Wu-Tang Forever
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Studio album by Wu-Tang Clan

Released

June 3, 1997

Recorded

July 1996 - January 1997

Studio

Unique Studios
(Staten Island, New York)
Ameraycan Studios
(North Hollywood, CA)
36 Chambers Studio
(Staten Island, New York)

Genre

Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Conscious hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

Length

45:08 (Disc 1)
67:09 (Disc 2)

Label

Loud Records / RCA / BMG

Producer

4th Disciple, Inspectah Deck, RZA, True Master

Wu-Tang Clan chronology

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Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)

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The W (2000)

Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology

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Ironman by Ghostface Killah (1996)

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The Pillage by Cappadonna (1998)

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.


Track listing[edit | edit source]

No. Title Performer(s) Producer(s) Time
Disc 1
1. "Wu-Revolution" - RZA 6:46
2. "Reunited" GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, RZA, Method Man, Ms. Roxy RZA 5:21
3. "For Heaven's Sake Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, Cappadonna RZA 4:13
4. "Cash Still Rules/Scary Hours (Still Don't Nothing Move but the Money)" Raekwon, Method Man, Ghostface Killah 4th Disciple 3:01
5. "Visionz" Method Man, Raekwon, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah Inspectah Deck 3:09
6. "As High as Wu-Tang Get" Ol' Dirty Bastard, GZA, Method Man RZA 2:37
7. "Severe Punishment" U-God, GZA, Raekwon, RZA, Masta Killa RZA 4:49
8. "Older Gods" Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, GZA 4th Disciple 3:05
9. "Maria" Ol' Dirty Bastard, Cappadonna, RZA RZA 2:55
10. "A Better Tomorrow" Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, U-God, RZA, Method Man 4th Disciple 4:55
11. "It's Yourz" Raekwon, U-God, RZA, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah RZA 4:17
Disc 2
1. "Intro" RZA, GZA RZA 2:02
2. "Triumph" Ol' Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Method Man, Cappadonna, U-God, RZA, GZA, Masta Killa, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon RZA 5:38
3. "Impossible" RZA, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Tekitha, Raekwon 4th Disciple, RZA (co.) 4:28
4. "Little Ghetto Boys" Raekwon, Cappadonna RZA 4:49
5. "Deadly Melody" Masta Killa, U-God, RZA, Method Man, GZA, Streetlife, Ghostface Killah RZA 4:20
6. "The City" Inspectah Deck 4th Disciple 4:05
7. "The Projects" Raekwon, U-God, Method Man, Ghostface Killah RZA 3:17
8. "Bells of War" U-God, Method Man, RZA, Masta Killa, Ghostface Killah RZA 5:12
9. "The M.G.M." Ghostface Killah, Raekwon True Master 2:38
10. "Dog Shit" Ol' Dirty Bastard RZA 3:34
11. "Duck Seazon" Raekwon, RZA, Method Man RZA 5:42
12. "Hellz Wind Staff" Streetlife, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Method Man, RZA, Raekwon RZA 4:52
13. "Heaterz" Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Ol' Dirty Bastard, U-God, Cappadonna True Master 5:26
14. "Black Shampoo" U-God RZA 3:49
15. "Second Coming" Tekitha RZA 4:39
16. "The Closing" Raekwon RZA 2:37
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