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Wu-Tang Clan

Members of the Wu-Tang Clan and their affiliates performing at the Virgin Festival in Baltimore.
Background information
Origin Staten Island, New York, U.S.
Genres East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop
Occupations Rappers, lyricists
Years active 1992 – present
Labels Loud/RCA/BMG Records (1993–1998)
Loud/Columbia/SME Records (1999–2001)
Wu Music Group/SRC/Universal Motown/Loud (2007–present)
Associated acts (See below)
Website Wu-Tang Corp.
Members
RZA (1992 – present)
GZA (1992 – present)
Method Man (1992 – present)
Raekwon (1992 – present)
Ghostface Killah (1992 – present)
Inspectah Deck (1992 – present)
U-God (1992 – 2004, 2004 – present)
Masta Killa (1992 – present)
Cappadonna (unofficial; disputed)[1][2] (2000, 2007 – present)
Former members
Ol' Dirty Bastard (deceased) (1992–2004)
.The Wu-Tang Clan are a New York City-based hip-hop group, which consists of: RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, and the late Ol' Dirty Bastard.^ DFX: Wu-Tang Clan Gets Prehistoric In New Video Posted 9/25/00 .
  • Wu-Tang Clan | Latest Breaking News | MTV 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.mtv.com [Source type: General]

^ A new sense of import struck the group since their breakthrough—they went from deep underground to banner-wavers of hip-hop between their first two group albums, and clearly some sort of aesthetic change was necessary.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ RZA, transformed by a delicious Wu-Tang snack into a dwarf, must battle this teknodwarf to escape with the tender babe.
  • Tales of Game's Studios Presents: The Sewer Gob... - Gaming World Forums 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC www.gamingw.net [Source type: General]

.They are frequently joined by fellow childhood friend Cappadonna, whose status as an official member is in dispute.^ Oli "Power" Grant is a childhood friend of several clan members.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ The 10th official or unofficial member is was Cappadonna, due to him not being around when the group was formed but in 2007 was officially declared a member of the group before the release of 8 diagrams.
  • Wu-Tang Clan Family Tree - [Wu -Tang Killa Beez (Bees) N - Z] 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC www.wu-international.com [Source type: General]

.They were formed in (and are associated with) the New York City borough of Staten Island (referred to by members as "Shaolin"), though some of their members are from Brooklyn.^ Note, I wrote, "the other four boroughs of New York City" while the mention of "even New Jersey" was a notable fifth inclusion!
  • GTAIV drops Staten Island; Wu-Tang response unknown 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tothe industry's surprise, it sold over 10,000 copies and enabled this conceptually innovative crew to land a deal with RCA. ENTER THE WU-TANG (36 CHAMBERS) is the first effort to "take you on" the full "lyrical high" of the Wu-Tang--eight "killer bees" who stem from that forgotten borough of New York City, Staten Island.
  • Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers): Wu-Tang Clan: Amazon.co.uk: Music 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Each member of the Clan was an actor, assuming new names so that they may play the characters that Raekwon drafted into his script.
  • Wu-Tang Clan: Top 10 Wu-Tang Albums 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.prefixmag.com [Source type: General]

.They have introduced and launched the careers of affiliated artists and groups,[3] often collectively known as the Wu-Tang Killa Bees.^ Wu tang killa bees, we on tha swaarm .
  • XXLmag.com - » WU TANG Is The Zenith Of Rap Music… 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wu-Tang> Your favorite artist .
  • Nah Right » Video: Wu-Tang Clan - Take It Back 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As a collective group…Wu-Tang can’t be fucked with,them dudes got over 400 members and affiliates worldwide!
  • XXLmag.com - » WU TANG Is The Zenith Of Rap Music… 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[4] .In 2007, MTV ranked Wu-Tang the 5th greatest Hip-hop group of all time.^ The Wu-Tang Clan is a New York Citybased hip hop group.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ April 30, 2009 wu tang and hip hop .
  • Music en Facebook | Wu-Tang - free music, pictures, videos 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC apps.facebook.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Wu Tang is Hip-Hop and that’s why they’re the greatest collective in rap music of all time.
  • XXLmag.com - » WU TANG Is The Zenith Of Rap Music… 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[5]

Contents

History

Foundation and name

.The founders of the Wu-Tang Clan were cousins Robert Diggs, Gary Grice, Russell Jones (RZA, GZA, and Ol' Dirty Bastard respectively[4]) who had formed the group Force of the Imperial Master (later known as All in Together Now after the release of a popular single by that name).^ Wu-Tang Clan Triumph ringtones.
  • Wu-tang - C.r.e.a.m. (instrumental) Mp3 Download Free 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC cavaliersonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Restaurants near Wu-Tang Clan .
  • LondonTown.com | Wu-Tang Clan | Hammersmith Apollo London 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC www.londontown.com [Source type: General]

^ The RZA and Ol' Dirty Bastard adopted the name for the group after the film Shaolin and Wu-Tang.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

.The group attracted the attention of figures in the industry, including Biz Markie,[6] but did not manage to secure a record deal.^ The group attracted the attention of some notable figures in the industry, including Biz Markie, but did not manage to secure a record deal.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ The simple fact that the group had nine MCs is amazing in and of itself, to say nothing of their dominance of the industry, brought about by their unique deal with Loud Records which allowed each member of the group to sign with a different record label for their solo releases.
  • Wu-Tang Boxes | Facebook 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Naturally it caught the attention of Loud Records which in a never-before-seen move signed them as a group, but allowed each member to sign outside contracts and pursue solo careers.
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

.
All In Together Now was never signed to a record label.^ All In Together Now was never signed to a record label.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ Naturally it caught the attention of Loud Records which in a never-before-seen move signed them as a group, but allowed each member to sign outside contracts and pursue solo careers.
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

^ Back then the group were called "All In Together Now" and consisted of cousins Prince Rakeem, Unique Ason, and The Genius.
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

.See, me, GZA and ODB had a crew called FOI: Force Of The Imperial Master, nahmean?^ See, me, GZA and ODB had a crew called FOI: Force Of The Imperial Master, nahmean?
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

.We made a song, called 'All In Together Now', which became famous on tapes throughout Brooklyn, Downtown Staten Island, New York, all the way down to Miami.^ We made a song, called All In Together Now', which became famous on tapes throughout Brooklyn, Downtown Staten Island, New York, all the way down to Miami.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ It laid the groundwork for the rebirth of New York hip-hop in the hardcore age, paving the way for everybody from Biggie and Jay-Z to Nas and Mobb Deep.
  • Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers): Wu-Tang Clan: Amazon.co.uk: Music 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ He had to fly back to New York to tape an episode of hit US police drama, The Wire.

.I remember Biz Markie, when he was famous and I wasn't famous, and he was like: "Yo!^ I remember Biz Markie, when he was famous and I wasn't famous, and he was like: "Yo!
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

I heard that shit! .Your song with Ason Unique and the Specialist". I was the Scientist.^ Your song with Ason Unique and the Specialist".
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

.So we never got signed as a group back then.^ So we never got signed as a group back then.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ Naturally it caught the attention of Loud Records which in a never-before-seen move signed them as a group, but allowed each member to sign outside contracts and pursue solo careers.
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

.We never had a serious record deal under that title.^ We never had a serious record deal under that title.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

[7]
—RZA
.Wu-Tang Clan was assembled in late 1992 with RZA as the de facto leader and the group's producer.^ Wu-Tang Clan Triumph ringtones.
  • Wu-tang - C.r.e.a.m. (instrumental) Mp3 Download Free 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC cavaliersonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
  • Wu-tang Clan - Underground Hip Hop - Store - Search Results 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.undergroundhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Restaurants near Wu-Tang Clan .
  • LondonTown.com | Wu-Tang Clan | Hammersmith Apollo London 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC www.londontown.com [Source type: General]

[4] .The name "Wu-Tang" is derived from the name of the mountain Wu Dang (Wudang Shan) in northwest Hubei Province in central China with long history associated with Chinese culture, especially Taoism, martial arts and medicine.^ Good Wu-Tang martial expert.
  • artikel_Wu_tang_samples 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC kungfufilms.nl [Source type: General]

^ "Good Wu-Tang martial expert.
  • Movie Samples 9 October 2009 22:022 UTC row1.info [Source type: Original source]

^ The name "Wu-Tang" is derived from the name of the mountain Wu Dang (Wudang Shan) in northwest Hubei Province in central China with long history associated with Chinese culture, especially Taoism, martial arts and medicine.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

[8] .The RZA and Ol' Dirty Bastard adopted the name for the group after the film Shaolin and Wu Tang.^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
  • Wu-tang Clan - Underground Hip Hop - Store - Search Results 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.undergroundhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The RZA and Ol' Dirty Bastard adopted the name for the group after the film Shaolin and Wu-Tang.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ Ol' Dirty Bastard - 1,692 plays 4.
  • Last.fm - Kultur - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[9] The group's debut album loosely adopted a Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang theme, dividing the album into Shaolin and Wu-Tang sections.[10]
The group developed backronyms for the name (as hip hop pioneers such as KRS-One and Big Daddy Kane did with their names), including "We Usually Take All Niggas' Garments," "Witty Unpredictable Talent And Natural Game" and "Wisdom of the Universe, and the Truth of Allah for the Nation of the Gods".[9]

Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and solo albums

.The Clan first became known in 1993 following the release of the independent single "Protect Ya Neck", which immediately gave the group a sizable underground following, especially after their tour with Kat Nu and Cypress Hill.^ Protect ya neck .
  • Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers): Wu-Tang Clan: Amazon.co.uk: Music 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Protect Ya Neck 11.
  • Wu Tang Clan CDs and DVDs | Shop the Wu Tang Clan Official Store 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC wutangclan.shop.musictoday.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Wu-tang - C.r.e.a.m. (instrumental) Mp3 Download Free 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC cavaliersonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Protect ya neck (The jump off) (Wu-Tang Clan) .
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

.Though there was some difficulty in finding a record label that would sign Wu-Tang Clan while still allowing each member to record solo albums with other labels, Loud/RCA finally agreed, releasing their debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), in late 1993. This album turned out to be critically-acclaimed, and to date is regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time.^ Wu-Tang Clan Triumph ringtones.
  • Wu-tang - C.r.e.a.m. (instrumental) Mp3 Download Free 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC cavaliersonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Restaurants near Wu-Tang Clan .
  • LondonTown.com | Wu-Tang Clan | Hammersmith Apollo London 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC www.londontown.com [Source type: General]

^ Wu-Tang Clan/1993 Enter the Wu-Tang 36 Chambers/07 Wu-Tang Clan ain't nuthing ta F' wit.mp3 .
  • Torrent - Wu-Tang Clan - WZADs private Collection 1990 - 2007 MP3:: BitTorrentMonster 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.btmon.com [Source type: General]

[11][12][13] .The success of Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers established the group as a creative and influential force in mid 1990s hip hop, allowing Ol' Dirty Bastard, GZA, RZA, Raekwon, Method Man, and Ghostface Killah to negotiate solo contracts.^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
  • Wu-tang Clan - Underground Hip Hop - Store - Search Results 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.undergroundhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The RZA and Ol' Dirty Bastard adopted the name for the group after the film Shaolin and Wu-Tang.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ The Wu-Tang Clan is a New York Citybased hip hop group.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

.Rakim and KRS-One both believe that without the Wu-Tang Hip-Hop would've died.^ "Enter The 36 Chambers" went on to sell almost two million copies and is regarded by critics as one of, if not, the best hip hop album in history.
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

^ In late 2006, Wu-Tang was honored as one of the premier and influential rap groups by VH1's 2006 Hip Hop Honors with other influential performers: Afrika Bambaataa, Beastie Boys, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Lyte, Rakim and Russell Simmons.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ Martial arts-obsessed New York rappers the Wu-Tang Clan changed the face of hip-hop in the 1990s.
  • LondonTown.com | Wu-Tang Clan | Hammersmith Apollo London 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC www.londontown.com [Source type: General]

They believe RZA created true masterpieces with all solo albums, especially the GZA's Liquid Swords album and the 'Purple Tape'.[4] RZA mentioned on wuforever.com:
.
We reinvented the way hip hop was structured, and what I mean is, you have a group signed to a label, yet the infrastructure of our deal was like anyone else's ...we still could negotiate with any label we wanted, like Yung Dirt went with Def Jam, Rae stayed with Loud, Ghost went with Sony, GZA went with Geffen Records, feel me?....and all these labels still put "Razor Sharp Records" on the credits..^ All In Together Now was never signed to a record label.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ We reinvented the way hip hop was structured, and what I mean is, you have a group signed to a label, yet the infrastructure of our deal was like anyone else's ...we still could negotiate with any label we wanted, like Meth went with Def Jam, Rae stayed with Loud, Ghost went with Sony, GZA went with Geffen Records,feel me?....and all these labels still put "Razor Sharp Records" on the credits..
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ HIP HOP, you deffinitetly .
  • Wu-tang - C.r.e.a.m. (instrumental) Mp3 Download Free 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC cavaliersonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

..Wu .Tang was a financial movement.^ Wu Tang was a financial movement.
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.So what do you wanna diversify....?^ So what do you wanna diversify....?
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..Your assets?[14]
—RZA

First round of solo albums

.The period between the release of Enter the Wu-Tang and Wu-Tang Clan's second album is considered to be "the greatest winning streak in rap history."^ Wu-Tang Clan Triumph ringtones.
  • Wu-tang - C.r.e.a.m. (instrumental) Mp3 Download Free 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC cavaliersonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
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^ Wu-Tang Clan - The Rock Hard Times albums other releases compilations .
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[15] .The RZA was the first to follow up on the success of Enter the Wu-Tang with a side project, founding the Gravediggaz with Prince Paul and Frukwan (both of Stetsasonic) and Poetic.^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
  • Wu-tang Clan - Underground Hip Hop - Store - Search Results 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.undergroundhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wu-related side projects.
  • MySpace - Wu-Tang Clan(FAN PAGE) - 100 - Hombre - Staten Island, New York - myspace.com/official36chambers 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • Wu-Tang Clan - Download Wu-Tang Clan Music on iTunes 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC itunes.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The RZA was the first to follow up on the success of Enter the Wu-Tang with a side project, founding the Gravediggaz with Prince Paul and Frukwan (both of Stetsasonic) and Poetic.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

.The Gravediggaz released 6 Feet Deep in August 1994, which became one of the best known works to emerge from hip hop's small sub-genre of horrorcore.^ The Gravediggaz released 6 Feet Deep in August 1994, which became one of the best known works to emerge from hip hop's small sub-genre of horrorcore.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ "Enter The 36 Chambers" went on to sell almost two million copies and is regarded by critics as one of, if not, the best hip hop album in history.
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

^ It laid the groundwork for the rebirth of New York hip-hop in the hardcore age, paving the way for everybody from Biggie and Jay-Z to Nas and Mobb Deep.
  • Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers): Wu-Tang Clan: Amazon.co.uk: Music 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

[4]
.It had always been planned for Method Man to be the first breakout star from the group's lineup, with the b-side of the first single being his now-classic eponymous solo track.^ The first Wu-Tang member to become a major solo star was Method Man.
  • MySpace - Wu-Tang Clan(FAN PAGE) - 100 - Hombre - Staten Island, New York - myspace.com/official36chambers 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ It had always been planned for Method Man to be the first breakout star from the group's lineup, with the b-side of the first single being his now-classic eponymous solo track.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ As the buzz continues to grow for Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Method Man's group album, The Chef has finally provided some major details about the project.
  • Wu-Tang News - Topix 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]
  • Wu-Tang News - Topix 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

.In November 1994 his solo album Tical was released.^ GZA 's solo album was released by Geffen Records in November 1995.
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^ In November 1994 his solo album Tical was released.
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^ Released his solo album, Prophecy, in 1999.

.It was entirely produced by The RZA, who for the most part continued with the grimy, raw textures he explored on 36 Chambers.^ It was entirely produced by The RZA, who for the most part continued with the grimy, raw textures he explored on 36 Chambers.
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^ RZA is a music geek, most producers are.
  • RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan: "We geeks man, we geeks!" - Boing Boing 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Along with Dr. Dre's The Chronic, the Wu-Tang Clan's debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), was one of the most influential rap albums of the '90s.
  • Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers): Wu-Tang Clan: Amazon.co.uk: Music 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The RZA's hands-on approach to Tical extended beyond his merely creating the beats to devising song concepts and structures.^ The RZA's hands-on approach to Tical extended beyond his merely creating the beats to devising song concepts and structures.
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^ RZA's Blood Of A Champion: The man behind the beats of the Wu-Tang Clan, Rza, has continually stepped further and further away from exclusively creating hip hop music.
  • Wu-Tang Clan News Archives - [January - March 2006] - wu-international.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.wu-international.com [Source type: General]

^ The real star of the song is RZA’s beat, with an unstoppable piano loop, wordless soulful crooning, and vinyl crackle.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

[4] .The track "All I Need" from Tical was the winner of the "Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group" at the 1995 Grammy Awards.^ They presented the Best Collaboration/Duo award at BET's Hip-Hop Award show in 2008.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ Tical became a big hit in early 1995, as did Meth's duet with Mary J. Blige, "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By."
  • MySpace - Wu-Tang Clan(FAN PAGE) - 100 - Hombre - Staten Island, New York - myspace.com/official36chambers 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Wu-Tang Clan: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Outkast is tha best duo but chea 4 tha best group its tha Wu…..BXS this was ur best post ever…..keepin’ it real & simple at tha same time im feelin it .
  • XXLmag.com - » WU TANG Is The Zenith Of Rap Music… 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[16]
.After the release of Method Man's Tical, Ol Dirty Bastard was the next member to launch a solo career.^ Ol' Dirty Bastard - 1,692 plays 4.
  • Last.fm - Kultur - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ol`Dirty Bastard.mp3 .
  • Torrent - Wu-Tang Clan - WZADs private Collection 1990 - 2007 MP3:: BitTorrentMonster 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.btmon.com [Source type: General]

^ ShoGun Assasson is rumored to be the next member to release a solo album.

.His debut album; Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version was released in March 1995, and is considered a hip-hop classic.^ Return to the 36 Chambers .
  • Wu-Tang Clan - The Rock Hard Times 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.trht.net [Source type: General]

^ First heard on Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Return to the 36 Chambers".

^ Like the classic works of Public Enemy and the Beastie Boys, Enter The 36 Chambers is one of those rare hip-hop albums that seem to be more popular among white people - more specifically, white rock fans - than among their (presumably) African-American target audience.

[13]
Late summer, and early fall of 1995 saw the release of Raekwon's Only .Built 4 Cuban Linx..., and the GZA's Liquid Swords, which would turn out to be the group's two most significant and well-received solo projects.^ Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 4.9 out of 5 stars ( 183 ) $8.98 .
  • Amazon.com: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers): Wu-Tang Clan: Music 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The track is group effort, a familiar outing for Wu solo projects.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ GZA's liquid swords and raekwon's cuban linx).

.Cuban Linx was a diverse, theatrical criminological epic that saw RZA move away from the raw, stripped-down beats of the early albums and towards a richer, cinematic sound more reliant on strings and classic soul samples.^ The RZA move away from the raw, stripped-down beats of the early albums and towards a richer, cinematic sound more reliant on strings and classic soul samples.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ West's own take on RZA's style briefly flooded the rap market with what was dubbed "chipmunk soul," the pitch bending of a vocal sample to where it sounded as though the singer had inhaled helium.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ ODB's 1st was inspired like never before, 36 was raw like the album, Cuban Linx was iconic, and no one needs to say anything about Liquid Swords and Bobby Digital.
  • Logan Walters 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC website13156.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The album is highly notable in that it revived, and expanded the Mafioso Rap genre, which started to decline several years beforehand.^ Mash-ups that pin Rap music with other genres and artists have become more popular in the last few years.
  • Wu-Tang News - Topix 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]
  • Wu-Tang News - Topix 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ Artist : Eazy E Album : Featuring Eazy E-(Advance) Bitrate : VBR kbps Label : Priority Records Year : 2007 Genre : Rap Rip date : Nov-28-2007 Store date : Dec-04-2007 Size : 97,7 MB .
  • Review Of Wu-Tang Clan's 8 Diagrams | The Smoking Section 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC smokingsection.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Lavish living and the crime underworld are referenced throughout using quotes from the John Woo movie The Killer, with the mystique of the Wu-Tang Clan deepened by the adoption of crime boss aliases and the crew name Wu-Gambinos.^ Restaurants near Wu-Tang Clan .
  • LondonTown.com | Wu-Tang Clan | Hammersmith Apollo London 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC www.londontown.com [Source type: General]

^ Shopping near Wu-Tang Clan .
  • LondonTown.com | Wu-Tang Clan | Hammersmith Apollo London 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC www.londontown.com [Source type: General]

^ Wu-Tang Clan album .
  • Wu-Tang Clan Album - Ask.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

.The album introduced a flurry of slang words to the rap lexicon, and many artists have gone on to imitate its materialism.^ The album introduced a flurry of slang words to the rap lexicon, and many artists have gone on to imitate its materialism.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

.Cuban Linx featured all but one Wu member, and featured the first debut from close Wu-Tang affiliate; Cappadonna.^ Not all the UK members may be Wu affiliates.
  • Wu-Tang Clan Family Tree - [Wu -Tang Killa Beez (Bees) N - Z] 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC www.wu-international.com [Source type: General]

^ Wu-tang album without all the members involved.
  • Wu-Tang Clan News Archives - [January - March 2006] - wu-international.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.wu-international.com [Source type: General]

^ Before the Wu-Tang Clan's debut in 1993, few popular rap music acts operated in groups, and at nine main members with several affiliates, the Wu was the largest around at that point; the only popular groups coming close to that size at the time were Public Enemy and the Death Row Records roster.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

.The album also featured rapper Nas, who was the first non-Wu-Tang-affiliated MC to appear on a Wu-Tang album.^ Wu Tang album cover art.
  • Logan Walters 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC website13156.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It featured Nas, who was the first non-Clan MC to appear on a Wu-related album.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ Wu tang recognize all these other artists are pretenders, fucking actors who get some money and have no understanding of what there self image is..
  • Nah Right » Video: Wu-Tang Clan - Take It Back 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.GZA's Liquid Swords had a similar focus on inner-city criminology akin to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, but it was far darker, both in GZA's grim lyrics and in the ominous, foreboding production that saw The RZA experimenting more with keyboards than ever before.^ GZA's Liquid Swords had a similar focus on inner-city criminology akin to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, but it was far darker, both in GZA's grim lyrics and in the ominous, foreboding production that saw The RZA experimenting more with keyboards than ever before.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ As the Gza said hyping this album, “Wu Tang is Forever”… but to me 36 Chambers, Cuban Linx, Liquid Swords, IronMan, Supreme CLientele, and some of Tical and Return to the 36 Chambers and the double album are Forever… Their time might have passed… but I don’t dismiss this album as a piece a shit like some of you.
  • Review Of Wu-Tang Clan's 8 Diagrams | The Smoking Section 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC smokingsection.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ ODB's 1st was inspired like never before, 36 was raw like the album, Cuban Linx was iconic, and no one needs to say anything about Liquid Swords and Bobby Digital.
  • Logan Walters 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC website13156.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Liquid Swords features guest appearances from every Clan member, and is linked together by excerpts from the movie Shogun Assassin (which was also referenced in the movie Kill Bill, scored by the RZA).^ Priority, featuring a number of guest appearances by Wu members and associates.
  • Wu-Tang Clan - Download Wu-Tang Clan Music on iTunes 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC itunes.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Wu-Tang Clan - Download Wu-Tang Clan Music on iTunes 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC itunes.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Liquid Swords is linked together by excerpts from the movie Shogun Assassin (which was also referenced in the movie Kill Bill, scored by the RZA).
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ RZA [WU-TANG CLAN] The RZA first surfaced during the early '90s as a member of All in Together Now , a group that also featured fellow Wu-Tang members the Genius (aka GZA ) and Ol' Dirty Bastard .
  • RZA (Wu-Tang Clan) tickets | Fowlers Live | moshtix 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.moshtix.com.au [Source type: General]

