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Wu-Tang Clan — “Protect Ya Neck” (1993)

Release Date December 14, 1993

Protect Ya Neck” was the first Wu-Tang song bringing together the original four members and four others (excluding Masta Killa, who had not yet joined). It was originally released on December 14, 1992, as part of the “Protect Ya Neck”/”After the Laughter Comes Tears” single by Wu-Tang Records. When it created an underground buzz, Wu-Tang signed with LoudRecords and released it with “Method Man” on its B-side. That single sold 10,000 copies