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WU-TANG CLAN  [The 9 Generals + 1]


 

 

Other Names: Deep Space 9, Voltron

Status: Active

Members:

Ghostface Killah

GZA/Genius

Inspectah Deck

Masta Killa

Method Man

Ol' Dirty Bastard [R.I.P]
 

Raekwon

The RZA

U-God

+

Cappadonna

Sub Group:
All In Together Now
DMD Posse
Meth, Rae, Ghost

R.A.G.U. (Rae And Ghost Reunited) 

Albums:
Enter The Wu-Tang [36 Chambers [1993];
Wu-Tang Forever [1997];
The W [2000];
Iron Flag [2001];
8 Diagrams [2008];

Album Compilation/Side Projects:
Unreleased Demo Tape [n/a];
Legends Of The Wu-Tang [2004];

Wu - The Story Of Wu-Tang [2008];
Chamber Music [2009];
Playlist: The Best Of Wu-Tang Clan [2009];
Wu-Tang Vs. Shaolin [2011]
Legendary Weapons (Chamber Music 2)  [2011];

Album (Live):
The Disciples Of The 36 Chambers: Chapter 1 [2004];
Wu Tang Clan Live at The Palladium, NYC [2011]

DVDs:
The W: Vol. 1 [2000];
Disciples Of The 36 Chambers 2 [2004];
Legend Of The Wu-Tang: The Videos [2006];
Enter The 8 Diagrams [2008]

The Wu-Tang Clan is a pioneering hardcore rap group, originally from Staten Island, New York. Wu-Tang music represents manic energy, pouring out hallucinatory imagery and highly intelligent poetry with substantial lyrical content and value. The name comes from a mythical sword of Chinese folklore, supposedly wielded by a group of legendary warriors, RZA broke it down to mean  W.isdom of the U.niverse and the T.ruth of A.llah for the N.ations of the G.ods, and Prodigal Sunn from Sunz Of Man once said it stood for Witty Unpredictable Talent And Natural Game, Guess it could mean so many things to so many people.

The foundation of the Clan is said to be with the group All In Together Now which consisted of RZA and his two cousins ODB and GZA. They were recording together, doing shows and freestyle battles and RZA went on to team up with other members of the Clan from Park Hill calling themselves The DMD Posse just around when RZA started getting more into his productions. The group included himself, Method Man, U-God, Inspectah Deck, and Raekwon. RZA being the common denominator of each group then decided to get both groups together along with Ghostface Killa and much later Masta Killa (The last member to join the Clan). Cappadonna was apparently locked up during this initial formation even though The RZA had him in mind as a member, upon his return due to contractual issues with labels it was not possible to include him as an official member until much later.

The 9 members of the Wu-Tang Clan have each released solo albums, and all formed several sub-projects with other Wu-Tang members, and others outside the Clan. This was the plan from the group's inception; the group would make them each famous enough to launch multiple side projects, and take over the hip-hop community through saturation of like-minded rappers. Though there was some difficulty in finding a record label that would sign the Wu-Tang Clan while still allowing each member to record solo albums with other labels, Loud/RCA finally agreed and the debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers was a popular and critically-acclaimed album, though it took some time to gain momentum.

Initially WTC had only 9 core members, Cappadonna became an official member in 2008 even though he had been an unofficial  member since the beginning to make it 10. Since the passing of Ol' Dirty Bastard in 2004, WTC is back to 9 members. 


The group's last project was in 2008, and during a recent tour around 2011, there were talks of another project being underway. 2012 marks the group's 20th anniversary and Divine who is the Clan's CEO and brother to RZA, has indicated that the group would definitely put something out this year, be it a new project or reissues.

 

 


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