Twenty-five years ago, Wu-Tang Clan made their debut with their breakthrough album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). To mark the record’s anniversary, the hip hop supergroup dropped by NPR’s Tiny Desk for a performance of Clan classics.
For 20 minutes, Raekwon, Masta Killa, Cappadonna, U-God and Inspectah Deck, alongside RZA and GZA, traded verses on hits like “Triumph,” “Protect Ya Neck” and “Glaciers on Ice.” Method Man and Ghostface Killah, however, were absent.
Instead, the Clan were joined by The Green Project, who backed them up on strings, and ODB’s son Young Dirty Bastard, who offered a series of ad libs. The group closed their epic set with “CREAM,” before RZA delivered an impromptu freestyle, which claimed that “Wu-Tang is for the kids!”
Watch their Tiny Desk performance below: