Trivia / Wu-Tang Clan


  • Breakthrough Hit: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
  • Creator Backlash: Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Raekwon are not keen with Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, Method Man finding the infamous "88 year ban" enforcement a bit too much (even more so when the media changed his words around), Killah saying it's "Not a Wu-Tang Clan album", and Raekwon finding the "88 year ban" in his words, 'bullshit'. Killah was more or less furious when the album was sold to Shkreli and has even said the album belongs to the people.
    • Even RZA has shown regret: While he's happy with the album's controversial release with it being in the books and discussed, even he admitted that giving the album to Shkreli was bad and even stated he wish he had bought it away from him, but cannot due to the contract he and Ringz placed on it.
  • Executive Meddling: Somewhat in a more darker kind. It seemed none of the members were told about RZA's idea of enforcing the "88 year rule" for Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, Method Man confirming in an interview that he wasn't even told about him, Killah and Raekwon finding the whole treatment of the album very degrading. U-God was incredibly vocal about this and even his managers (along with Wu Associates Killa Sin) have confirmed that the album was never a Wu album, but an album by Cilvaringz.
  • Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition: Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, given only one copy was made: The sole copy came with a huge black box that held a medium sized nickle box that also housed a casing which within that held a CD-like case that held the two C Ds of the album. The sole copy also came with a 180 page book that contained the liner notes of the album, the lyrics, and even the album track list (which the only known ones by fans are "Intro", "The Magnificent Butchers", "Stone Him", a title track, and "Dirty Bomb"). Other known factors that were sold were speakers that bared the Wu-Tang logo and the words "ONCE UPON A TIME IN SHAOLIN..." on the bottom. The album was originally owned by controversial business man Martin Shkreli before it was seized by the government due to frauds.
  • Name's the Same: Ghostface Killah made a song called "Baby" and it has nothing to do with the other "Baby" or the other other "Baby"
  • Old Shame: RZA and GZA's albums before the Clan was formed.
  • One of Us: Most if not all of them, but the GZA in particular. You'll notice many of them have a nickname referencing comic books.
    • He's also a huge chess fan, hence the song "Da Mystery Of Chessboxing" and the cover of Liquid Swords.
    • Method Man referenced Fist of the North Star in "P.L.O. Style" from Tical.
    • Inspectah Deck - 'Swinging through your town like your neighborhood Spiderman'
    • Raekwon has tracks on Only Built For Cuban Linx Pt. 1 and Only Built For Cuban Linx Pt. 2 named North Star and The Return of the North Star respectively.
      • Raekwon the Chef: "So, when you see me on the real, formin' like Voltron Remember I got deep like a Navy Seal!"
    • Ghostface Killah refers to himself as Iron Man or Tony Starks, and so naturally he lobbied hard for a cameo in The Movie. He got it, but it was cut from the release.
    • Method Man had a cameo in Luke Cage where he and Luke completely fanboy over each other, followed by performing a rap about how great it is to have a black superhero. RZA then did him one better by directing an episode of Iron Fist.


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