Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Wu-Tang Clan Released “C.R.E.A.M.” 24 Years Ago


On January 31, 1994, Wu-Tang Clan released their smash single “C.R.E.A.M.” (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) from their 1993 album, ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’.
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To this day, “C.R.E.A.M.” remains a hip-hop classic that made us fall in love with Wu-Tang and their raw, street demeanor. For those that weren’t hip to their impeccable storytelling skills, the single also showcased their lyrical capabilities.
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When it comes to pop culture, you can often still hear the term be used or referenced by the likes of Drake to Bryson Tiller’s verse in “Wild Thoughts”.
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To this day, “C.R.E.A.M.” remains one of the group’s highest charting singles, peaking at #60 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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On January 29, 2009, the single was certified Gold by the RIAA, almost 15 years after its release.
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In addition to its impact on hip-hop, the single has also received an array of accolades. Time listed the song on its list of All-TIME 100 Greatest Songs. Rolling Stone magazine also ranked the song #11 on their list of 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time.

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