#AlbumOfTheDay for March 26th, 2017 - today's #GameChanger "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" from 1993, the debut album from the one and only Wu-Tang Clan. Can you even imagine a better introduction to this notorious group? What I love so much about these guys is that they kept it real for themselves, however that may have been, and succeeded at it - their music feels so alternative and esoteric but it made its way to the masses regardless. I would assume that there were some who must have thought that all was said and done once artists from the west coast were rocking the world of hip hop, but the Wu-Tang Clan had this wild ride to shove down their throats. They brought something entirely new to hip hop that has stayed prominent to this day - the concept of rapping about harsh realities as many had already been doing, but adding just enough fiction to make it still relatable while feeling almost like a musical comic book. This album has made me cry at points, and laugh my ass off at others. Just going to add that the torture skit still makes me crack up every time I hear it. The first Wu-Tang track I heard, as it was for many, was "C .R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me)" an acronym that has obviously made its mark on pop culture. The production is a huge aspect of what makes this album what it is. They recorded every track with incredibly cheap equipment that gave it an underground vibe and made it sound as if it had been recorded in a basement. RZA gave it so much flavor with the R&B samples and drops from kung fu films, a unique combination that they made iconic, something that nobody would have ever been able to predict. My personal favorite tracks are: "Bring da Ruckus" , "Clan in da Front" , "Ain& #39;t Nothin' ta Fuck Wit" , "C .R.E.A.M." , "Method Man" , "Protect Ya Neck" , and "Tearz& #34; .