Trivia / Wu-Tang Clan

  • 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" bullshit.
  • 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.
  • Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition: Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, given only one copy was made: The only copy came in two cases, the second one being a metal designed box, and within it is more cases containing the two discs. And that's not even getting to the 100-page book that came with it, detailing what is implied to be the concept of the album, as well as the actual tracklisting which only the buyer must know. As of this, fans are not happy with this outcome.
  • 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 Stark, 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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