.95' also saw the release of the Wu Wear clothing line, which would turn out to be massively successful, and influential on hip-hop culture.^ Martial arts-obsessed New York rappers the Wu-Tang Clan changed the face of hip-hop in the 1990s.
  • LondonTown.com | Wu-Tang Clan | Hammersmith Apollo London 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC www.londontown.com [Source type: General]

^ Soon, other hip hop artists were making similar ventures and by the mid 2000s a clothing line was almost a prerequisite for hip hop superstardom, with clothing lines launched by Ludacris, Jay-Z, Puff Daddy, Busta Rhymes, Nelly and more.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ Turning the standard concept of a hip-hop crew inside out, the Wu-Tang Clan were assembled as a loose congregation of nine MCs, almost as a support group.
  • Wu-Tang Clan :: Featured Artists ::... 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.mooseshirts.com [Source type: General]

.It initially started as a mere way to make money from the demand for bootleg Wu-Tang shirts, and evolved into an extensive collection of designer garments.^ The Wu Wear clothing line in particular was massively influential on hip hop culture; initially started as merely a way to make money from the demand for bootleg Wu-Tang shirts, it evolved into an extensive collection of designer garments.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ The legend maintains that the ageless spirits of the deceased Wu-Tang warriors would one day be reborn and come together to finish what they once started...
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

^ Wu-Tang Clan - WZADs private Collection 1990 - 2007 MP3.torrent ( magnet link ) .
  • Torrent - Wu-Tang Clan - WZADs private Collection 1990 - 2007 MP3:: BitTorrentMonster 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.btmon.com [Source type: General]

.Soon, other hip hop artists were making similar ventures and by the mid 2000s, a clothing line was almost a prerequisite for hip hop superstardom, with clothing lines launched by Puff Daddy, Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, Nelly, Ludacris, 50 Cent, and more.^ They were also among the first to start the trend in hip-hop of diversification; specifically, the hip-hop clothing line with Wu-Wear, which was later picked up by Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z and Puff Daddy, among others.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ Soon, other hip hop artists were making similar ventures and by the mid 2000s a clothing line was almost a prerequisite for hip hop superstardom, with clothing lines launched by Ludacris, Jay-Z, Puff Daddy, Busta Rhymes, Nelly and more.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ "Enter The 36 Chambers" went on to sell almost two million copies and is regarded by critics as one of, if not, the best hip hop album in history.
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

.Almost a year after the release of Liquid Swords, Ghostface Killah released his first solo album, Ironman in late October 1996. The album struck a balance between the sinister keyboard-laden textures of Liquid Swords and the sentimental soul samples of Cuban Linx, while Ghostface himself explored new territory as a lyricist.^ Ghostface Killah released his own debut, Ironman, in 1996.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ Ironman dropped in 1996, with Ghostface Killah renaming himself to reflect his new invulnerability.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Released his first solo album TGSNT in 2005.

.Ironman was critically acclaimed and is still widely considered to be one of the best of Wu-Tang solo albums.^ Wu-Tang Clan album .
  • Wu-Tang Clan Album - Ask.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

^ Wu Tang album cover art.
  • Logan Walters 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC website13156.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Enter the Wu-Tang is one of the greatest albums...ever.
  • Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers): Wu-Tang Clan: Amazon.co.uk: Music 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

[17] .Although the 1994–1996 albums were released as solo, The RZA's presence behind the production, and the large number of guest appearances from other Clan members has rendered them to be mostly all-round group efforts.^ In November 1994 his solo album Tical was released.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ Although the 19941996 albums were released as solo albums, The RZA's presence behind the boards and the large number of guest appearances from other Clan members (Raekwon and Ghostface's albums only had two or three actual solo tracks each and both included many tracks that included other Clan members) means they are usually considered as to be all-round group efforts.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ Priority, featuring a number of guest appearances by Wu members and associates.
  • Wu-Tang Clan MP3 Downloads - Wu-Tang Clan Music Downloads - Wu-Tang Clan Music Videos - Wu-Tang Clan Pictures - MP3.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.mp3.com [Source type: General]

Wu-Tang Forever and diversification

.With their solo careers firmly established, the Wu-Tang Clan reassembled to release the highly-anticipated Grammy-nominated multiplatinum double album Wu-Tang Forever in June 1997, debuting at number one on the Billboard Charts.^ Restaurants near Wu-Tang Clan .
  • LondonTown.com | Wu-Tang Clan | Hammersmith Apollo London 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC www.londontown.com [Source type: General]

^ Shopping near Wu-Tang Clan .
  • LondonTown.com | Wu-Tang Clan | Hammersmith Apollo London 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC www.londontown.com [Source type: General]

^ Wu-Tang Clan - The Rock Hard Times albums other releases compilations .
  • Wu-Tang Clan - The Rock Hard Times 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.trht.net [Source type: General]

.This event was featured in a CNN roundup for the extraordinary sales the group achieved without a mainstream sound or commercial appeal.^ This event was featured in a CNN roundup for the extraordinary sales the group achieved without a mainstream sound or commercial appeal.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

.The album's first single, "Triumph," was over five minutes long, featured nine verses (one from each member plus Cappadonna and excluding O.D.B. who appeared on the intro and bridge), and no hook or a repeated phrase.^ The album's first single, "Triumph," was over five minutes long, featured nine verses (one from each member plus Cappadonna and excluding O.D.B.), and no hook or a repeated phrase.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ Breakup In 2002, Dom Pachino became the first group member to release a solo album, with Tera iz Him.

^ Sounds like he doesn't appear much on the first album.

.The sound of the album built significantly on the previous three solo albums, with The RZA using more keyboards and string samples, as well as, for the first time, assigning some of the album's production to his protégés True Master and 4th Disciple.^ The sound of the album built significantly on the previous three solo albums, with The RZA using more keyboards and string samples, as well as, for the first time, assigning some of the album's production to his protgs True Master and 4th Disciple.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ GZA's Liquid Swords had a similar focus on inner-city criminology akin to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, but it was far darker, both in GZA's grim lyrics and in the ominous, foreboding production that saw The RZA experimenting more with keyboards than ever before.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
  • Wu-Tang Clan Discography at Discogs 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

.The group's lyrics differed significantly from those of 36 Chambers, with many verses written in a dense stream-of-consciousness form heavily influenced by the teachings of the Five Percent Nation.^ The group's lyrics differed significantly from those of 36 Chambers, with many verses written in a dense stream-of-consciousness form heavily influenced by the teachings of the Five Percent Nation.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ Enter The 36 Chambers is the sound of nine hungry, aggressive young men with tremendous energy, wit and (in many cases) criminal backgrounds setting out to demonstrate their significant lyrical and verbal skills to the world.

^ Even if you aren't a lyrics person, RZA's psychedelic production ALONE should put it up there with 36 Chambers and Six Feet Under.

.According to Nielsen SoundScan, the album has sold over 8.3 million copies to date worldwide.^ According to Nielsen SoundScan, the album has sold over 8.3 million copies to date worldwide.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ Their legacy spanned over a decade, and they sold more than 20 million albums.
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Wu Tang Clan CDs and DVDs | Shop the Wu Tang Clan Official Store 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC wutangclan.shop.musictoday.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In early 2000, copies of a Royal Fam album was released in Europe and was subsequently made available worldwide, without the knowledge and consent of the group itself.
  • Wu-Tang Clan Family Tree - [Wu -Tang Killa Beez (Bees) N - Z] 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC www.wu-international.com [Source type: General]

.Wu-Tang Forever also marked the end of The RZA's "five year plan". After ...Forever's success, The RZA ceased to oversee all aspects of Wu-Tang product as he had done previously, delegating much of his existing role to associates such as Oli "POWER" Grant and his brother Mitchell "Divine" Diggs.^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
  • Wu-tang Clan - Underground Hip Hop - Store - Search Results 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.undergroundhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wu-Tang Forever also marked the end of The RZA's "five year plan".
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ After ...Forever's success, The RZA ceased to oversee all aspects of Wu-Tang product as he had done previously, delegating much of his existing role to associates such as Oli "Power" Grant and his brother Mitchell "Divine" Diggs.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

.This move was designed to expand Wu-Tang's reach in the industry and take advantage of financial opportunities for the group.^ This move was designed to expand Wu-Tang's reach in the industry and take advantage of financial opportunities for the group.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ Wu Tang was a financial movement.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
  • Wu-Tang Clan Discography at Discogs 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

.In keeping with this move, an array of Wu-Tang products (both musical and otherwise) were to be released over the next two years.^ In keeping with this move, an array of Wu-Tang products (both musical and otherwise) were to be released over the next two years.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ But the Wu franchise was suffering from inconsistency, overexposure (they'd spawned a clothing line, a video game, a comic book, and more), and a flood of musical product that even diehards found difficult to keep up with.
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^ Despite a lot of activity for the various solo projects, Wu-Tang released only a live album, 2004's Disciples of the 36 Chambers, during the subsequent five years.
  • Wu-Tang Clan - Download Wu-Tang Clan Music on iTunes 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC itunes.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Following Wu-Tang Forever, the focus of the Wu-Tang empire largely shifted to the promoting of emerging affiliated artists (referred to by the fanbase as "Wu-Family").^ Wu-Tang> Your favorite artist .
  • Nah Right » Video: Wu-Tang Clan - Take It Back 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Following Wu-Tang Forever, the focus of the Wu-Tang empire largely shifted to the promoting of emerging affiliated artists (referred to by the fanbase as "Wu-Family").
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ Wu tang recognize all these other artists are pretenders, fucking actors who get some money and have no understanding of what there self image is..
  • Nah Right » Video: Wu-Tang Clan - Take It Back 26 January 2010 2:24 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The group's close associate Cappadonna followed the group project with March 1998's The Pillage.^ The group's close associate Cappadonna followed the group project with March 1998's The Pillage.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ Soon after, Killah Priest (as with Cappadonna, a close associate of the Clan), released Heavy Mental to great critical acclaim.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ (DBW) The Pillage (Cappadonna: 1998) A pretty good record that got lost in the profusion of 1998 Wu releases.
  • Wu-Tang Clan (and solo work) 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.warr.org [Source type: General]

.Soon after, Killah Priest (another close associate of the Clan), released Heavy Mental to great critical acclaim.^ Soon after, Killah Priest (as with Cappadonna, a close associate of the Clan), released Heavy Mental to great critical acclaim.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ Reviews such as Melody Maker's writeup on Ghostface Killah's Supreme Clientele in January 2000 which began "Another month, another Wu-Tang side project" revealed critics' exhaustion at the Clan's prodigious output.
  • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

^ The same month, Killah Priest — not an official part of the Clan, but a frequent guest and a member of another protégé group, the Sunz of Man — made his solo debut on Geffen Records with Heavy Mental, an acclaimed album filled with spiritual imagery that established him as one of the more distinctive solo artists in the Wu-Tang orbit.
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.Affiliated groups Sunz of Man (of which Killah Priest was a member) and Killarmy (which included The RZA's younger brother) also released well-received albums, followed by Wu-Tang Killa Bees: The Swarm—a compilation album showcasing these and more Wu-affiliated artists, and including new solo tracks from the group members themselves.^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
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^ Wu-Tang Clan - The Rock Hard Times albums other releases compilations .
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^ Wu Tang album cover art.
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.The Swarm sold well and was certified gold.^ The Swarm sold well and was certified gold.
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.There was also a long line of releases from secondary affiliates such as Popa Wu, Shyheim, GP Wu, and Wu-Syndicate.^ There was also a long line of releases from secondary affiliates such as Popa Wu, Shyheim, GP Wu, and Wu-Syndicate.
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^ But not long after this, there were reports of a fallout between the group (and one of the main producers, E The Dred) with "Wu-Tang Records" which forced them into another label contract.
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^ The Housegang Under the direction of Wu-Tang Clansman Inspectah Deck this supergroup of underground Wu-Tang affiliates released a mixtape in 2004 entitled "Undadogz".

.Second albums from Gravediggaz and Killarmy, as well as a greatest hits album and a b-sides compilation also eventually saw release.^ Second albums from Gravediggaz and Killarmy, as well as a greatest hits album and a b-sides compilation also eventually saw release.
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^ And the mill turns: Killarmy Recording New Album… Peace…9th hit me up on the phone to let ya’ll know.
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^ June 1999 saw the release of an excellent singles compilation, RZA Hits, which covered the first Wu-Tang album and the first round of solo albums (1994-1995); the very next week, GZA 's second album, Beneath the Surface, was released.
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Second round of solo albums

.While this round was commercially successful, it was not as critically acclaimed as its predecessor.^ While this round was very commercially successful, it was not as critically acclaimed as the first.
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^ Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) was both critically acclaimed and commercially successful; although its financial success wasn't immediate, it was the result of a slow build.
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^ Very suddenly he was thrust into the public spotlight, a successful artist critically and commercially.
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.The second round of solo albums from Wu-Tang saw second efforts from the five members who had already released albums, as well as debuts from all the remaining members, with the exception of Masta Killa.^ Wu-Tang Clan album .
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^ Wu Tang album cover art.
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^ Wu-Tang Clan (and solo work) .
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In the space of two years, The RZA's Bobby Digital In Stereo, Method Man Tical 2000: Judgement Day and Blackout! (with Redman), GZA's Beneath the Surface, Ol' Dirty Bastard's Nigga Please, U-God's Golden Arms Redemption, Raekwon's Immobilarity, Ghostface Killah's Supreme Clientele and Inspectah Deck's Uncontrolled Substance were all released (seven of them being released in the space of seven months between June 1999 and January 2000). .The RZA also composed the score for the film Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, directed by Jim Jarmusch, while he and other Wu-Tang members contributed music to a companion "music inspired by the film" album.^ Indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch commissioned RZA to compose a soundtrack for his acclaimed Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, the results of which were unveiled in early 2000.
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^ Wu-Tang Clan album .
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^ Wu Tang album cover art.
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.Wu-Tang branded clothing and video games were marketed as well.^ Wu-Tang branded clothing and video games were marketed as well.
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^ But the Wu franchise was suffering from inconsistency, overexposure (they'd spawned a clothing line, a video game, a comic book, and more), and a flood of musical product that even diehards found difficult to keep up with.
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^ Released their debut album Don't Go Against The Grain on MCA Records during the heyday of the Wu-Tang brand in 1998.

.The Wu Wear clothing line (previously mentioned) in particular was massively influential, and successful.^ The Wu Wear clothing line in particular was massively influential on hip hop culture; initially started as merely a way to make money from the demand for bootleg Wu-Tang shirts, it evolved into an extensive collection of designer garments.
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^ They were also among the first to start the trend in hip-hop of diversification; specifically, the hip-hop clothing line with Wu-Wear, which was later picked up by Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z and Puff Daddy, among others.
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^ Their popular clothing line "Wu-Wear" came into existence to stop fans from wearing bootleg t-shirts made by nameless companies.
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.The avalanche of Wu-Tang product between 1997 and 2000 was considered by some critics to have resulted in an oversaturation that was responsible for Wu-Tang's decline in popularity, or at least in critical regard during that time period.^ Product search results for: Wu-tang Clan .
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^ The avalanche of Wu-Tang product between 1997 and 2000 is considered by some critics to have resulted in an oversaturation that was responsible for Wu-Tang's drop in popularity, or at least in critical regard, during that time.
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^ Wu tang recognize all these other artists are pretenders, fucking actors who get some money and have no understanding of what there self image is..
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[19] .Reviews such as Melody Maker's writeup on Ghostface Killah's Supreme Clientele in January 2000 which began "Another month, another Wu-Tang side project" revealed critics' exhaustion at the Clan's prodigious output.^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
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^ Restaurants near Wu-Tang Clan .
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^ Shopping near Wu-Tang Clan .
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.The overall reception for the second round of Clan member solo albums was decidedly mixed if largely positive, and they did not live up to their pre-...Forever forebears critically; however, the Wu was selling more albums than ever.^ Wu-Tang Clan album .
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^ Wu-Tang Clan (and solo work) .
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^ The overall reception for the second round of Clan member solo albums was decidedly mixed if largely positive, and they did not live up to their pre-...Forever forebears critically; however, the Wu was selling more albums than ever.
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.Occasional albums would still receive critical acclaim (Ghostface Killah's Supreme Clientele being one of them, is regarded as one of the best solo efforts from the Clan) while Method Man and ODB remained popular in their own right as solo artists, and Wu-Tang remained as a well known force, but they had seemingly lost the ability to excite the music world in the way they had throughout the earlier, and mid nineties.^ Restaurants near Wu-Tang Clan .
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^ Shopping near Wu-Tang Clan .
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^ Wu Motherfucking Tang Clan> Your favorite artist .
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.Many fans and critics also bemoaned the lack of The RZA's input on the post-...Forever solo albums, which were mostly produced by the Wu-Element producers, other lower-ranking affiliates, or by outside producers such as the Trackmasters or the Neptunes.^ Many fans and critics also bemoaned the lack of The RZA's input on the post-...Forever solo albums, which were mostly produced by the Wu-Element producers, other lower-ranking affiliates, or by outside producers such as the Trackmasters or the Neptunes.
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^ A DVD titled Rise of a Fallen Soldier was released detailing his problems, which were mostly with his treatment by The RZA, who he claimed had hindered his success as a solo artist.
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^ "Our fans have been dedicated and patient and they're hungry to hear the music that has set us apart from so many others.
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The W, Iron Flag and New Millennium

.The group reconvened once again to make The W, though without Ol' Dirty Bastard, who was at the time incarcerated in California for violating the terms of his probation.^ Ol' Dirty Bastard - 1,692 plays 4.
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^ The group reconvened once again to make The W, though without Ol' Dirty Bastard, who was at the time incarcerated in California for violating the terms of his probation.
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^ RZA [WU-TANG CLAN] The RZA first surfaced during the early '90s as a member of All in Together Now , a group that also featured fellow Wu-Tang members the Genius (aka GZA ) and Ol' Dirty Bastard .
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.Though incarcerated, ODB managed to make it onto the track "Conditioner" which featured Snoop Dogg.^ Though incarcerated, ODB managed to make it onto the track "Conditioner" which also featured Snoop Dogg.
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^ The rapping is rarely less than adequate though, with the extreme standout of “Conditioner” (featuring Snoop Dogg rapping along with an ODB demo).
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^ All the Clan members managed to participate - Ol' Dirty, who was in rehab while the disc was cut, somehow appears on "Conditioner" with Snoop Dog.
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.ODB's vocals were recorded via the telephones used for inmates to talk with visitors, while in prison.^ ODB's vocals were recorded via the telephones used for inmates to talk with visitors.
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.The W was mostly well-received by critics,[20] particularly for The RZA's production, and also gave the group a hit single with the uptempo "Gravel Pit", part of a trilogy of videos where the group would visit different eras with a time traveling elevator, which also included "Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)" and "Careful (Click, Click)", which were then followed by "I Can't Go to Sleep" featuring Isaac Hayes.^ The W was mostly well-received by critics, particularly for The RZA's production, and also gave the group a hit single with the uptempo "Gravel Pit", part of a trilogy of videos where the group would visit different eras with a time traveling elevator, which also included "Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)" and the internet exclusive (due to excessive gun violence) "Careful (Click, Click)", which were then followed by "I Can't Go to Sleep" featuring Isaac Hayes.
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^ Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)” recaptures the squelchy hop of its predecessor.
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^ In 1999, RZA Hits , a compilation of some of the Wu-Tang family's best-known tracks, from both group and solo projects, was released under RZA's name.
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.The album would go on to reach double platinum status.^ The album would go on to reach double platinum status.
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.Shortly before the release of The W, ODB escaped custody while being transported from a rehab center to a Los Angeles court and was considered a fugitive.^ Shortly before the release of The W, ODB escaped custody while being transported from a rehab center to a Los Angeles court and was considered a fugitive.
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^ In late 2000, Ol' Dirty Bastard unexpectedly escaped near the end of his rehab sentence, spending one month on the run as a fugitive before showing up on stage at the record release party for The W in New York City.
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.At a record release party for The W, ODB appeared with his face hidden by an orange parka, and was not recognized until introduced to the crowd.^ At a record release party for The W, ODB, his face hidden by an orange parka, was not recognized until introduced to the crowd.
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^ All the original members are not only present, they sound glad to be there ("Shimmy Shimmy Ya," the last ODB recording released during his lifetime).
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With police officers present outside, ODB performed briefly and then fled, fearing capture. Six days later ODB caused a commotion, signing autographs in a McDonald's at Broad & Girard Street in North Philadelphia. Unaware of who was causing the commotion, the manager called the police. When the law arrived, ODB mistook them for fans until they drew their guns. ODB fled the facility, but was stopped while trying to start his vehicle. After presenting a fake ID, he admitted his real identity, and was arrested.[21]

Iron Flag

.In 2001, the Clan released Iron Flag, an album which made extensive use of outside producers and guests.^ Iron flag (Wu-Tang Clan) .
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^ The group's second album, Dirty Weaponry, was released in 1998 and their third and final album, Fear, Love & War was released on September 11, 2001.

^ Iron Flag - Columbia 2001 I t's crazy how people have different opinions about things.

