas.
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