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The pioneering hardcore hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan's plan to conquer the hip hop industry consisted not only of making each core member into a solo star in their own right, but also to create and promote numerous affiliate artists. Wu-Tang Clan is a pioneering hip hop group, originally from Staten Island, New York, USA (Staten Island is referred to as Shaolin in their lyrics). ...

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Producers

4th Disciple

Producer from Steubenville, Ohio, who was one of the founding members of Killarmy and one of the most well-known Wu-Tang producers. After being the resident turntablist on the Wu-Tang Clan's debut album Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, 4th co-produced with RZA several tracks on the first three Wu solo albums, including Wu-Gambinos, Guillotine (Swordz) and Damage. He then produced what was at the time only the second Wu-Tang track ever to lack a RZA production credit, when the Killah Priest solo track "B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)" was included on GZA's Liquid Swords. This led to five 4th Disciple productions appearing on the double album Wu-Tang Forever. After producing 15 out of 17 tracks on Killarmy's debut album Silent Weapons For Silent Wars and featuring heavily on the debuts of Killah Priest (Heavy Mental) and Sunz Of Man (The Last Shall Be First), 4th's beats continued to appear on the solo work of the Clan members, including Inspectah Deck and Method Man. However, more recently 4th has been concentrating his production on Killarmy, Sunz Of Man and their immediate affiliates rather than the Clan themselves. He released the solo album Steel Valley Project Vol. 1 in 1999 and the Freedom Of Speech with Hell Razah in 2004, both with limited distribution. Born Selwyn Bougard, also known as Allah Devine. Appears On: "B.I.B.L.E.", GZA, Liquid Swords (1995); "The City", "A Better Tomorrow", "Scary Hours/Cash Still Rules", "Older Gods", "Impossible", Wu-Tang Clan, Wu-Tang Forever (1997); Killarmy, Silent Weapons For Silent Wars (1997); "Dangerous Mindz", "The Night The Earth Cried", Gravediggaz, The Pick, The Sickle & The Shovel (1998); Killah Priest, Heavy Mental (1998); "Nasty Immigrants", Raekwon & 12 O'Clock, Nutty Professor soundtrack (1998); "Cold", "Illusions", "The Plan", "Not Promised Tomorrow", Sunz Of Man, The Last Shall Be First (1998); "Shaolin What", Method Man, Tical 2000: Judgement Day (1998); "Check For A Nigga", Cappadonna, The Pillage (1998); "Fifth Disciple", "Love", "Element Of Surprise", "As The World Turnz", La The Darkman, Heist Of The Century (1998); Killarmy, Dirty Weaponry (1999); "9th Chamber", "Grand Prix", Inspectah Deck, Uncontrolled Substance (1999); Killarmy, Fear, Love, & War (2001); "Dancing With Wolves", Killarmy, Wu-Tang Killa Beez: The Sting compilation (2002); "Generation Next", "Burn Bridges", 9th Prince, Grandaddy Flow (2003). Also produced Sunz Of Man - "Soldiers Of Darkness" & "Wicked Ways", Cappadonna - "If It's Alright With You". Steubenville is a city located in Jefferson County, Ohio, along the Ohio River. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 34th 116,096 km² 355 km 355 km 8. ... Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers is the 1993 (see 1993 in music) debut album by the Wu-Tang Clan, a collective of American hip hop musicians. ... GZA GZA (pronounced: or jizza), aka The Genius, born Gary Grice August 22, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York City is an American rapper and member of the Wu-Tang Clan. ... Liquid Swords was a 1995 (see 1995 in music) solo album by Wu-Tang Clan member Genius (GZA). ... Wu-Tang Forever is the long-awaited follow-up to the Wu-Tang Clans first album Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers. ... Killah Priest (born Walter Reed, a. ... 1. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Gravediggaz was a hip hop group from New York City. ... 1. ... Raekwon Raekwon (born Corey Woods, January 12, 1970, Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. ... The Nutty Professor is the name of a 1963 comedy film starring Jerry Lewis. ... Method Man (born Clifford Smith, April 1, 1971 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York) is an American rapper and member of the hip hop collective, Wu-Tang Clan. ... Tical 2000: Judgement Day is the follow up release to Tical on Def Jam by rap artist Method Man. ... Cappadonna (born Darryl Hill in 1969) is an African American rapper closely associated with the group Wu-Tang Clan. ... 1. ... Release Date: 17th November 1998 Label: Supreme Team/Wu-Tang Released Format: CD / Vinyl / Tape-Cassette Notes: Non-Wu Artist Track listing: 01. ... Inspectah Deck (born Jason Hunter July 6, 1970 in the Bronx, New York) is a rapper, producer and member of the Wu-Tang Clan. ... Uncontrolled Substance is the 1999 (see 1999 in music) debut of Wu-Tang Clan member Inspectah Deck, an American hip hop musician. ... Cappadonna (born Darryl Hill in 1969) is an African American rapper closely associated with the group Wu-Tang Clan. ...


Arabian Knight

Producer who played a big role in the creation of GZA's last two solo albums. Born Sulayman Ansari, also known as Q-Base. Appears On: "High Explosives", Killah Priest, Heavy Mental (1997); "Breaker Breaker", "Stringplay", "Hip Hop Fury", "Victim", "Mic Trippin", GZA, Beneath The Surface (1999); "Musical Chairs", "Our Time", Royal Fam, Yesterday, Today Iz Tomorrow (1997); "Stay In Line", "Sparring Minds", "Fame", "Highway Robbery", GZA, Legend Of The Liquid Sword (2002) Beneath The Surface is a 1999 (see 1999 in music) album from Wu-Tang Clan member GZA, an American hip hop musician. ... 1. ...


Bronze Nazareth

A relatively new addition to the Wu-Elements staff, this highly regarded producer and MC met Cilvaringz on the internet, who was impressed by his work and added him to his own production team/label Ringz & Partners, Inc with whom Bronze dropped the internet-only release The Unknown - Death's Birth: The Grip Of Behemoths in 2002. Bronze eventually was asked by RZA to join the Wu's in-house team. Bronze produced most of the 2005 compilation Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Culture, released on Dreddy Kruger's Think Differently Music label, and is scheduled to release his debut The Great Migration on Think Differently on April 18, 2006. Born in Michigan. Appears On: Cilvaringz, "In The Ending...", All Star Collection Box: 10 Year Anniversary (2002); RZA, "A Day To God Is 1000 Years", "The Birth", Birth Of A Prince (2003); Afu-Ra, "Living Like That", State Of The Arts (2005); "Introduction", "Lyrical Swords", "Slow Blues", "Think Differently", "ODB Tribute", "Fragments", "Street Corners", "Listen", "Black Dawn", Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Culture compilation (2005). 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English de-facto Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 11th 250,494 km² 385 km 790 km 41. ... Birth Of A Prince is the third album from American hip hop musician RZA, the main producer of the Wu-Tang Clan. ...


