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RZA’s E-MU SP-1200 (1991)

RZA’s E-MU SP-1200 (1991)

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This is the first drum machine I ever used

E-mu Systems Inc. SP-1200 (19 x 14¾ x 5½ in.) ca. [1991], signed "RZA / WUTANG / 2023" in black Sharpie

Released November 9, 1993, the Wu-Tang Clan's Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is an album that needs little introduction. One of Hip Hop's most lauded debuts, 36 Chambers signaled a tide-turning force in the genre and became the gold standard for the assertive sounds of 1990s hardcore rap. The album peaked at number 41 on the Billboard charts, going certified platinum in 1995 and remains one of Hip Hop's most influential of all time—ranked at number 27 in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2020 and in 2022, 36 Chambers was archived in the Library of Congress. To this day, one of 36 Chamber's most striking features is it's production—lead entirely by Clan member and de-facto leader RZA—that fuses classic soul samples with audio clips ripped from martial arts films Shaolin and Wu-Tang (1983) and Ten Tigers from Kwangtung (1979), mixes created almost end-to-end on the machine on offer here.

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