Wu-Tang Clan is set to receive a special honor in New York City, marking 30 years since the release of their groundbreaking debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The iconic Empire State Building will be illuminated in the distinctive black and yellow colors of the Wu-Tang Clan on Thursday, November 9, to commemorate this significant milestone.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams will officially declare November 9 as Wu-Tang Day, paying tribute to the influential Staten Island group. Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) has been recognized by the Library of Congress for its cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance, earning a place in the National Recording Registry last year.
Among the Wu-Tang Clan’s seven albums, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is widely regarded as their masterpiece and a pinnacle achievement in the realm of Hip Hop. To coincide with the celebration in New York City, the group is re-releasing the album in various limited editions.
In collaboration with Get On Down, a division of Sony, the reissue takes the form of a limited box set, including a seven-inch vinyl collection, custom artwork, the original album on vinyl, a 60-page book, and an exclusive pack of trading cards. The commemorative edition is a testament to the lasting impact of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) on the music industry.
For fans, the album will also be available in a re-released format on color vinyl and cassette, allowing enthusiasts to revisit the timeless classic in new and collectible ways. As the Wu-Tang Clan’s legacy continues to shine, the celebration in New York City and the special reissues serve as a fitting tribute to the enduring influence of this legendary group.