(2013) The Essential Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan

... read moreThe Wu-Tang Clan were the most influential and groundbreaking hip-hop act to emerge in the '90s. With their debut album, 1993's Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the group introduced a distinctive sound and style, with dark, atmospheric backing tracks (often punctuated by samples from vintage martial...

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01:50′:35″ 27 Songs

Disk 1

1
Da Mystery Of Chessboxin'
Wu-Tang Clan
4:48
2
As High As Wu-Tang Get
Wu-Tang Clan
2:39
3
C.R.E.A.M.
Wu-Tang Clan
4:07
4
Cash Still Rules / Scary Hours (Still Don't Nothing Move But The Money)
Wu-Tang Clan
3:06
5
Rules
Wu-Tang Clan
3:54
6
I Can't Go To Sleep
Wu-Tang Clan
3:35
7
Uzi (Pinky Ring)
Wu-Tang Clan
5:23
9
Gravel Pit
Wu-Tang Clan
4:51
10
The Projects
Wu-Tang Clan
3:18
11
Back In The Game
Wu-Tang Clan
4:34
13
The Monument
Wu-Tang Clan
2:37
14
Can It Be All So Simple
Wu-Tang Clan
4:11
15
The W ((International Bonus))
Wu-Tang Clan
3:41

Disk 2

1
Protect Ya Neck
Wu-Tang Clan
4:37
2
Reunited
Wu-Tang Clan
5:23
3
Shame On A Nigga
Wu-Tang Clan
2:57
4
Hollow Bones
Wu-Tang Clan
3:16
5
Triumph
Wu-Tang Clan
5:38
6
Redbull
Wu-Tang Clan
3:54
7
Method Man
Wu-Tang Clan
4:59
8
It's Yourz
Wu-Tang Clan
4:15
9
Put Your Hammer Down
Wu-Tang Clan
2:03
10
One Blood Under W
Wu-Tang Clan
4:11
11
Diesel
Wu-Tang Clan
5:29
12
Careful (Click, Click)
Wu-Tang Clan
4:24
13
Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)
Wu-Tang Clan
3:37
14
Wu-Tang: 7Th Chamber - Pt. 2 (Edit)
Wu-Tang Clan
5:08
Released 29 October 2013, This compilation ℗ 2013 Sony Music Entertainment

Review

The Wu-Tang Clan were the most influential and groundbreaking hip-hop act to emerge in the '90s. With their debut album, 1993's Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the group introduced a distinctive sound and style, with dark, atmospheric backing tracks (often punctuated by samples from vintage martial arts movies) and streetwise raps from a nine-man team of gifted MCs whose diverse styles complemented one another while maintaining strongly individual personalities (most of the Wu-Tang crew would pursue successful solo careers while still working with the group, including Method Man, Ghostface Killer, GZA, RZA, and Ol' Dirty Bastard). The Essential Wu-Tang Clan is a collection that includes 29 standout tracks from the albums Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Wu-Tang Forever, The W, and Iron Flag, as well as rare soundtrack selections and compilation cuts. ~ Mark Deming