.Its crossover vibe and features, including Ron Isley, Flavor Flav, and prominent producers Trackmasters, marked it as a lighter fare; while critically praised, it gained a less than stellar reputation with fans.^ Nothing from Cappadonna, who's apparently out of the group, and no ODB, though Flavor Flav fills the clown role on "Soul Power"; Ronald Isley lays his usual smooth vocals on "Back In The Game," produced by Trackmasters (Poke and Tone).
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^ The rapping is rarely less than adequate though, with the extreme standout of “Conditioner” (featuring Snoop Dogg rapping along with an ODB demo).
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^ But things don’t really gel, and although tracks like “Conditioner” don’t help things, blame doesn’t squarely fall upon the less-than-stellar songs.
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.Wu member; Ghostface Killah would later denounce the record.^ Wu-Tang's Ghostface Killah Arrested On Weapons Charge Posted 12/11/97 .
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^ Taking aliases from kung fu movies and comic books, the other clan members were Raekwon, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck and U-God.
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^ Ghostface, Killah Priest (a Wu associate), RZA, and the Genius all lay solid raps, with RZA’s distinct verse and voice leaving the greatest impression.
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.While originally featured on the cover of Iron Flag, Cappadonna was airbrushed out of the artwork and absent from the album entirely.^ Click here for the full track listing of the Fishscale album , or check out the initial cover and tracklisting used on the Fishscale EP Sampler.
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^ Their covers and artwork was/is well loved, excepted, appreciated, liked and most of their album covers were hot.
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^ Plus, Timbo himself designed the album cover using his own original paintings.
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.This may be related to tension that arose within the group when it was revealed that Cappadonna's manager was, or had been, a police informant, a revelation that also brought on the manager's subsequent firing[22].^ Cappadonna is gone: rumor has it that his manager was an FBI informant sent to keep tabs on RZA’s alledged ties to gunrunning.
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.Cappadonna would however, continue collaborating and touring with the group in the up-coming years.^ However, the group wisely decided to follow up the misfire with two of the album’s best tracks.
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^ Something to look forward to however would be Killah Priest's album "The Offering" later this year and Hell Razah's 2nd solo album.
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^ However, after the loss of member Chip Banks in a 2000 shooting, the group split up.

.Around this time Method Man began his acting career, along with close collaborator; Redman by starring in the stoner comedy film How High, which has become an underground classic over the years.^ Method Man, Cappadonna, Redman) 100.
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^ Method Man & Redman 21.
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^ Method Man & Redman - Blackout 2 28.
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Third round of solo albums

.RZA's release of Digital Bullet (as Bobby Digital) in 2001 marked the beginning of a small wave of solo releases in between The W and Iron Flag which also included Ghostface Killah's Bulletproof Wallets and Cappadonna's The Yin and the Yang.^ Ghostface Killah - Bulletproof Wallets (2001) I was wary when Bulletproof Wallets came out.
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^ Ghostface Killah - Bulletproof Wallets $10.49 Track Listing: 1.
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^ Bulletproof Wallets / 2001 .
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.GZA's release of Legend of the Liquid Sword in late 2002 marked yet another wave that continued for the next two years.^ Id recommend GZAs Liquid Swords, Raekwons Only Built for Cuban Linx(minus the skits) and ODBs Return to the 36 Chambers.

^ Wu Music group is formed GZA takes Liquid Swords Entertainment to Babygrande records.
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^ (DBW) Savior's Day (Sunz Of Man: 2002) Legend Of The Liquid Sword (GZA/Genius: 2002) A big dropoff from GZA's last two albums, in every area.
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.The wave also included Cappadonna's The Struggle, Method Man's Tical 0: The Prequel, Raekwon's The Lex Diamond Story, Ghostface Killah's The Pretty Toney Album, Inspectah Deck's The Movement, and Masta Killa's No Said Date.^ Taking aliases from kung fu movies and comic books, the other clan members were Raekwon, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck and U-God.
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^ OutKast just did the most worst promo for their movie/album: they said the release dates right in the middle of presenting video of the year.
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^ Man, no way I can pick a favorite lyric from the Wu, but I did love Masta Killa's verse on " Da Mystery of Chessboxin' ) How did you get into #3 ( 2Pac )?
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.The Pretty Toney Album garnered decent reviews, but suffered claims that it was overtly commercial, especially driven by the Missy Elliott-featured single, "Tush"[23].^ And if you've been put off by the brain-dead, cloyingly "commercial" leadoff single "Tush" (the first time I've heard Missy Elliott on a track she didn't write or produce), nothing else sinks quite to that level.
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^ You could probably put the good tracks together and have a decent single album, but trying to listen to the whole thing I find myself skipping tracks.

^ Features October 31st, 2007 Pop Playground - Top 50 Albums of 2007 Pop Playground - Top 50 Songs of 2007 Movie Review - Stylus Magazine’s Top...
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.Raekwon's third album received similar criticism to its predecessor, Immobilarity; with no RZA tracks.^ Curiously, Ghostface doesn’t appear on the track, but Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, the RZA, and the elusive Masta Killa make strong showings.
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^ Raekwon featured American Cream Team on two songs on his second album Immobilarity and much of that album was produced by the group's inhouse producer Triflyn.

^ Method Man’s Tical 2000 (1998), Raekwon’s Immobilarity (1999), and GZA’s Beneath the Surface (1999) all suffer immensely with the RZA’s only occasional presence.
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.Fans were generally indifferent, and the album still drew unfavorable contrast to his debut[24].^ Wu fans still clamored for a RZA album proper, but instead were greeted with another foray into the warped mind of RZA’s alter-ego superhero.
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While Inspectah Deck's record was somewhat more well-received, it didn't catch on commercially outside of the core fanbase.
.Masta Killa's album, however, was well received by both the hardcore fanbase and critics for its rather successful attempt to return to the classic Wu sound, and it became the highest-selling album released by its independent label, Nature Sounds Records[25].^ Jojo is currently working with the independent record label Nature Sound.
  • Wu-Tang Clan News Archives - [January - March 2006] - wu-international.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.wu-international.com [Source type: General]

^ An album titled Retaliation Strike was completed but was never released, a situation which eventually caused the group to leave the Wu-Tang stable and pursue an independent route, though they remain on good terms.

^ Masta Killa Says "Go Veg": Its no secret that the Wu-Tang Clans Masta Killa, whose sophomore release, Made in Brooklyn, hits stores in April, is a passionate artist who takes his work seriously.
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.No Said Date was amongst a rarity of later solo albums in that it featured the entire Clan over the course of the album, including three RZA productions.^ No Said Date was a b.s album?
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^ They're produced by RZA (I think), they sound like Wu Tang and they all have the entire Clan on anyway.

^ OutKast just did the most worst promo for their movie/album: they said the release dates right in the middle of presenting video of the year.
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.The album is also notable in that it feature's the last ever appearance of Ol' Dirty Bastard on the song "Old Man."^ Ol Dirty had 2 tight albums tho.
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^ Ol' Dirty Bastard - 1,692 plays 4.
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^ Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s mural worthy welfare card, graphic designer Logan Walters started remixing them in the style of Blue Note LPs.
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.Method Man's Tical 0 sold very well, despite negative reception from both critics and fans.^ The thick haze of weed covers the entire album—in fact, “tical” is Method Man’s chosen slang term for marijuana.
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^ Once again, propulsive funk brings out the best in the MCs: Method Man’s delivers a fantastic flow on par with his work on Tical .
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^ Clifford "Method Man" Smith: Sounds well-rested.

[26]. .Even Method Man himself went on to criticize the album, stating that the situation (management transition) going on at the time with Def Jam caused the poor outcome.^ "Enter The 36 Chambers" went on to sell almost two million copies and is regarded by critics as one of, if not, the best hip hop album in history.
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^ The thick haze of weed covers the entire album—in fact, “tical” is Method Man’s chosen slang term for marijuana.
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^ He released a solo album titled Visions Of The 10th Chamber in 2000, which was effectively a compilation of Wu-affiliated artists (including LA The Darkman, Method Man & Ol' Dirty Bastard) with regular interjections from Poppa Wu himself.

[27]

Legal issues, death of ODB and resurgence

U-God dispute

In early 2004, U-God apparently left the group in disgust. .A DVD titled Rise of a Fallen Soldier was released detailing his problems, which were mostly with his treatment by The RZA, who he claimed had hindered his success as a solo artist.^ He released a solo album titled Visions Of The 10th Chamber in 2000, which was effectively a compilation of Wu-affiliated artists (including LA The Darkman, Method Man & Ol' Dirty Bastard) with regular interjections from Poppa Wu himself.

.He also formed a new group of young protegés called the Hillside Scramblers, with whom he released the album U-Godzilla Presents the Hillside Scramblers in March 2004. The dispute culminated in a heated phone conversation between The RZA and U-God on live radio, which ultimately saw the two reconcile.^ Although blame for the sharp decline in quality falls upon the group as a whole, a large part of the responsibility falls upon the conductor: RZA. He’s either absent or in poor form for the group’s plethora of albums released during the 1997-1999 period.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ A new sense of import struck the group since their breakthrough—they went from deep underground to banner-wavers of hip-hop between their first two group albums, and clearly some sort of aesthetic change was necessary.
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^ The group's second album, Dirty Weaponry, was released in 1998 and their third and final album, Fear, Love & War was released on September 11, 2001.

.He has since returned to group and is heavily featured on solo albums, Wu albums, and projects.^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
  • Wu-Tang Clan Discography at Discogs 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Wu Tang Clan’s music are also being taken to an artistic level with Logan Walters‘ Wu Tang album cover project.
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^ Breakup In 2002, Dom Pachino became the first group member to release a solo album, with Tera iz Him.

Live and Best-Of albums

2004 saw the unexpected return of the Clan to the live stage. .They embarked on a short European tour before coming together as a complete group for the first time in several years to headline the Rock the Bells IV festival in California.^ The legend maintains that the ageless spirits of the deceased Wu-Tang warriors would one day be reborn and come together to finish what they once started...
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^ After this release, most of the members released solo albums, the Wu-Tang collective launched its own clothing line, and by the time they came back together for the sophomore group release, they were basically wealthy and comfortable.

^ When the Clan emerged, they sounded completely different from anything else out at the time.
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.The concert was released on CD shortly afterwards under the name Disciples of the 36 Chambers: Chapter 1.^ Disciples of the 36 Chambers: Chapter 1 .
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^ Disciples of the 36 Chambers: Chapter 1 (live) .
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^ Even if you aren't a lyrics person, RZA's psychedelic production ALONE should put it up there with 36 Chambers and Six Feet Under.

.At this time they also released a music-video greatest hits album named Legend of the Wu-Tang Clan.^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
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^ Wu-Tang Clan album .
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^ Wu Tang album cover art.
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Death of ODB

.Ol' Dirty Bastard's career in Wu-Tang was marked by wild and criminal behavior.^ Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s mural worthy welfare card, graphic designer Logan Walters started remixing them in the style of Blue Note LPs.
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^ Russell Jones, better known as Ol' Dirty Bastard, collapsed and died in a Manhattan recording studio on November 13, 2004, from a combination of cocaine and Tramadol.
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^ They followed up their hit 1993 debut with five top-selling solo projects, and have made even more headlines with erratic and/or illegal behavior from members Ghostface Killah and Ol' Dirty Bastard.
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.At the 1998 Grammy Awards, he protested the Clan's loss (in Best Rap Album) by interrupting Shawn Colvin's acceptance speech for her Song of the Year award.^ Must Be Bobby” is probably the best song on the album musically.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Those first five years brought a slew of solo albums from the Clan, which saw their individual members grace the upper reaches of rap fans’ all-time greatest lists.
  • The Wu-Tang Clan on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ But that album is awesome and has the best rock music of any rap album.

ODB was also arrested several times for a variety of offenses, including assault, shoplifting, wearing body armor after being convicted of a felony, and possession of cocaine.[28] .He was also in trouble for missing multiple court dates.^ Ol' Dirty Misses Second Court Date Posted 8/12/98 .
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^ Ol' Dirty Bastard In More Legal Trouble After Missing Court Date Posted 8/13/98 .
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.In late 2000, Ol' Dirty Bastard unexpectedly escaped near the end of his rehab sentence, spending one month on the run as a fugitive before showing up on stage at the record release party for The W in New York City.^ Russell Jones, better known as Ol' Dirty Bastard, collapsed and died in a Manhattan recording studio on November 13, 2004, from a combination of cocaine and Tramadol.
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^ They followed up their hit 1993 debut with five top-selling solo projects, and have made even more headlines with erratic and/or illegal behavior from members Ghostface Killah and Ol' Dirty Bastard.
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^ Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard Dies Posted 11/13/04 .
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.Ol' Dirty Bastard managed to escape the club but was later captured by police in a McDonald's parking lot in North Philadelphia and sent to New York to face charges of cocaine possession.^ Russell Jones, better known as Ol' Dirty Bastard, collapsed and died in a Manhattan recording studio on November 13, 2004, from a combination of cocaine and Tramadol.
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^ Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard Dies Posted 11/13/04 .
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^ The first is "Life Changes," a sincere and surprisingly heartbreaking full-group lament for lost bandmate Ol' Dirty Bastard.

In April 2001, he was sentenced to two to four years in prison.[29] .Once released from prison, he signed a one million dollar contract with Roc-a-Fella Records.^ Naturally it caught the attention of Loud Records which in a never-before-seen move signed them as a group, but allowed each member to sign outside contracts and pursue solo careers.
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^ Cold Chillin' Records subsequently signed The Genius, and it wasn't long before he released his debut album "Words From The Genius".
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.On November 13, 2004, ODB collapsed at approximately 5:29 p.m.^ ODB décède le 13 novembre 2004 d'une attaque cardiaque, dans un studio d'enregistrement à New York.

at .Wu-Tang's recording studio, 36 Chambers on West 34th Street in New York City.^ Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber 5.
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^ Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) .
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^ Wu-Tang Clan - 7th Chamber .
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[30] .He was pronounced dead less than an hour later, just two days shy of his 36th birthday.^ This is the first Wu album I listened to (out of two), and I'd just say it suffers more from lack of great songs than surplus of bad ones.

^ It's just a good two hours listening to some well-talented fellows show us how dexterous and highly skilled they are at talking over a beat.

^ The lyrics are less interesting than one would hope, but two sets do stand out.

His funeral service was held at Brooklyn's Christian Cultural Center.
.ODB was scheduled to perform in a Wu-Tang reunion concert at Continental Airlines Arena in New Jersey on the night of his death.^ The epic flair of “Impossible” and “Second Coming” highlight Wu-Tang’s new sense of self: as unconquerable mythic deities.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Wu-Tang Clan Plans New Album, Video Posted 7/17/00 .
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^ Disciple: The genius behind the Killarmy sound as well as Wu-Tang and others preps new album.
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.The members were unaware, as was the audience at the concert, that he was dead; it was assumed that ODB was a no-show once more (he was notorious for arriving late, or not arriving at all in the past.^ Fortunately, the Wu-mentor returned to his role late in 1999, once more steering the group once again into new territories of sonic magnificence.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Warrant Issued For ODB After Court No-Show Posted 7/29/98 .
  • Wu-Tang Clan | Latest Breaking News | MTV 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.mtv.com [Source type: General]

) .Wu-Tang has paid him homage on more than one occasion.^ The legend maintains that the ageless spirits of the deceased Wu-Tang warriors would one day be reborn and come together to finish what they once started...
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

^ The latter two prove themselves 500 times more interesting than any Wu-Tang Clan MC circa 2000, but I'm sorry - it's absolutely impossible to take Isaac Hayes seriously anymore.

^ After releasing this pioneering debut, all the members pursued solo careers that explored various elements of Enter the Wu-Tang in more depth -- and, occasionally, with more effective results -- but this contains the roots of everything that followed.
  • Wu-Tang Clan Album - Ask.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

.In August 2006, one of his sons came out at a Wu-Tang concert at Webster Hall and rapped "Brooklyn Zoo", along with his mother.^ Winter Warz” is a return to the hard battle raps of Enter the Wu-Tang , over a chiming beat and squelchy, shrill synth.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ In early 2005, RZA put out a book, The Wu-Tang Manual , which I promptly purchased and added to our book reviews page.
  • Wu-Tang Clan (and solo work) 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.warr.org [Source type: General]

^ Here’s where the solo albums come in: they serve to flesh out the persona of each Wu Tang member.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

Also during a concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom the Clan brought his mother out on stage while the entire occupancy sang along to "Shimmy Shimmy Ya."
.A posthumous official mixtape titled Osirus featuring many new songs was released in March 2005, while ODB's Roc-A-Fella album A Son Unique was originally scheduled for release in 2005, but encountered numerous delays.^ The Label plans to release an official mixtape followed by an album.
  • Wu-Tang Clan News Archives - [January - March 2006] - wu-international.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.wu-international.com [Source type: General]

^ His rhymes are scattershot, too, rarely staying focused for an entire verse, let alone a song (title track, a rambling explanation for the album's delayed release), and he's possibly the only person in the world who thinks "uterus contractin'" is effective seduction patter.
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^ He released his mixtape Real Estate in 2005 through CHAMBERMUSIK. [edit] Blue Raspberry [edit] Suga Bang Bang Reggae artist who appeared on the Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai - The Album compilation and is affiliated with the new United Kingdom click.

.It was then scheduled for a release on November 7, 2006 to commemorate the second anniversary of his death, however this did not happen.^ The album is scheduled to be released by a variety of record labels around the world by September 2006 [Tentative].
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It was released on November 7, 2009, to commemorate the 5th anniversary of ODB's death. It was distributed by the Dame Dash Music Group.

VH1 Hip Hop Honors

.Moments before the Clan was set to perform at the 2006 Hip Hop Honors, things turned violent with an altercation involving Oli "Power" Grant and a former associate who was suing the group.^ Cuban Linx is their vehicle—trading street infamy for hip hop stardom by setting their exploits to music.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Hip-hop has indisputably changed since 1993, and for Wu-Tang to not change with it would be not only shortsighted, it would be detrimental to their own immense creative powers as well.
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^ RZA's Blood Of A Champion: The man behind the beats of the Wu-Tang Clan, Rza, has continually stepped further and further away from exclusively creating hip hop music.
  • Wu-Tang Clan News Archives - [January - March 2006] - wu-international.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.wu-international.com [Source type: General]

.While initial reports stated that Nick Brown was along for the ride and got arrested for possession of cocaine, the group had issues with VH1's security staff, an actual confrontation took place between True Master and Power in a VIP area of the venue, said Power.^ True Master [edit] Y-Kim the Illfigure He was the primary producer for the Killa Beez group, Royal Fam, Y-Kim has achieved a cult-following among Wu-Tang fans.

."I ain't even gonna glorify that to no type of degree, but the bottom line was, yeah, you know there was a minor little altercation over there," Power said.^ Even if you aren't a lyrics person, RZA's psychedelic production ALONE should put it up there with 36 Chambers and Six Feet Under.

^ If you fuck with the internets and Hip-Hop with any type of regularity then you already know that th .
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^ There is no celebration here, and little hope.
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."I see him and he's in the VIP on the strength of Wu-Tang so I kind of reacted, be it right or wrong...fuck!"^ Wu tang recognize all these other artists are pretenders, fucking actors who get some money and have no understanding of what there self image is..
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^ And then you won't see Kid Cudi cause I feel like fuck him and fuck his baby mother too.
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^ See More Home » Artists » Wu-Tang Clan Tickets Live Nation is your connection to everything surrounding Wu-Tang Clan concerts.
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The brief altercation between the two men resulted in a tense situation and ended with Power leaving the Hammerstein Ballroom. "I ain't even have to leave. .I just stood there and talked for, like five or ten minutes.^ I’m not saying you messing up nahrigh, just saying when you got here its become more chatroomish, like niggas go to a website to talk to friends.
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^ Plus too many of the songs are just one sample over and over for four minutes with some guy talking over it.

I made sure the rest of my people was able to stay because I told them, 'look if it was anything then let it be my problem. Let them go ahead and finish doing what they do.' I walked out the front, girls started taking some snapshots."[31] No charges have been pressed against Oli "Power" Grant or anyone else affiliated with the Clan in relation to this incident.

Fourth round of solo albums, 8 Diagrams

2005 saw the release of RZA's first book, The Wu-Tang Manual, the release of U-God's second album, Mr. Xcitement and the long-awaited collaboration between GZA and producer DJ Muggs, entitled GrandMasters. .The collaborative record received good reviews and played fairly well with fans, who by and large had been waiting to see the Wu step up the quality of their releases.^ Though each recording possessed quality rhymes and production, neither went on to become hit releases.
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^ For albums released by these artists, see List of Wu-Tang Clan affiliate albums [edit] Groups [edit] A&R A group consisting of Armel and Sharecka.

^ Killarmy released numerous singles from 1995 to 1997, including "Swinging Swords" and "Camouflage Ninjas" as well as the Sunz Of Man collaborations "Wake Up" and "Soldiers of Darkness."

.On March 28, 2006, Ghostface Killah released the street rap-oriented Fishscale, to much critical acclaim and some commercial success.^ Ghostface Killah Warms Up Leftover Fish For Second 2006 Album Posted 11/22/06 .
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^ Ghostface, Killah Priest (a Wu associate), RZA, and the Genius all lay solid raps, with RZA’s distinct verse and voice leaving the greatest impression.
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^ Ghostface killah just recently dropped another banging gem "Fishscale" and the world awaits Raekwon to release the much anticipated "OB4CL II", but wait it .
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[32] The entire Clan, including Cappadonna and the deceased ODB, appeared on the track "9 Milli Bros." The album also offered an expansion of Ghostface's traditional sound—precipitated by the moderately-successful club song "Be Easy" and battle rhymes in the Just Blaze-produced "The Champ." After its reception from fans, label Def Jam asked Ghost to release another album that year; the result, More Fish, excited fans and critics somewhat less.
.On June 25, 2006, Inspectah Deck released a street album entitled The Resident Patient, a prelude to his upcoming album, tentatively titled The Rebellion, which is said to be his final solo album.^ Release Date June 25, 1996 .
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^ Released his solo album, Prophecy, in 1999.

^ The group's second album, Dirty Weaponry, was released in 1998 and their third and final album, Fear, Love & War was released on September 11, 2001.

[33] .Late summer of 2006 saw the release of Masta Killa's second studio album, Made in Brooklyn, to lukewarm reviews, as well as Method Man's 4:21...^ Method Man & Redman 21.
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^ Their second album West Coast Killa Beez was released in 2005.

^ The group's second album, Dirty Weaponry, was released in 1998 and their third and final album, Fear, Love & War was released on September 11, 2001.

the .Day After
, on which the rapper endeavored to make up for the poor response to Tical 0: The Prequel. Around this time, he was heavily featured in the media due to his displeasure with Def Jam's handling of his previous project.^ Each MC gets plenty of face time as well: each song features several rappers rotating the mic, keeping things fresh and entertaining.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

.Despite what the rapper felt to be little promotion compared to other Def Jam artists, 421... debuted in the Billboard Top Ten, and received much greater reviews than those of his previous album.^ Still, this is a rather practical beginner's guide, despite its effort to maximize profit protential by appealing to those who already have the four albums.
  • Wu-Tang Clan Album - Ask.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

^ Thus, The W comes across as more than a little forced, as if the Wu overcompensated by having so much to prove.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Two other quick thoughts: In my pre-review research, I've run across several different press comments to the effect that this album wasn't considered a classic at first and that it received mixed reviews upon its release.

