#EntertheWuTang36Chambers is the debut studio album by the American hip hop group #WuTangClan, released November 9, 1993, on Loud Records and distributed through RCA Records. Recording sessions for the album took place during 1992 to 1993 at Firehouse Studio in New York City, and it was mastered at The Hit Factory. The album's title originates from the martial arts film #The36thChamberofShaolin (1978). The group's de facto leader #RZA produced the album entirely, utilizing gritty, eerie beats and a sound largely based on martial-arts movie clips and soul music samples.
The distinctive sound of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) created a blueprint for hardcore hip hop during the 1990s and helped return New York City hip hop to national prominence. Its sound also became greatly influential in modern hip hop production, while the group members' explicit, humorous, and free-associative lyrics have served as a template for many subsequent hip hop records. Serving as a landmark record in the era of hip hop known as the #EastCoastRenaissance, its influence helped lead the way for several other East Coast hip hop artists, including #Nas, #TheNotoriousBIG, #MobbDeep, and #JayZ.
Despite its raw, underground sound, the album had surprising chart success, peaking at #41 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 30,000 copies in the 1st week. By 1995, it was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America(#RIAA) and has sold over 2 million copies in the United States.Initially receiving positive reviews from most music critics, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is widely regarded as one of the most significant albums of the 1990s, as well as one of the greatest hip hop albums ever.
3. Clan in Da Front
4. Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber
5. Can It Be All So Simple / Intermission
6. Da Mystery of Chessboxin'
7. Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta Fuck Wit
12. Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber - Pt. II
13. Method Man (Remix)