When your Los Angeles-based late night talk show has a week-long New York City residency, it only makes sense to feature an iconic hip-hop group while you're in town. Such was the case when Jimmy Kimmel Live! set up shop in Brooklyn last week and host Jimmy Kimmel decided to cap off his time back in his hometown with a performance from Wu-Tang Clan. The group celebrated the 25th anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) with a performance of classic hits "Protect Ya Neck" and "C.R.E.A.M." RZA, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, GZA, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Cappadonna, Masta Killa and Young Dirty Bastard, the son of late Wu member Ol Dirty Bastard, took over the Howard Gilman Opera House stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with their infectious energy.
The group stormed the stage and launched into "Protect Ya Neck," taking turns to spit the lyrics and serving as each other's hype man. They had fun on stage, making light work of the track and tearing up some of the stage props, such as a fake newsstand, while they were at it. The Staten Island crew kept the audience on their feet as they rapped along with the group, reminiscing on the album that came out in 1993. After the fellas ripped into "Protect Ya Neck" to end the televised portion of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, they kept the party going with a performance of their classic "C.R.E.A.M." Once the beat dropped, the audience went bananas.
To continue the 25th anniversary celebrations, Wu-Tang Clan has a major tour is in the works and a 10-episode Hulu TV series, Wu-Tang: An American Saga, is in production. Not only are the Wu getting busy on stages and on screen, Teyana Taylor just dropped a remix to her K.T.S.E. single "Gonna Love Me" featuring the lyrical stylings of Ghostface, Meth and Raekwon. Needless to say, the Wu-Tang Clan are still going strong. Go ahead and enter the 36 Chambers when you watch Wu-Tang Clan do their thing and do it well on Jimmy Kimmel Live! right here.