John The Baptist

Producer who also manages his own company Deadly Venoms Productions. Born John Hitchman Jr. Appears On: "The Professional", Killah Priest, Heavy Mental (1997); "Crash Your Crew", GZA, Beneath The Surface (1999); "Knockin At Your Door", U-God, Golden Arms Redemption (1999); "Doe Rae Wu", Ol' Dirty Bastard & RZA, Wu-Tang Killa Beez: The Sting compilation (2002); "Medina 718", "Mic Ammo", Royal Fam, Yesterday, Today, Iz Tomorrow (2000); "People Change", "Bankstaz", Sunz Of Man, Saviorz Day (2002). Beneath The Surface is a 1999 (see 1999 in music) album from Wu-Tang Clan member GZA, an American hip hop musician. ... U-God on the cover of his Golden Arms Redemption album U-God (born Lamont Hawkins, October 11, 1970 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, USA) is an African American rapper and member of the hip hop collective, Wu-Tang Clan. ... 1. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... RZA The RZA (pronounced Rizza, born Robert Diggs, July 5, 1969 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, USA) is an American producer, rapper and the de facto leader of the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Mathematics

See main article: Mathematics CREDIT TO NATURE-SOUNDS.NET, with Permission: Born and raised in Jamaica, Queens South Side, Mathematics (then known as Supreme Cut Master) began his career in 1987 by djing block parties and throwing his own park jams in Baisley Projects. ...


True Master

Acclaimed Wu-Elements producer, and very occasional rapper. After starting as an associate of Guru of Gang Starr (he made a rare rapping appearance on Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2 project and his only released solo track ever, "Who's The Truest" appeared on a Guru sampler CD), True Master joined up with the Wu-Tang and was mentored by RZA before gradually increasing his profile with standout tracks on Wu-Tang albums ("Brooklyn Zoo", "Heaterz", "Fish") and was to become extremely prolific and a crucial member of the Wu-Tang crew during its busy 1997-2000 period. Along with Mathematics is known for his distinctly traditional Wu-Tang sound (in contrast to RZA's constant experimentation). Now owns his own production company called Persia Legacy. Born Derek Harris, derives his rap nom de plume from the martial arts movie of the same name. Appears On (* = also raps): "Looking Through Darkness", "Medicine" *, Guru, Jazzmatazz Volume II: The New Reality (1995); "Who's The Truest" * (solo track), ""Hi Energy" (by Fabidden), Guru Presents Illkid Records compilation (1995); "Brooklyn Zoo", Ol' Dirty Bastard, Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (1995); "Fish", Ghostface Killah, Ironman (1996); "It's In The Game", Method Man & Ricky Watters, NFL Jams compilation (1996); "The M.G.M.", "Heaterz", Wu-Tang Clan, Wu-Tang Forever (1997); "Da Bomb", "Pit Of Snakes", "Hidden Emotions" *, Gravediggaz, The Pick, The Sickle & The Shovel (1997); "One Step", "Cross My Heart", "If You Don't Know", Killah Priest, Heavy Mental (1997); "Slang Editorial", "Supa Ninjaz", "Splish Splash", "Milk The Cow", "South Of The Border", "Dart Throwing", Cappadonna, The Pillage (1997); "Tragedy", RZA, Rhyme & Reason soundtrack (1997); "What You In Fo", Wu-Tang Clan, Oz soundtrack (1997); "Collaboration '98" *, "Flaming Swords", "Intellectuals", "Next Up", "The Grandz", Sunz Of Man, The Last Shall Be First (1998), "Dangerous Grounds", "Grid Iron Rap", "Killin' Fields", "Party Crasher", "Sweet Love", "Torture", Method Man, Tical 2000: Judgement Day (1998); "Longevity", "Lovin' You", "R.E.C. Room", Inspectah Deck, Uncontrolled Substance (1999); "Nightshift", Inspectah Deck, Uncontrolled Substance outtake (1999), "All In Together Now", Ol' Dirty Bastard, Nigga Please (1999); "Dat's Gangsta", "Rumble", "Turbulence", U-God, Golden Arms Redemption (1999); "Big Acts Little Acts", Afu-Ra, Body Of The Life Force (2000); "The Abduction", Wu-Tang Clan, Tony Touch - The Piece Maker compilation (2000); "La Rhumba", RZA, Digital Bullet (2001); "Super Model", Cappadonna, The Yin & The Yang (2001); "Burn Baby Burn", "Man Only Fears", "Nightmare In A Minor", Gravediggaz, Nightmare In A Minor (2001); "Dangerous Language", Afu-Ra, Life Force Radio (2002); "Y'all Been Warned", Wu-Tang Clan, Iron Flag (2001); "Biscuits", Ghostface Killah, The Pretty Toney Album (2004); "Secret Rivals", "Queen", "Silverbacks", Masta Killa, No Said Date (2004). Guru Guru (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal) is an alternative rapper, best known for his pioneering work in the fusion of jazz and rap, and as one half of Gang Starr. ... // Biography Gang Starr is an influential American hip hop duo, composed of Guru (Backronym for Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal, real name Keith Elam) hailing from Boston, Massachusetts and DJ Premier (real name Chris Martin) hailing from Houston, Texas. ... CREDIT TO NATURE-SOUNDS.NET, with Permission: Born and raised in Jamaica, Queens South Side, Mathematics (then known as Supreme Cut Master) began his career in 1987 by djing block parties and throwing his own park jams in Baisley Projects. ... A pen name or nom de plume is a pseudonym adopted by an author. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Ricky Watters (born April 7, 1969) is a former American Football running back who played for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and finally the Seattle Seahawks. ... Rhyme & Reason is the second album by American new wave band Missing Persons, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... Oz was the first one-hour dramatic television series to be produced by HBO. The show, which aired for six seasons (1997-2003), is set in a maximum-security prison. ... Film outtake An outtake can be a take or scene, as of a movie, or a television program, that is filmed but not used in the final version, usually for pacing reasons. ... U-God on the cover of his Golden Arms Redemption album U-God (born Lamont Hawkins, October 11, 1970 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, USA) is an African American rapper and member of the hip hop collective, Wu-Tang Clan. ... 1. ... Track listing The Grits Super Model War Rats Bread Of Life Love Is The Message We Know Shake Dat Big Business Revenge One Way 2 Zion Save The Children Category: ... Iron Flag is the fourth album from the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. ... The Pretty Toney Album is the fourth solo album by American hip hop artist Ghostface Killah, a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. ...


Groups

A.I.G. (Allah Is God)

This group debuted on the Wu-Tang Killa Bees: The Swarm compilation with the track "Bronx War Stories" and is composed of Allah Wise and Darkim Be Allah. An album titled "Retaliation Strike" was completed, but remains in the vaults. The non-release of this album caused the group to leave the Wu-Tang stable and pursue an independent route, though they remain on good terms.


