Timed loosely around the 25th anniversary of the 1993 album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the performance sees RZA leading select Wu-Tang members in a 20-minute medley dubbed "Wu Classics." Raekwon, U-God, Inspectah Deck, and Young Dirty Bastard (ODB's son, seen here paying tribute to his father behind the mic) were among the featured artists. Naturally, the performance inspired at least one round of the NPR office assisting the group in a "Wu-Tang Clan ain't nothin' to fuck with!" chant.
See the full performance, which includes bits of renowned Wu cuts like "C.R.E.A.M." and "Triumph," up top.
Earlier this week, Wu-Tang announced a pair of 36 Chambers-celebrating shows for fans in New York and Philadelphia featuring RZA, GZA, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, and more.
RZA spoke with Complex on the 36 Chambers anniversary, Nov. 9, about what he's learned in the 25 years since its release and how he makes sure to share this knowledge with younger artists.
"For me, if I'm being brutally honest here—the generation that was in front of me didn't tell me shit, yo," he said. "While I was coming up, the generation that was doing it wouldn't even open up about how much their budgets were because everybody was so secretive at that time."
This mindset, he added, resulted in a lot of artists getting played out of money they were rightfully owed.