Photos By: Adi Adinayev

Bringing it back to the 36 Chambers, Wu-Tang Clan conquers Art Basel

Often regarded as one of the most significant and influential hip-hop groups of the 1990’s, Wu-Tang Clan took the stage last Saturday for Art Basel debauchery. Wu-Tang delivered a dynamic performance to a sold out event at Mana Wynwood. The space was converted to host a recognizable facade of Shaolin Apartments’ 160 Park Hill’s brick wall and green tile roof. This was clearly a representation of their Staten Island origins and call towards their aesthetic influence of 1980’s martial art films.

Striking a chord of 1990’s boom-bap, hip-hop nostalgia, the clan performed most of their ’93 Platinum hit record, “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)”. Echoing verses “Raw I’ma give it to ya, with no trivia”, the collective reprised classics such as “Da Mystery of Chessboxin’” with primal finesse. Paying their respects to the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard- (one of the original founding members), they performed the song “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” in all its intended luster.

As each emcee complemented each others style and expression, the Wu demonstrated themselves working together like a hive mind of African killer bees. Executing rhymes over the deafening sound system, they gave die-hard fanatics a satisfying reminiscence of verses engrained in their memories.

Thank you III Points for putting on such a memorable event.


Photos by: Adi Adinayev

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