Marin’s Library Bar, located in the Le Méridien Chambers hotel in downtown Minneapolis, recently debuted Negroni cocktail variations with names inspired by the Wu-Tang Clan. Lead barman Chad Larson’s “36 Chambers of Negroni” menu features six house Negronis: Ol’ Dirty, Method Man, Raekwon the Chef, RZA, Ghostface, and C.R.E.A.M. The cocktails range in price, up to $23 for the latter.
Tonight, Marin will be throwing a party to commemorate Wu-Tang’s debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). DJ Mad Mardigan, the official DJ of the Timberwolves, will be playing cuts from the record, starting at 9 p.m.
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) was released Nov. 9, 1993. The album features singles such as “Protect Ya Neck,” “Method Man,” and “C.R.E.A.M.” It became one of the most influential hip-hop albums of the 1990s and helped lead the way for other East Coast hip-hop artists such as Nas, the Notorious B.I.G., and Jay-Z.
Rolling Stone magazine calls Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) one of the 500 greatest albums of all time. “Hip-hop had rarely been this dirty,” writes Rolling Stone—and they mean it in a good way.
Brenda Tran is a student at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities.