November 9, 1993: When <i>Marauders</i> Entered The <i>36 Chambers</i>
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November 9, 1993, is an important day in the history of hip-hop. It is the day that two game changing, timeless masterpiece albums were released -- Wu-Tang Clan's flawless debut, Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers and A Tribe Called Quest's unblemished third LP, Midnight Marauders. Both hip-hop outfits came from two different parts of New York City -- Wu-Tang from Staten Island and Tribe from Queens. The release of these albums came at a pivotal time in the genre, right before the alleged "East Coast Vs. West Coast" feud. These records came just months before Nas, OutKast, Fugees, and Notorious BIG, would release their debuts and start their legacies within the hip-hop community.
In the early '90s, the West Coast was on fire thanks to NWA, Dr. Dre's solo debut, Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Ice-T, and the late Tupac's releases, among others, were stealing the hip-hop spotlight. New York dominated the '80s simply because it was the birthplace of the genre and was the home to the pioneers -- D
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