Wu-Tang Clan’s classic and iconic album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is going to be remade “with nine MCs from today,” Loud Records founder Steve Rifkind has confirmed.
Announcing that there will also be a major tour in celebration of the record’s 25 anniversary, Rifkind clarified that “each new MC will play a character in the original 36 Chambers”.
It was in 1991 that founded Loud Records Rifkind alongside with Rich Isaacson. Shortly after launching, the label successful signed Wu-Tang, Big Pun and Mobb Deep to kick off a East Coast renaissance of US hip-hop.
Discussing the the original album’s impact on hip-hop and beyond, Rifkind said while speaking to XXL: “To me, it’s because where are you gonna get nine MCs that all of them can spit their ass off?
“The energy of the record and they weren’t just like, ‘You gotta go this, you gotta do that.’ They broke barriers and broke ground on what they truly believed in.”