Wu-Tang Clan are in the midst of a celebration tour for their landmark album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). 25 years on from that seminal record, the Staten Island group are as lively as ever and decided to show that off in a NPR Tiny Desk concert. These are always very interesting, showing off what some artists can do without the production of a live show and the purposeful awkwardness of being stuck between desks.
Wu-Tang make the most of it, packing themselves into the space, filling it with their bodies, a bass guitar, two violinist, a cellist (the Green Project) and RZA as a DJ. They ask for crowd participation and get it and even jump around on the desks. Raekwon, Cappadonna, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, U-God, and Young Dirty Bastard (ODB's son) all show up and rap for 20 minutes, going through a medley of old records.