Wu-Tang Forever is the second studio album by American Hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan, released in June 3, 1997 on Loud Records. Recording sessions took place at Ameraycan Studios in North Hollywood and at Unique Studios and 36 Chambers Studios in Staten Island, New York from July 1996 to January 1997. The production was handled by RZA, Inspectah Deck, True Master and 4th Disciple. It includes guest appearances by Cappadonna, Streetlife, Ms. Roxy and Tekitha. Released as a double album, it was released after a long run of successful solo projects from various members of the group, and serves as the follow-up to their 1993 debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
Despite limited radio and television airplay, and a lead single that famously clocked at nearly six minutes with no chorus, Wu-Tang Forever debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 612,000 copies sold in its first week. The album was certified 4x platinum by the RIAA in October 1997, and has since sold over 2 million copies in the United States. It is the group's highest selling album to date. Upon its release, Wu-Tang Forever received favourable reviews from most music critics, while it also earned the group a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album at the 40th Grammy Awards in 1998.