Wu-Tang Clan: A Few Extra Chambers

On NPR’s All Things Considered this week, reporter Joel Rose has a great piece on how the Wu-Tang Clan’s nine rappers have managed to mesh their distinct voices into a cohesive sound.

There had been large groups in hip-hop before, but none that featured nine different rappers, as the Wu-Tang Clan did when it made its debut in 1993. Creating a cohesive group out of nine individuals requires discipline and imagination. There had been large groups in hip-hop before, but none that featured nine different rappers, as the Wu-Tang Clan did when it made its debut in 1993. Creating a cohesive group out of nine individuals requires discipline and imagination. Mitchell Diggs, the CEO of Wu-Tang Corporation and brother of producer RZA, offers the story of the group’s origins, and how the group resolves the differences that inevitably arise when you get nine big egos in a single room (or recording studio)

To hear the entire interview click on the NPR logo below.

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Posted on January 5, 2011, in Music and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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