.Method Man also made the decision to fall back from Hollywood, and to only do acting work on films being handled by close friends.^ The post- Forever climate made even the Clan’s most strident fans question the relevance of the group, and now Wu Tang must work to get them back.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Once again, propulsive funk brings out the best in the MCs: Method Man’s delivers a fantastic flow on par with his work on Tical .
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^ However, although Dirty sounds like he’s coming down, he doesn’t stop being entertaining, and Method Man and Raekwon provide some stability to the track.
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The summer of 2007 was the original release date scheduled for Raekwon's long-anticpated sequel to his 1995 debut Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, entitled .II" class="mw-redirect">Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...^ Enter the 36 Chambers, Liquid Swords, Only Built for Cuban Linx, and Wu-Tang Forever, are all Top 10 rap albums of all time material.
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^ Raekwon - Only Build For Cuban Linx...
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^ Id recommend GZAs Liquid Swords, Raekwons Only Built for Cuban Linx(minus the skits) and ODBs Return to the 36 Chambers.

Pt. II
. The album was to be released on Dr. Dre's Aftermath Records,[34] however, it would turn out to be released on Raekwon's Ice H2O Records, and EMI on September 8, 2009, after numerous delays.
.Ghostface Killah released his seventh full length album The Big Doe Rehab in December 2007, and exactly one week later, Wu-Tang released their fifth full length group album enitled 8 Diagrams[35] on Steve Rifkind's SRC Records,[36] whose now-defunct Loud Records released the group's four previous albums.^ Wu-Tang Clan album .
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^ They also released a double disc album Wu-Tang The Lost Anthology in 2007.

^ Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) .
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.In an interview with MTV.com, Ghostface Killah stated that he was upset with RZA for starting the 8 Diagrams project while he was in the middle of writing and recording The Big Doe Rehab,[37] and further upset with RZA for giving 8 Diagrams the same release date as The Big Doe Rehab, for which RZA re-scheduled a release date one week later.^ Then Ghostface Killah followed suit, also protesting the timing of the release (it had been set for December 4, the same day The Big Doe Rehab was to come out, but was then pushed back a week).
  • Wu-Tang Clan Album - Ask.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

^ OutKast just did the most worst promo for their movie/album: they said the release dates right in the middle of presenting video of the year.
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ghostface, Killah Priest (a Wu associate), RZA, and the Genius all lay solid raps, with RZA’s distinct verse and voice leaving the greatest impression.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

[38] .The final outcome of 8 Diagrams received mixed views from both fans and critics, and is regarded as being RZA's most experimental work to date.^ The post- Forever climate made even the Clan’s most strident fans question the relevance of the group, and now Wu Tang must work to get them back.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ When one of RZA’s experiments works, it affirms his place as one of hip hop’s most talented visionaries.
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^ As usual, RZA is the member most likely to reach for greater significance in his rhymes, but his overwrought delivery doesn’t quite work.
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[39] .Both Raekwon and Ghostface Killah were unhappy with the album, and proposed recording a group album titled "Shaolin Vs.^ When rating hip hop groups, if you include solo records (GZA, Method Man, Raekwon's, ODB, Inspectah Deck's debut albums, and almost EVERY Ghostface Killah record), they are undoubtedly the greatest hip hop group of all time.

^ Ghostface Killah Warms Up Leftover Fish For Second 2006 Album Posted 11/22/06 .
  • Wu-Tang Clan | Latest Breaking News | MTV 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.mtv.com [Source type: General]

^ Quant aux vétérans Method Man, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Raekwon et Ghostface Killah, ils sortent successivement leur deuxième album.

.Wu-Tang" without RZA production.^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
  • Wu-tang Clan - Underground Hip Hop - Store - Search Results 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.undergroundhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They're produced by RZA (I think), they sound like Wu Tang and they all have the entire Clan on anyway.

^ The rest couldn’t have done shit without their Wu Tang affiliation.
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[40]
.In the summer of 2008, the RZA released Digi Snacks, which was another Bobby Digital album.^ RZA as Bobby Digital: NEW ALBUM ( view more ) .
  • The Wu-Tang Clan on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Instead, it’s a gratuitous concept album ostensibly authored by RZA’s alter ego, B-boy superhero Bobby Digital (a play off RZA’s birth name, Robert Diggs).
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ The groups have since split into two separate units, and Northstar released their debut album in 2003, titled Bobby Digital Presents Northstar, which also featured a reunion with Black Knights on the closing song "Black Knights Of The North Star".

.He used the album primarily to put over lesser-known Wu-Tang Clan affiliates such as Freemurder, Killa Sin, Black Knights and others.^ Wu-Tang Clan - The Rock Hard Times albums other releases compilations .
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^ Wu-Tang Clan album .
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^ Wu-Tang Clan - 1,859 plays 3.
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.The summer of 2008 also the release of GZA's Pro Tools album.^ Liquid Sword + Soul Assassin - GZA/Genius and Cypress Hills DJ Muggs releases one of the best albums last year.
  • Wu-Tang Clan News Archives - [January - March 2006] - wu-international.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.wu-international.com [Source type: General]

.Almost a year later, U-God released his third solo album entitled Dopium, which features guest appearances from several Wu-Tang members, and affiliates, among others, and was met with mostly lukewarm reviews.^ Wu-Tang Clan album .
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^ Their sophomore release "Wu-Tang Forever " was met with mixed reactions.
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

^ Price: $24.98      68 Reviews By this long-delayed, massively anticipated album, the Wu had become less a crew than a small country, with dozens of central and auxiliary members, and rap styles so twisted they ...
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.One week later, Wu-Tang Chamber Music, which is a side project, executively produced by RZA and features live instrumentation from a Brooklyn soul band called The Revelations.^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
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^ Wu-Tang Clan - Chamber Music 12.
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^ Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber 5.
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The album features appearances from five Wu-Tang members, along with New York City mainstays AZ, Kool G Rap, Cormega, Havoc, Sean Price, and M.O.P. The first single from Chamber Music was a track titled "Harbor Masters" featuring Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, and AZ.[41] To clear up confusion, RZA spoke about the album to Billboard.com:
I think the Chamber Music title is very fitting. .This music is totally in the chamber, or in the mind-frame of Wu-Tang like in the [Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)] days.^ Wu Tang will never be like it was in the pre- Forever days.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Wu-Tang Clan - Chamber Music 12.
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^ Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber 5.
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.But it's not a Wu-Tang album.^ Back to the top External Links Purchase Tickets to Wu-Tang Clan Events Purchase Wu-Tang Clan albums on Amazon.com Back to the top Related Searches .
  • Wu-Tang Clan Album - Ask.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

^ The Wu-Tang Clan and their affiliates continue to churn out an endless supply of singles and albums.
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

^ Wu-Tang Clan album .
  • Wu-Tang Clan Album - Ask.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

The whole Clan's not on this album. .But it couldn't be in any other category but Wu-Tang.^ The Wu Tang movement has influenced more rappers than any other clique because the Wu as a whole represents the entire ‘hood.” .
  • XXLmag.com - » WU TANG Is The Zenith Of Rap Music… 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wu-Tang’s classic albums like “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx”, “Ironman”, GZA’s first 2 albums, and a few others that I won’t say (because I don’t feel like arguing) put them at the top of the “best group” category.
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^ The Wu Tang movement has influenced more rappers than any other clique because the Wu as a whole represents the entire ‘hood.
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—RZA, Billboard.com, June 25th, 2009[42]

September 2009 saw the release of the long anticipated album; .II" class="mw-redirect">Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...^ Enter the 36 Chambers, Liquid Swords, Only Built for Cuban Linx, and Wu-Tang Forever, are all Top 10 rap albums of all time material.
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^ Raekwon - Only Build For Cuban Linx...
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^ Id recommend GZAs Liquid Swords, Raekwons Only Built for Cuban Linx(minus the skits) and ODBs Return to the 36 Chambers.

Pt. II
which features guest appearances from several big name artists, and Clan members, with Ghostface being the most prominent, and also production from RZA, Dr. Dre, Pete Rock, and J Dilla, among others. .The album debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 and at number 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and has been praised by most music critics.^ I suspect that true hip-hop fans may find this release overly musical, busy, progressive or even fruity.

^ Cuban Linx is their vehicle—trading street infamy for hip hop stardom by setting their exploits to music.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ During his downtime, ODB had steadily (and most likely, inadvertently) cultivated his image as hip hop’s loosest cannon (and most indelible personalities).
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

.Several weeks later, Ghostface released Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City, which is a hip-hop/R&B album.^ I suspect that true hip-hop fans may find this release overly musical, busy, progressive or even fruity.

^ Chambers is a classic, I hadnt listened to any hip hop since PEs Apocalypse 91, probably got this one a few years after its release.

^ Because I'm not at heart a major-league hip-hop fan, I didn't buy this CD until many, many years later.

Talk of the album Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang re-surfaced in July 2009[43]; originally planned as a full-on Wu album without RZA's input, the project evolved to include RZA from an MC standpoint, without contributing to production. Rakewon stated:
[It'll] be alter egos challenging each other, really allowing .RZA to fall back on the production and allowing us to give him a flashback memory to the things we know we need from the abbot [RZA].^ RZA once again switches his production style to his MC’s need, this time using clanking low-end loops and fractured piano samples to give the beats a lumbering dementia that fits ODB’s sputtering freestyles perfectly.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ RZA’s production is a flawless maelstrom: a clunky, infectious throb, coupled with subtle piano noodling and buzzing sirens that hearken back to the Bomb Squad.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

We want him to be involved [with the album as an MC], but the concept was for him not to be involved production-wise.

—Raekwon, MTV.com

Speaking to MTV.com, Method Man revealed his, Ghostface Killah's and Raekwon's plans to record a separate album as a trio:[44]
I don't want to say it's written in stone, but it's in discussion. .I want some feedback from the fans to see how they would take that.^ The women that come here share that bond with us…If you knew what they looked like would that make a difference in how you acted in here?
  • Nah Right » Wu-Tang - The Heart Gently Weeps 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's just a good two hours listening to some well-talented fellows show us how dexterous and highly skilled they are at talking over a beat.

^ God forbid, if I wasn't here, I would always want my brothers to continue to do what they needed to do to be successful."
  • Wu-Tang Clan News Archives - [January - March 2006] - wu-international.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.wu-international.com [Source type: General]

.RZA produced tracks, some other outside producers, of course, and we gonna have Wu-Tang members on the album, but it'll be a Rae, Ghost and Meth album.^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
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^ Wu-Tang Clan album .
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^ I’m gonna have to say a true wu member.
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—Method Man, MTV.com

.Soon after, Ghostface Killah cemented the details: the record--featuring other Wu-Tang Clan members--will be comprised primarily of himself, Method Man and Raekwon; the title, as announced in three separate trailers (directed by Rik Cordero) promoting the upcoming release, is Wu-Massacre.^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
  • Wu-tang Clan - Underground Hip Hop - Store - Search Results 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.undergroundhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wu-Tang Clan - The Rock Hard Times albums other releases compilations .
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^ The Wu-Tang Clan has 3061 friends.
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.Speaking on their willingness to complete the album, Ghost said the three would begin recording within the next few months and estimated the release date to be the end of 2009 or January 2010[45].^ Release Date December 14, 1999 Movie/TV Soundtracks Next Friday (2000 Film) .
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^ Main Artists Ghostface Killah Release Date December 31, 1969 Label Def Jam Recordings Main Artists Ghostface Killah Release Date December 31, 1969 Main Artists Ghostface Killah Release Date December 31, 1969 .
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^ The record also benefits from a raw, unpolished production sound (supposedly due to poor recording equipment) that would be long gone by the time they recorded even their second release.

.More recently, it was announced that the album would be pushed back from December to March 30, 2010[46]; the single, "Meth v.s.^ The album which was originally slated for February 28th release has pushed back one month and it is now slated for March 28th.
  • Wu-Tang Clan News Archives - [January - March 2006] - wu-international.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.wu-international.com [Source type: General]

Chef Part II," was released after the announcement. Produced by Mathematics, it is an update of the song "Meth vs. Chef" from Method Man's first solo album, Tical, featuring verses by only Method Man and Raekwon. It has been confirmed by Raekwon that Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang will in fact be his next solo album[47] and that Wu-Massacre is a separate project, while the rapper stated that he himself had petitioned to have Wu-Massacre's release date postponed in order to yield more studio time[48].
While it is currently unclear whether RZA will be producing on Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang, Raekwon has stated the album will come in 2010 and that the sound will represent the contrast between the traditional Wu-Tang mentality and Raekwon's Staten Island background:
It was [RZA's] philosophy. .He picked certain dudes to be part of this group, and he said, “[Wu-Tang] is what it’s going to be called.” Before that, I was on the block.^ This is an answer to the underground fans that said Wu-Tang fell off with Forever .
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ The post- Forever climate made even the Clan’s most strident fans question the relevance of the group, and now Wu Tang must work to get them back.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber - Part II Conclusion Qty: ADDING TO CART...
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I was living in Shaolin. .So this album just shows the street side of me, challenging the great side of Wu-Tang.^ U-God of the Wu-Tang Clan had some words for tony Yayo at the Rock The Bells show back in July .
  • XXLmag.com - » WU TANG Is The Zenith Of Rap Music… 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And Closer is great, but just because it got more stars doesn't mean he's directly comparing the two albums, Malbork.

^ The Wu-Tang Clan and their affiliates continue to churn out an endless supply of singles and albums.
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

—Raekwon, RapRadar.com[49]

.In terms of Wu-Massacre, Method Man recently charged Def Jam with rushing the project, while the trio revealed an updated tracklisting.^ Def Jam's Rush Hour Soundtrack (soundtrack) .
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^ The thick haze of weed covers the entire album—in fact, “tical” is Method Man’s chosen slang term for marijuana.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Release Date September 15, 1998 Movie/TV Soundtracks Def Jam's Rush Hour Soundtrack .
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[50]

Business deals

.In September 2008, RZA announced that he had inked a deal with digital music company The Orchard to release the Wu-Tang Clan's back catalogue worldwide digitally, for the first time.^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
  • Wu-tang Clan - Underground Hip Hop - Store - Search Results 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.undergroundhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wu-Tang Clan album .
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^ The Wu-Tang Clan has 3061 friends.
  • The Wu-Tang Clan on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

.In addition to forthcoming material, the Wu-Tang Clan's catalogue includes 13 previous releases that have been previously unavailable digitally, including recordings by the group as a whole, U-God, Wu-Syndicate, Killarmy, Shyheim, West Coast Killa Beez, Black Knights and others, and will be available online beginning September 23. "The time is right to bring some older Wu material to the masses digitally," said RZA, de-facto leader of Wu-Tang Clan.^ And Wu-Tang are the ones to bring that element.” .
  • The Wu-Tang Clan on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ The Wu-Tang Clan has 3061 friends.
  • The Wu-Tang Clan on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Wu-Tang Clan - 7th Chamber .
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."Our fans have been dedicated and patient and they're hungry to hear the music that has set us apart from so many others.^ Apart from the Killarmy albums, 4th Disciple has been involved in so many other projects, released an MP3 EP around 1999 called " Steel Valley Project Vol.
  • Wu-Tang Clan News Archives - [January - March 2006] - wu-international.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.wu-international.com [Source type: General]

^ The Wu Tang is Hip-Hop and that’s why they’re the greatest collective in rap music of all time.
  • XXLmag.com - » WU TANG Is The Zenith Of Rap Music… 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Give music fans the shows they want.
  • Wu-Tang Clan Tickets - Wu-Tang Clan Concert Tickets and Dates | Official Live Nation Site 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.livenation.com [Source type: General]

.Hip-hop is alive in Wu Music, and with The Orchard, we've got a solid partner that understands our audience and is committed to doing all they can to help us reach the fans.^ They are the Pink Floyd of hip hop.
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^ Wu-Tang Fans [There really are no fans out there like the Wu-tang clan fanbase, from any genre of music, all races, cultures, country and further, the dedicated fans are what has kept the wu going, believe that or not, from the over zealous fanatic to the usual music head.
  • Wu-Tang Clan News Archives - [January - March 2006] - wu-international.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.wu-international.com [Source type: General]

^ Although the Wu have already made a significant mark on the world of music, they are not prepared to step down any time soon.
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

.I'm definitely looking forward to working with them to see what else we all come up with.^ Yo ass a nut, but real talk i will be in Detroit late this summer, looking forward to seeing the boarded up sky rises and shit.
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Presumably he wants to clean up the rap game, coming complete with the warning “all you analog niggas prepare to be digitized,” but his methods remain ambiguous.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ At end of the year the site has promised to get back soon, So we all look forward to that.
  • Wu-Tang Clan News Archives - [January - March 2006] - wu-international.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.wu-international.com [Source type: General]

.There's much more to come."^ Thus, The W comes across as more than a little forced, as if the Wu overcompensated by having so much to prove.
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Documentaries

.Gerald K. Barclay directed the Wu-Tang documentary, entitled "Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan", which premiered on BET on November 13, 2008. The documentary was released on DVD on November 18, 2008.[52] On November 10, 2009 a documentary on Ol' Dirty Bastard was released entitled; Dirty: The Official ODB Biography.^ The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan 2night on BET - Blog - - VIMBY Says: November 13th, 2008 at 2:55 pm [...
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^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
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^ Wu-Tang Clan album .
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.The documentary features interviews and stories from his family members, Wu-Tang members, and affiliates, as well as old interviews with Ol' Dirty, and live performances.^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
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^ The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan 2night on BET - Blog - - VIMBY Says: November 13th, 2008 at 2:55 pm [...
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.Meanwhile, GZA will be releasing a tell-all Documentary named Wu Tang Saga, featuring footage of the Clan dating back to the early nineties.^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
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^ The Wu-Tang Clan has 3061 friends.
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^ Wu-Tang Clan - 7th Chamber .
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Release date for the documentary is Feb 25, 2010.[53]

Influence

.Wu-Tang has influenced many current-day hip-hop acts in the areas of rapping, production technique, subject matter and image.^ The legend maintains that the ageless spirits of the deceased Wu-Tang warriors would one day be reborn and come together to finish what they once started...
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^ Popular Searches: official , lil wayne , army of the pharaohs , immortal technique , jedi mind tricks , la coka nostra , wu-tang clan , t.i.t.s.
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^ Most would agree that at least on wax, the Wu-Tang simply don’t always stun like they once did with their imaginative, Kung-fu influenced hip-hop.

.Among these contributions have been RZA's sampling style, certain Clan members' mafioso rap personas, usage of slang terms, and the tendency of artists to run in tightly-knit groups.^ Peep game on the trends…Mafia terms and personas, film and fashion ventures, movie and soul music samples.
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^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
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^ One such group was the Manchurians who learnt their fighting style from a team of outcast Shaolin monks called the Wu-Tang Clan.
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Production

.According to himself, RZA tries to have no more than 20–25% sampling on any given record, something starkly different from many other major hip hop groups.^ Their legacy spanned over a decade, and they sold more than 20 million albums.
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^ The production is rough and ruddy, much more East Coast than their last two full-lengths (both of which were recorded in Los Angeles).
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^ So it was no surprise that Mastak Killa agreed to star in an ad for peta2 promoting the benefits of vegetarianismsomething hes followed for more than a decade.
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He uses "the sampler more like a painter's palette than a Xerox. Then again, I might use it as a Xerox if I find rare beats that nobody had in their crates yet." .He played much of the piano himself, with Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk as major influences; for instance, he created the piano part to "Da Mystery of Chessboxin'" after watching the Thelonious Monk documentary, Straight, No Chaser.^ Da Mystery of Chessboxin’” features more of RZA’s ability for turning breaks and bass into an infectious tribal throb that never gets in the way of his MCs.
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^ Da Mystery of Chessboxin' .
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^ Da Mystery Of Chessboxin' / Method Man (Remix) (12", Promo) .
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.RZA's production technique, specifically the manner of chopping up and/or speeding or slowing soul samples to fit his beats, has been picked up by currently popular producers, most notably Kanye West and Just Blaze, the two main producers behind Roc-A-Fella Records.^ Instead of cohesive songs, the group’s most explosive MCs rehash old themes over mediocre beats by RZA-lite Wu-producers Arabian Nights, Tru Master, and 4th Disciple.
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^ In fact, it’s quite easy to focus on RZA’s production as the main reason Enter is such a watershed (and many critics have).
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^ The single "Uzi (Pinky Ring)," "In the Hood," and "Ya'll Been Warned" are all excellent tracks with excellent raps and, though the vaguely familiar horn samples driving most of them sure weren't tough to record, RZA deserves a lot of credit for keeping the production simple.
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.West's own take on RZA's style[55] briefly flooded the rap market with what was dubbed "chipmunk soul," the pitch bending of a vocal sample to where it sounded as though the singer had inhaled helium.^ Understanding both how rap audiences thought and how music was marketed, RZA knew they needed something other than skills and rhymes to succeed.
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^ Paranoid kung fu samples and bizarre found sounds drive "Careful (Click, Click)," a fantastic streets-is-watching nightmare with excellent raps from RZA himself, Masta Killa , Cappadonna , Ghostface Killah , and U-God .
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^ My own take on the BDIS is that it is partially a response to the indie rap scene that sprung up during the Wu dormancy.
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.Several producers at the time copied the style, creating other offshoots.^ In time, other monks successfully mastered the Wu-Tang sword style.
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.West has admitted that his style was distinctly influenced by the RZA's production,[56] and RZA has acknowledged his influence in an issue of Scratch magazine, saying he wished he had produced "Jesus Walks" and "Breathe", two 2004 hits produced by Kanye West and Just Blaze, respectively.^ YES Muthafuck YES and The RZA doesnt get the respect he deserves from every producer out.
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^ I get the sense that RZA steered the production around this vibe, and every track owes a considerable debt to his influence.
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^ Ice Cube, Jadakiss, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Raekwon: ' Ghostdeini The Great (Greatest Hits) (CD + DVD) ' $15.97 Producers: Anthony Acid; Carlos Bess; Fantom of the Beat; G2J Band; Hassan; Just Blaze; K-Def; LV; Sean C; M.F. DOOM; Mathematics; MoSS; Pete Rock; Rza; Shorty 140 Productions; 'Acid' Caputo; Xtreme Label: Def Jam Recordings .
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Said by Kanye West:
Wu-Tang? .Me and my friends talk about this all the time...^ I appreciate comin’ to a hip hop concert and it ain’t all about how much money I got, it’s about my talent.
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^ Just next time make sure you know what you’re talking about before you come outcha face… Jive turkey .
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^ I have this dumb amount of energy after drinking a Clamato and Doz XX. Yo I am about to play my daughter in Madden and just start talking mad shit .
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.We think Wu-Tang had one of the biggest impacts as far as a movement.^ And Wu-Tang are the ones to bring that element.” .
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^ The legend maintains that the ageless spirits of the deceased Wu-Tang warriors would one day be reborn and come together to finish what they once started...
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^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
  • Wu-Tang Clan Discography at Discogs 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

From slang to style of dress, skits, the samples. .Similar to the [production] style I use, RZA has been doing that.^ RZA once again switches his production style to his MC’s need, this time using clanking low-end loops and fractured piano samples to give the beats a lumbering dementia that fits ODB’s sputtering freestyles perfectly.
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Lyrics

