by Jimby Sisto
photo by Jonathan Weiner
Plenty of rappers claim to be legends. Wu-Tang Clan actually are. Originally composed of East Coast rappers RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Masta Killa, their debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is nothing short of a hip-hop masterpiece that has inspired all of your favorite rappers. Masterful wordplay, ingenious beats, and uproarious conceptual pieces have put Wu-Tang in every prestigious “best of” list since the early ‘90s. It almost feels trivial to put into words what these gentlemen have accomplished, both as a group and as solo acts. (See Liquid Swords, Iron Man and Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version.) With rhymes that will throw you into a tizzy and beats bound to put you into the floor, Wu-Tang Clan is clearly not fucking around as they take to the Riot Fest stage to perform 36 Chambers in its entirety.