Recently, the Wu-Tang Clan found themselves on the receiving end of high honor in their hometown after the group’s names was designated to a district in NYC’s Staten Island.
The ceremony commemorating the honor took place on Friday, May 4th at the intersection of Targee Street and Vanderbilt Avenue, officially renamed to Wu-Tang District, immortalizing the legendary group.
“The Wu-Tang Clan District is a celebration of their inspiration to the world — and a celebration of their home, Shaolin,” tweeted out Debi Rose, a New York City Council Member and representative of Staten island’s North Shore. “The Wu-Tang Clan turned their experiences growing up here into something that now resonates with people all over the world, with young people who live in urban settings, young people whose neighborhoods are underserved, young people who face economic and social challenges.”
Ghostface Killah spoke at the unveiling of the street sign as fans gathered in the rain to celebrate Wu-Tang. “I never saw this day coming,” he said. “I knew we were some ill MCs, but I didn’t know that it’d take it this far.”
The moment arrives ahead of the crew’s Gods Of Rap tour run, celebrating the 25th anniversary of their seminal Enter The Wu (36 Chambers) debut album. They’ll kill things off on May 10th in London before running through the summer alongside Public Enemy and De La Soul.