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Le Méridien Chambers rocks Wu-Tang-themed cocktails

Photo at left via Marin's Library Bar on Facebook

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.