American Cream Team

A group once mentored by Raekwon and believed to consist of Chip Banks (d. 2000), Polite, Kingpin, Baby Thad, Triflyn, Nino, Superb, and Rhyme Recca as well as possibly Raekwon himself (it is unknown whether or not he considered himself a member of the group). 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. The group also made several appearances on mixtapes and compilations, including a track titled "It's Not A Game" on the soundtrack to the film Black & White which was played over the film's credits, and a track on Funkmaster Flex's Sixty Minutes Of Funk Volume III mixtape. Members of the group also made appearances on albums by Rae's fellow Clansmen Ghostface Killah and Method Man. However, after the loss of member Chip Banks in a 2000 shooting, the group split up. On Raekwon's next album Lex Diamonds Story he assembled a new group of young proteges named Ice Water which also included Polite. Like many Wu affiliates, American Cream Team completed an album but it has never been released (the album was even advertised in the liner notes of other Wu-Tang releases). Another Raekwons TOP 10 album, released in autumn 1999. ... Funkmaster Flex (born Aston Taylor in Bronx, NY) is a popular hip hop DJ on New Yorks Hot 97 radio station. ...


Ancient Coins

Group which consists of Armel, D-Micah, Marcel, Spanky Splash, Devil Destroya and Holy Smokes. Released the Who Got Change? EP on the MP3.com website in 2000.


The Beggaz

Official Called The Beggas


Group who debuted on The Swarm compilation and which has consisted of, at various times, Buddah Hava, Father Lord, Magic Sword, Ohh Ahh Swordsman, Persian Killer, Samo Heung, Scorpion, Bolo Gah, Long Fist, Dragon Fly, Long Axe and Short Axe. However, after Father Lord died, the group split. They have since all released various solo and group projects independently. Project and groups such as Bolo's Kitchen "Blood Sweat and Years" album, Black Lotus "Lotus Notes" http://hiddenaspects.com/


Black Knights

One of the many Wu-affiliates to debut on the Wu-Tang Killa Bees: The Swarm compilation, this Californian group was originally associated with the group North Star (also from California) with whom they recorded as Black Knights Of The North Star. However, the groups have since separated. The group originally consisted of Crisis, Doc Doom, Monk and Holocaust, however Holocaust has since left the group to concentrate on his solo recordings (he has also changed his name to Warcloud). In 2004, the Black Knights released their debut album Every Night Is A Black Knight with limited distribution, and also reunited with North Star for the closing song (titled "Black Knights Of The North Star") on North Star's debut album. In 2005, they re-released their debut to worldwide distribution through CHAMBERMUSIK.Com.


Black Market Militia

A new comprised group with Killah Priest, Timbo King, Hell Razah and non Wu-Tang artists Tragedy Khadafi and William Cooper. They released their debut self titled album in 2005, under Nature Sounds Records. Before doing so they released two underground mixtapes, The Black Market Vol. 1 and Vol 2: Dead Street Scrolls.


Bklyn Zu

A group comprised of Ol' Dirty Bastard and his close associates 12 O'Clock, Cherokee Chief, Shorty Shitstain, Zu Keeper, Buddha Monk and Silkski. Appeared on ODB's first two solo albums. Will release their debut album early 2006.


Deadly Venoms

An all-female group originally consisting of N-Tyce, J-Boo, Champ MC and Finesse (formerly of Finesse & Synquis). Lin Que/Isis (formerly affiliated with X-Clan) also performed and recorded with the group as a fifth member at one point. A legal dispute with A&M Records forced their debut album Antidote to remain in the vaults, though the single "One More To Go"/"Bomb Threat", featuring the Wu-Tang Clan, was released and the album was later leaked. The scenario was repeated when their second album Pretty Thugs was never released due to similar label disputes, this time with Dreamworks. However, as with Antidote, copies of the record were leaked. Still with Wu-Tang Management, the group, reduced to three with the departure of Finesse for undisclosed business reasons, finally managed to release an album with 2002's Still Standing on Rocks The World Records. X-Clan is an alternative hip hop group from New York City, composed of Grand Verbalizer Funk Lesson, Lumumba Professor X, Grand Architect, The Rhythm Provider and MC Isis. ... A&M Records is a record label formed in 1962 by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss. ... DreamWorks, L.L.C., doing business as DreamWorks SKG, is a Big Ten studio in the United States of America which develops, produces, and distributes films, video games, and television programming. ...


GP Wu

Staten Island group consisting of Down Low Recka, Rubbabandz, June Luva and Ghostface Killah's cousin Pop Da Brown Hornet (real name Arby Tyrone Quinn). Released their debut album Don't Go Against The Grain on MCA Records during the heyday of the Wu-Tang brand in 1998. GP stands for Gladiator Posse. Pop Da Brown Hornet released his debut solo album The Undaground Emperor on 2000, also on MCA. The Music Corporation of America, commonly known as MCA, is a United States based corporation in the music business. ...


Gravediggaz

See main article : Gravediggaz Gravediggaz was a hip hop group from New York City. ...


Harlem 6

Group consisting of A.G.R. (Almighty God Rule), Black Jesus, Big Deal/Righteous Born, Will Power, and Yung Man. Group producer Big Deal/Righteous Born has produced tracks for many established names including Havoc, Sade, Onyx, Black Rob, Ice-T, Guru of GangStarr. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sade can mean: Sade (movie) starring French actor Daniel Auteuil. ... onyx vases Onyx is a banded variety of chalcedony, a cryptocrystalline form of quartz. ... Black Rob (Robert Ross) is a hip hop artist currently signed to Bad Boy Entertainment. ... Ice T Tracy Marrow (born February 16, 1958 in Newark, New Jersey), better known as Ice-T, is an American rapper, author and actor. ... Guru Guru (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal) is an alternative rapper, best known for his pioneering work in the fusion of jazz and rap, and as one half of Gang Starr. ... Gang Starr is an American hip hop duo, composed of Guru (hailing from Boston, Massachusetts) and DJ Premier (hailing from Texas). ...


Hillside Scramblers

Group headed up by U-God from his short period of exile from the Wu-Tang Clan. Also includes King Just. Released their debut album, U-Godzilla Presents The Hillside Scramblers, in 2004.


Ice Water Inc.

Group consisting of Raekwon, Cigar, Polite, Stumik and PC. They featured on Raekwon's third album The Lex Diamonds Story. 1. ...


KGB (Klik Ga Blow)

Now defunct group consisting of Asiatic (aka Adriatic), DJ Kin (aka Kinny Kin), Ill Knob (aka Knowledge), and Raheem (aka Red). Were close associates of Deadly Venoms.


