The Wu-Tang Clan acquired collectively for a particular efficiency on Wednesday (Dec. 5) as a part of NPR's Tiny Desk live performance sequence in honor of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) turning 25 this 12 months. Raekwon, RZA, GZA, Inspectah Decokay, U-God, Cappadonna, Masta Killa, and Ol' Dirty Bastard's son had been amongst these nestled into the tight studio quarters.
The iconic group ran by way of an epic 20-minute set that they're correctly naming a playlist referred to as "Wu Classics." Energy within the room instantly acquired taken to a different stage when the instrumental to their 1997 hit "Triumph" rang off, earlier than transferring into standout cuts akin to "Protect Ya Neck." Raekwon additionally turned the focal point for a brief portion of time, the place he stepped as much as rap "Glaciers of Ice" with Killa from his 1995 magnum opus, Only Built four Cuban Linx.
Prior to getting right into a tuneful string-laden rendition of "C.R.E.A.M." on the tail finish of their efficiency, RZA made certain to remind everybody that Rolling Stone dubbed the legendary observe the most effective rap songs of all time. He later closed out the nostalgic showcase with an impromptu freestyle.
On Tuesday, the Wu-Tang Clan additionally introduced plans for a pair of exhibits in Philadelphia and New York on the prime of 2019 to have a good time 36 Chambers' 25th anniversary.
Watch the Wu's commemorative Tiny Desk live performance under.