Wu-Tang Clan would sit somewhere atop of the ranks on any list of things holy and sacred in Hip-Hop culture. That alone made last night’s Coachella line up all the more special, as the annual festival assembled RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa and Cappdadonna to perform a bevy of their hits.
Those lucky enough to catch the Clan’s entire set can attest that it was just as raw as the New York collective’s legendary persona, completely lacking any coordination or form. Beautiful calamity is what we’ll call it, and it worked like a charm, as onlookers threw their “W’s” up and recited lyrics from countless Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) classics.
Magic moments like this encapsulated the set, which can partially be seen in the footage of the Clan performing classic hits “C.R.E.A.M.” and “Protect Ya Neck.”
It’s also worth noting that the Clan will drop their sixth album A Better Tomorrow some time in July.
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