Bring da Ruckus

Bring da Ruckus

Wu-Tang Clan

The opening track of the Wu-Tang Clan’s classic debut album Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers sets the stage for a Shaolin takeover of the rap game.

“Bring da Ruckus” is remastered from their original demo tape.

The drums were lifted from Melvin Bliss’s “Synthetic Substitution,” a popular break also used in G.O.O.D. Music’s “New God Flow.” They initially intended to use the loop from Ralph Vargas & Carlos Bess’ “CB#2,” but were unable to clear it for the master version.

In a January 2017 interview with ROLI, RZA notes how they produced part of this in an unlikely place:

We took the snare and we put it in an elevator shaft and recorded it… and that gave us that [crash].