Album artwork for Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu Tang Clan

Along with Dr. Dre's The Chronic, the Wu-Tang Clan's debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), was one of the most influential rap albums of the '90s.

Its spare yet atmospheric production -- courtesy of RZA -- mapped out the sonic blueprint that countless other hardcore rappers would follow for years to come. It laid the groundwork for the rebirth of New York hip-hop in the hardcore age, paving the way for everybody from Biggie and Jay-Z to Nas and Mobb Deep. Moreover, it introduced a colorful cast of hugely talented MCs, some of whom ranked among the best and most unique individual rappers of the decade. Some were outsized, theatrical personalities, others were cerebral storytellers and lyrical technicians, but each had his own distinctive style, which made for an album of tremendous variety and consistency.

Wu Tang Clan

Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Album artwork for Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu Tang Clan
LP

$26.99

Released 06/26/2020Catalog Number

07863663361

Album artwork for Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu Tang Clan
LP +

$44.99

Yellow
Released 10/19/2018Catalog Number

SNUK8833811.1

Album artwork for Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu Tang Clan
LP

$26.99

UK Import

Black
Released 06/14/2019Catalog Number

88875169851

Album artwork for Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu Tang Clan
CD

$9.99

Released 11/24/2013Catalog Number

07863663362

Wu Tang Clan

Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Album artwork for Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu Tang Clan
LP

$26.99

Released 06/26/2020Catalog Number

07863663361

Album artwork for Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu Tang Clan
LP +

$44.99

Yellow
Released 10/19/2018Catalog Number

SNUK8833811.1

Album artwork for Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu Tang Clan
LP

$26.99

UK Import

Black
Released 06/14/2019Catalog Number

88875169851

Album artwork for Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu Tang Clan
CD

$9.99

Released 11/24/2013Catalog Number

07863663362

Along with Dr. Dre's The Chronic, the Wu-Tang Clan's debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), was one of the most influential rap albums of the '90s.

Its spare yet atmospheric production -- courtesy of RZA -- mapped out the sonic blueprint that countless other hardcore rappers would follow for years to come. It laid the groundwork for the rebirth of New York hip-hop in the hardcore age, paving the way for everybody from Biggie and Jay-Z to Nas and Mobb Deep. Moreover, it introduced a colorful cast of hugely talented MCs, some of whom ranked among the best and most unique individual rappers of the decade. Some were outsized, theatrical personalities, others were cerebral storytellers and lyrical technicians, but each had his own distinctive style, which made for an album of tremendous variety and consistency.