Station: WKCR (89.9FM)
DJ: Stretch & Bobbito
Best Punchline: "Radio today is faking moves with the airplay/So I paved my own way to get a fair say." (Inspectah Deck)


The Wu swarmed the studios of 89 Tec 9 WKCR just months before their seminal debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), hit stores, shocking Stretch and Bob with their sinister Shaolin style. Griminess and raw energy bled through the airwaves as Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah & GZA all took turns beasting off the dome.

The five participating members took the “Method Man” instrumental to task, and although some of their bars were later recycled on 36 Chambers, it was clear these bees had uncanny rhyming abilities.

This diverse group of newjacks boasted unique personas—from the charismatic star power of Method Man to GZA with his sharp and calculated bars, each member brought something different to the table. At the end of this freestyle it was obvious this rowdy collective was on to something special.