The Wu-Tang Clan is well known for their music and their antics. The groups been around since the early 90s and are beloved by fans around the world myself included. As we love lists we thought it was time for one on Wu-Tang so here we go with 9 Interesting Facts about the Wu-Tang Clan.
Three of the Wu-Tang Clan members are actually related. RZA, GZA, and ODB are all cousins and were actually in a group before the Clan called All in Together Now.
There are countless affiliates of the Wu-Tang Clan, but there are only 9 official members. RZA, Ghostface Killa, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, GZA, Method Man, U-God, Raekwon, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Cappadonna has been featured on many of the groups albums and has been deemed the “unofficial 10th member” of the Clan, but it’s never been made totally clear.
Various members of the Wu-Tang Clan have had beefs with other rappers over the years, and two rappers have been punched in the face. The most recent was rapper Joe Budden who got popped by a member of Raekwon’s entourage named Hanz in 2009.
Remember the Kanye West line “If you could feel how my face felt – You would know how Mase felt” from Through the Wire? Yup, Mase was the other rapper that got punched in the head when he had an altercation with Ghostface Killa and his entourage. There was a beef of sorts between the two rappers entourage’s and Mase ended up with a broken jaw.
You probably already know that the Wu-Tang Clan is from New York, but do you know which part? RZA, Ghostface, Inspectah Deck, Method Man, U-God, and Raekwon represent Staten Island while ODB, Master Killa, and GZA represent Brooklyn.
It’s a well-known fact that RZA handles the majority of production on all of the Clans albums, but I bet you didn’t know he also did the soundtrack for Kill Bill. RZA and Quentin Tarantino are buddies in real life and considering the Kill Bill’s subject matter RZA is the obvious choice for the soundtrack.
Kanye has been known to rush the stage at award shows, but Wu-Tang Member Ol’ Dirty Bastard was doing it long before Kanye was around. I remember watching it live in 98’ when ODB rushed the stage at the Grammy’s and made his Wu-Tang’s for the kid’s speech.
All of the Wu-Tang members go by stage names, and many have more than one. ODB has to take the cake though with around 15-20 that we know of. Our personal favorites are Freeloading Rusty, Joe Bananas, Dirt McGirt, and Big Baby Jesus of course.
We lost ODB in 98’, but one other member left Wu-Tang for a time. U-God bounced in early 2004 after the DVD Rise of a Fallen Soldier that detailed some issues he had with RZA. The two actually got into a heated argument on live radio then made up and U-God has been on a ton of Wu-Tang projects since.