If nothing else, the Wu-Tang Clan showed hip-hop how to drop music as a collective while showcasing individual talents. The nine-man group debuted in 1993, with the classic album, 'Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers.' Wu-Tang primarily represented Staten Island with Ol' Dirty Bastard serving as their sole Brooklynite but all five boroughs fell in love with the Wu almost instantly. They were unconventional in the different roles played on wax -- RZA having the most outlandish, stream-of-consciousness type of flow while others like Raekwon the Chef and Method Man kept to a more traditional rhyme scheme. '36 Chambers' was amazing in the way that it included every member. Songs like 'Protect Ya Neck' and 'Can It All Be So Simple' are incomparable even now, personifying the grime that was NY hip-hop in that era.

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