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New Documentary To Celebrate 25 Years Of Wu-Tang Clan
Hip-hop legends Wu-Tang Clan announced today, Nov. 7, they will be releasing a new documentary, For The Children: 25 Years of Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) this Friday, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their groundbreaking debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
The influential group has released several other documentaries over the years, yet, as Spin points out, this one "differentiates itself as a celebration of the group's legendary debut," released Nov. 9, 1993. The film's title is a reference to Wu-Tang's Ol' Dirty Bastard infamously taking the stage during Shawn Colvin's Song Of The Year win for "Sunny Came Home" at the 40th GRAMMY Awards to announce "Wu-Tang is for the children...Puffy is good, but Wu-Tang is the best!" Wu-Tang Forever was nominated for Best Rap Album but lost to Diddy's No Way Out.
Wu-Tang Clan has not only launched the careers of many other rappers with their Killa Bees, but has also paved the way the for other rap collectives, including ASAP Mob, whose members include ASAP Ferg and ASAP Rocky. "If you don't plant seeds it won't be forever," says Ferg in the documentary's trailer.
As Spin reported last month, Hulu announced they would be launching a new show, "Wu-Tang: An American Saga" about the group's origin story, to be co-written and directed by the group's leader RZA.
Update: For The Children: 25 Years of Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is now streaming on YouTube.