Killarmy

One of the most prominent Wu-Tang affiliates and one of the first to emerge. Originally consisted of New York rappers 9th Prince (RZA's younger brother), Islord, Dom Pachino and Killa Sin as well as Steubenville, Ohio producer 4th Disciple, but expanded in 1996 with the addition of Beretta 9 and Shogun Assassin, also from Steubenville. Killarmy released numerous singles during the 1995-1997 period, including "Seems It Never Fails" and "Camouflage Ninjas" as well as the Sunz Of Man collaborations "Wake Up", "Five Arch Angels" and "Soldiers Of Darkness". The album Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars was released in 1997 just after the release of the Wu-Tang Clan's second album, as well as a 12" single containing two tracks from the album, "Wu-Renegades" and "Clash Of The Titans". Shortly after the group's manager General Wise was shot dead in Steubenville, but the group pressed on undeterred, appearing on the Wu-Tang Killa Bees: The Swarm compilation and each making numerous appearances on other Wu-Tang projects from the Clansmen themselves and from other affiliates. The group's second album Dirty Weaponry was released in 1998 and the third, Fear Love & War was released on September 11, 2001. 9th Prince and Dom Pachino have since recorded solo albums, and Shogun Assassin is rumored to be next in line. Albums: Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars (1997); Dirty Weaponry (1998); Fear, Love & War [2001]Killarmy also work with the French family of the wu tang killa bees , Attentat Lyrical of Taxi & Enza the group coming from Paris to France. ( 2006 ) RZA The RZA (pronounced Rizza, born Robert Diggs, July 5, 1969 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, USA) is an American producer, rapper and the de facto leader of the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


Maccabeez

Killah Priest's group who were introduced and featured heavily on his sophomore album View From Masada. Originally comprising of Killah Priest, Daddy Rose and Salahudin, the two latter have recently been replaced with Timbo King and Hell Razah. Hot Flamez is also a close affiliate of the group. A solo album released by Killah Priest from the Wu-affiliate group Sunz of Man. ...


The Manchuz

Affiliated with ODB, Buddha Monk, and the Brooklyn Zu clique.


Northstar

Group consisting of Christ Bearer and Meko The Pharoah. Used to record with fellow Californian group Black Knights as Black Knights Of The North Star, and indeed the two groups were initially signed as such to Wu-Tang Records. 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". Their second album Northstar Presents the West Coast Killa Beez was released in 2005.


Royal Fam

A group with a seemingly flexible roster, centered around the omnipresent three of Timbo King, Dark Denim and Mikey Jarrett Jr. (of whom Timbo King is the defacto leader). Has included at various times Y-Kim The Ill Figure, Stoneface (now known as ShaRecka), Dreddy Kruger (now Wu-Tang's A&R), Q-Base, Roc & Jahrule. Like so many Wu-Tang affiliates Royal Fam have recorded an album but never had it released; an album titled Black Castle was so near release as to be given a catalogue number yet never saw the light of day beyond a few leaked tracks. Another Royal Fam album titled Yesterday, Today, Iz Tomorrow was leaked in 2000 without the group's knowledge or permission. Days, Months, Yearz was released but is very rare and hard to come across CD. It was announced that on November 22, 2005, Royal Fam would finally release their debut Black Castle through Nature Sounds Records. November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Ruthless Bastards

One of the affiliates introduced on the Wu-Tang Killa Bees: The Swarm compilation, this group is comprised of Apocalipps, Beno, Iron Mic, Sha Gotti, and Truck, with their production being handled mostly by The Blaquesmiths. Like so many Wu-Tang affiliates, completed an album that was scheduled to be released during the 1997-2000 period but which was continually held back by RZA. Eventually the group were so dissatisfied with this treatment that they cut their Wu-Tang business ties and went independent. However, they are believed to still be on relatively good terms with the Wu-Tang camp. They have since released various mixtapes and solo mixtapes.


Sunz Of Man

Group which currently consists of Prodigal Sunn, Hell Razah, 60 Second Assassin, Shabazz The Disciple and (it is assumed, officially) Killah Priest. Prior to becoming affiliated with Wu-Tang, Sunz were known as Da Last Future and included Shabazz The Disciple and 7th Ambassador but not 60 Second Assassin, and produced by Supreme. 7th Ambassador retired before the group's Wu-affiliated days really got started, and soon before the release of their debut album The Last Shall Be First in 1998 both Killah Priest and Shabazz began to clash with Wu leader RZA, both eventually effectively cutting their Wu ties and leaving the group for solo careers. Supreme was kicked out of the group in late 2000, when it was discovered he had been heavily bootlegging the group's music, including leaking a whole album titled The First Testament. Killah Priest, who was absent from the recording of the group's second album proper Saviorz Day in 2002, has began to rediscover his Wu-Tang ties and is expected to work with the group again soon, while Shabazz made his official return to Sunz Of Man in early 2003. Discography: The Last Shall Be First (1998), The First Testament aka Elements (1999), Saviorz Day (2002). The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Theodore Unit

Theodore Unit is an amalgamation of various existing Wu-Tang affiliates formed by Ghostface Killah, teaming together Du-Lilz and Shawn Wiggs (formerly of Othorized F.A.M.), Solomon Childs, Cappadonna, as well as Trife da God and Kryme Life (formerly of the trio T.M.F.). The group first appeared on Ghostface's sophomore album Supreme Clientele, and released their debut album 718 (from the Staten Island area code in which they all reside) in 2004 on Sure Shot Recordings. Solomon Childs left the group for unknown reasons in October 2005. Ghostface Killah Ghostface Killah (born Dennis Coles, May 9, 1970) is a rapper and member of the hip-hop collective, Wu-Tang Clan. ... Cappadonna (born Darryl Hill in 1969) is an African American rapper closely associated with the group Wu-Tang Clan. ... Supreme Clientele is the second album by Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah, an American hip hop artist. ...


T.M.F.

Mentored by Ghostface Killah and signed to his Starks Enterprises label, this group consisted of Trife Da God, Tommy Whispers and Kryme Life. Kryme Life and Trife are now members of Ghostface's new group Theodore Unit, which has effectively superseded T.M.F.


United Kingdom/Population Click

In its initial formation a clique of the most closely affiliated Wu-Tang affiliates, in its second formation a clique of mostly Wu-Tang affiliated artists led and brought together by Popa Wu. The original United Kingdom, who also go by the name Population Click, consists of Ancient Coins, Black Rose Kartel, Brooklyn Zu, Makeba Mooncycle, Royal Fam, Sunz Of Man and The Beggaz. The second formation of United Kingdom (who are not also known as Population Click) is unclear in terms of membership but consists of, at the most: Ace Council, Allah Real, Brooklyn Zu, Cuffie Crime Family/Division, Don Chulo, Duck Low, Dungeon Masta, I Born, Kendra, Laquan, Lady Raw, Laza-Life, The Manchuz, Nikki, Popa Wu, Pee Frois, Pyzone, Royal Fam, Suga Bang Bang, Sunz Of Man, Ty-Jigs, and Zu Ninjaz. Not all of these artists are Wu-Tang affiliates. However, the liner notes of Popa Wu's album Visions Of The 10th Chamber listed the new United Kingdom as merely I Born, Laza-Life and Dungeon Masta.


Wu-Syndicate

Group from Virginia consisting of Joe Mafia, Myalansky (named after Meyer Lansky) and Napolean that was originally called Crime Syndicate, but changed their name to Wu-Syndicate when they signed to Wu-Tang Records and became Wu affiiated. After debuting on the Wu-Tang Killa Bees: The Swarm compilation, their debut album came out on both Wu-Tang Records" and their own label Slot Time Records. However, soon after the release of this album (which was moderately successful, like most Wu affiliate releases in the 1997-1999 period) there was a dispute of unknown origin between the group and Wu-Tang Records and the group have since changed their name to The Syndicate. However, they still have an active publishing deal with RZA. Joe Mafia released his debut album This One in 2002 and founded his own label 58 Diamond West (which includes Black Jesus). Another Syndicate album is planned once Myalansky and Napolean are finished serving unrelated jail sentences, and Myalansky also plans to finish his solo album which he began work on before being incarcerated. Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 320 km 690 km 7. ... Lanskys mugshot (see also the full image with profile) Meyer Lansky (born Majer SuchowliÅ„ski, July 4, 1902 – January 15, 1983), was a gangster born in Grodno, then part of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth occupied by the Russian Empire but now in Belarus. ...