Raekwon's Only .Built 4 Cuban Linx... helped (with the likes of Kool G Rap) popularize the Mafia theme in rap music that remained widespread for more than half a decade.^ Understanding both how rap audiences thought and how music was marketed, RZA knew they needed something other than skills and rhymes to succeed.
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^ Cuban Linx is their vehicle—trading street infamy for hip hop stardom by setting their exploits to music.
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^ Gold” is a change in focus to the gritty crime drama of Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx .
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.The landmark album touted a lifestyle patterned on drug dealing, regrets of living in harsh conditions, and partying (including popularizing the Cristal brand of champagne) which Nas, Mobb Deep, Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, and other popular artists all borrowed and/or expanded upon these themes at points in their respective careers.^ They have recorded with a long list of artists ranging from Mobb Deep to Mariah Carey.
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^ Bmore Says: June 27th, 2006 at 7:20 pm Mobb Deep feat 50 Cent - Nightmares (didnt make album) .
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^ Main Artists Big Noyd Ghostface Killah Mobb Deep Raekwon .
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.The Wu-Tang Clan's slang has long been a staple of their music, wherein members would blend Five Percenter terms, Kung Fu/oriental words, and comic book and street terms to create their own nicknames for actions, people, places and things (such as the christening of Staten Island as "Shaolin Land" and money as "C.R.E.A.M.").^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
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^ The Wu-Tang Clan has 3061 friends.
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^ Raekwon (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
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.The RZA noted in the The Wu-Tang Manual, that Raekwon was the resident slang-master of a great deal of the slang used by the group.^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
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^ Raekwon (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
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^ Instead of cohesive songs, the group’s most explosive MCs rehash old themes over mediocre beats by RZA-lite Wu-producers Arabian Nights, Tru Master, and 4th Disciple.
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Image

.Before the Wu-Tang Clan's debut in 1993, few popular rap music acts operated in groups, and at nine main members with several affiliates, the Wu was the largest around at that point; the only popular groups coming close to that size at the time were Public Enemy and the Death Row Records roster.^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
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^ Wu-Tang Clan album .
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^ The Wu-Tang Clan has 3061 friends.
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.Since that time, several collective-sized groups have gained popular status, including Dipset, the Dungeon Family, D12, and No Limit Records; though the Wu-Tang Clan may not have been directly responsible for the formation of these groups, they helped encourage popular acceptance of the idea.^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
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^ The Wu-Tang Clan has 3061 friends.
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^ Wu-Tang Clan - 7th Chamber .
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.They were also among the first to start the trend in hip-hop of diversification; specifically with Power creating and pioneering the hip-hop clothing line Wu-Wear, which was later picked up by Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z and Puff Daddy, among others.^ They are the Pink Floyd of hip hop.
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^ The legend maintains that the ageless spirits of the deceased Wu-Tang warriors would one day be reborn and come together to finish what they once started...
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^ It laid the groundwork for the rebirth of New York hip-hop in the hardcore age, paving the way for everybody from Biggie and Jay-Z to Nas and Mobb Deep .
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Syndication

Wu-Tang management

.Oli "Power" Grant and RZA's brother Mitchell "Divine" Diggs are the controversial executives who have been handling the business side of the Wu Tang empire since 1997, and are responsible for large amounts of products such as the Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style video game and Wu Wear which were released in the late 90s and early 2000s.^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
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^ Wu-Tang style - Holy Robe of Shaolin .
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^ Wu-Tang Style - Unknown film.
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The two stay behind the scenes for the most part but do occasionally step into the public eye. Oli "Power" Grant is a childhood friend of several clan members.
Oliver "Power" Grant has also acted in numerous films including Belly, Black and White, When Will I Be Loved and others. He also won the 24th Annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach, beating out seventeen other celebrity and professional drivers. "Power" was mentioned in Raekwon's lyrics in the street anthem "Incarcerated Scarfaces", saying "Peace to Power and the whole unit."
Mitchell "Divine" Diggs has been mentioned in several songs by Wu-Tang members, such as by RZA in his song "Brooklyn Babies" with "My big brother Divine he push the Benz well", and Raekwon in the song "The Turn" with "Divine got me, nigga, the boss, he pop me".
.Method Man however has voiced his displeasure with Mitchell "Divine" Diggs of the Wu-Tang management, "Number 1 on my shit list right now is Divine from Wu-Tang management.^ Wu-Tang Sword: Method Man dir.
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^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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^ Foekist Man Says: June 27th, 2006 at 1:00 pm Wu Tang is a great example of the fact that everything must come to an end.
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He took something major from me that he had no intention of giving back."[58]

Collective appearances

.Members of the group have appeared in several Comedy Central shows, most notably two appearances on Chappelle's Show. The first was in episode 107, in a sketch titled "Wu-Tang Financial," in which The RZA and GZA run an investment firm, lampooning the over-saturation of hip-hop endorsed brands (which Wu-Tang were guilty of at one point).^ Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) feat.
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^ And Wu-Tang are the ones to bring that element.” .
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^ Then, by their second group album, Wu-Tang had conquered the hip hop world.
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The second appearance was in episode 201, in the sketch "Racial Draft 2004," in which the group is drafted to become ethnically Asian. Various members have also appeared in episodes of Upright Citizens Brigade and Crank Yankers. On the latter, they performed "In The Hood" in puppet form.
.Several members appeared in Scary Movie 3 (with many other rappers) in a scene where, originally coming to save the day, they end up arguing with other rappers until guns are drawn and everyone shoots each other to death.^ The legend maintains that the ageless spirits of the deceased Wu-Tang warriors would one day be reborn and come together to finish what they once started...
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^ Taking aliases from kung fu movies and comic books, the other clan members were Raekwon, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck and U-God.
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^ Here’s where the solo albums come in: they serve to flesh out the persona of each Wu Tang member.
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.Several members, including Raekwon, Inspectah Deck and Method Man, appeared as themselves in the movie Black and White.^ Taking aliases from kung fu movies and comic books, the other clan members were Raekwon, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck and U-God.
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^ Raekwon - The Turn (snippet) 86 Method Man feat.
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^ However, although Dirty sounds like he’s coming down, he doesn’t stop being entertaining, and Method Man and Raekwon provide some stability to the track.
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.The RZA, Cappadonna and affiliate group Killarmy made an appearance in the "Adolf Hankler" episode of the HBO sitcom The Larry Sanders Show.^ Pressure was on for RZA and the rest of the group to show that they were still relevant.
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In the episode, the group are booked to perform on the show-within-the-show by guest host Jon Stewart, who then comes into disagreement with the show's network over whether or not the Clan are "too urban" for the show's audience. .In one of their two scenes, the group is seen rehearsing the song "And Justice For All" and in the other scene, they are awkwardly conversing with the show's sidekick character Hank Kingsley, who asks where 'Dirty Old Bitch' is.^ When hiphop first came out of the East, I bet no one from other parts of the country was talking about they can relate and they don want to be a part of it.
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^ Three of the group's four studio albums may be uneven in a number of ways, but is there any manner in which they can be adequately summarized on one disc?
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^ Pressure was on for RZA and the rest of the group to show that they were still relevant.
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In 2003, The RZA and GZA appeared in the Jim Jarmusch movie Coffee and Cigarettes, in the sketch "Delirium" with Bill Murray.
.In late 2006, Wu-Tang was honored as one of the premier and influential rap groups by VH1's 2006 Hip Hop Honors with other influential performers: Afrika Bambaataa, Beastie Boys, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Lyte, Rakim and Russell Simmons.^ And Wu-Tang are the ones to bring that element.” .
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^ Then, by their second group album, Wu-Tang had conquered the hip hop world.
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^ Winter Warz” is a return to the hard battle raps of Enter the Wu-Tang , over a chiming beat and squelchy, shrill synth.
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The Clan (sans O.D.B.) performed "For Heaven's Sake" on The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show shortly after the release of "Wu-Tang Forever".
.Method Man has appeared in the show Burn Notice as hip hop mogul and tough guy, Valentine.^ Ghostface - The Afterparty (snippet 88 Method Man - The Show 90 U-God - Freestyle 91 Ginuwine feat.
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^ Views 5 Comments Likes: 2 Method Man explodes out of Staten Island and takes the hip hop world by storm with a RZA banger.
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^ Gostface: supreme clientel, iron man both in 15 hip hop albulms of all time.
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RZA

The RZA in New York City to discuss The Tao of Wu.
.In 1999, The RZA made a brief appearance in Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, a film he also scored.^ Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai - The Album (soundtrack) .
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^ Found On Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai - The Album (soundtrack) .
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^ Release Date April 11, 2000 Movie/TV Soundtracks Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai - The Album Produced By RZA .
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.RZA starred with fellow rapper Xzibit in the movie Derailed.^ RZA CAN FUCK UP KLC TOO. RZA IS THE ILLEST RAPPER AND PRODUCER. KLC CANT FUCK WIT RZA. RZA DOES SOUNDTRACKS FOR MOVIES IN HOLLYWOOD. WHAT THE FUCK HAS KLC DONE? .
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RZA scored the first film of Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill saga. RZA has gone on to score several more productions including Blade: Trinity, Afro Samurai, The Protector, Freedom Writers and several others.
RZA has appeared in American Gangster, a 2007 crime drama film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.
RZA appeared as himself in a scene in Jim Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes with GZA and Bill Murray
.RZA also produced all of the music to a Japanese style cartoon Afro Samurai, which also featured other artists such as GZA (Also from Wu-Tang), Talib Kweli, Big Daddy Kane and Q-Tip.^ All tracks produced by RZA  .
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^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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^ No disrespect to TI because we all know he is the BIG DADDY KANE of this generation.
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RZA appears in the Seth Rogen and Adam Sandler film, Funny People.
.RZA was interviewed on The Colbert Report on October 14, 2009 to promote his new book, "The Tao of Wu". The book was released the following day.^ October 3rd, 2007 at 7:51 pm Nicely new Wu.
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^ EnglandRepresent Says: October 3rd, 2007 at 7:51 pm Nicely new Wu.
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^ Wu is the shit, loved their shit back in the day, 36 Chambers one of my favourite albums, the epitome of New York hip-hop.
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Method Man

.Method Man has had recurring roles in critically acclaimed television shows such as HBO's The Wire in which he plays the character Cheese, HBO's Oz, The Twilight Zone,Third Watch, and the recurring character of Drops on CSI.^ Ghostface - The Afterparty (snippet 88 Method Man - The Show 90 U-God - Freestyle 91 Ginuwine feat.
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He hosted a series on MTV for a brief period called Stung and has made numerous appearances as himself on TV shows such as Mind Of Mencia, Chappelle's Show, and others.
.He also co-starred with Redman in his own Fox sitcom called Method & Red in late 2004; however, after only a short time on the air, the show was put on hiatus and never returned.^ Author: Heat Method Man and Redman hold it down on this joint called “How Bout That” off of Blackout 2 .
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^ Red Bull” never quite works, its stuttery bassline and MIDI synths never quite coalescing enough for Redman and Method Man to hit a good groove.
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^ GZA never takes his stories to the cinematic levels that Raekwon does, instead putting his own spin on things with metaphors and punchlines.
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.Method Man later complained in the press about Fox's influence on the show's style, claiming that "there's been too much compromise on our side and not enough on their side" and bemoaning the network's decision to add a laugh track.^ Ghostface - The Afterparty (snippet 88 Method Man - The Show 90 U-God - Freestyle 91 Ginuwine feat.
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^ However, although Dirty sounds like he’s coming down, he doesn’t stop being entertaining, and Method Man and Raekwon provide some stability to the track.
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^ Red Bull” never quite works, its stuttery bassline and MIDI synths never quite coalescing enough for Redman and Method Man to hit a good groove.
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Before the show even aired, he told fans not to bother watching it.
His first prominent role came in 1998 with the film Belly along with fellow rappers Nas and DMX. He has since added many credits to his name, including roles in the films Garden State and One Eight Seven, with starring roles in the feature films such as How High, Soul Plane and others. He also played a small role in the 1997 film "Cop Land" starring Sylvester Stallone. Method Man also stars in the 2008 film "The Wackness".
.On March 27, 2007 Redman confirmed on BET Rapcity that the sequel to the movie How High is currently being written, by Dustin Lee Abraham, who also wrote the first movie.^ JUST EXPLAIN HOW SOMEONE WHO WROTE THE SCORE ( YES THAT GIANT FUGEES ALBUM ) WOULD BE STRUGGLING FOR MONEY????
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He had a guest appearance in the music video for the 2003 "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys, where he played the role of her boyfriend. Beanie Sigel also called upon Method Man's acting skills for his 2005 video "Feel It in the Air", where Method Man played an undercover cop leading an operation against Sigel.
.Method Man has fallen back from pursuing more acting roles after the situation with his sitcom on Fox left a bad taste in his mouth,[59] and now mostly just acts if the project is being handled by a friend of his, as was the case with CSI and The Wire.^ Granted, Wu projects display more creative daring than most major-label acts, but with fame and fortune came a lifestyle change.
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^ However, although Dirty sounds like he’s coming down, he doesn’t stop being entertaining, and Method Man and Raekwon provide some stability to the track.
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^ I wanted fronts because of the first Method Man Album(look in the top left corner).
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The "torture" verbal exchange between Method Man and Raekwon the Chef, on the track "Method Man" on the Wu-Tang Clan's debut album was parodied on the "Hip-Hop News" sketch of Chappelle's show, during the "Lost Episodes"
Method Man appears in the film The Wackness as a Jamaican drug dealer and on "Burn Notice" as a record label CEO.

Raekwon

Raekwon was the focus of a VH1 "RockDoc" about blood diamonds, where he along with Paul Wall and others visited Sierra Leone, West Africa. During the shooting of the documentary, Raekwon became the first American rapper to perform in Sierra Leone. He is apparently working on a series of film scripts after mentioning venturing into Hollywood.[citation needed]

Ghostface Killah

Ghostface Killah doll.
.Ghostface Killah released a doll in his likeness along with a series on daily habits and lifestyle for MTV called "The Pretty Toney series" into various short episodes.^ Main Artists Ghostface Killah Release Date December 31, 1969 Label Def Jam Recordings Main Artists Ghostface Killah Release Date December 31, 1969 Main Artists Ghostface Killah Release Date December 31, 1969 .
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^ Ghostface Killah - The Pretty Tony Collection .
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He also appeared in a sketch on the show Human Giant.

Video games

The Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style collector's edition controller.
.All nine members of the group (excluding Cappadonna) were featured in the game Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style, released for the PlayStation on October 31, 1999, as well as a special collector's edition controller.^ I agree Wu-tang is the greatest Rap Group of all time!
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^ In the process, the members would all become individual stars as well as receive individual royalty checks.
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^ Turning the standard concept of a hip-hop crew inside out, the Wu-Tang Clan were assembled as a loose congregation of nine MCs, almost as a support group.
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.Ghostface Killah and Yung Dirty Doucette, as well as collaborators Redman and Keith Murray, also play themselves in all three games in the Def Jam series, Def Jam Vendetta, Def Jam Fight For NY, and Def Jam: Icon.^ Ghostface, Killah Priest (a Wu associate), RZA, and the Genius all lay solid raps, with RZA’s distinct verse and voice leaving the greatest impression.
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^ Ghostface says in disbelief, “Can it be an out-of-state nigga tried to murder me?” as he comes to realize how seriously involved he is in the drug game.
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^ Main Artists Ghostface Killah Release Date December 31, 1969 Label Def Jam Recordings Main Artists Ghostface Killah Release Date December 31, 1969 Main Artists Ghostface Killah Release Date December 31, 1969 .
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.Method Man is a huge fan of video games himself and has publicly stated that he loves playing SOCOM online with other PS2 users, and is even part of an online clan ("KMA/Kiss My Ass").^ Taking aliases from kung fu movies and comic books, the other clan members were Raekwon, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck and U-God.
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^ The post- Forever climate made even the Clan’s most strident fans question the relevance of the group, and now Wu Tang must work to get them back.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Noble art (featuring Method Man [Wu-Tang Clan] & Redman) .
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.His Socom 2 name is "ICU". He has a fellow SOCOM player featured on a skit on his album 4:21. Several tracks by Clan members and affiliates such as Method Man, Ghostface, Cappadonna, Trife, DJ Mathematics and others were featured in the 2006 game Saints Row.^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
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^ Taking aliases from kung fu movies and comic books, the other clan members were Raekwon, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck and U-God.
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.A video game from Acclaim, 9Dragons, also sports the name Wu-Tang Clan in one of the ingame branches.^ Wu-Tang Clan album .
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^ Wu-Tang Clan - 7th Chamber .
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^ Iron flag (Wu-Tang Clan) .
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.In EA's Army of Two, Salem talks about Wu-Tang in the mission on China asking Rios who the best member is.^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
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^ Playlist: The Very Best of Wu-Tang Clan was also made available in a clean version with all explicit material removed.
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^ Here’s where the solo albums come in: they serve to flesh out the persona of each Wu Tang member.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

.Salem says it's RZA but he says Ghostface Killah is pretty good himself.^ Ghostface, Killah Priest (a Wu associate), RZA, and the Genius all lay solid raps, with RZA’s distinct verse and voice leaving the greatest impression.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Ironman dropped in 1996, with Ghostface Killah renaming himself to reflect his new invulnerability.
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^ Main Artists GZA Featuring Ghostface Killah Killah Priest RZA Samples the Film - Shogun Assassin Willie Mitchell - Groovin .
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.In the ending cut scene, a reference is made to the song "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing to F' Wit" when Salem says "Survey says?"^ Wu-Tang Clan album .
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^ Kooter wu tang clan aint nothing to **** wit .
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^ Wu-Tang Clan - 7th Chamber .
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and Rios replies "You're Dead," the referenced lyric is "Survey said, you're dead." .RZA also recently produced the soundtrack for the game Afro Samurai, which is based on the cult TV series and was released in January 2009 for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, there have also been rumours circulating late September that the wu-tang clan will be contributing tracks to the next mortal kombat game but have yet to confirm these rumours.^ Wu-Tang Clan album .
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^ Wu-Tang Clan - 7th Chamber .
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^ There are currently no posts for Wu-Tang Clan.
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Clothing line

Oli "Power" Grant, 37, was one of the first to move from music to clothes. .The executive producer of the Wu-Tang Clan, Grant started making clothes in the early 1990s, with little success.^ Wu-Tang Clan - 7th Chamber .
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^ Iron flag (Wu-Tang Clan) .
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^ The legend maintains that the ageless spirits of the deceased Wu-Tang warriors would one day be reborn and come together to finish what they once started...
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("I'm a black kid from the projects," he explains. "People didn't take it too seriously.") .But then, in 1995, with the platinum success of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), suddenly the manufacturers that earlier wouldn't extend Power credit saw the potential.^ Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) .
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^ Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers (1993) Wu-Tang broke all the rules.
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^ Wu-Tang Clan - 7th Chamber .
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Power opened four Wu Wear stores, in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Norfolk, Va., the line is carried in Macy's, Rich's, and d.e.m.o, among others; Power says he did $10 million in 1998.[60]
.1997 saw the release of Wu-Tang's multi-platinum double-LP Wu-Tang Forever which launched the clothing line, Wu-Wear, to all new heights.^ The epic flair of “Impossible” and “Second Coming” highlight Wu-Tang’s new sense of self: as unconquerable mythic deities.
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^ This is an answer to the underground fans that said Wu-Tang fell off with Forever .
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^ Wu Tang will never be like it was in the pre- Forever days.
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.Method Man was unhappy with the decision to bring Wu Tang into the fashion world with Wu Wear, despite the brand being a major money-maker for the group.^ Instead of releasing one album after another, the Clan was designed to overtake the record industry in as profitable a fashion as possible -- the idea was to establish the Wu-Tang as a force with their debut album and then spin off into as many side projects as possible.
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^ The post- Forever climate made even the Clan’s most strident fans question the relevance of the group, and now Wu Tang must work to get them back.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ And that's what makes Enter the Wu-Tang so effective -- the group's unique lyrical obsessions and the distinctive, innovative production techniques of Prince Rakeem.
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"When Wu-Wear started making shoes and sneakers and pants, it was shoddy material. I never rocked that shit."[58]
.There is currently a partnership between Wu Tang and the Alife NYC clothing group for an exclusive series of custom sneakers, t-shirts, hoodies and other accessories for both men and women.^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
  • Wu-Tang Clan Discography at Discogs 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
  • Wu-Tang Clan Discography at Discogs 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ The post- Forever climate made even the Clan’s most strident fans question the relevance of the group, and now Wu Tang must work to get them back.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

The collection is called "A Wu-Tang Life".
.Nike released a Wu-Tang Clan dunk that is very rare and can be as much as 7,500 dollars.^ Wu-Tang Clan album .
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^ Wu-Tang Clan - 7th Chamber .
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^ Iron flag (Wu-Tang Clan) .
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[30] Wu-Tang Forever

Controversy

G-Unit

Ghostface had a non publicized feud with 50 Cent in the late 1990s and early 2000s. .On 50 Cent's track "How to Rob" insults were aimed at many high-profile rappers, including Wu-Tang.^ The portent-to-the-point-of-draining soundscapes, the ballads, the obvious club tracks, the abundance of guests, the overactive beats: this is Wu Tang asserting that they still matter.
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^ However, Tical still shines, the result of remarkable synergy between rapper and producer that marks all first-generation Wu-Tang material.
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^ The result is an intoxicating display of musical and lyrical virtuosity, one that reveals how bereft of imagination the Wu-Tang's contemporaries are.
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.In the early 2000s the argument made it on to wax with skits titled "Clyde Smith" on Supreme Clientele featuring a low-pitched recording of what most fans believe to be Raekwon's voice derisively making fun of 50 Cent's behavior and his methods of attracting attention to himself.^ The post- Forever climate made even the Clan’s most strident fans question the relevance of the group, and now Wu Tang must work to get them back.
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^ Ghostface’s short verse isn’t very impressive (and he’s overshadowed by a surprisingly superior showing from U-God), but the song is one of the most irresistible numbers on Supreme Clientele .
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^ Bmore Says: June 27th, 2006 at 7:20 pm Mobb Deep feat 50 Cent - Nightmares (didnt make album) .
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The skit also joked at other unnamed "gangster rappers" in New York. .50 Cent took offense and came back with a short track dissing Wu-Tang Clan, and Ghostface in particular.^ Wu-Tang Clan album .
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^ Wu Tang diss .
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^ Wu-Tang Clan - 7th Chamber .
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[61] .50 rose to fame, both he and Ghostface talked in interviews with SOHH.com and Hot 97 Radio about the supposed argument, both saying that the argument was never that serious and nothing major had happened.^ Thus, although Meth occasionally indulges in the violent imagery of his peers, he never sounds serious about it.
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^ Ghostface says in disbelief, “Can it be an out-of-state nigga tried to murder me?” as he comes to realize how seriously involved he is in the drug game.
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.A supposed diss song, "Small Change (Who The Fuck Is 50 Cent)", which circulated the web in the beginning of 2001 was rumoured to be by the Clan, but was proven to be recorded by Polite of American Cream Team (Raekwon's then side-project).^ Raekwon - Apollo Kids 05 American Cream Team feat.
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

