The legacy of Wu-Tang Clan has been immortalised forever. The seminal rap collective has been honoured by having their hometown, the Park Hill are of Staten Island, officially renamed The Wu-Tang Clan District.
“This is a great day where we have an opportunity to honor our own hometown heroes, the young men who put Staten Island on the map internationally. They overcame all types of challenges, to not only become rap artist and hip-hop artist but to inspire and challenge the music world,” said Councilwoman Debi Rose.
The decision to rename the district is a result of a New York City Council vote that took place back in December. An all-day ceremony was held on Saturday. Where a new street sign was unveiled at the corner of Targee Street and Vanderbilt Avenue.
A few members of the collective were present at the ceremony, including Raekwon, who live-streamed the unveiling of the sign. “Thank you Staten Island, New York.” he wrote.
This isn’t the first time New York has recognized the influence of Wu-Tang. Last year, the council declared November 9th as an official “Wu-Tang Clan Day.”
Last year, Wu-Tang reunited for a very special performance to celebrate 25 years of 36 Chambers for NPR’s Tiny Desk. RZA, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, Raekwon, U-God, Cappadonna and Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s son, Young Dirty Bastard, all united to perform a medley of some of their most iconic tracks, ‘C.R.E.A.M’, ‘Triumph’ and ‘Protect Ya Neck’. You can watch footage of the performance below.