This year marks the 25th anniversary Wu-Tang Clan’s debut with the classic Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) album and according to Loud Records’ Steve Rifkind the group plans on re-releasing the effort with a modern twist.
“We’re gonna do a few things. We’re gonna remake the album with nine MCs from today and each new MC will play a character in the original 36 Chambers,” Rifkind told XXL. “There’s gonna be a major tour cause it’s also Wu’s 25th anniversary].”
The move is only one the plans set in motion by Rifkind and Loud Records which found new life this year when it announced a partnership with RED Music after being sold to Sony back in 2002.
While Loud went on to be the home several major acts the 90s and early 2000s including the likes Three 6 Mafia, Mobb Deep, Pete Rock, and the late Big Pun, it was Wu-Tang that put the label on the map with its emergence.
Of their legacy, Rifkind added: “Where are you gonna get nine emcees that all them can spit their ass f? The energy the record and they weren’t just like, “You gotta do this, you gotta do that.” They broke barriers and broke ground on what they truly believed in.”
Wu-Tang will also be celebrating the anniversary with a headlining spot at this year’s A3C Festival in Atlanta in October on a lineup made a purist’s dreams, finding company in names like Lil Wayne, The Diplomats, Curren$y, J.I.D. and more.