RZA takes a moment to reflect on the significance of the Wu-Tang Clan’s classic debut single “Protect Ya Neck.”
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There’s a reason why the RZA still looks back fondly on those early days, when he was standing as the architect behind a rapidly-rising movement. Today, Bobby Digital took to Instagram for a stroll down memory lane, sharing an image of the Wu-Tang Clan‘s breakout single “Protect Ya Neck.” “Protect Ya Neck” is the debut single by Wu-Tang Clan, released in 1992,” he captions, sharing the track’s minimalist artwork. “The song is featured on the group’s debut studio album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). It is produced by RZA and features eight of the original nine Wu-Tang members.”
While he’s not exactly sharing any new information, it’s always appreciated to see hip-hop legends reflecting on their formative days, not to mention putting them in perspective. Given how far RZA and the entire Wu-Tang Clan have come since those early years, it’s impressive to see the legacy of “Protect Ya Neck” still living on — in fact, a case can be made that it remains the gold standard for posse cuts. Check out the RZA’s post below, and show some love to the Wu-Tang Clan in the comments.