The Wu-Tang Clan perform at the Alfa Romeo City Sound on July 13, 2013, in Milan.
Photo: Jacopo Raule (Getty Images for Alfa Romeo)

Personally, I think it‚Äôs a byproduct of the ‚Äúsampling culture‚ÄĚ of the ‚Äô80s and ‚Äô90s, plus capitalism, that‚Äôs eating up anything remotely creative.

These days, so-called artists can’t seem to come up with anything original, so it’s all about reboots, remakes and taking whole swaths of already released songs instead of coming up with something new.

And so it came as no surprise when Steve Rifkind, former CEO of Loud Records, announced the remake of what is arguably one of the best hip-hop records of all time, Wu-Tang’s 2003 classic, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), this time with nine new rappers.

Say whet?

Hypebeast reports that in a recent interview, Rifkind said that ‚Äúnine MCs from today‚ÄĚ will ‚Äúplay a character in the original 36 Chambers.‚ÄĚ


He also announced a ‚Äúmajor tour‚ÄĚ in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the album.

The tour sounds great‚ÄĒbut a redo or remake or Wu-Tang-character-cosplay project sounds like straight basura, even if Kendrick Lamar were ODB.

Some things need to be left well enough alone.