Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers

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Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers is the 1993 (see 1993 in music) debut album by the Wu-Tang Clan, a collective of American hip hop musicians. With sparse, penetrating beats and pseudo-mystical lyrics interspersed with samples from kung fu movies, 36 Chambers was an auspicious and critically acclaimed album for the group. Unlike other hip hop crews, the Wu-Tang clan did not immediately follow up on 36 Chambers, allowing for many of the members to release a solo album before reuniting to record a second collective record.

The album ranked at #1 for Top 100 Albums of 1993 and #138 for overall by Rate Your Music.

Track listing

  1. "Bring da Ruckus" (4:11)
  2. "Shame on a Nigga" (2:57)
  3. "Clan in da Front" (4:33)
  4. "Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber" (6:06)
    • First verse: Raekwon
    • Second verse: Method Man
    • Third verse: Inspectah Deck
    • Fourth verse: Ghostface Killah
    • Fifth verse: RZA
    • Sixth verse: Ol' Dirty Bastard
    • Seventh verse: GZA
    • Samples: Lonnie Liston Smith - "Spinning Wheel" (from Drives)
  5. "Can It Be All So Simple" (6:52)
  6. "Da Mystery of Chessboxin'" (4:47)
    • First verse: U-God
    • Second verse: Inspectah Deck
    • Third verse: Raekwon
    • Fourth verse: Ol' Dirty Bastard
    • Fifth verse: Ghostface Killah
    • Sixth verse: Masta Killa
    • Chorus: Method Man
  7. "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit" (3:36)
    • First verse: RZA
    • Second verse: Inspectah Deck
    • Third verse: Method Man
    • Chorus: RZA
    • Samples: Honeydrippers - "Impeach The President" (from I Feel A Song)
  8. "C.R.E.A.M." (4:12)
    • First verse: Raekwon
    • Second verse: Inspectah Deck
    • Chorus: Method Man
    • Samples: The Charmells - "As Long As I've Got You"
  9. "Method Man" (5:50)
    • Pre-song dialogue: Method Man & Raekwon
    • Intro: GZA
    • Song: Method Man
    • Samples: Melvin Bliss - "Synthetic Substitution"
  10. "Protect Ya Neck" (4:51)
    • Intro: RZA
    • First verse: Inspectah Deck
    • Second verse: Raekwon
    • Third verse: Method Man
    • Bridge: U-God
    • Fourth verse: Ol' Dirty Bastard
    • Fifth verse: Ghostface Killah
    • Sixth verse: RZA
    • Seventh verse: GZA
  11. "Tearz" (4:17)
    • First verse: Ghostface Killah
    • Second verse: RZA
    • Samples: Wendy Rene - "After The Laughter (Comes Tears)"
  12. "Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber, Pt. II" (6:10)
    • (alternate version of "Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber" with different beat)

Personnel

  • Chris Gehringer - Mastering
  • Ol' Dirty Bastard - Producer
  • Method Man - Producer
  • Prince Rakeem - Arranger, Programming, Producer, Mixing
  • Carlos Bess - Engineer
  • 4th Disciple - Scratching
  • Jacqueline Murphy - Artwork, Art Direction
  • Dennis Coles - Executive Producer
  • Robert Diggs - Executive Producer
  • John Gibbons - Supervisor, Production Supervisor
  • Richard Bravo - Set Design, Design
  • Mitchell Diggs - Executive Producer, Supervisor, Production Supervisor
  • Oli "Power" Grant - Executive Producer, Supervisor, Production Supervisor
  • Amy Wenzler - Design
  • Daniel Hastings - Photography
  • Michael McDonald - Supervisor, Production Supervisor
  • Ethan Ryman - Engineer
  • U-God
  • Masta Killa
  • Raekwon
  • GZA
  • Inspectah Deck

Chart positions

Billboard Music Charts (North America) - albums

1993	The Billboard 200	                No. 41
1994	Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums	                No. 8

Billboard Music Charts (North America) - singles

1993	Method Man	         Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks        No. 40
1993	Method Man	         Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales      No. 42
1993	Method Man	         Hot Rap Singles	                 No. 17
1993	Method Man	         The Billboard Hot 100	                 No. 69
1994	C.R.E.A.M. 	         The Billboard Hot 100	                 No. 60
1994	C.R.E.A.M.	         Hot Rap Singles	                 No. 8
1994	Can It Be All So Simple	 Hot Rap Singles	                 No. 24
1994	C.R.E.A.M. 	         Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks        No. 32
1994	Can It Be All So Simple	 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks        No. 82
1994	C.R.E.A.M. 	         Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales      No. 1
1994	Can It Be All So Simple	 Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales      No. 9
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