^ Who the fuck is 50 Cent .
  • Nah Right » Wu-Tang - The Heart Gently Weeps 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Instead of releasing one album after another, the Clan was designed to overtake the record industry in as profitable a fashion as possible -- the idea was to establish the Wu-Tang as a force with their debut album and then spin off into as many side projects as possible.
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.G-Unit member Tony Yayo has alleged that Ghostface had a ghostwriter for his critically-acclaimed album Supreme Clientele.^ Ghostface Killah’s opus, Supreme Clientele , is a stunning tribute to Tony Starks, the human side of his invincible Ironman.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Supreme Clientele covers a lot of ground, but the album holds together its disparate parts well.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Supreme Clientele is not a perfect album; its edges show, its surface is scuffed.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

.In an interview with spin.com, Yayo claimed that Far Rockaway native Superb, who guested on the album, wrote a majority, if not all, of the lyrics.^ JUST EXPLAIN HOW SOMEONE WHO WROTE THE SCORE ( YES THAT GIANT FUGEES ALBUM ) WOULD BE STRUGGLING FOR MONEY????
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[62] .In an interview with hiphopdx.com Raekwon, who also appears on the album, responded saying: "He (Tony Yayo) know damn well he (Superb) ain’t write that fuckin’ album.^ Then Raekwon did a highly publicized online interview in which he accused the RZA of taking a dictatorial stance regarding the shape of the album, calling him a "hip-hop hippie" who was moving the Clan in the wrong direction.
  • Wu-Tang Clan Album - Ask.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

^ EnglandRepresent Says: October 4th, 2007 at 12:35 am LOL. I don’t know who lost here… England or Australia.
  • Nah Right » Wu-Tang - The Heart Gently Weeps 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Says: June 27th, 2006 at 9:45 pm haaaaaaaaay foekist i heard that you will be in detroit and wanted to know if we could get togther and do the damn thang :) .
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I don’t even wanna get into shit like that, because it just makes me upset that muthafuckas be running they mouth all kinda ways.^ I don’t even feel like checking it out AT ALL anymore.
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You just like him because you are 5 % .
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I’ve travelled with all types of shit, and probably good shit more often then regs, just by chance.
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.But at the end of the day, I think Ghost gonna have to really say what he gotta say."^ I think I’m gonna start a hip hop blog for grown folks cause I just want a hip hop site that talks more realness than not .
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[63] .However, in a November, 2007 interview with Rhapsody Music, Ghost responded with "…'Perb (Superb) is Rae’s (Raekwon) man.^ However, although Dirty sounds like he’s coming down, he doesn’t stop being entertaining, and Method Man and Raekwon provide some stability to the track.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

He been in the studio a few times while we’re doing shit. He ain’t write shit. All ‘Perb contributed was a couple of lines that you could put in the air. When we write, we all do that. “Say this one right here” or “Put this one right here.” We all catch lines with each other ‘cause you in the studio. You got niggas around you that write. Even if he did write a verse, he could never make an album of mine. He couldn’t make an album, you feel me? I made Supreme Clientele what it is. Those are my stories, based around whatever they’re based upon. It’s me. I can’t see what songs ‘Perb wrote. .He ain’t write “Mighty Healthy” or “One” or “Apollo Kids” or “Cherchez LaGhost” or “Saturday Nite” or “Malcolm.”".[64] U-God called Tony Yayo "a bitch" in an interview with Undergroundhiphop.com, and threatened to beat him down when he sees him, but said that no diss tracks will be recorded.^ After a shout of “Break it down!” the head-nodding beat and shimmering piano of “One” kicks in, creating a magnificent one-two punch.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ The dilletantish excursions of The W have been abandoned in favor of stripped down tracks that accentuate the beats and basslines (more apt to move asses than nod heads).
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ A vicious diss to the record industry, the track sees GZA incorporating the names of record labels throughout his rhymes.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

[65] .Paper Plates, one of the tracks from GZA's Pro Tools album released in 2008 is known to be a 50 cent diss track.^ A vicious diss to the record industry, the track sees GZA incorporating the names of record labels throughout his rhymes.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Bmore Says: June 27th, 2006 at 7:20 pm Mobb Deep feat 50 Cent - Nightmares (didnt make album) .
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There’s a slight reverb in GZA’s vocals (an effect found throughout the album), adding to the muffled haze of the track.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

.The feud between GZA and 50 started in a concert in London, where GZA was performing and during the concert he was responding to what the crowd had to say about the current state of Hip Hop particularly in the Mainstream world.^ During his downtime, ODB had steadily (and most likely, inadvertently) cultivated his image as hip hop’s loosest cannon (and most indelible personalities).
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ BUGSYTHEBOSS Says: June 27th, 2006 at 5:38 pm 50 about to take over the whole industry in a minute can’t you feel the movement GGGGUUUUNNNNIIITTT!!!!!!
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ricky D Says: June 27th, 2006 at 1:10 pm Greatest hip hop group of all time.
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Soulja Boy and 50 cent were both mentioned. .GZA made some comments such as, "Fifty doesn't have any motherfuckin' lyrics.^ Some were outsized, theatrical personalities, others were cerebral storytellers and lyrical technicians, but each had his own distinctive style, which made for an album of tremendous variety and consistency.
  • Wu-Tang Clan Album - Ask.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

You got a lot of record sales, a lot of money nigga but no TALENT!"
50 cent responded back to GZA on his thoughts about his comments directed at Soulja Boy, whom he has a good relationship with personally. ."Recently I seen a video on YouTube and the video was of the GZA, that's short for The Genius.^ GZA/Genius 10 Short Darts!
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

^ Hip-Hop I : Rawkus Staff by Treecephal Artists, DJ:s & Groups I've seen live by Stormbringer edit YouTube Videos .
  • Wu-Tang Clan Discography at Discogs 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

He's a 'Genius,' I'm sure everyone else has forgotten who he is also. Kid is 16 years old and we Googled you; you were born in '66. He was born in 1966 (laughs). Listen, I have an old school Chevy Impala your age." .50 has yet to record a diss track in response to GZA's "Paper Plate."^ A vicious diss to the record industry, the track sees GZA incorporating the names of record labels throughout his rhymes.
  • The Wu-Tang Story [Reprint] - Article - Stylus Magazine 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.stylusmagazine.com [Source type: General]

The Notorious B.I.G.

.During his career, The Notorious B.I.G. had a checkered relationship with the Wu-Tang Clan.^ The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan 2night on BET - Blog - - VIMBY Says: November 13th, 2008 at 2:55 pm [...
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^ Wu-Tang Clan - Y'All Been Warned .
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^ Back to the top External Links Purchase Tickets to Wu-Tang Clan Events Purchase Wu-Tang Clan albums on Amazon.com Back to the top Related Searches .
  • Wu-Tang Clan Album - Ask.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

.He collaborated with Raekwon on the 1994 Ron G song "Stop the Breaks," which also featured Killa Sin and KRS-One; the following year, on B.I.G.'s debut album Ready to Die, Method Man was featured on the song "The What" (and was the only featured rapper on the album.^ Taking aliases from kung fu movies and comic books, the other clan members were Raekwon, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck and U-God.
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

^ Raekwon - The Turn (snippet) 86 Method Man feat.
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^ The Night The Earth Cried [Ultimatum remix] 03 method man - The Riddler (Hide Out Remix) 04 killah priest feat killa sin - Moanin 05 bounty killer feat.
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) The song, "The What," was produced by Easy Mo Bee, who had strong ties to Notorious B.I.G. as well as several Clan members, such as RZA and GZA. According to Method Man, though even at this point friction was present between Biggie and the Clan, the two rappers got along:
It was no secret: Rae didn’t like him, Ghost didn’t like him. They thought he was a biter. But if you look at Rae and Ghost, they don’t like nobody! The rest of my niggas had love for Big. It was just Rae and Ghost...and my niggas—-it’s like we’re a unit, we moved as a unit. So where if one of my niggas ain’t speakin’, then nobody was speakin’. And we would just roll right by [B.I.G.], walk right past. .But Lil’ Cease can vouch for this, and my niggas can vouch for this—-I always stopped to give word with Big.^ Shit not me im still going hard on niggas and getting my lil holla in at the same time.
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

No matter what. .There was a show...and he had performed, and Wu-Tang had performed that night...outside the club Big approached me and shit.^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
  • Wu-Tang Clan Discography at Discogs 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ U-God of the Wu-Tang Clan had some words for tony Yayo at the Rock The Bells show back in July .
  • XXLmag.com - » WU TANG Is The Zenith Of Rap Music… 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Stay off the dust blunts, you can’t do shit just because Wu Tang niggas say they do it.
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Like, “Yo, I wanna do something with you on my album.”

—Method Man, XXL, The Making of Ready to Die[66]

In 1995, on the album Only .Built 4 Cuban Linx..., Raekwon and Ghostface Killah commented on Big in a skit called "Shark Niggas (Biters)."^ Taking aliases from kung fu movies and comic books, the other clan members were Raekwon, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck and U-God.
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

^ Raekwon & Cappadonna - Camay 02 Ghostface Killah - Mighty Healthy 03 Charli Baltimore feat.
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

^ Author: Caesar If you didn’t know, Method Man , Raekwon and Ghostface Killah are releasing a joint album called The Wu Massacre on December 22nd.
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Alleging that he copied the cover from Nas' landmark release Illmatic, as well as styles from other rap artists. This generated longstanding controversy over their differences with Biggie, and in later interviews, both rappers would downplay the incident:
It was one of them skits where we was looking at our competition. .And when Ghost is saying whatever he was saying, we kinda knew who he was talking about, but it wasn't like we was trying to start a beef.^ Shanti Says: June 27th, 2006 at 9:04 pm my ex was a pisces and her and my pops used to talk about that shit and I used be like shut the fuck up…I fucking hate her now….ok, where was I going with this again….
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I’m not saying you messing up nahrigh, just saying when you got here its become more chatroomish, like niggas go to a website to talk to friends.
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^ Says: June 27th, 2006 at 9:02 pm > > and ok eskay for now on i will not talk about anything that isnt posted and i’ll act like the angry alpha male and “e-thug” it.
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It's just sometimes, when you get in the booth and you start saying what you wanna say, it just happened.^ Says: June 27th, 2006 at 9:56 pm Shanti Says: June 27th, 2006 at 9:52 pm @ 456 i’m still amazed that u got what you got from just doing my chart.
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Stay off the dust blunts, you can’t do shit just because Wu Tang niggas say they do it.
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I’m just saying that you helped nahright become more mainstream.
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—Raekwon, XXL, The Making of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...[67]

God bless the dead, I love B.I.G. He's a fucking icon. .Even when I seen him out in Cali, I wanted to tell son, yo, let's go ahead and make this record together because I matured through the years, and at the same time, I recognized good music.^ Shit not me im still going hard on niggas and getting my lil holla in at the same time.
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.We shook hands on some peace shit, but that was all, cause they was on their way to leaving out.^ Says: June 28th, 2006 at 12:16 am can’t wait to see this shit..They have to have some old footage ” that make a brother fall out the chair”…..A must see….
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I like him alot cause he on some real shit!
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They so used to some white zimbabweans owning farms that they trip out.
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A day or two later, niggas [killed him].

—Ghostface Killah, XXL, The Making of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...[67]

.In the Wu-Tang Manual, a book by the RZA on the origins of the Wu-Tang Clan, he recalls a concert at which Biggie and Wu-Tang both performed, at which Raekwon and Ghostface were reportedly under the influence, and angry at some comments BIG made in The Source.^ Wu-Tang Clan - 7th Chamber .
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

^ Iron flag (Wu-Tang Clan) .
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

^ The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan 2night on BET - Blog - - VIMBY Says: November 13th, 2008 at 2:55 pm [...
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In RZA's view, had the artists and their entourages met up that night, things could have gotten violent, but nothing of the sort ever occurred. It is worth mentioning that on B.I.G.'s final studio album Life After Death he took a shot back at Raekwon on the song "Kick in the Door" (which was a diss song to several other rappers as well) with the line; "Fuck that, why try/Throw bleach in ya eye" which was a response to lyrics from Raekwon's song "Ice Water", where Raekwon rhymed; "...To top it all off, beefin' for White/Pullin' bleach out, tryin'a throw it in my eyesight." On the posthumous 1997 song "Victory," released on Puff Daddy's album No Way Out, B.I.G. also rhymes, "Militant/Y'all faggots ain't killin' shit," in response to a Ghostface Killah line on the song "Criminology" where he raps; "RZA baked the track and it's militant/Then I react like a convict, and start killin' shit." It is also worth mentioning that B.I.G. chose RZA to produce the track "Long Kiss Goodnight", a song aimed at Biggie's long time rival Tupac Shakur, which appeared on Life After Death. RZA went on to comment about the collaboration, saying,
Biggie was always pretty cool with me. .He liked the Wu-Tang sound.^ By the amount of hits we got on Bird Peterson’s remix of Wu-Tang’s “Aint Nuthin’ To F’ Wit” , seems like you guys got mad love for the Wu.
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He requested me to be on the album. .I didn’t know if everybody in his camp agreed with it...but we was always cool with each other...at the end he’s talking about everybody was fucking with them at that time.^ I’m not really into that shit, talking to other niggas about bullshi.
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Just next time make sure you know what you’re talking about before you come outcha face… Jive turkey .
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I’m not really into that shit, talking to other niggas about bullshi.
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He could have even been talking about me [laughs], ’cause there was some cuts at Biggie on the Cuban Linx… album.^ There has to be some underground shit, you cant be talking about trap boy, can you?
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

—RZA, XXL, The Making of Life After Death[68]

On the same album, B.I.G. gave thanks to Wu-Tang in the album's liner notes, and also inserted lyrics praising the Wu-Tang Clan single "C.R.E.A.M."; on the song "Notorious Thugs," he states, "I'mma tell you like a nigga told me/Cash rules everything around me." On his 2002 album God's Son, Nas references the feud on his song "Last Real Nigga Alive," inferring that although he and Big had their differences, they were friendly; while he was also on good terms with Raekwon, neither Big nor Raekwon got along, and both warned Nas the other would copy his lyrics and style. .In 2006, Ghostface and Raekwon did a posthumous collaboration with Biggie, on the song "Three Bricks," which was originally intended to appear on the posthumous Biggie album, Duets: The Final Chapter, but it instead became a bonus song on the Ghostface Killah album Fishscale.^ Taking aliases from kung fu movies and comic books, the other clan members were Raekwon, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck and U-God.
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

^ Raekwon & Cappadonna - Camay 02 Ghostface Killah - Mighty Healthy 03 Charli Baltimore feat.
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

^ Main Artists Big Noyd Ghostface Killah Mobb Deep Raekwon .
  • Wu-Tang Clan - The Rock Hard Times 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.trht.net [Source type: General]

In 2008, Raekwon did a cover of Jadakiss' hit "Letter to B.I.G.," injecting his own thoughts on his deceased former rival.

Sean Combs

In 1998, ODB rushed onstage unexpectedly during Shawn Colvin's acceptance speech for "Song of the Year" at the Grammy Awards, and began complaining that he had recently purchased expensive clothes in anticipation of winning the "Best Rap Album" award that he lost to Sean Combs. .Before being escorted off-stage, he implored the audience, "I don't know how you all see it, but when it comes to the children, Wu-Tang is for the children.^ The legend maintains that the ageless spirits of the deceased Wu-Tang warriors would one day be reborn and come together to finish what they once started...
  • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

^ Stay off the dust blunts, you can’t do shit just because Wu Tang niggas say they do it.
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Shanti, I’m a let you know how your presence was felt.
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We teach the children. .Puffy is good, but Wu-Tang is the best.^ Wu Tang Clan "The Best Of....
  • Wu-Tang Clan Discography at Discogs 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

.I want you all to know that this is ODB, and I love you all.^ Says: June 27th, 2006 at 9:45 pm haaaaaaaaay foekist i heard that you will be in detroit and wanted to know if we could get togther and do the damn thang :) .
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Peace!" His bizarre onstage antics were widely reported in the mainstream media.[citation needed] Dirty made it known on The Howard Stern Show that he meant no disrespect to Combs, but that feelings were hurt on Combs' end. Later that night Combs' bodyguards would physically threaten ODB, but Dirty insisted to his friends and family in attendance that no violence breaks out. Following the award show, Howard Stern asked Dirty about the incident with Diddy's bodyguards on his radio show, but Dirty wouldn't play up the incident as he didn't want to shine a bad light on hip hop because of one minor altercation.[69]
Ghostface appeared on the 2002 Bad Boy Records release, We Invented the Remix, along with Combs on the remix to the song "Special Delivery." Ghostface even gives Bad Boy Records a shout out for inviting him on the track when he raps "Bad Boy, thank you for this special delivery." .Combs was one of the executive producers for Method Man's 2004 album Tical 0: The Prequel, although Meth later voiced his displeasure with the final product.^ Main Artists Method Man The Notorious B.I.G. Produced By Easy Mo Bee .
  • Wu-Tang Clan - The Rock Hard Times 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.trht.net [Source type: General]

"On the third LP, it was suggested to bring in Harve Pierre and P Diddy. Who am I to argue? .Puff knows how to sell some records.^ And come on duke - read my posts how a kid gonna know some of the shit I was droppin’.
  • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

But that wasn't the direction to go in, and I know that now."[70] .In 2006, Method Man also called out Combs' decisions on the posthumous Notorious B.I.G. album Duets: The Final Chapter, saying that Biggie never would have rocked with some of the sub-par rappers featured on it.^ Angry Black Man formerly Kheri Wes Says: June 27th, 2006 at 3:59 pm Foekist Man Says: .
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^ Dumb Nigga Says: June 27th, 2006 at 7:59 pm I wouldn’t blame Shanti though, i would blame the fools that are trying to holla at her lmao.
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^ June 27th, 2006 at 7:52 pm Nbmore says, I HOPE BUDDEN’s can live up to the HYPE yall are puttin on this man .
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.October 2007" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] He also brought up the fact that he was the only other rapper that Biggie chose to feature on his debut album Ready to Die.^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
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^ Watch Out” with Akon (and some other rappers) on DJ Khaled’s album too.
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Mase

.After badmouthing Wu-Tang at a concert, Bad Boy recording artist Mase had a run-in with Ghostface and his entourage at a club in New York City.^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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^ Main Artists Ghostface Killah Release Date December 31, 1969 Label Def Jam Recordings Main Artists Ghostface Killah Release Date December 31, 1969 Main Artists Ghostface Killah Release Date December 31, 1969 .
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There was some sort of physical altercation between Mase's and Ghostface's camps, and Mase left the incident with a broken jaw. Kanye West is among several rappers who have made reference to the incident, rapping "...if you could feel how my face felt/ You would know how Mase felt..." on his single "Through the Wire". Shyheim also referred to the incident in a freestyle, with the line "The Empire State, where Ghostface retired Mase". In the June 2007 issue of Hip Hop Connection magazine, Wu-Tang affiliate Cilvaringz stated that Ghostface had in fact done time in jail for "beating up" Mase.

Joe Budden

In 2009, Joe Budden posted a video blog voicing his opinion on a "Best rapper" readers' poll posted in Vibe magazine. Throughout the video, Budden gave examples of rappers who were ranked too high, and claimed to be better than half of the rappers on the list. .Some of the people he mentioned were Melle Mel, Prodigy, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and Method Man.^ Featuring GZA Method Man Ol' Dirty Bastard Roxanne RZA .
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^ Main Artists Ol' Dirty Bastard .
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^ Main Artists Cappadonna Ol' Dirty Bastard RZA .
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.At the end of the video, he went on to say that he'd beat Method Man in a battle if they were face to face.^ Foekist Man Says: June 27th, 2006 at 4:54 pm > > “Men marryin men, eew they got the pervs!” .
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^ Says: June 27th, 2006 at 4:55 pm Foekist Man Says: June 27th, 2006 at 4:54 pm > > “Men marryin men, eew they got the pervs!” .
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^ Foekist Man Says: June 27th, 2006 at 1:00 pm Wu Tang is a great example of the fact that everything must come to an end.
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Shortly after this, Budden called into Ed Lover's Power 105.1, and took his claim even further by stating, "Lyrically, I will cut that man's head off his shoulders" (referring to Method Man). .Several weeks later, Budden did a freestyle track which many speculated contained subliminal shots towards Method Man and several members of Wu-Tang (the track is called "D.O.A Freestyle").^ Wu-Tang Sword: Method Man dir.
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^ I never got to download buddens…… But i did hear that FREESTYLE buddens did on hiphopgame.com It was fair.
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^ Foekist Man Says: June 27th, 2006 at 1:00 pm Wu Tang is a great example of the fact that everything must come to an end.
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Method Man was overseas while all of this occurred, but eventually spoke out about it on several radio interviews and freestyles. While Raekwon was on the Rock the Bells tour with Slaughterhouse (which is Budden's group) the two got together to settle any bad blood. .This calmed things down for a short while, until Wu-Tang member Inspectah Deck released a Joe Budden diss track entitled "House Nigga" which was a response to Budden's remarks.^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
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^ Stay off the dust blunts, you can’t do shit just because Wu Tang niggas say they do it.
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.A few days after releasing his diss track, on July 9, 2009, Deck went on stage at the Columbia, MD show of Rock the Bells, during Raekwon's set, and told the audience the reason for the diss track was because "the nigga tried to diss my brother, he tried to shit on my nigga like my nigga aint a made man ...^ Everybody aint got it good my niggas .
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^ Says: June 27th, 2006 at 4:03 pm eskay Says: June 27th, 2006 at 3:50 pm > > I WONT EVEN TRY SNEAKING MY SHIT ON THE PLANE .
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^ Stay off the dust blunts, you can’t do shit just because Wu Tang niggas say they do it.
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fuck Joe Budden" (referring to what Budden said about Method Man). Joe Budden immediately posted a five-minute video blog in which he said that he wanted to slap Deck and called Deck a coward. At the San Bernardino stop of Rock the Bells, Raekwon approached Budden with his Ice Water Inc. entourage, resulting in Budden getting punched in the right eye. Shortly after this occurred, Joe Budden posted yet another online video blog of him with an ice pack over his eye, confirming that he's doing alright, and that it was Raekwon who threw the punch. Later though, it was discovered that it was in fact one of the members of Ice Water who punched him. Though the two reporterdly were sat down and forced to hash it out on the final day of the tour, Budden released a video on his website challenging Raekwon to a one-on-one fight, and called on all his fans to help persuade Raekwon to accept. Raekwon however did not accept, and stating that he is a grown man with a family, and that fighting would be childish.[71] Since the incident, Budden has stated in interviews the feud was over,[72] and Raekwon made a similar announcement during a recent show, stating that he "had love" for Joe Budden.[71]

Wu-Tang affiliates

.The Wu-Tang Clan's range of big-name, non-Wu-Tang artists has expanded exponentially since their early days.^ Wu-Tang Clan to my artists [ login ] [ edit account .
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^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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Close collaborators to individual members or the group as a whole include or have included mainly-New York-based artists, including Redman, Mobb Deep, Erick Sermon, Nas, Pete Rock, and others. .The Wu-Tang clan also has many "affiliates" which receive support, financial and otherwise, from within the Clan.^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
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These are collectively known as the Wu-Tang Killa Beez.

