The Wu-Tang Clan are hip-hop legends. The Staten Island-based pioneers are releasing an album in 2014, nearly two decades removed from their rap-dominating run. Not only was the collective innovative in shaping our genre’s sonic culture, but the group also birthed many style trends. According to RZA, Timbalands wouldn’t be poppin’ if it wasn’t for the Wu. Check out his quote with GQ below:
“In my opinion, the trend first started in the very late ’80s to early ’90s. I think one of the bands that really brought Timberland boots to the forefront was Wu-Tang Clan. In all of our early videos, whether it was Method Man, ODB, the RZA, the GZA, you see the Timberlands stomping.”
According to RZA, Timbalands wouldn’t be poppin’ if it wasn’t for the Wu-Tang Clan.