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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRap and Hip-Hop · 1 decade ago

The concept of the wu tang clan?

Was it a super group? Or a main group with smaller rappers? The leaders? Wu tang's awesome but i get confused on whos who at times

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I first started listening to Wu-Tang when a friend of mine was talking about one of their songs and I hadn't heard it, so I made it my goal to listen to the song. Once I had listened to it I became an instant fan and addict and that doesn't happen often to me because I like most kinds of music.

    Wu-Tang formed originally in New York in 1992 with 9 members (Rza, Gza, Ol' Dirty, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Masta Killa). Over the following years there have been many additions to the "Clan" such as Cappadonna, Shyheim, Killarmy, Killa Beez, Sunz Of Man, Buddah Monk, Gravediggaz, and Mathematics to name but a few. Unfortunately there has been one major subtraction from the Wu-Tang Clan which happened on November 13th 2004 when Russell Jones (ODB) collapsed at the studio he was recording at and was pronounced dead 30 minutes later. The autopsy reports stated that the cause of death was accidental overdose. I will go into ODB more in a future post as I have a lot to say about him and his influence on me.

    Wu-Tang released their first album (Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers) in 1993 and have released many albums since (Wu-Tang Forever, The W, Iron Flag, Wu-Tang Collective, Wu Chronicles I and Wu Chronicles II) and have just released a new album in December 2007 (8 Diagrams). Clan members have appeared on numerous other rappers and artists albums worldwide over the years including Mariah Carey (ODB), Amy Winehouse (Ghostface Killah), Notorious B.I.G. (Method Man), Kanye West (ODB), Outkast (Raekwon), Mary J Blige (Method Man).

    There have also been times when Wu-Tang have ventured outside the music industry, the most notable being the Wu-Wear range of clothing and footwear and the making of several computer games. Wu-Wear was started by Oli Grant (who was the executive producer) in 1995 and when Wu Tang Forever was released in 1997 containing a song dedicated to the fashion label sales were reported as $10 million in 1998. The Wu-Tang playstation game Wu-Tang Shaolin Style was released in 1999 and there was even a special edition Wu-Tang controller. There have been several games made by Def Jam in which Ghostface and Method Man both play themselves as characters.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Rza - Rugged voice, ranges from high pitched and low

    U God - Powerful voice

    Ghostface - Highest pitched voice with a heavy New York accent

    Ol' Dirty - Figure it out

    Raekwon - Higher pitched voice

    Gza - Sounds like he has a lisp at times

    Inspectah Deck - Dude at the beginning of Protect Ya Neck, haha, Couldn't think of one for Deck again

    Method Man - Rugged voice, sounds like he has a lisp sometimes too

    Masta Killa - The one who doesn't sound like the others I guess

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Members:

    RZA

    GZA

    Method Man

    Raekwon

    Ghostface Killah

    Inspectah Deck

    U-God

    Masta Killa

    Ol Dirty Bast**d(Deceased)

    And they have lots of affiliated acts such As Killarmy and Shyheim

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wu-Tang_Clan_...

  • 1 decade ago

    Wack question.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it was a super group mainly anyone who can rap is in it....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJP13XJ7XlQ

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    google it and you will be fine.

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