Press Release



(November 9, 2023)—Exploding on the scene with their seminal debut album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) on Nov. 9, 1993, the collective of rappers, RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killa, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Masta Killa, changed Hip-Hop forever. Cappadonna would later become an official member of the group. The Wu-Tang Clan’s stratospheric influence has spanned the globe through music, clothing lines, films, publishing, video games and production companies. They were pioneers in creating their own fashion line Wu Wear which is globally recognizable. Their massive success in leveraging The Wu-Tang Clan brand into myriad commercial opportunities that expanded their business empire, opened the doors for future generations of Hip-Hop entrepreneurs. They have released seven studio albums, with worldwide sales of more than 40 million albums and have launched prolific solo careers. 

Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) has become one of the most highly acclaimed albums in Hip-Hop history. Last year, the album was selected by the American Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Only 25 albums are selected each year to be included in the Library of Congress. Last year, the album was also ranked number eight in Rolling Stone‘s list of the ‘200 Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time.’ And In 2021, it was ranked number 27 in Rolling Stone‘s list of the ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time.’ 30 years on and The Wu-Tang Clan continues to inspire other artists, Staten Island, New York, and the entire globe.

RZA and The Wu-Tang Clan are also announcing today a new partnership with Rock The Bells and SiriusXM. Launching November 29, RZA will present #WuWednesdays, a new weekly show on LL COOL J’s SiriusXM channel 43. Hear new and classic tracks from all The Wu-Tang Clan members, plus exclusive DJ mixes, interviews and more. On the first episode, RZA will spotlight The Wu-Tang Clan’s unforgettable show that took place on August 10th in Queens, New York for SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop 50 celebration. 

Listen to, or purchase, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers):

About The Wu-Tang Clan

Thirty years ago, The Wu-Tang Clan changed Hip-Hop music forever. Bursting onto the music scene with the release of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the group quickly became recognized for its innovative beats and clever lyrics, as well as the diverse personalities and talents that make up its nine-member Hip-Hop group. The Wu-Tang Clan has released seven gold and platinum studio albums with worldwide sales of more than 40 million albums. With the release of their debut album in 1993, songs like “C.R.E.A.M” and “Protect Ya Neck” introduced Hip-Hop pioneer, RZA, as a groundbreaking Hip-Hop craftsman. With lyrics that combine the reality of 1990s New York and the world of martial arts, The Wu-Tang Clan has created a unique mythology that captures the hearts of fans worldwide.

About Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells is the preeminent voice for timeless Hip-Hop. Founded in 2018 by LL COOL J and Geoff Yang, Rock The Bells focuses on content, commerce and experiences that honour the CULTURE and the core elements of Hip-Hop — MCing, DJing, Breaking, Graffiti — and more. Rock The Bells is the bridge between OG’s and those inspired by their groundbreaking influences on the culture. LL COOL J’s Rock The Bells Radio on SiriusXM Channel 43 is dedicated exclusively to Hip-Hop fans who want that classic Hip-Hop sound. You can also visit and follow us on Instagram @RockTheBells.

About Sirius XM Holdings Inc.

SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment company in North America with a portfolio of audio businesses including its flagship subscription entertainment service SiriusXM; the ad-supported and premium music streaming services of Pandora; an expansive podcast network; and a suite of business and advertising solutions. Reaching a combined monthly audience of approximately 150 million listeners, SiriusXM offers a broad range of content for listeners everywhere they tune in with a diverse mix of live, on-demand, and curated programming across music, talk, news, and sports. For more about SiriusXM, please go to: