Illustration: @stayvers

Every Wu-Tang Clan Song, Ranked

Twenty-four years ago today, the Wu-Tang Clan brought the muthafuckin’ ruckus and taught us all about Shaolin shadow boxing and their own special sword style. The release of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) transformed the rap landscape, as kung fu flick samples, dirty basement beats and raw free associative rhyme patterns set the stage for an East Coast renaissance one year after The Chronic.

After that it didn’t matter how many times RZA told us the Clan was nuthing ta fuk with, everybody was fukkin’ with them heavy. And subsequent generations have continued to do so over the course of six official group albums (not counting that one-of-one joint that nobody’s ever heard).

The Wu-Tang brand may be the most powerful in hip hop history, but even the most ardent Wu head will admit that the Clan has had its ups and downs over the years. (And speaking of Wu heads, have you tested your Wu IQ?)

Between Enter the Wu-TangWu-Tang Forever, The W, Iron Flag, 8 Diagrams, and A Better Tomorrow, there is a LOT of music out there and it’s time someone took the trouble to evaluate it all carefully as a public service to hip hop and to the Clan. MASS APPEAL is that someone and today is that day. We’ve subjected all the cuts from their official albums to the sharpest scrutiny. (That means no soundtrack or compilation joints, and the solo albums are a whole different chamber, which we’ll be dealing with one day… soon). So without further ado, let’s step inside the room and prepare for the boom.

Related Posts


Ghostface Killah, Happy Birthday to Wu!


Ghostface Killah to Launch Cryptocurrency Called Cream Capital


RZA to Live Score “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin” with Wu-Tang Catalog


Ghostface Killah Teams Up With Szechuan Restaurant For Wu-Tang Dinner Series


Paul Banks and RZA “Love & War” ft. Ghostface Killah


Latest News

Denio Basha Hey, You're Cool

Hey, You’re Cool! Danger USA Designer Denio Basha

"I wanted to share my interpretation of what's really going on in this country by making simple designs that have a real meaning"

Pete Rock Drops the Hammer in Instagram Response to Waka Flocka

“I just think y'all can't do what we did”
lavar ball donald trump Sports

LaVar Ball Doesn’t Have a ‘Thank You’ for Trump: “Who?”

LiAngelo took the high road; BBB’s fearless leader isn’t

Meek Mill Has Been Released from Solitary Confinement

A small but important victory
Teslas Music Video

PREMIERE: Tesla’s Ghost “Zero Hour” Video

It's a mob meeting
Gilles Hey, You're Cool

Hey, You’re Cool! Gilles

Get familiar with the Atlanta-bred lawyer/rapper: "People think it's a gimmick"
kanye west News

Kanye West is Producing Albums For Every G.O.O.D. Music Artist

Yeezy Season has returned
mike sits on his rooftop in the god's with me music video Music Video

A Higher Power Watches Over MIKE in New “God’s With Me” Video

Church in these streets
body-cameras News

Study: Police Body Cameras Have Problems, But Are Still Necessary

Some things never change
chance the rapper dwayne wade News

Chance the Rapper and Dwayne Wade Are Co-Producing a Film on Chicago Basketball

And you say Chi City!
Evidence Music Video

Evidence and Jason Goldwatch Show You Their Los Angeles in “Jim Dean” Video

"Walkin' in the rain off the Jim Beam / Dreams broken on the boulevard, Jim Dean"

Read This in Auto-Tune: T-Pain’s New Album, ‘Oblivion,’ is Here

Still snappin'
seven1 Music

PREMIERE: SeVen1 ‘Sinners Remorse’ EP

"These shorties is f*cked up / They kill but can't hustle"
moneybagg yo youngboy never broke again Music

Youngboy NBA and Moneybagg Yo Team for Conceptual ‘Fed Baby’s’ Album

Against the law
Willie Music Video

PREMIERE: Willie The Kid x V Don “Blue Notes” Video

"The love kept me afloat, the hate kept me on my toes"
plane News

Pilots Have a New Hobby — Drawing Dicks in the Sky

Excuse me as I f*ck the sky