Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. If you woke up today out of a thirty-year coma, you may be tempted to draw some conclusions from the Wu-Tang logo that graces T-shirts, bus stop stickers, and dorm room posters in every major American city from New York to San Diego. It might appear that these are the markings of a cult, signifiers of a hip-hop movement that ran counter to the mainstream and reshuffled the canon in the process. Eventually, you would figure out that this is, in fact, partially true. Aside from their creative output, they also gained respect on the inside of the music industry, as they are credited with bolstering the agency artists had when negotiating with record executives when each member was given the ability to negotiate their own solo deals apart from the group contract. And while Wu-Tang music has racked up play-counts and record sales that other rappers only dream about, their catalog both as a group and as solo artists deserves constant, careful attention, from newcomers and longtime listeners alike. What follows is a list of the most important Wu-Tang Clan songs that highlight, for one reason or another, a piece of what makes the Wu so inimitable to this very day.
2. Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit
While the titular acronym, which, as Method Man reminds us on the hook, stands for Cash Rules Everything Around Me, was quickly adopted as hip-hop slang for boatloads of dough not least by the Wu themselves — witness Raekwon admiring the C. Blessed with a husky, blunt-addled voice, agile wordplay and rugged good looks, the MC had spread his street-corner charisma liberally across Enter …, notably on his own, self-titled solo track, and this hit perfectly harnessed his rugged-yet-smooth appeal. Where earlier rap icons Big Daddy Kane and LL Cool J had come undone with their saccharine forays into romance rap, the Ticallion Stallion successfully showed us his sensitive side without taking off his Timberlands. In your face like a can of mace, indeed.
Over these surrealistic backing tracks, the MCs rapped hard, updating the old-school attack with vicious violence, martial arts imagery, and welcome warped humor. By , the sound was one of the most instantly recognizable in Hip Hop. Their debut album Enter The Wu-Tang 36 Chambers is an absolute Hip Hop classic , as are most of the clan members solo albums released in the mids. For this list, we selected our top 15 Wu-Tang Clan songs. Missing your favorites? Hit us up in the comments! With his trademark voice and lyrics, this track is the perfect introduction to Meth. The last track of the first album of the double album Wu-Tang Forever. Sure, Wu-Tang Forever was not quite the classic Enter The Wu-Tang was which was impossible to equal anyway of course , and it may have been a bit too long — but there were plenty of bangers on there, with top-notch lyricism and excellent RZA production. For many, this is a hate-it or love-it kind of song because of the experimental, impassioned rap style Ghostface Killah and RZA adopt.
One of the most critically and commercially successful hip hop groups of all time, Wu-Tang Clan rose to fame with their uncompromising brand of hardcore rap music. Since their debut, they have introduced or launched the careers of numerous other artists and groups, and already in there were credited to be over Wu-Tang Clan affiliates ,  known as the Wu-Tang Killa Bees, consisting of rappers, producers, and record label CEOs. RZA has stated that Wu-Tang Clan has sold around 40 million records worldwide, including individual members' album sales as well as group sales collectively. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. General "Wu-Tang Clan—Discography". Retrieved Choose One" , Rap Pages February