There's also going to be a tour to celebrate the record's 25th anniversary
A classic Wu-Tang Clan is going to be remade by nine modern rappers, it has been revealed.
‘Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)‘ was released on November 9, 1993, and has been hailed as a landmark record in the East Coast Renaissance of US hip-hop.
Loud Records founder Steve Rifkind, who released the original album, announced the plans in a new interview. Speaking to XXL, he said: “Each new MC will play a character in the original ’36 Chambers’.”
He also confirmed further plans to celebrate the record’s 25th anniversary, including a “major tour”. Speaking about the original album’s impact on hip-hop and beyond, he said: “To me, it’s because where are you gonna get nine MCs that all of them can spit their ass off? The energy of the record and they weren’t just like, ‘You gotta go this, you gotta do that.’ They broke barriers and broke ground on what they truly believed in.”
Meanwhile, Wu-Tang Clan member RZA is suing a dog-walking company for trademark infringement. Brookyln-based Woof-Tang Clan claim to walk “the illest group of dogs in New York City” and also offer dog-sitting services.
Court papers said that the Wu’s name and logo had been “unmistakably associated” with the pioneering hip-hop group since 1993, arguing that Woof-Tang Clan’s attempt to trademark their name – which was filed back in June – violates that copyright.