The Wu performing down under
“It all started on an island aka Shaolin” were the words said by Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon the Chef off their 1993 single C.R.E.A.M that was also featured on their debut album Enter the 36 Chambers. Since their debut in the rap scene the Clan has had a major impact on the music industry and the Hip Hop culture, however I would say they have had an impact globally.
2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Wu-Tang Clan’s album Enter the 36 Chambers and the group of talented MC’s will perform for the first time in Australia at the famed Sydney Opera House. All original remaining members of the Wu-Tang Clan The RZA, The GZA, Method Man, U-God, Masta Killa, Raekwon the Chef, and Ghostface Killah, also Cappadonna will be joining them as well.
“The Sydney Opera House is one of the world’s most iconic venues,” RZA said in a statement. “Its architecture and acoustics are inspirations for various genres of artistic expressions. Wu-Tang Clan is cooking up something special for Australia. The Opera House will be infused with a dose of real hip hop that’s sure to rock from bottom to top. We can’t wait to perform there.”
The Wu-Tang Clan will make their debut performance at the Sydney Opera House on December 8th and 9th. The Clan is also embarking on a U.S. tour as well to celebrate the anniversary of Enter the 36 Chambers. In the fall of 2004 the Clan lost one of its memorable and iconic member Ol’Dirty Bastard.
“The seismic power of this dread record is still being felt today so it is only appropriate we usher Wu-Tang Clan’s mystical Shaolin to the stage with all original remaining members performing this record exclusively at Sydney Opera House this summer,” said Ben Marshall, Sydney Opera House Head of Contemporary Music