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10 Essential Hip-Hop Albums

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#4. Wu-Tang - 36 Chambers (Enter The Wu-Tang)
10 Essential Hip-Hop Albums

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This introductory Wu-Tang album became a career-defining platform for the rise of all 9 original clan members and their 1,073 affiliates. In fact the 12-track-long album didn't provide enough ventilation for RZA, Ghostface, GZA, Raekwon, the late Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Masta Killah, Inspectah Deck, and U-God to stretch out their unique eccentricities. But it was just enough to set the bar high for the several rap crews that would later attempt to re-write the Wu recipe.

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