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New York City celebrated Wu-Tang Clan yesterday after a district was named in their honour

Wu-Tang Clan have received recognition of their contribution from their hometown. The Park Hill area, in the Staten Island neighbourhood where the band grew up, was named the ‘Wu-Tang District’ by the city. This came after it was voted unanimously to name the area after the group in honour of their contributions to the borough.

There was a celebration yesterday in honour of the occasion where the new name was revealed. The Staten Island advance reported that NYC council member Debi Rose spoke a few words about the occasion: “a great day where we have an opportunity to honour our hometown heroes, the young men who put Staten Island on the map internationally.”

“They overcame all types of challenges, to not only become rap artists and hip-hop artists but [also] to inspire and challenge the music world.”

Wu-Tang Clan graced the charts back in 1993 with their instant classic Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers). The group continued to grow and expand as the network of rappers lent themselves to many endevours such as clothing, film and more.

The group are due to set out on their tour with Public Enemy and De La Soul later this month. The huge tour ‘God of Rap will celebrate the groups’ past successes. Check out the groups tour dates below:

Friday May 10, 2019 – LONDON SSE Arena, Wembley (United Kingdom)
Saturday May 11, 2019 – MANCHESTER Arena (United Kingdom)
Sunday May 12, 2019 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro (United Kingdom)
Tuesday May 14, 2019 – DUBLIN 3Arena (Ireland)
Friday May 17, 2019 – PARIS AccorHotels Arena (France)
Tuesday May 21, 2019 – COPENHAGEN Royal Arena (Denmark)
Thursday May 23, 2019 – OSLO Spektrum (Norway)

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