Currently promoting their “Gods of Rap” tour and the new Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men docu-series, the Wu-Tang Clan stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night for a special live set. Notably, the iconic group served up a performance of a fan-favorite and classic single, “Triumph.” Originally released in 1997 to support Wu-Tang Clan’s sophomore studio album, “Triumph” features verses from all nine original Wu-Tang Clan emcees and received a video from director Brett Ratner.
“We always expressed our emotions, our lives. We told you directly about it in our songs,” RZA told Vulture earlier this year, sharing his thoughts on how the individual Wu-Tang Clan members opened up through their music. “I think the thing that changes over time, as we get older, is that the rest of humanity or society figures out a way to put a name on it … It always was there. But now they go, ‘That was depression,’ or ‘That was ADD.’ They find names to put on it. And you go, ‘Maybe I had attention deficit.’ I’m on hypertension medication. And of course I’ve got hypertension. My mind is always moving. They say as time goes, we find terms to identify and then we can look back. When Ghost and Method Man say they realize they were depressed, I’m like, ‘Yeah, it makes sense.’ Why does this kid have sadness in his eyes? He don’t got the definition for it in his time in his mind. And then he look back on it and go, Oh, I’ve been depressed. Oh shit.”
You can check out Wu-Tang Clan’s performance of “Triumph” for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon above.
A couple months, Hulu revealed plans for another Wu-Tang Clan television series, Wu-Tang: An American Saga.