Wu Tang reunite on The Daily Show
Hip hop history came together with one of the hottest and most well-known hip hop groups of all time yesterday on The Daily Show. All nine living members reunited for a special performance and interview.
If you love hip hop the way I do then you know how major this reunion was. I hope The Daily Show audience appreciated this exclusive moment in music history that they witnessed.
Wu Tang hasn’t been together as a united group since 2008. Wu Tang is hip hop, if you don’t know Wu Tang you do not know hip hop.
A real hip hop fan knows what C.R.E.A.M stands for. A hip hop fan can name all the members of Wu Tang Clan living and dead and that’s a long list. Wu Tang is by far is the largest rap group ever. All members include RZA, GZA, Method Man, Ghost Face Killah, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta killa, Cappadonna and Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
Minus Ol’ Dirty Bastard that passed away in 2004 related to his ongoing drug problems, it was such an amazing reunion to see them all together.
Celebrating their 20th anniversary the clan is preparing for their new album ‘Better Tomorrow’ coming this November.
History of Wu Tang
Wu Tang Clan came into the hip hop music scene when the east coast was being catapulted as the mecca of hip hop music. Wu Tang came in to the spotlight in 1993 with their first group album ‘Enter the Wu Tang: 36 Chambers’. This album set the stage in apocalyptic way, killing off that old hip hop sound that hung around for the 80’s and early 90’s and brought in this unique street, funky but slightly weird sound. The Clan successfully coupled this sound with out of the box lyrics and creative imagery to tell stories of the Wu Tang.
The Clan has sold 6.5 million records in the U.S and roughly 40 million records worldwide collectively. All members pursued solo careers at some point and some converted over to Hollywood.
RZA has successfully infiltrated the Wu Tang sound into many Hollywood movies by writing songs for soundtracks of major movies such as Django, Hangover III, Pacific Rim, Lakeview Terrace, and several more.
Changing Hip Hop
Raekwon describes the clan as trailblazers, which is a very true statement. Wu Tang laid the foundation that changed how hip hop was viewed and heard. Wu Tang was probably the first hip hop rap group to have their sound go international.
Look out for the new Wu Tang Clan album this November, ‘Better Tomorrow’.