When Wu-Tang Clan emerged with their debut album Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers in 1993, it warned the Rap world to protect its neck from the collective’s chokehold. ONYX did the same when they “slammed” anything and anyone in their way.
Five years later, in 1998, Wu-Tang and ONYX reached new plateaus success, establishing them as two of the most unpredictable crews in Hip-Hop. Each group’s aesthetic of graveyard grit lyricism, personal tales of their crime-filled neighborhoods, WWE levels of in-your-face intensity, and Timberland boot-stomping beats gave them endless amounts of street credibility.
So when the Killa Bees of Staten Island and the bald headed Queens crew joined forces for their long-awaited 1998 collaboration, it was aptly titled “The Worst” because that’s exactly what they had ambitiously set to inflict on their foes.
[via Ambrosia For Heads]