Today marks a groundbreaking day in Hip-Hop history, as it’s the 25th anniversary of Wu-Tang Clan member, Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s groundbreaking landmark debut solo album, Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version. One of the most revered solo albums to come from the Clan that even despite being remembered as a Hip-Hop classic, doesn’t always get its just due. It was the second solo album from one of the groups nine members to be released, following the release of group member Method Man’s groundbreaking classic debut solo album, Tical, which dropped in November of 1994. Just a little over four months earlier.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the late great rappers debut album, Rhino Records has released a newly remastered 43-track Deluxe Edition of, Return of the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version. Which includes B-sides, promo-only releases, rare instrumentals and “stripped” versions of “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” and “Brooklyn Zoo.”
If that wasn’t enough the album was finally recently certified platinum by the RIAA and to celebrate Amazon Music just released a couple of days ago, a new nearly 17-minutes mini-doc. Entitled, “Unique: ‘Return to The 36 Chambers’ 25 Years Later.” Which features never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews with exclusive interviews with Wu-Tang mastermind RZA, Raekwon, Bobbito Garcia, wife Iceland Jones, son Barson Unique Jones (aka YDB), and former longtime Wu-Tang manager, Mitchell “Divine” Diggs.