Wu-Tang forever. Our favorite kung fu loving dudes from New York (most of 'em rep Staten Island) have a big anniversary to celebrate: their debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) was released in November 1993. The album officially put east coast hip-hop on the map, and introduced us to legends like ODB (RIP) and Method Man, two of the more famous members. Here's why we want to throw up the iconic Wu-Tang “W” and ‘bring da ruckus’ with our boys.
1. Think you know what Wu-Tang stands for? Well, turns out they claim the name has multiple meanings. One of the acronyms is 'Witty Unpredictable Talent and Natural Game'…let’s just say the rest are not fit to print.
2. These guys were a tight knit crew. But did you know about half of them were actually related? Members RZA, GZA, and OBD were all cousins.
3. The Wu is responsible for some seriously amusing slang terms. 'Swayze' (which means to disappear like a ghost, a la Patrick Swayze in Ghost) 'Lucci' (cold hard cash), and 'Rainbow Dough' (money from different parts of the world). Use these in a sentence today.
Take a few minutes out of your day and watch their epic video for C.R.E.A.M. below.