Wu-Tang Forever

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Loud
Running length
7 tracks
Running time
29:32

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    Track     Duration Listeners
Severe Punishment 4:50 49,102
As High As Wu-Tang Get 2:39 68,981
The M.G.M. 2:38 41,623
Reunited 5:21 103,549
Triumph (feat. Cappadonna) 5:38 12,459
Dog Sh*t 3:34 11,610
Hellz Wind Staff (Feat. Street 4:52 2,136

About this album

Wu-Tang Forever was the long-awaited follow-up to the Wu-Tang Clan’s first album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). It came following a string of successful solo projects from the clan’s prominent members (Tical, Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…, Liquid Swords & Ironman). Forever was released on June 3, 1997 as a double album at the peak of the group’s popularity and to high expectations. Despite limited radio /TV airplay and the lead single that famously clocked at nearly 6 minutes with no chorus, the album debuted at #1 in the U. S. with 650,000 copies sold in its first week. It also debuted at #1 in the UK and Canada as well.

The album was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 1998 Grammy Awards, but lost to Puff Daddy’s No Way Out. In an infamous moment, after losing, Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard interrupted Shawn Colvin’s Song of the Year acceptance speech to protest the loss in the Best Rap Album category, saying that he spent a lot of money on an expensive suit with expectations of winning, and proclaiming “Puffy is good, but Wu-Tang is the best”.

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  • ManDirky

    @jhansennueve: This is the problem of today's fans, they judge music without even taking time to listen to it.

    15 Aug 2013 Reply
  • DickBigems

    @jhansennueve - "Triumph" though...Disc 2 has a few bangers.

    7 Aug 2013 Reply
  • infendo

    There isn't a single filler track on here.

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • metal180

    Too many filler tracks but I guess that's the way most double albums are. Still a solid album.

    20 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Mart1n_O

    don't like

    17 Apr 2012 Reply
  • nialldapoet

    "i bomb atomically, Socrates', philosophies and hypothesis cant define how i be dropping these mockeries, lyrically perform armed robbery. Flee with the lottery, possibly they spotted me". One of the best verses of all time.

    21 Nov 2011 Reply
  • jussi_m

    Great album, essential for "hip hop heads". All songs good or better, except for "Black Shampoo" that's kinda bad..

    9 Sep 2011 Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    Amazing album.. 36 is rawer and of course better, this still has some fucking great songs.. 2nd discs starts lacking a bit at the last couple of tracks, But overall very impressive album..

    26 Aug 2011 Reply
  • DiggiDogYo

    The Wu Is Comin' Thru Wu-Tang Foeva

    26 Jul 2011 Reply
  • tenlong7thick

    Rawdog

    24 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Timppa2000

    Unappreciated classic.

    6 May 2011 Reply
  • Bladecatcher343

    I agree, Deck is so underrated, his verse on Triumph is one of my all time favourite verses.

    13 Apr 2011 Reply
  • funkytechnician

    Totally with you Shootmeadeer, one of the best verses I've heard.

    10 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Solidusgear

    classic

    25 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Zypraxa

    Disc one fucking rules. Not so keen on disc two, except Hellz Wind Staff, which is probably my favourite group track.

    3 Nov 2010 Reply
  • luizcalos

    nossa esses cara sao da horar

    23 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Mystaah

    This album is one of the best rap albums ever, but still nothing comparing to 36 chambers. I like how Rza shines on this with his dope punche and raw flow.

    4 Aug 2010 Reply
  • HersheyNuggets

    MAAAN this is still disc two what the fuck SON!

    19 Feb 2010 Reply
  • TuNa_DriNk

    this is so good

    14 Jun 2009 Reply
  • CarrotsForHorns

    this page needs some black shampoo

    9 Apr 2009 Reply
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