Killa Beez

.The association of these artists with Wu-Tang varies greatly.^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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They include a plethora of solo artists and groups, both past and present. Many on this list are virtually unknown, while many are already successful musicians in their own right. .Generally, the most acclaimed Wu-Tang affiliates are the ones with the closest actual ties to members of the group.^ The rest couldn’t have done shit without their Wu Tang affiliation.
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^ The rest couldn’t have done shit without their Wu Tang affiliation.
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Easy Mo Bee

.In the late '80's, future Wu-Tang Clan co-founders RZA and GZA were signed under different monikers to Cold Chillin' Records, the label home of Big Daddy Kane and Kool G. Rap, among others.^ The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan 2night on BET - Blog - - VIMBY Says: November 13th, 2008 at 2:55 pm [...
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During their tenure, producer Easy Mo Bee provided RZA (under the name Prince Rakeem) with his first hit single, "Ooh I Love You Rakeem," and produced much of GZA's (under the alias The Genius) true first album, Words From the Genius. .Around this time, according to the Wu-Tang Manual, RZA accredits Easy Mo Bee with mentoring him and providing equipment for RZA to continue practicing beatmaking.^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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^ Main Artists Method Man The Notorious B.I.G. Produced By Easy Mo Bee .
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[73]
.In 1994, after linking up with Bad Boy Entertainment, Mo Bee began producing a fair share of Ready to Die, The Notorious B.I.G.'s debut album.^ Main Artists Method Man The Notorious B.I.G. Produced By Easy Mo Bee .
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The only rap feature on the album was Method Man, who appeared on the Easy Mo Bee-produced "The What." 1998 saw the producer produce for RZA once again, on the Ras Kass song "The End," and Wu-Tang member Raekwon was featured on Easy's solo album, Odyssey 2000: Now or Never alongside Busta Rhymes on the song "Let's Make a Toast." Seven years later, Mo Bee would go on to co-produce alongside RZA on the group's fifth group album, 8 Diagrams.

Nas

In 1995, New York rapper Nas became the first artist with no previous ties to the Wu-Tang to be featured on any Wu-Tang album—namely, Raekwon's Only .Built 4 Cuban Linx....^ Only Built 4 Cuban Linx ...
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^ Also Found On Only Built 4 Cuban Linx .
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Following this appearance, Nas and Raekwon began to collaborate more often, frequently being featured on the same songs. .That same year, Nas and Raekwon appearaed on Mobb Deep's The Infamous, on the track "Eye For An Eye;" in 1998, they appeared on the Fat Joe single "John Blaze," alongside Big Pun and Jadakiss.^ Bmore Says: June 27th, 2006 at 5:22 pm PEEP MOBB DEEP/50 ova DRE TRACK FIRE!!!!
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.During the same time period, Nas and Method Man co-starred in the film Belly, and collaborated on its soundtrack.^ Main Artists Raekwon Featuring Ghostface Killah Masta Killa Method Man RZA Samples the Film - The Killer .
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^ Main Artists DMX Ja Rule Method Man Nas .
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.Nas was later featured on the Wu-Tang Clan album The W, on the song "Let My Niggas Live," which also featured Raekwon, as well as Inspectah Deck.^ Wu-Tang Clan to my artists [ login ] [ edit account .
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^ Misc Various Wu Videos @ Wu Forever Search YouTube Google Video listen Wu-Tang Downloads @ Wu Forever Wu-Tang & Associated songs Search Pandora read Album reviews Articles Interviews Live reviews Personal quotes Spouses/Lovers Trademarks Trivia Where are they now?
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In 2009, before the release of his anticipated Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II, Raekwon stated that Nas was intended to be present on the album, but Nas was never able to find time to record[74].

Mobb Deep

In 1995, the same year that Raekwon's debut came out, the Wu-Tang rapper appeared on Mobb Deep's seminal The Infamous; aside from "Eye For An Eye," he and Ghostface Killah appeared on the track "Right Back At You." A year later, Method Man and Raekwon made appearances on separate tracks on the duo's followup album, Hell on Earth. .In 1998, Mobb Deep member Prodigy was featured on "The Game," a song from Pete Rock's solo debut Soul Survivor, once again alongside Ghostface Killah and Raekwon.^ Main Artists Big Noyd Ghostface Killah Mobb Deep Raekwon .
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^ Main Artists Ghostface Killah Produced By MF Doom Featuring Wu-Tang Clan .
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^ Main Artists GZA Featuring Ghostface Killah Killah Priest RZA Samples the Film - Shogun Assassin Willie Mitchell - Groovin .
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.The same year, Prodigy made an appearance on Big Pun's debut album Capital Punishment, on the song "Tres Leches (Triboro Trilogy)," also featuring Inspectah Deck as well as produced by RZA. Furthermore, Prodigy and Method Man collaborated on the soundtrack to Bulworth, on the DJ Muggs-produced song "Bulworth," which also featured KRS-One and Kam.^ While no one was really left out of the momentum, Method Man put on the best show.

^ Says: June 27th, 2006 at 4:44 pm Ghost> Rae> Method> GZA> Osiris> RZA> Inspector Deck and so on .
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^ Main Artists GZA Featuring D'Angelo Inspectah Deck Streetlife Remixes Cold World - Liquid Swords .
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.In 1998, Mobb Deep appeared on Method Man's sophomore album, Tical 2000: Judgement Day, on the song "Play IV Keeps," which was produced by Mobb Deep producer Havoc.^ Bmore Says: June 27th, 2006 at 7:20 pm Mobb Deep feat 50 Cent - Nightmares (didnt make album) .
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.Havoc also appeared on Raekwon's 2003 album, The Lex Diamond Story, on the song "King of Kings," and in 2006 he produced the song "Somebody Done Fucked Up Now" for Method Man's album 4:21...^ June 27th, 2006 at 7:52 pm Nbmore says, I HOPE BUDDEN’s can live up to the HYPE yall are puttin on this man .
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^ Foekist Man Says: June 27th, 2006 at 1:13 pm > > Ol Dirty had 2 tight albums tho.
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^ Says: June 27th, 2006 at 4:46 pm Fuck the high hunger its the dry mouth that will fuck you up.
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The Day After
. .More recently Havoc collaborated with the Wu on J. Dilla's posthumous single "24K Rap" alongside Raekwon, and "Evil Deeds" from the Wu-Tang Clan compilation album Chamber Music.^ Wu-Tang Clan - The Rock Hard Times albums other releases compilations .
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Redman & Erick Sermon

Both Wu-Tang rapper Method Man and Def Squad member/EPMD protege Redman were signed to Def Jam Records in 1994; their first recorded collaboration was "Double Deuces," a commercial recorded for St. Ides malt liquor. Both were also featured on "Got My Mind Made Up," a 2Pac song from his Death Row Records album All Eyez on Me. .The collaboration led to a hit single, "How High," and Method Man and Redman would make guest appearances on every subsequent album either of them have put out thus far in their careers, including the Erick Sermon-produced "Whateva Man," a single from Redman's 1996 album Muddy Waters.^ Foekist Man Says: June 27th, 2006 at 4:36 pm I found out that “gettin high” does different shit to different people.
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^ Method Man (Remix) (CD, Single, Promo) .
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^ Protect Ya Neck / Method Man (CD, Single, Promo) .
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In addition the duo has made many guest appearances together, including LL Cool J's 1997 hit "4, 3, 2, 1," produced by Erick Sermon and 1999's "Rap Phenomenon," on the posthumous Notorious B.I.G. album Born Again.
.In 1998, Method Man released his sophomore album, Tical 2000: Judgement Day, which sported two tracks produced by Sermon, on one of which Redman guested.^ He actually rapped on two tracks of this album.
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^ Main Artists Method Man The Notorious B.I.G. Produced By Easy Mo Bee .
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^ Release Date April 11, 2000 Movie/TV Soundtracks Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai - The Album Produced By RZA .
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A year later, Redman and Method Man released Blackout!, a collaboration album that featured production from Erick Sermon, RZA, and Wu-Elements producers 4th Disciple and True Master. .In 2000, Redman appeared on the Wu-Tang Clan's third group album, The W, on the song "Redbull" alongside Method Man and Inspectah Deck; he also appeared on Ghostface Killah's second album, Supreme Clientele, alongside Ghostface, Method Man and Cappadonna.^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
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^ Some may still argue Cappadonna is a member of the group, but Wu-Tang Clan was always known as 'The Nine Generals', and that doesn't include him because it would bring the number of members to 10.
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.In the late 90's to the early-to-mid 2000's, Redman and Method Man made several appearances in film and television together, including the comedies "How High" and "Soul Plane", and the short-lived sitcom Method & Red.^ Main Artists Raekwon Featuring Ghostface Killah Masta Killa Method Man RZA Samples the Film - The Killer .
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Sermon made a return to Method Man's music with 2006's 4:21... The Day After, for which the producer served as co-executive producer alongside RZA and Method Man himself, producing or co-producing four tracks. The producer also worked on rapper Busta Rhymes' Aftermath Entertainment album The Big Bang, co-producing the song "Goldmine" with Dr. Dre, a song featuring the Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon. This collaboration culminated in Sermon producing the song "Baggin' Crack" on Raekwon's 2009 album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II, as well as two songs on Blackout! 2, Method Man & Redman's followup to the 1999 record.

Pete Rock

.Like Easy Mo Bee, New York producer Pete Rock first began his association with the Wu-Tang before it was formally founded—by playing mentor to RZA, then under the moniker Prince Rakeem.^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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^ Presents Wu-Tang Killa Bees: The Swarm (CD, Comp) .
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.In the book "The Wu-Tang Manual," RZA admits to effectively stealing equipment from the successful producer, borrowing and never returning an MPC[75].^ Main Artists Ghostface Killah Produced By MF Doom Featuring Wu-Tang Clan .
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^ Main Artists Ghostface Killah Produced By MF Doom Featuring Wu-Tang Clan Samples MF Doom - Fenugreek .
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.Pete first produced for the Wu-Tang when its members Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and Method Man made appearances on his 1998 album Soul Survivor.^ Wu-Tang Sword: Method Man dir.
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^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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.The following year, the producer provided a beat for Raekwon's sophomore album Immobilarity, and Wu members RZA and GZA appeared on Pete's 2004 followup solo album Soul Survivor II.^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
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.Since then the frequency of Pete Rock's collaborations with the Wu-Tang have increased, as he provided production for Ghostface Killah's two 2006 solo albums, Fishscale and More Fish; Masta Killa's 2006 sophomore album Made in Brooklyn; the Raekwon- and Masta Killa-featuring song "PJ's" from his own third solo album, NY's Finest; the single "A Yo" from Method Man & Redman's Blackout!^ Wu-Tang Sword: Method Man dir.
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^ Foekist Man Says: June 27th, 2006 at 1:13 pm > > Ol Dirty had 2 tight albums tho.
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^ Wu-Tang Clan - The Rock Hard Times albums other releases compilations .
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.2
; and the song "Sonny's Missing," from Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...^ Only Built 4 Cuban Linx ...
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pt. II
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The L.O.X.

.Jadakiss, one-third of Yonkers, New York-based group the L.O.X., first collaborated with a member of the Wu-Tang Clan in 1998 on the single "John Blaze" with Raekwon.^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
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^ Some may still argue Cappadonna is a member of the group, but Wu-Tang Clan was always known as 'The Nine Generals', and that doesn't include him because it would bring the number of members to 10.
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.While the collaboration led to associations with Nas and Fat Joe as well, Jada's group began to collaborate with the Wu-Tang on a more regular basis.^ Takin shots at nas/joe/jada .
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^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
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.L.O.X. member Sheek Louch appeared on Raekwon's third album The Lex Diamond Story in 2003; in 2004, Jadakiss appeared on "Run," the RZA-produced hit single from Ghostface Killah's The Pretty Toney Album.^ Main Artists Big Noyd Ghostface Killah Mobb Deep Raekwon .
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^ Main Artists Ghostface Killah Produced By MF Doom Featuring Wu-Tang Clan .
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^ Not so surprisingly, the group’s producer-on-the-mic, Rza, was the only absent member at the Metro.

The following year Ghostface appeared on Louch's 2005 album, After Taxes; in 2006, Sheek made a return appearance on Ghostface's Fishscale, and Raekwon appeared alongside Jadakiss and others on Hi-Tek's album Hi-Teknology 2: The Chip, on the song "Where it Started At." Ghostface Killah appeared on L.O.X. member Styles P's 2007 album, Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman), and Styles was set to appear on Ghostface's Big Doe Rehab, having recorded a version of the song "Tony Sigel A.K.A. Barrel Brothers" with Styles.
In 2009, Jadakiss featured Raekwon and Ghostface Killah on his album The Last Kiss, on the single "Cartel Gathering", and Raekwon featured Jadakiss and Styles P on his album .II" class="mw-redirect">Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II.^ Only Built 4 Cuban Linx ...
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^ Also Found On Only Built 4 Cuban Linx .
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Inspectah Deck has also stated that he intends to reach out to Jadakiss to appear on his next and final album, The Rebellion[76]. .Sheek Louch and new D-Block addition Bully are also slated to appear on Method Man, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon's upcoming album, Wu-Massacre.^ Man, Sheek Louch was trash until recent.
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^ Wu is the shit, loved their shit back in the day, 36 Chambers one of my favourite albums, the epitome of New York hip-hop.
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^ Foekist Man Says: June 27th, 2006 at 1:20 pm edit: Man, Sheek Louch was trash until recent.
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Busta Rhymes

New York rapper Busta Rhymes first collaborated with the Wu-Tang Clan on the 1996 soundtrack to "Space Jam," when he and Method Man appeared on the song "Hit 'Em High." 2000 witnessed Ghostface Killah and Raekwon appear on Busta's album Anarchy, on the song "The Heist;" Busta also appeared with Raekwon on Easy Mo Bee's solo album, Odyssey 2000: Now or Never, and guested on The W on the song "The Monument." Busta would later appear on Method Man's album Tical 0: The Prequel, assisting on the hit single "What's Happenin'," while convincing Raekwon to record his sequel to the critically-acclaimed 1995 album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. Serving in an executive producer capacity, Busta helped Raekwon assemble Cuban Linx II and provided the rapper with a link to Aftermath producer Dr. Dre. Raekwon appeared on Busta's 2006 album The Big Bang, on the Dr. Dre/Erick Sermon-produced song "Goldmine," and Busta made a return appearance on the Dr. Dre-produced "About Me" from 2009's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II.

AZ

.AZ began his career as an affiliate of Nas, but over time has strengthened his ties with other artists, including the Wu-Tang Clan.^ Wu-Tang Clan, The history / edit Artist .
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^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
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.The Brooklyn rapper first recorded with the Wu in 1996, when Raekwon joined him for a RZA-produced remix of his first single, "Doe or Die."^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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[77] .In '98, the rapper linked up with RZA again on the album Pieces of a Man, with the RZA-produced song "Whatever Happened (The Birth)."^ Foekist Man Says: June 27th, 2006 at 2:23 pm That Weakest Link joint DID make rappers look stupid.
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^ Says: June 27th, 2006 at 2:29 pm Foekist Man Says: June 27th, 2006 at 2:23 pm That Weakest Link joint DID make rappers look stupid.
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^ Whatever Happened (The Birth) .
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.2005 brought another collaboration; on his album AWOL, AZ featured Raekwon and Ghostface Killah on his single "New York."^ Wu is the shit, loved their shit back in the day, 36 Chambers one of my favourite albums, the epitome of New York hip-hop.
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.In '09, AZ was featured on the Wu-Tang compilation album Chamber Music, and is set to appear alongside Raekwon and Ghostface again in 2010 on DJ Kay Slay's album More Than a DJ.^ Their legacy spanned over a decade, and they sold more than 20 million albums.
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^ While you can join The League of Beggars or Sacred Flower at Level Four, you’ll find yourself at Level Twenty before the master swordsman who guard Wu-Tang’s stronghold will do more than eye you with contempt.
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^ Wu is the shit, loved their shit back in the day, 36 Chambers one of my favourite albums, the epitome of New York hip-hop.
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[78]

Kool G Rap

.Kool G Rap began appearing with the Wu-Tang starting in 1997, on the single "Cakes," produced by and featuring RZA for the soundtrack to Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.^ Dragons : Clan Feature: Wu-Tang Clan - 9Dragons for PC at MMORPG.COM Login: Password: Remember?
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^ Dragons: Clan Feature: Wu-Tang Clan .
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.In 2003, G Rap appeared on Inspectah Deck's album The Movement, on the song "Framed;" he went on to make appearances on the Ghostface Killah/Trife da God joint album Put it on the Line, RZA's Afro Samurai: Resurrection soundtrack, and the Wu-Tang's Chamber Music.^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
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^ Wu-Tang Clan - The Rock Hard Times albums other releases compilations .
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Recently, it has been announced that Raekwon and G Rap are recording a collaboration album together[79].

DJ Muggs

.West coast producer and Cypress Hill co-founder DJ Muggs began collaborating with the Wu-Tang in 1995, when RZA produced and he and U-God appeared on the Cypress Hill song "Killa Hill Niggas," from the album III: Temples of Boom.^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
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^ Stay off the dust blunts, you can’t do shit just because Wu Tang niggas say they do it.
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.In 1997, Muggs produced the Method Man/Prodigy collaboration, "Bulworth."^ Main Artists Method Man The Notorious B.I.G. Produced By Easy Mo Bee .
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In addition, RZA and GZA appeared on his album Soul Assassins I, and GZA appeared on the 2000 followup, Soul Assassins II. In return, Muggs produced a song on GZA's 2002 album Legend of the Liquid Sword. The partnership led to Muggs and GZA recording the 2005 joint album Grandmasters (billed as DJ Muggs vs. GZA, the first in a series of "DJ Muggs vs." albums), released to some critical acclaim. 2005 also saw Muggs produce the song "Black Opera" for Skillz, which featured Raekwon. Additionally, GZA appeared on the DJ Muggs-produced Planet Asia album, Pain Language in 2008. In 2009, Raekwon spoke about recording new material with DJ Muggs, presumably for his album Cuban Linx II[80], although no new collaborations have surfaced.

MF Doom

.The underground rapper/producer MF Doom's first collaboration with the Wu-Tang Clan was in 2005, when he appeared with the RZA on "Biochemical Equation" (which RZA also produced), from the compilation album Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture.^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
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^ The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan 2night on BET - Blog - - VIMBY Says: November 13th, 2008 at 2:55 pm [...
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.When Doom anonymously submitted a beat tape for Ghostface Killah, several of his tracks made the cut for Ghostface's 2006 albums Fishscale and More Fish, including the song "9 Milli Bros.," which featured the Wu-Tang Clan in its entirety.^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
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^ The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan 2night on BET - Blog - - VIMBY Says: November 13th, 2008 at 2:55 pm [...
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^ Says: June 28th, 2006 at 11:14 pm Wu-Tang!
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.Doom also provided production for Masta Killa's 2006 album Made in Brooklyn.^ Foekist Man Says: June 27th, 2006 at 1:14 pm > > Masta Killa is ill as far a preaching.
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^ Reggaetonslasher Says: June 27th, 2006 at 1:08 pm masta killa is ill, and foe I agree with you law of averages with the exception of the lox.
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^ Foekist Man Says: June 27th, 2006 at 1:11 pm > > masta killa is ill, and foe I agree with you law of averages with the exception of the lox.
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An album-long collaboration with Ghostface Killah was rumored for several years, and various songs leaked that reportedly were recorded for the project, which was to be entitled either Ghostface Meets Metalface or Swift & Changeable. The project has not yet surfaced, but in July 2009 Ghostface reported having recorded his parts for the record and said he was simply waiting for Doom to finish his parts[81]. Since then, several new collaborations by the two have surfaced, including "Chinatown Wars" (from the soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars), "Angeles," "The Mask," and the J. Dilla-produced "Sniper Elite" and "Murder Goons."

Other artists

.Ghostface Killah's Fishscale also boasted work by underground sensation and Detroit, Michigan producer J. Dilla, who passed away shortly after.^ Main Artists Ghostface Killah Produced By MF Doom Featuring Wu-Tang Clan .
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^ Main Artists Ghostface Killah Produced By MF Doom Featuring Wu-Tang Clan Samples MF Doom - Fenugreek .
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.However, just as the producer's music has continued to surface in other artists' projects, several productions Dilla created for Raekwon made the final cut of the rapper's 2009 album.^ Watch Out” with Akon (and some other rappers) on DJ Khaled’s album too.
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The year 2009 witnessed the release of the long-delayed, highly-anticipated .II" class="mw-redirect">Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...^ Enter the 36 Chambers, Liquid Swords, Only Built for Cuban Linx, and Wu-Tang Forever, are all Top 10 rap albums of all time material.
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^ Raekwon - Only Build For Cuban Linx...
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^ Id recommend GZAs Liquid Swords, Raekwons Only Built for Cuban Linx(minus the skits) and ODBs Return to the 36 Chambers.

Pt. II
. The album made heavy use of longtime and short-term Wu-Tang associates, featuring frequent collaborators Pete Rock, Erick Sermon and Busta Rhymes while cementing the associate status of newer associates: namely, Beanie Sigel, J. Dilla, The Alchemist and Dr. Dre, all of whom have worked—in a limited capacity—with the Wu-Tang Clan previously.
As of 2010, the number of Wu-Tang affiliates has grown by three: Capone-N-Noreaga, a rap duo based out of Queens, New York City, signed with Raekwon's IceH20 Records on February 18, 2010 and has listed the Wu-Tang rapper as executive producer of their next album, The War Report 2[82]. In addition, Masta Killa's next album is slated to feature production by PF Cuttin'[83].

Members

.
  • Cappadonna (born Darryl Hill, 1969) - After growing up as friends with many the Clan members, Cappadonna made his debut as an affiliate of the Wu-Tang Clan on Raekwon's hit single "Ice Cream". He was also a guest star, along with Raekwon, on Ghostface Killah's solo debut album, Ironman.^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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    ^ But like Rock The Bells’ show, the Wu kept the focus on material from the first four years of their career, which included the classic hood anthem “C.R.E.A.M.” and Raekwon’s dark solo hit, “Incarcerated Scarfaces.” .

    ^ On top of the Rza having booked a small solo tour that conflicted with the first leg of the Wu-Tang tour, some of the group’s MCs (especially Raekwon and Ghostface) have expressed distaste with the experimental-styled production of the Wu’s new album, 8 Diagrams .

    .He made his first appearance on a Wu-Tang Clan album in 1997 on Wu-Tang Forever on the single "Triumph". Following his appearance on Forever, he contributed significantly to the group's third studio album, The W, at which point his appearances were no longer marked with "Feat.^ The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan 2night on BET - Blog - - VIMBY Says: November 13th, 2008 at 2:55 pm [...
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    ^ Peep the trailer HERE. In the summer of 1993, the Wu-Tang Clan emerged from the slums of Staten Island, NY, and took the hip-hop world by storm.
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    ^ Wu, i got my Wu Tang birth mark(my wu bat tattoo) on left shoulder so ima be Wu4Life!
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    Cappadonna", as they had been on Forever. After a falling out with RZA the next year over royalties, he did not appear at all on the group's subsequent album Iron Flag. He eventually reunited with the group for their concert at 2004's Rock the Bells, and appeared on 2007's 8 Diagrams.
    • Cappadonna's current status as an official member is unclear. While long referred to by both the group and fans as the "Unofficial Tenth Member", there is no confirmation on whether he actually became the official tenth member following the death of Ol' Dirty Bastard. While MTV.com's biographies of both him and the group claim that he is an official member,[2] their subsequent bio's on the group's official website do not list him as such.[84][85]. Also, while his vocals on 8 Diagrams were not marked with "Feat. .Cappadonna", much like The W, he does not appear on the front cover with the original eight living members, and is not featured in the album's booklet with a picture, although he is included in the group's shout-out's sections.^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
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      A 2007 interview about the Clan before the release of 8 Diagrams also claims that RZA officially added him as a member, but there are no quotations or statements to back up this claim within the article.[1] .There have not been any official announcements by any of the group members regarding this since his return to the group in 2004
  • Ghostface Killah (born Dennis Coles, 1970) - He has a very distinctive, abstract style of rapping and is arguably the most consistent member of the group, having released his debut album Ironman to critical acclaim, he also played a big role on Only Built 4 Cuban Linx….^ OutKast just did the most worst promo for their movie/album: they said the release dates right in the middle of presenting video of the year.
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    .Mainstream hip-hop press credits his second album Supreme Clientele with "saving the Wu", and later enjoyed similar success with Fishscale.
  • GZA (born Gary Grice, 1966) - He is the oldest member of the group as well as the most experienced, having begun rapping in 1976, when hip hop was still a local New York phenomenon.^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
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    ^ Some may still argue Cappadonna is a member of the group, but Wu-Tang Clan was always known as 'The Nine Generals', and that doesn't include him because it would bring the number of members to 10.
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    ^ Ricky D Says: June 27th, 2006 at 1:10 pm Greatest hip hop group of all time.
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    [86] He was also the first to release an album, Words from the Genius, which was released in 1991 on Cold Chillin'/Reprise. He is known for his laid-back flow and complex use of metaphor, containing references to Samurai films, chess and 5 Percenter teachings. Liquid Swords, his Wu-Tang debut album, is often considered among the group's best work, perhaps only challenged by Raekwon's Only .Built 4 Cuban Linx....
  • Inspectah Deck (born Jason Hunter, 1970) - He was one of the star members of the group, gaining attention by providing stand-out performances on both Wu-Tang albums and on other member's solo albums as well as being a popular guest rapper in 1997 and 1998. He is considered by many in the fanbase as the stand-out member on Wu-Tang Forever, although his later solo albums failed to live up to the high expectations.^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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    ^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
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    ^ Some may still argue Cappadonna is a member of the group, but Wu-Tang Clan was always known as 'The Nine Generals', and that doesn't include him because it would bring the number of members to 10.
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    Inspectah Deck is known for his ability to deliver complicated rhyme-schemes and switching up his flow multiple times throughout the verse on any given song. .He is also a successful producer, providing beats for many artists both in and out of the Wu-Tang family such as Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Big Pun, Prodigy and others.
  • Masta Killa (born Elgin Turner, 1969) - He was the only member not already an experienced rapper at the time of the group's formation, and was extensively mentored by GZA during his early days with the group.^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
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    ^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
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    ^ Some may still argue Cappadonna is a member of the group, but Wu-Tang Clan was always known as 'The Nine Generals', and that doesn't include him because it would bring the number of members to 10.
    • Wu-Tang Clan Discography at Discogs 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    .He was largely absent on the group's first album due to his being incarcerated (though he did contribute the classic final verse to the track "Da Mystery of Chessboxin"), but contributed stand-out verses to Wu-Tang Forever and other members solo albums, with fans praising his work on classic Wu tracks like "Duel of The Iron Mic", "Snakes" or "Winter Warz" among others.^ There are also a number of affiliated groups and artists, typically produced by The RZA , and other Wu-Tang producers such as 4th Disciple , True Master , and Allah Mathematics .
    • Wu-Tang Clan Discography at Discogs 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
    • Wu-Tang Clan Discography at Discogs 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Some may still argue Cappadonna is a member of the group, but Wu-Tang Clan was always known as 'The Nine Generals', and that doesn't include him because it would bring the number of members to 10.
    • Wu-Tang Clan Discography at Discogs 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    .He was also the last to release a solo album, though when he finally did release No Said Date, it was generally well received and considered one of the best post-2000 Wu-Tang releases.^ No Said Date was a b.s album?
    • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Release Date September 5, 2000 .
    • Wu-Tang Clan - The Rock Hard Times 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.trht.net [Source type: General]

    ^ What makes people think he is a member of Wu-Tang Clan, is the fact that he had his own photography alongside the other members' in the booklet of the group's third album, " The W ".
    • Wu-Tang Clan Discography at Discogs 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    [87]
  • .
  • Method Man (born Clifford Smith, 1971) - He was the youngest member of the Wu-Tang Clan and the first to release a Wu-Tang solo album with Tical, his career went on to become the most successful in the group, while maintaining an underground rep.^ The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan 2night on BET - Blog - - VIMBY Says: November 13th, 2008 at 2:55 pm [...
    • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Peep the trailer HERE. In the summer of 1993, the Wu-Tang Clan emerged from the slums of Staten Island, NY, and took the hip-hop world by storm.
    • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Foekist Man Says: June 27th, 2006 at 1:00 pm Wu Tang is a great example of the fact that everything must come to an end.
    • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    His career is highlighted by platinum sales and a Grammy for I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need with Mary J. Blige. He is recognized by his distinct voice and smooth flow. He has also had a significant acting career with many film and television credits to his name, most notably the popular series, The Wire, where he portrayed the character of Cheese Wagstaff, the lieutenant of drug lord Proposition Joe. He also acted in the comedy film How High and the sitcom Method & Red, both co-starring with Redman, with whom he also made an album in 1999 titled Blackout! as well as the 2009 sequel Blackout! 2. Method Man's friendship with the Notorious B.I.G. is credited for preventing more heat between Biggie, Raekwon and Ghostface.[88]
  • .
  • Ol' Dirty Bastard (born Russell Jones, 1968–2004) - Arguably the most eccentric and erratic member of the group, his wild behavior drew significant media – and often police – attention.^ The nine key members are: Clifford Smith (2) AKA Method Man Corey Woods AKA Raekwon Dennis Coles AKA Ghostface Killah Elgin Turner AKA Masta Killa Gary Grice AKA Genius, The / GZA Jason Hunter (2) AKA Inspectah Deck Lamont Hawkins AKA U-God Robert Diggs AKA RZA Russel Jones AKA Ol' Dirty Bastard Dirty Bastard passed away in 2004, so the group is now down to eight members.
    • Wu-Tang Clan Discography at Discogs 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    .Along with Method Man, he was among the most popular members of Wu-Tang with high sales and guest spots with industry giants like Mariah Carey.^ Foekist Man Says: June 27th, 2006 at 1:00 pm Wu Tang is a great example of the fact that everything must come to an end.
    • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .He collapsed in Wu-Tang's recording studio on November 13, 2004 and was pronounced dead less than an hour later, with a later autopsy confirming an accidental drug overdose to be the cause of his death.
  • Raekwon (born Corey Woods, 1970) - Nicknamed "The Chef" for having "lyrical flavor", as well as his skills at 'cooking' cocaine into crack rock, his lyrics contain extensive use of New York slang and are often delivered in an aggressive, fast-paced manner.^ The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan 2night on BET - Blog - - VIMBY Says: November 13th, 2008 at 2:55 pm [...
    • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Wu-Tang Clan - The Rock Hard Times albums other releases compilations .
    • Wu-Tang Clan - The Rock Hard Times 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.trht.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Says: June 27th, 2006 at 6:13 pm zambia is in Africa, 456, is the son of a king, he went to the best schools in New York.
    • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    His influential solo album Only .Built 4 Cuban Linx... is often credited with initiating the Mafioso rap phenomenon of the mid-to-late-1990s, and is generally considered one of the best of the solo albums by both fans and critics.^ Only Built 4 Cuban Linx ...
    • Wu-Tang Clan Discography at Discogs 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    The sequel to the influential album was released in late 2009 titled .II" class="mw-redirect">Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...^ Enter the 36 Chambers, Liquid Swords, Only Built for Cuban Linx, and Wu-Tang Forever, are all Top 10 rap albums of all time material.
    • XXLmag.com - » WU TANG Is The Zenith Of Rap Music… 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Raekwon - Only Build For Cuban Linx...
    • Last.fm - Kultur - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Id recommend GZAs Liquid Swords, Raekwons Only Built for Cuban Linx(minus the skits) and ODBs Return to the 36 Chambers.

    Pt. II
    .
  • RZA (born Robert Diggs, 1969) - The de facto leader of the group. .He produced the entirety of Enter the Wu-Tang and the majority of the tracks on subsequent Wu-Tang albums.^ Wu-Tang Clan - The Rock Hard Times albums other releases compilations .
    • Wu-Tang Clan - The Rock Hard Times 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.trht.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Main Artists Ghostface Killah Produced By MF Doom Featuring Wu-Tang Clan .
    • Wu-Tang Clan - The Rock Hard Times 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.trht.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Main Artists Ghostface Killah Produced By MF Doom Featuring Wu-Tang Clan Samples MF Doom - Fenugreek .
    • Wu-Tang Clan - The Rock Hard Times 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.trht.net [Source type: General]

    He has also produced many of the group's solo efforts, especially early on. Considered a producing pioneer, recently his popularity has transcended hip-hop. .Thanks to Jim Jarmusch giving him his break with Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, he has gone on to score several Hollywood films such as the first installment of Quentin Tarantino's critically acclaimed Kill Bill, Tony Jaa 's The Protector and Ridley Scott's American Gangster.^ Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai - The Album (2xLP) .
    • Wu-Tang Clan Discography at Discogs 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai - The Album (soundtrack) .
    • Wu-Tang Clan - The Rock Hard Times 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.trht.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (Album Sampler) (12", Promo) .
    • Wu-Tang Clan Discography at Discogs 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    Most recently he scored the music for the anime series Afro Samurai. .Before signing with SRC Records in early 2007, RZA was flooded with offers from Bad Boy Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope and Def Jam among others.^ He actually had the option to sign with Def jam and passed, his shit is fiyah!
    • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Def Jam Recordings .
    • Wu-Tang Clan Discography at Discogs 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Mercury , Def Jam Recordings .
    • Wu-Tang Clan Discography at Discogs 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    [89] .Rza is currently working with Shavo of System of a Down on an album titled "Achozen" still with an impending release date.^ OutKast just did the most worst promo for their movie/album: they said the release dates right in the middle of presenting video of the year.
    • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    The first single is "Dueces".
  • U-God (born Lamont Hawkins, 1970) - One of the lesser members of Wu-Tang, in part due to his limited exposure, from being incarcerated for most of the recording of 36 Chambers, in which he only delivered short verses on "Da Mystery of Chessboxin'" and "Protect Ya Neck." He is known for delivering strong verses, his unique "bass-like" voice, and his style of blaxploitation rap.

Discography

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Wū-Ťáṇģ Clan is a hip hop group from Staten Island, New York, USA.
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Contents

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Enter the Wū-Ťáṇģ: 36 Chambers

Da Mystery of Chessboxin' (Masta Killa)
Homicide's illegal and death is the penalty
What justifies the homicide, when he dies?
In his own iniquity it's the
Master of the Mantis Rapture comin at cha
We have an APB on an MC Killer
Looks like the work of a Master
Evidence indicates that's it's stature
Merciless like a terrorist hard to capture
The flow, changes like a chameleon
Plays like a friend, and stabs you like a dagger
This technique attacks the immune system
Disguised like a lie paralyzin the victim
You scream, as it enters your bloodstream
Erupts your brain from the pain these thoughts contain
Novin on a nigga with the speed of a centipede
and injure - ANY MOTHERFUCKIN CONTENDER
Wū-Ťáṇģ: 7th Chamber (Inspectah Deck)
I leave the mic in body bags, my rap style has
The force to leave you lost like the tribe of Shabazz
Murderous material made by a madman
It's the mic wrecker, Inspectah
Bad man from the bad lands of the killer
Rap fanatic, representing with the skill that's iller
Dare to compare, get pierced just like an ear
The shooby-do-wop pop, strictly hardware
Armed in gear cause I just broke out the prison
Charged by the system for murdering the rhythm
Now lo and behold, another deadly episode
Bound to catch another fucking charge when I explode
Method Man (Method Man)
Uhh H-U-F-F huff and I puff
Blow like snow when the cold wind's blowin
Zoom, I hit the mic like boom
Wrote a song about it like to hear it here it goes
Question what exactly is a panty raider
Ill behaviour savior or major flavor
All of the above oh yeah plus I do so
Also flam I'm the man call me super
Not an average Joe with an average flow
Doing average things with average hoes
Yo I'm super I'll make a bitch squirm
For my, Su-per Sperm (check it)
Check it I give it to ya raw butt naked
I smell sess pass the Method
Let's get lifted as I kick ballistics
Missles and shoot game like a pistol
Clip is loaded when I click bang dang
A Wū-Ťáṇģ slug hits your brain
J-U-M-P jump and I thump
Make girls rumps like pump and Humpty Hump
Protect Ya Neck (Inspectah Deck)
.I smoke on the mic like smokin Joe Frazier
The hell raiser, raisin hell with the flavor
Terrorize the jam like troops in Pakistan
Swingin through your town like your neighborhood Spiderman
So uhh, tic toc and keep tickin
While I get ya flippin off the shit I'm kickin
The Lone Ranger, code red, danger!
^ I smoke on the mic like smoking Joe Frazier The hell raiser raising hell with the flavor Terrorize your jam like Troops in Pakistan Swinging through your town like your neighborhood Spiderman Joystiq made my day with this post.
  • GTAIV drops Staten Island; Wu-Tang response unknown 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Keep doing your thing man, I like everything you put up.
  • WU-TANG REMIX - Beastie Boys Message Board 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.beastieboys.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Play me as a joker/Be on you like a house on fire, smoke ya!"


Deep in the dark with the art to rip charts apart
The vandal, too hot to handle
Ya battle, you're sayin Goodbye like Tevin Campbell
Roughneck, Inspector Deck's on the set
The rebel, I make more noise than heavy metal

Wū-Ťáṇģ Forever

Reunited (GZA the Genius)
Reunited, double LP, world excited
Struck a match to the underground, industry ignited
from metaphorical parables to fertilize the Earth
Wicked niggaz come, try to burglarize the turf
Scattin off soft-ass beats them niggaz rap happily
Tragically, that style, deter-iate, rapidly
Uncompleted missions, throwin your best known compositions
You couldn't add it up, if you mastered addition
Where I come from, gettin visual is habitual
De-mon-strate walkin on hot coal, in rituals
I splash the paint on the wall, it formed the mural
He took a look, saw the manifestation of it, was plural
Rhymin while impaired, dart hit your garment
Pierced your internal, streamlined compartments
Just consider the unparallel advantage
Of a natural disaster that's impossible to manage
Triumph (Inspectah Deck)
"I bomb atomically, Socrates' philosophies
and hypothesis can't define how I be droppin these
mockeries, lyrically perform armed robbery
Flee with the lottery, possibly they spotted me
Battle-scarred shogun, explosion when my pen hits
tremendous, ultra-violet shine blind forensics
I inspect you, through the future see millenium
Killa B's sold fifty gold sixty platinum
Shacklin the masses with drastic rap tactics
Graphic displays melt the steel like blacksmiths
Black Wu jackets queen B's ease the guns in
Rumble with patrolmen, tear gas laced the function
Heads by the score take flight incite a war
Chicks hit the floor, diehard fans demand more
Behold the bold soldier, control the globe slowly
Proceeds to blow swingin swords like Shinobi
Stomp grounds and pound footprints in solid rock
Wu got it locked, performin live on your hottest block"

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  • The Chinese delegation chooses the The RZA, The GZA, Old Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, The Wū-Ťáṇģ Clan!^ Taking aliases from kung fu movies and comic books, the other clan members were Raekwon, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck and U-God.
    • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Ol' Dirty Bastard was known as the Specialist and was primarily a beatboxer, although Rza later taught him how to rhyme.
    • Wu-Tang Clan - Days of the Wu 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.exclaim.ca [Source type: General]

    ^ The RZA and Ol' Dirty Bastard adopted the name for the group after the film Shaolin and Wu-Tang.
    • Official Wu-Tang Clan Releases, official Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts, official Wu-Tang Clan merchandise 25 September 2009 11:12 UTC www.corpseclothing.com [Source type: General]

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    • The Chapelle show
  • Cash Rules Everything Around Me; CREAM get tha money dollar dollar bill ya'll!^ And several rounds of crowd singalongs organized around rallying calls like "Wu-Tang Clan ain't nuthin' ta f' wit" or "Cash rules everything around me, dolla dolla bill y'all" aren't nearly as exciting on record.
    • Wu-Tang Clan MP3 Downloads - Wu-Tang Clan Music Downloads - Wu-Tang Clan Music Videos - Wu-Tang Clan Pictures - MP3.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.mp3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Cash Still Rules/Scary Hours (still don't nothing move but the money) .
    • Wu-Tang Forever (Explicit) mp3s, Wu-Tang Forever (Explicit) music downloads, Wu-Tang Forever (Explicit) songs from eMusic.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.emusic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ EnglandRepresent Says: June 28th, 2006 at 2:56 am CREAM get the money, dollar dollar bills y’all.
    • Nah Right » Wu - The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Method Man, C.R.E.A.M. (36 Chambers)
  • The RZA, The GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon the Chef, U-God, Ghostface Killah, and the...^ XL wu tang method man rza gza reakwon like new condition RARE Quick look .
    • wu tang, Clothing, Shoes Accessories, Music. Great deals on eBay! 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC shop.ebay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Redman, Method Man, RZA, Kelis Talk Chemistry, Cuttin' At 'How High' Premiere Posted 12/11/01 .
    • Wu-Tang Clan | Latest Breaking News | MTV 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.mtv.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Raekwon , Black Entertainment , Method Man , Hip-Hop .
    • Wu-Tang News - Topix 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]
    • Wu-Tang News - Topix 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

    [M.E.T.H.O.D. .MAN]
    • GZA, Method Man (36 Chambers)
  • Best Protect Ya Neck!^ XL wu tang method man rza gza reakwon like new condition RARE Quick look .
    • wu tang, Clothing, Shoes Accessories, Music. Great deals on eBay! 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC shop.ebay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Enter The 36 Chambers" went on to sell almost two million copies and is regarded by critics as one of, if not, the best hip hop album in history.
    • RhymeState.com - 'Wu-Tang Clan' Biography and Discography 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.rhymestate.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Protect ya neck .
    • Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers): Wu-Tang Clan: Amazon.co.uk: Music 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

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    • RZA, Protect Ya Neck (36 Chambers)
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  • Shao-Lin!^ Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (Clean) (CD, Album) .
    • Wu-Tang Clan Discography at Discogs 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Wu-Tang Clan/1993 Enter the Wu-Tang 36 Chambers/07 Wu-Tang Clan ain't nuthing ta F' wit.mp3 .
    • Torrent - Wu-Tang Clan - WZADs private Collection 1990 - 2007 MP3:: BitTorrentMonster 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.btmon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Even if you aren't a lyrics person, RZA's psychedelic production ALONE should put it up there with 36 Chambers and Six Feet Under.

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    • Method Man, Various
  • Suuuuuuuueee!^ In the days of the U-WU Newsletter I had suggested that Method Man do a full-length reggae album, or at least to do an album featuring various reggae and dancehall artists.

    ^ (DBW) How High (Various: 2001) Soundtrack to the movie starring Method Man and Redman, and one or both appear on nearly every track.
    • Wu-Tang Clan (and solo work) 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.warr.org [Source type: General]

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    • U-God/The Clan, Various
  • Fusion of the Five Elements to search for the higher intelligence, women walk around celibate, living irrelevant.^ As they arrive back at the hotel, the Clan scatter around in varying degrees of inebriation.

    The most benevolent king, communicating through your dreams. Mental pictures been painted, Allah's heard and seen everywhere. Throughout your surrounding atmosphere, troposphere, thermosphere, stratosphere. .Can you imagine from one single idea, everything appeared here.^ If you don't have a Piggy Bank, you'll need to set one up in order to download albums with a single click.
    • ShockHound - MP3s - Wu-Tang Clan MP3 Music Downloads - Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Culture Vol. 2: Enter The Dubstep 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.shockhound.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Author: Caesar If you missed part one click here .
    • Wu Tang | StreetHop.com 9 February 2010 17:19 UTC www.streethop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Everything's produced by RZA, but 4th Disciple gets a co-producing credit for "Sub Crazy," and Meth gets one for "P.L.O. Style" (which has nothing to do with the P.L.O., if you're wondering).
    • Wu-Tang Clan (and solo work) 7 January 2010 22:53 UTC www.warr.org [Source type: General]

    Understanding makes my truth crystal clear.
  • Wū-Ťáṇģ Clan ain't nuthin' to fuck with
    • RZA, Wu Tang Clan Aint Nuthin' To Fuck Wit
  • Old Dirty Bastard aka Dirt McGirt, has just changed his name to Old Dirty Chinese Restraunt
    • Chappelle Show, Racial Draft
  • This is Wū-Ťáṇģ Financial just telling you to diversify ya'll bonds
    • Chappelle Show, Racial Draft
  • Witty Unpredictable Talent and Natural Game
  • Bring the mutha fuckin ruckus!
  • I'm on a mission, that niggaz say is impossible, but when i swing my swords, they all choppable
  • Wu Tang Forever and a Day don't get it twisted!

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Wu-Tang Clan
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Background information
Origin New York, USA
Genres Hip-hop
Years active 1992 (1992)– now
Labels Loud/RCA/BMG (1993–1998)
Loud/Columbia/SME (1999–2001)
SRC/Universal Motown (2007–present)
Members
RZA
GZA
Masta Killa
Raekwon
Ghostface Killah
Inspectah Deck
Method Man
U-God
Former members
Ol' Dirty Bastard (death 2004)

Wu-Tang Clan is a hip-hop band from USA. They formed in Staten Island, New York in 1992.

Contents

Members

Current

  • RZA
  • GZA
  • Masta Killa
  • Raekwon
  • Method Man
  • Inspectah Deck
  • U-God
  • Ghostface Killah

Past

  • Ol' Dirty Bastard (deceased)

Discography[1]

Albums

  • Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
  • Wu-Tang Forever (1997)
  • The W (1999)
  • Iron Flag (2001)
  • 8 Diagrams (2007)

References

Other websites


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