On the latest episode of “Drink Champs,” N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN sat down with Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah and Raekwon to talk about their careers, legendary projects, and more.
As members of the Staten Island, New York collective; they became one of the biggest hip hop groups in history after releasing their debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in 1993. The project went triple platinum and is credited as one of the seminal projects in the ‘90s East Coast Renaissance. After releasing a string of albums over a decade, the group helped launched the careers of a bevy of affiliated artists and paved the way for other hip hop power groups to emerge.
After achieving success, many Wu members also became solo stars and released their own successful projects. In 1995, Raekwon released the critically acclaimed album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, which pioneered mafioso rap and is considered by rap fans as one of the greatest hip hop albums ever released. Ghostface followed up in 1996 when he released his solo debut Ironman, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. It was also certified platinum and is his best-selling album to date. Over the years, both artists have continued to build on their discography and have become global hip hop icons.