Wu-Tang Clan Reunite for 'NPR Tiny Desk' Concert Celebrating 25 Years of '36 Chambers'
The Wu-Tang Clan got together for a special performance on Wednesday (Dec. 5) as part of NPR's Tiny Desk concert series in honor of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) turning 25 this year. Raekwon, RZA, GZA, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Cappadonna, Masta Killa, and Ol' Dirty Bastard's son were among those nestled into the tight studio quarters.
The iconic group ran through an epic 20-minute set that they're properly naming a playlist called "Wu Classics." Energy in the room immediately got taken to another level when the instrumental to their 1997 hit "Triumph" rang off, before moving into standout cuts such as "Protect Ya Neck." Raekwon also became the center of attention for a short portion of time, where he stepped up to rap "Glaciers of Ice" with Killa from his 1995 magnum opus, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx.
Prior to getting into a tuneful string-laden rendition of "C.R.E.A.M." at the tail end of their performance, RZA made sure to remind everyone that Rolling Stone dubbed the legendary track one of the best rap songs of all time. He later closed out the nostalgic showcase with an impromptu freestyle.
On Tuesday, the Wu-Tang Clan also announced plans for a pair of shows in Philadelphia and New York at the top of 2019 to celebrate 36 Chambers' 25th anniversary.
Watch the Wu's commemorative Tiny Desk concert below.