Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Q: What do the films Super Troopers (2001), We’re the Millers (2013), and the album Enter the Wu-Tang (1993) have in common?
A: These three clips.
1. Super Troopers
The scene where the officer has to say “meow” 10 times during a roadside stop.
2. We’re the Millers
The ‘No Ragrets’ character that finishes every sentence with the (possibly rhetorical) question, “know what I’m sayin?”
3. Wu-Tang, Can It Be All So Simple
I assume the 2 million other purchasers of this album did the same I thing I did upon hearing the interview at the end of this track: started keeping track of the number of times “know what I’m sayin?” was asked.
At first, I was worried they weren’t going to make it to the elusive 10 count. But then towards the end, the phrase started getting dropped more frequently. After a final flurry in the closing seconds, they hit the magic #10 just in time!
Much like the two comedies above, I think I entered the 36 Chambers with reasonably low expectations and ended up having a lot of fun.
The strength of the record & films can be attributed to the strength of the ensemble of performers, with obnoxious characters stealing the show in each case (Farva, No Ragrets guy, and ODB respectively).
And like Super Troopers & We’re The Millers, I’ll look forward revisiting this one every few years.
Know what I’m sayin?