Music Review

Enter the Wu-Tang (1993)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Lead Performance: Wu-Tang Clan; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

The Clan -- a kung fu flick-obsessed crew with eight MCs -- hit the jackpot when it released this album on an indie label, generating enough buzz to get picked up by a major label and debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), in the pop top 50. With its rumble jumble of drumbeats, peppered with occasional piano plunking, Enter has a raw, pass-the-mike flavor we haven't heard since rap was pop's best-kept secret. A

Originally posted Dec 17, 1993 Published in issue #201 Dec 17, 1993 Order article reprints