Wu Tang Clan’s masterpiece ‘Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers)’ is turning 25 in November, and Loud Records founder Steve Rifkind has announced that the album will be remade “with nine MCs from today.” Rifkind made the announcement in a new interview with XXL. “Each new MC will play a character in the original ’36 Chambers,’” he says. There’s also a “major tour” in the works.
An anniversary celebration is also planned for Big Pun’s “Capital Punishment.” The late New York rapper’s debut album turned 20 back in April 28.
Loud Records was founded by Rifkind and Rich Isaacson in 1991. Together, they gave us acts like Wu-Tang Clan, Big Pun, Mobb Deep, Three 6 Mafia, and more. Rifkind sold Loud to Sony in 2002 and then founded SRC (Street Records Corporation). He then left Sony in 2012. Now, he has resurrected Loud with the help of RED Music.
“To me, I still get everything first and instead of me saying, ‘Let me put it out on Warner Brothers or Atlantic or Republic, fuck it, let me put it out myself,’” he says about the decision to resurrect the label. “I have a vision of what I want this company to be and that’s what I did.”