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AlgernonCornelius – Exit the Wu​-​Tang: 36 Chambers (AC Version) [Beat Tape] [2018]

AlgernonCornelius – Exit the Wu​-​Tang: 36 Chambers (AC Version) [Beat Tape]
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01. Bring Da Ruckus
02. Shame On A N*
03. Clan In Da Front
04. 7th Chamber
05. Can It Be All So Simple
06. Protect Ya Neck
07. Da Mystery Of Chessboxin’
08. Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthin ta Fuck Wit
09. C.R.E.A.M.
10. Method Man
11. Tearz
12. 7th Chamber pt. 2

AlgernonCornelius – Exit the Wu​-​Tang: 36 Chambers (AC Version)

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On the 9th of November 1993, 9 emcees collectively known as the Wu-Tang Clan released their debut album ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’. I was only 4 years old at the time, so I had no idea of what was going down on over on Shaolin Island. It wasn’t until 2003 when I bought the compilation ‘Wu-Tang Collective’ from the HMV in the Cornmill shopping centre in Darlington (in what was most likely a 3 for £10 sale) that I first came in contact with the Wu-Tang. I was introduced to a lot of classic Hip-Hop through compilation albums and greatest hits, and admittedly this was probably the least comprehensive introduction I could’ve asked for. Nonetheless the smoked out grey cover and the liner notes from Hip-Hop Connection writer Phillip Mlynar gave me enough to send me on a journey, and soon I was sketching the outline of Staten Island and of course drawing W’s on everything. I would buy a few more Wu compilations, a greatest hits, some solo albums and even ‘Wu-Tang Forever’ before finally digging the CD where it all began. By this time I had heard the big hitters like “Shame…”, “Da Mystery of Chessboxin’”, “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta F’ Wit”, “Method Man” (1st verse only), “C.R.E.A.M.” and “Protect Ya Neck” but not in the way they were laid out for the 36 Chambers. The kung-fu intro and and Ghostface’s startling opening verse on Bring Da Ruckus made me realise how raw it really was in the beginning. These were the missing pieces in the puzzle that made sense of my nonlinear chronicles of the Wu.