U-God wasn't around that much during the recording process of 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' because of his incarceration. The one full verse he does have is featured on 'Da Mystery of Chessboxin,' and it's a solid one, which makes his presence on the group's legendary album feel more missed. Even though the rapper was in the big house, he still has some interesting tidbits to share about what was going on with the group at that time.
There's Boogie Down Production's 'Criminal Minded. The Beastie Boys' legendary 'Licensed to Ill. Eric B. & Rakim's 'Paid in Full.' Hip-hop has plenty of albums that are considered landmarks in the culture, but what do they mean for the casual fan? They're essential listens and are still on the playlist for many, but for others, do they extend beyond hip-hop homework? The answer is yes, with Wu-Tang Clan's epochal 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' being one without question.
Kanye West's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' had critics raving when it came out in 2010. Nas' 'Life Is Good' is considered one of the best rap albums of the past few years as well. Kendrick Lamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' has many giving the project 'Illmatic'-level praise. The best rap album of the past five years came out this summer, however. And no, it's not 'Yeezus.' It's U-God's 'Keynote Speaker,' according to the Wu-Tang Clan rapper himself.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival saw a handful of amazing performances over the weekend, but few could top the Wu-Tang Clan, who reunited on stage last night at the festival's Outdoor Theatre
While rappers paint mental pictures of personal stories through lyrics, there is no better way to visualize their concepts than through an album cover. Remember the masked gang pictured on Wu-Tang Clan's debut album, 'Enter
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