West Coast Killa Beez

This group is believed to consist of the Black Knights plus several of their proteges (Sandman, Gangsta Wiggles, G-Twin, P.C., the group Black Techs (consisting of P-Nut, Pimp Nasty, Sleep, Big Nut) and the crew's in house producer 6 Mil), and who were introduced on the Black Knights' Every Knight Is A Black Knight LP.


Zu Ninjaz

Affiliated with ODB, Buddha Monk, and the Brooklyn Zu clique.


Emcees

12 O'Clock

Along with 4th Disciple and others, 12 O'Clock is one of the Wu affiliates whose connections to the group go back to before their fame, and he is in fact Ol' Dirty Bastard's brother. He assisted behind the scenes in the making of the Clan's debut album and has made a few guest appearances on Wu-related albums since, including on the Clan's group album Iron Flag in 2001. His duet with Raekwon, "Nasty Immigrants", was on the soundtrack to the film Nutty Professor in 1998. Member of the Brooklyn Zu clique and also makes up the duo 2 On The Road with #Prodigal Sunn. Birth name D. Turner, also known as Billy Box. Appears On: "Protect Ya Neck II: The Zoo", Ol' Dirty Bastard, Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (1995); "Wu Blood-Kin", La The Darkman, Heist Of The Century (1998); "Ghetto Syringe", Wu-Syndicate, Wu-Syndicate (1999); "Chrome Wheels", Wu-Tang Clan, Iron Flag (2001); "Rough Cut", GZA, Legend Of The Liquid Sword (2003); "It's My Life" & "Manhunt", Prodigal Sunn Return of the Prodigal Sunn (2005). To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Iron Flag is the fourth album from the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. ... The Nutty Professor is the name of a 1963 comedy film starring Jerry Lewis. ... Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version is the first album by an American hardcore rap singer Ol Dirty Bastard. ... Iron Flag is the fourth album from the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. ... 1. ...


9th Prince

One of the founding members of Killarmy, and brother of the RZA, who released his debut album Grandaddy Flow in 2003. Currently incarcerated. Birth name Terrance Hamlin, also goes by the alias Madman & Iron Fingers. Appears On: Killarmy, Silent Weapons For Silent Wars (1997); Gravediggaz, "What's Goin' On?", The Pick, The Sickle & The Shovel (1998); Killarmy, Dirty Weaponry (1999); RZA, "Fuck What You Think", Bobby Digital In Stereo (1999); Killarmy, Fear, Love & War (2001). Bobby Digital in Stereo is the debut album of rapper RZA. It was released on November 24th, 1998 on GeeStreet Records. ...


Armel

Signed to GZA's small label Liquid Swords Entertainment, Armel is a member of Ancient Coins. He made his first high-profile appearance on the track "Rough Cut" on GZA's album Legend Of The Liquid Sword in 2003. He has since formed a group named A&R with Sharecka of Royal Fam and released their first mixtape, Non-Exclusive Vol. 1 in 2005.


Beretta 9

MC from Steubenville, Ohio who along with ShoGun Assason was one of two Ohio MCs brought into Killarmy by fellow Ohio native 4th Disciple. It has been announced that Beretta 9 will start recording his solo album. Featured on RZA's minor hit "La Rhumba". Appears On: Killarmy, Silent Weapons For Silent Wars (1997); Killarmy, Dirty Weaponry (1999); Inspectah Deck, "9th Chamber", Uncontrolled Substance (1999); RZA, "Project Talk", Bobby Digital In Stereo (1999); Killarmy, Fear, Love & War (2001); RZA, "La Rhumba", Digital Bullet (2001); RZA, "Chi Kung", "Cherry Range", Birth Of A Prince (2003). Berreta 9 is also present on the album of the group which extends the wu tang until A Europe, Attentat Lyrical of Taxi & Enza (Coming from Paris)(2006) Bobby Digital in Stereo is the debut album of rapper RZA. It was released on November 24th, 1998 on GeeStreet Records. ... 1. ... Birth Of A Prince is the third album from American hip hop musician RZA, the main producer of the Wu-Tang Clan. ...


Black Jesus

Member of Harlem 6 who as well as being Wu-Tang affiliated is also affiliated with GangStarr. Released his first solo album TGSNT in 2005. Gang Starr is an American hip hop duo, composed of Guru (hailing from Boston, Massachusetts) and DJ Premier (hailing from Texas). ...


Buddha Monk

Member of ODB-affiliated Brooklyn Zu. Released his solo album, Prophecy, in 1999.


As well as rapper/MC, Buddha Monk is also a producer. He is what the RZA is to the Wu-Tang Clan and Clan-members, to Brooklyn Zu, Zu Ninjaz, The Manchuz, and other Brooklyn Zu affiliated groups and artists. His appearances along with Lazer Life on Ratatat's Mixtape Volume 2 helped cement the R's lock on the purveyors of electro beats dominating the new NY sound.


Cappadonna

See main article: Cappadonna Cappadonna (born Darryl Hill in 1969) is an African American rapper closely associated with the group Wu-Tang Clan. ...


Carlton Fisk

MC who named himself after the famed baseball player. Made appearances on Method Man's "P.L.O. Style" and "Mr. Sandman" from Tical, did a few radio freestyles with Clan members then remained silent for almost a decade until reappearing on Inspectah Deck's 2004 compilation album Undadogz. It was widely speculated that he and Streetlife were in fact the same person; this is not the case, and the two in fact collaborated on Streetlife's Street Education album in 2005. It turned out that Fisk had not been able to record due to being incarcerated.


Cilvaringz

This Moroccan-Dutch rapper initially made hisself known to the group after jumping on stage during a Clan concert in Amsterdam and delivering a freestyle that impressed the group members. He was eventually invited backstage after the show by RZA, but in the end was refused admittance by venue security. Cilvaringz subsequenly put a lot of effort into getting his demo tape heard by RZA, including making several trips to New York and waiting for hours in front of his office. Eventually, with help from RZA's sister Sophia Diggs, the tape finally was heard by RZA himself, who was impressed and signed him to his Wu-Tang International label. He has since made appearances on several Wu-Tang projects, including the RZA's own Birth Of A Prince and Digital Bullet LPs. His debut album, produced entirely by the Wu-Elements and featuring several Clan members, has been delayed numerous times, but is currently scheduled for release in early 2006. Birth name is Tarik Azzougarh, born in Dordrecht, Holland. Appears On: "Cousins", RZA, Digital Bullet (European version only) (2001); "You'll Never Know", "Chi Kung", RZA, Birth Of A Prince (2002)


Dom Pachino

Killarmy MC is also known as P.R. (Puerto Rican) Terrorist (a name rarely used since the September 11 attacks). Has released four solo albums; Tera Iz Him, Unreleased, Domination and The Arsenal. Has since formed Team Napalm in which they have released Napalm World. Dom Pachino also released a DVD titled Life of a Performer and a Best of Dom Pachino CD. The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ...


