Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan

Rap's greatest musical collective.

Founded

1992 in Staten Island, New York

Full Name

Date of Birth

1992 in Staten Island, New York

Still Alive

Date of Death

Influenced By

Run DMC, Public Enemy, Eric B. & Rakim, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Kung Fu Movies

Later Influenced

Nas, Mobb Deep, Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z

Wu-Tang Clan
Wu-Tang Clan

About The artist

"Emerging in 1993, when Dr. Dre's G-funk had overtaken the hip-hop world, the Staten Island, New York-based Wu-Tang Clan proved to be the most revolutionary rap group of the '90s -- and only partially because of their music. 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."
Stephen Thomas Erlewine for Allmusic.com

Members

RZA, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, Cappadonna

Did you know...

“To open up the minds of the youth and the people and become aware of our people, our situation, our community, martial arts, knowledge of self, and all the things that we put into those songs...It was wisdom of the universe. It was something that should inspire."

RZA on the mission of the Wu-Tang Clan

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The "old-school" creators of hip-hop.

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The Kings of Rock from Hollis, Queens.

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They brought a political consciousness to hip-hop.

N.W.A.

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Unapologetic conveyors of urban life in LA.

2Pac

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A) poet, B) rebel, C) gangsta, D) All the above √

The Notorious B.I.G.

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Brooklyn's Big Poppa.

Missy Elliott

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Genres from this era

Hip Hop & Rap

Hip Hop & Rap

Two turntables and a microphone.

House

House

Birthed from the underground clubs of Chicago and New York.

Techno

Techno

Electronic dance music born in Detroit.

Neo Soul

Neo Soul

Soul music makes a return.