'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' to Be Remade By 9 New Rappers for 25th Anniversary
In 1993, Wu-Tang Clan rocked the hip-hop world when they unleashed their seminal debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). With the project's 25th anniversary looming, Loud Records co-founder, Steve Rifkind, revealed in a new interview with XXL, that the rap opus will be remade by "nine MCs from today.”
In addition to the new wave of MCs attempting to replicate the magic captured in '93, Rifkind also revealed that each MC will “play a character in the original 36 Chambers.” A "major tour" will also coincide with the forthcoming anniversary release.
In 1991, Rifkind along with Rich Isaacson founded Loud Records. After launching the label, they successful signed Wu-Tang, Big Pun and Mobb Deep. In 2002, Rifkind sold Loud Records and its catalog to Sony before seguing into a new venture and creating SRC via Universal. Rifkind departed from SRC in 2012 and this year, brought back Loud Records through a partnership with RED Music and Legacy Recording.
The remake of 36 Chambers isn't the only thing that Rifkind is cooking up, as he'll also be honoring Big Pun's 1998 album, Capital Punishment, for its 20th anniversary.
Billboard has reached out to Wu-Tang's reps for comment.