Dreddy Kruger

Affiliated at one time with both United Kingdom and Royal Fam but now virtually retired from rapping, concentrating his attention on being the A&R for most Wu-Tang members. Heavily involved with the Wu-Tang's business and promotion, while running his own label Think Differently Music. Think Differently released the compilation Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Culture on October 18, 2005, which featured Wu-Tang members and affiliates collaborating with well-known independent/underground hip hop artists. Birth name James Dockery. October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in Leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Islord

Member of Killarmy, but absent for most of the recording of their debut album "Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars". A Five Percenter like all of Killarmy, the first three letters of his name (I, S, L) are also the first three letters in of the religion they claim adherence to, Islam. Therefore, the name Islord is a fusion between the terms "Islam" and "lord". Birth name R. Stevenson, also known as Thief Of Baghdad. Appears on two songs from Bobby Digital In Stereo Bobby Digital in Stereo is the debut album of rapper RZA. It was released on November 24th, 1998 on GeeStreet Records. ...


Jamie Sommers

Female MC who appeared on RZA's two Bobby Digital albums and was signed to Razor Sharp Records.


Killa Sin

Probably the most well-known member of Killarmy, Killa Sin is the brother of Oli "Power" Grant. Currently incarcerated. Real name Jeryl Grant. Appears On: Killarmy, Silent Weapons For Silent Wars (1997); La The Darkman, "Heist Of The Century", Heist Of The Century (1998); Method Man, "Spazzola", Tical 2000: Judgement Day (1998); Killarmy, Dirty Weaponry (1999); RZA, "Terrorist", Bobby Digital In Stereo (1999); Inspectah Deck, "7th Chamber", Uncontrolled Substance (1999); RZA, "Fools", "La Rhumba", Digital Bullet (2001); Killarmy, Fear, Love & War (2001), Ghostface Killah, "Strawberry", Bulletproof Wallets (2002); Inspectah Deck, "Framed", The Movement (2003). Tical 2000: Judgement Day is the follow up release to Tical on Def Jam by rap artist Method Man. ... Bobby Digital in Stereo is the debut album of rapper RZA. It was released on November 24th, 1998 on GeeStreet Records. ... Uncontrolled Substance is the 1999 (see 1999 in music) debut of Wu-Tang Clan member Inspectah Deck, an American hip hop musician. ... 1. ... The Sun featuring Raekwon/RZA/Slick Rick Never Be The Same Again featuring Carl Thomas/Raekwon The Forest Theodore featuring Trife/Twiz Interlude 1 Flowers featuring Raekwon/Method Man/Superb Ghost Showers Maxine Walking Through The Darkness featuring Takitha Interlude 2 Teddy (skit) Jealousy The Jucks featuring Trife/Superb The... The Movement is the second album of Wu-Tang Clan member Inspectah Deck. ...


Killah Priest

See main article: Killah Priest Killah Priest (born Walter Reed, a. ...


King Just

A half African American/ half Indian Staten Island Mc who gained recognition for his hit single Warriors Drum during the mid 90's. He is currently apart of the group "Hillside Scrambler." He has three cd's, "Mystics of the God," "No Power on Earth," and "Go in on em."


La The Darkman

One of the most well-known Wu affiliates and considers himself to be the "11th member" of the Clan. His debut album Heist Of The Century was one of the first affiliate LPs in 1998 and featured several appearances by the Clan members themselves. Also notable for having recorded several times and developed a friendship with the virtual hip hop pariah Vanilla Ice. His long-awaited followup album is due for release in 2006, through Think Differently Music. Birth name Lason Jackson, also known as Lashaun, Triple Darkness and La Trapa Khan. Vanilla Ice at the American Music Awards in 1991 Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1968 in Miami Lakes, Florida), better known as Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper, known today for the single Ice Ice Baby that topped the charts beginning in the early 1990s (see 1990 in...


Prodigal Sunn

Sunz Of Man MC and cousin of RZA. With 12 O'Clock makes up the duo Two On Da Road. Birth name Vergil Ruff. Albums: Return Of The Prodigal Sunn (2005). Appears On: Killarmy, "Wake Up", (1997); Sunz Of Man, The Last Shall Be First, (1998); "7th Chamber", Inspectah Deck, Uncontrolled Substance (1999); Gravediggaz, "False Things Must Perish", Nightmare In A Minor (2001), "K.B. Ridin'", "Dancing With Wolves" Wu-Tang Killa Bees: The Sting compilation, (2002); Ghostface Killah, "Street Chemistry", Bulletproof Wallets (2002); Sunz Of Man, Saviorz Day, (2003); RZA, "The Whistle", Birth Of A Prince (2003); "Whatever", Masta Killa, No Said Date (2004). Uncontrolled Substance is the 1999 (see 1999 in music) debut of Wu-Tang Clan member Inspectah Deck, an American hip hop musician. ... Masta Killa (born Elgin Turner, born August 18, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rapper and member of the Wu-Tang Clan. ... No Said Date is the 2004 (see 2004 in music) solo debut of Wu-Tang Clan member Masta Killa, an American hip hop musician. ...


[Red Man

{see main page} Red Man Redman (born Reggie Noble on April 17, 1970 in Newark, New Jersey) is an African American rapper who became popular as an artist on the Def Jam label in the 1990s. ...


Remedy

Both the first white and the first Jewish Wu-Tang affiliate, MC/producer Remedy is a Staten Island native. After emerging with the "Seen It All"/"Everything Is Real" 12" single, Remedy appeared on the 1997 Wu-Tang Killa Bees: The Swarm compilation with his track Never Again, a song about the Holocaust. This track remains his best-known work as well as his most highly regarded, and appeared on both his debut album The Genuine Article from 2001 and its follow-up Code Red from 2003 (Remedy considers the track to be effectively his signature/theme song). Code Red included a track about the 9/11 attacks, as well as "A Muslim & A Jew" which featured Remedy and fellow Wu-Tang affiliate Cilvaringz (a Muslim) rapping as representatives of their respective sides in the Palestinian/Israel conflict (with Wu-Tang leader RZA acting as mediator). He runs Code Red Entertainment, which also houses Cappadonna. Born Ross Filler, born 1972 in Staten Island. Concentration camp inmates during the Holocaust The Holocaust was Nazi Germanys systematic genocide (ethnic cleansing) of various ethnic, religious, national, and secular groups during World War II. Early elements include the Kristallnacht pogrom and the T-4 Euthanasia Program established by Hitler that killed some 200,000 people. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Shabazz The Disciple

