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As Liquid Swords turns 25, GZA’s masterwork sounds as fresh and powerful as the day it was released

When the Wu-Tang Clan released their landmark 1993 full-length debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), they changed the game in popular music. Its raw, stripped-down production and its masterful lyrics, gracefully traded off among nine larger-than-life rappers, represented a fresh take on the booming genre of hip-hop—no slick studio tricks, no cartoony personalities, just lean-and-mean […]

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Wu-Tang Clan remain nothing to fuck with

Every few years, the always-active, always-killing-it Wu-Tang Clan explode out of the trenches and back onto the front page of the zeitgeist. In 2015, they released the one-copy-only double LP Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, which was infamously bought for $2 million by pharma douche Martin Shkreli (and later seized by a federal court). […]