Wu-Tang Clan commemorates 25 years of Wu-Tang Forever—the game-changing sophomore album that solidified their spot in hip-hop history.
The Staten Island rap group connected with Get On Down and Legacy Recordings to release Wu-Tang Forever anniversary collection. The set includes the 4xLP album that comes with a lyric booklet, a silver-colored 7-inch single of “Triumph” with “Heaterz” on the b-side, as well as a reissue of the project’s double cassette. The items, which can be purchased separately or in a bundle, are available now for pre-order online. They are expected to ship out in late June or in July.
Wu-Tang unleashed the album about four years after dropping their debut project, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Wu-Tang Forever spanned 27 tracks, including singles like “It’s Yourz,” “Reunited,” and the aforementioned “Triumph.” It also earned Wu-Tang a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album and a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200. Wu-Tang Forever has since gone quadruple platinum in the United States and is widely considered one of the greatest rap albums of all time.
The 25th anniversary celebration began last month with a series of digital EP releases: Reunited – The Remixes, Triumph, and It’s Yourz. Wu-Tang has also shared unearthed video interviews from the 1997 “Triumph” video shoot; dropped a “New York Is Home” visual playlist on YouTube; and debuted a Wu-Niverse docu-series on Certified.