A Red Hook(Brooklyn) native discovered by the RZA prior to the release of Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, and gets a shoutout on the intro to "Clan In Da Front" on that album. He was originally a member of Sunz Of Man in their pre-Wu days when they were known as Da Last Future and produced entirely by Supreme. After hooking up with the Wu-Tang, Shabazz made two guest appearances on the first Gravediggaz album 6 Feet Deep then signed to the GZA Entertainment management agency. He remained an official member of Sunz Of Man until just before the group released their debut LP The Last Shall Be First; his most well-known solo track "Death Be The Penalty" was originally intended to be a Sunz Of Man track on the B-side to their single "Soldiers Of Darkness", but the other members were so impressed with his contribution he was given the track for himself. However, after GZA Entertainment dissolved Shabazz's Wu affiliation (along with the affiliation of his close friend Killah Priest, also a GZA Entertainment refugee) began to wane. Around this 1996/1997 period, Priest and Shabazz both began to clash with RZA, and both had since all but cut their Wu-Tang ties. After unsuccessful attempts by the pair to create new post-Wu Tang crews (Priest proposed a crew called the Maccabees which would include himself, Shabazz and Timbo King among others, while Shabazz proposed a group including himself and Priest called the Sunz Of Thunder) they both effectively went their separate ways, recording solo projects and in Shabazz's case recording as Celestial Souljaz with his cousin Freestyle (of non-Wu Tang crew The Arsonists). In recent years, Shabazz has began to rediscover his Wu-Tang roots and performed on the recent Killa Beez tour as well as doing shows in Europe with Killah Priest (who has also recently been repairing his links with the Wu-Tang). After the death of Poetic, he as been rumored to be part of a new incarnation of Gravediggaz though Prince Paul has stated that a revival of the group is unlikely. He also announced in early 2003 that he has returned to Sunz Of Man as an official member. Finally released his solo debut The Book of Shabazz in 2004. Appears On: "Diary Of A Madman", "Graveyard Chamber", Gravediggaz, 6 Feet Deep (1994); "Elimination Process", Gravediggaz, The Pick, The Sickle & The Shovel (1998). January 2006 - Shabazz The Disciple releases The Passion Of The Hood Christ CD + DVD. While guest appearances are kept to a minimum, the production list features Cilvaringz, Carlos Bess, Godzwrath, Get Large, Shabazz himself, Yogi, Sikh Knowledge and more. No street dates has been announced yet. Shabazz has also just launched a new official website www.Shabazzthedisciple.biz[1] Shabazz extends its music in europa with Enza & Taxi of Attentat Lyrical ( Paris / France ) an album with the French group is in preparation ' Wu Tang Killa Beez in Europa ' features Berretta 9 ( Killarmy ) , Shogun Assasson ( Killarmy ) _____________________________________________________________________________________ 6 Feet Deep was the debut album of the New York-based horrorcore hip hop supergroup, Gravediggaz. ...


Enza & Taxi of Attentat Lyrical ' French Fam '

Enza & Taxi of Attentat Lyrical from Paris ( French ) , this work group with most of the Wu Tang killa beez to extend the Wu in Europe , next the album of attentat-lyrical.this is expected soon to come to Europe features : Shabazz The Disciple ( Sunz of man / Graveddigaz ) , Berretta 9 ( Killarmy ) , Shogun Assasson ( Killarmy ) Enza & Taxi also have take part has the round europeene for the Blunt Show with Method man & Redman ( Def Jam / Wu Tang Clan )... the producer for Cappadonna & Bambi The Maiden produced too Attentat Lyrical , for ' Streetz Testament " project .. Email Management : bbl-music@hotmail.com http://www.wutangfam.com , http://www.attentat-lyrical.com The Wu-Tang Clan is a pioneering hardcore rap group, originally from Staten Island, New York (Staten Island is referred to as Shaolin in their lyrics). ...


ShoGun Assason

Killarmy MC and occasional producer, rumored to be the next Killarmy MC to release a solo album. Birth name Jamal Alexander. Shogun Assasson is also present on the album of the group which extends the wu tang until A Europe, Attentat Lyrical of Taxi & Enza (Coming from Paris)


Shyheim

MC who was only 14 when he released his debut album in 1994. Shyheim also starred in an online reality show called "Real Talk" in 2004, and has acted in several movies, including "The Preacher's Wife". Real name Shyheim Dionel Franklin, he was born in Brooklyn but raised in Staten Island. He is also known as The Rugged Child, Manchild and Micky Knos. Discography: Shyheim AKA The Rugged Child (1994); The Lost Generation (1996); Manchild (1999); The Greatest Story Never Told (2004). The Preachers Wife is a 1996 film directed by Penny Marshall that stars Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston and Courtney B. Vance. ...


Solomon Childs

Close associate of Ghostface, as well as Cappadonna and Remedy's Code Red crew. He was a member of Ghostface's group Theodore Unit until October 2005, when he left the group for undisclosed reasons. An unauthorized 11 track album titled King Of New York leaked onto the internet in 2001. His official mixtape Funeral Talk was released in 2005, through CHAMBERMUSIK and he has since signed a major label deal with Wu Music Group, to release his first official solo; My Motion Picture. Also known as Killa Bamz.


Streetlife

Close associate of the Clan, particularly with Method Man (whose Method Man Entertainment he is signed to) and along with Cappadonna is the closest Wu-affiliate to being a tenth Clan member, appearing on the last three group albums. Made his debut with an appearance on "Mr. Sandman" from Meth's first album Tical, and was originally intended to appear on Ghostface Killah's Ironman on the track "Box In Hand" but the track was pulled from the album at the last minute (the track replacing it subsequently becoming known as "Box In Hand", it being too late to change the album packaging). The original version became known as "Box In Hand (Remix)". Street went on to make two appearances on the Clan's second album Wu-Tang Forever and numerous appearances on Method Man's second album Tical 2000: Judgement Day in 1997 and 1998 respectively, after which he continued to make appearances on Clan albums and on the members' various solo projects. His own debut album was originally intended to be released in the busy 1998-1999 period but as was soon to become the norm for Wu-Tang releases, it was repeatedly delayed, eventually seeing release titled Street Education in 2005. To boost sales, the album was officially titled as Method Man Presents Streetlife: Street Education though Method Man only made three short appearances on the album.


Timbo King

The most well-known member and leader of Royal Fam. Released an EP titled "United We Slam" in 1994 with producer Spark 950. Formed the group 56 Platoon in 2005, along with some other Royal Fam refugees. Has his own label, Fortknox, on which he plans to release a debut solo album. Birth name Timothy Drayton.


Trife Da God

Protege and close associate of Ghostface, and part of both of his protege groups T.M.F. and Theodore Unit. He released the album Put It On The Line with Ghostface in November 2005. Born Theodore Bailey. He has also appeared on Ghostfaces album Fishscale, in the track "Clipse of Doom". [ Put It On The Line] Release Date: 18th November 2005 Label: Starks Enterprises Released Format: CD + DVD / Vinyl / Tape-Cassette Notes: Includes a bonus DVD and Contains new additional songs and titles not available on the advanced version 718: Stapleton to Somalia Non-Wu Artist Track listing: 01: Cocaine Trafficking...


Warcloud

Former member of the Black Knights, who had a relatively conventional style in his early days with the group as Holocaust, but after his departure when he abandoned the potentially offensive name and became Warcloud, he drastically changed his style to a more avantgarde, Ghostface-esque free association verse. He refers to this new style as "Old Jail Pajama Room", as opposed to his old style which is "Mixed Forest Zone". Birth name Anthony Creston Brown, also known as Holocaust, Architect, Dr. Killgrave, Mr. Appleby, Alcatraz, Warcloud, Trembling Eagle, Tony Holocaustal and Frank Holocaustal. Discography: Nightmares That Surface From The Shallow Sleep (2002); Smuggling Booze In The Graveyard (2002). Appears On : RZA, "Holocaust (Silkworm)", "Terrorist", Bobby Digital In Stereo (1999); Killarmy, "Doomsday", "Bastard Swordsman", Dirty Weaponry(1998) ;Pro's Laboratory (2004);Hip-Hop Endurance(2005). The Jigsaw Puzzle->200? RZA The RZA (pronounced Rizza, born Robert Diggs, July 5, 1969 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, USA) is an American producer, rapper and the de facto leader of the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. ... The pioneering hardcore hip hop group Wu-Tang Clans plan to conquer the hip hop industry consisted not only of making each member into a solo star in their own right, but also to create and promote numerous affiliate artists. ...


Young Justice

GZA's teenage son, first appeared on the intro to his father's Legend Of The Liquid Sword album then released a cover of his father's "Killa Hills 10304". Signed to Liquid Swords Entertainment and hoping to release an album soon.


Singers

Allah Real

Al Green-style singer who has made appearances on Ghostface Killah's The Pretty Toney Album as well as both Mathematics albums. He released his mixtape Real Estate in 2005 through CHAMBERMUSIK. Al Green may refer to: Al Green (musician) Al Green (politician) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Ghostface Killah Ghostface Killah (born Dennis Coles, May 9, 1970) is a rapper and member of the hip-hop collective, Wu-Tang Clan. ... The Pretty Toney Album is the fourth solo album by American hip hop artist Ghostface Killah, a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. ... CREDIT TO NATURE-SOUNDS.NET, with Permission: Born and raised in Jamaica, Queens South Side, Mathematics (then known as Supreme Cut Master) began his career in 1987 by djing block parties and throwing his own park jams in Baisley Projects. ...


Blue Raspberry

Discovered by the Clan working in a casino, Blue Raspberry emerged as the group's in-house female vocalist during the first round of Wu-Tang solo projects. She added vocals to tracks on Method Man's Tical and Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, but seemed to have her position somewhat usurped by Tekitha on the Clan's second album Wu-Tang Forever. Nevertheless, she has continued to appear on Wu projects including Method Man & Redman's Blackout! and the Ghost Dog soundtrack. A solo album was scheduled for 1999 and is known to have been completed (titled either Black Shampoo or Blunted Soul) but it was not released. Blue Raspberry finally debuted as a solo artist in 2005, releasing the album Out Of The Blue through the semi-official Wu-Tang website Chambermusik.com. Her stage name was given to her by Killah Priest, who said she reminded him of a blue raspberry. Appears On: "Release Yo' Delf", "Mr. Sandman", "Stimulation", Method Man, Tical (1994); "Rainy Dayz", "Glaciers Of Ice", Raekwon, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (1995); "What's Goin' On", Gravediggaz,The Pick, The Sickle & The Shovel (1998); "Young Hearts", Cappadonna,The Pillage (1998); "Cereal Killer", Method Man & Redman,Blackout! (1999); "Strange Eyes", "4 Sho Sho" Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai - The Album (1999); "Killa Beez" Wu-Tang Killa Bees: The Sting compilation, (2002); Thai banknotes and coins. ... Redman Redman (born Reggie Noble on April 17, 1970 in Newark, New Jersey) is an African American rapper who became popular as an artist on the Def Jam label in the 1990s. ... Blackout! is a CD that was produced by the rap artist Method Man with friend Redman. ... The pioneering hardcore hip hop group Wu-Tang Clans plan to conquer the hip hop industry consisted not only of making each member into a solo star in their own right, but also to create and promote numerous affiliate artists. ...


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. Performed the chorus of "In The Hood" from the Wu-Tang Clan's Iron Flag album. Iron Flag is the fourth album from the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. ...


Tekitha

Female vocalist who appeared to take the role of Wu-Tang in-house singer (previously filled by Blue Raspberry) for Wu-Tang Forever, on which she also got a solo track titled "Second Coming". Also filled in for the unavailable Mary J. Blige in the video for Ghostface Killah's "All I Got Is You". Initially signed to RZA's Razor Sharp Records and then to Ghostface's Starks Enterprise. Believed to have completed a solo album, but like many other affiliates, has not had it released. Continues to make guest appearances on Wu-Tang projects such as Raekwon's The Lex Diamonds Story (though the role of in-house singer was filled by Madame D on 2001's Iron Flag) and has also collaborated with other non-Wu artists including KRS One and Armand Van Helden. Can rap as well as sing, as heard on Cappadonna's "Pump Your Fist" and RZA's "Mantis". Appears On: "Impossible", "Little Ghetto Boys", "Second Coming", Wu-Tang Clan, Wu-Tang Forever (1997); "One Step", Killah Priest, Heavy Mental (1997); "Pump Your Fist", "Black Boy", Cappadonna, The Pillage (1997); "All That I Got Is You (Video Version)", Ghostface Killah (1997); "Soul In The Hole", Wu-Tang Killa Bees, Soul In The Hole soundtrack (1998); "Mantis", RZA, Bobby Digital In Stereo (1999); "Walking Through The Darkness", Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai - The Album (1999); "Mother Earth", Armand Van Helden, 2 Future 4 U (1999); "Build Strong", RZA, Digital Bullet (2001); "Walking Through The Darkness", Ghostface Killah, Bulletproof Wallets (2002); "Once Upon A Time", Raekwon, The Lex Diamonds Story (2003); "Survivin'", KRS One, Kristyles (2003). Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971 (disputed — see talk page)) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B/Hip-Hop Soul singer, songwriter and producer. ... KRS One (born Lawrence Krisna Parker on August 20, 1965, but known throughout his career by several monikers including Kris Parker, The Blastmaster, and The Teacha) is a rapper from the Bronx, New York City. ... Armand Van Helden Armand Van Helden is a house music artist and music remixer whose biggest successes came from his remixes of the Tori Amos 1996 song Professional Widow which reached the top of the UK charts,And his own track You Dont Know Me which was Number 1 in... 1. ...


Other

Popa Wu

An expert on the philosophy of the Five Percent Nation, Popa Wu can be heard giving teachings on Wu-Tang tracks such as "Black Jesus", "All I Got Is You" and "Wu-Revolution". 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 Popa Wu himself. The Nation of Gods and Earths, commonly known as the Five Percent Nation or the Five Percenters are an African-American social/religious movement founded in Harlem in the late 1960s by Clarence 13X. Spawned from a combination of teachings of by Malcom X and The Nation of Islam, the...

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Wu-Tang Clan (edit)
9 core members
Ghostface Killah - GZA - Inspectah Deck - Masta Killa - Method Man - Raekwon - RZA - U-God - Ol' Dirty Bastard
Affiliated artists and groups
Cappadonna - Gravediggaz - Killah Priest - Redman - Mathematics - others

 
 

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