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* MakeAnExampleOfThem: Ghostface to several members of the De Lucas family in ''12 Reasons To Die''.

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* MakeAnExampleOfThem: Ghostface to several members of the De Lucas family in ''12 Reasons To to Die''.


---> ''Cash Rules Everything Around Me. CREAM, get the money. Dollar dollar bill, y'all!''

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---> --> ''Cash Rules Everything Around Me. CREAM, get the money. Dollar dollar bill, y'all!''
y'all!''

When it comes to Hip Hop music, chances are you'll come across the Wu-Tang Clan, a collective of ''nine'' (now eight) men reading to throw in some beats and Shaolin/Wu-Tang style.

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---> ''Cash Rules Everything Around Me. CREAM, get the money. Dollar dollar bill, y'all!''


* CatchPhrase: Too many to be counted.

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* CatchPhrase: Too many to be counted.counted, but the best one is "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nu-ffin ta Fuk Wit".



* ConceptAlbum: From the ''very'' small information given about ''Once Upon a Time...'', it seems to be the case, with the Clan members (even Ol' Dirty Bastard playing a role despite being dead) being within the story.

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* ConceptAlbum: From the ''very'' small information given about ''Once Upon a Time...'', it seems Time in Shaolin'' tends to be seen as this due to it's mystique and the case, "tale" that as seen from the infamous book that came along with the Clan members (even Ol' Dirty Bastard playing a role despite being dead) being within the story.one album copy.



** RZA and the other members stressed this ''well'' with Ol' Dirty Bastard that beyond the crazy personality was a genius man. RZA himself lamented this in ''The Tao of Wu'' that ODB began to lose his depth due to prison and drugs and his eventual sad passing in 2004.



* MeaningfulName: Their stage names each represent a trait they have, and this applies to ''a lot of their references''.
** The title for ''Once Upon a Time in Shaolin...'' literally can be summed up as "Once Upon a Time in Staten Island", since the group has called their hometown of Staten Island "Shaolin".



* TookALevelInJerkass: Fans have accused The RZA as this, due to his enforcement of the "88 year ban" for ''Once Upon a Time in Shaolin'' and flat out having no regrets over selling it to controversial figure Martin Shkreli. Even '''more''' so when the other members began to state how RZA kept the information about the album behind their backs.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Fans have accused The RZA as this, became this for many people (and the Wu) himself in recent years due to his enforcement ControlFreak nature and InsufferableGenius tendencies, hence why many of the "88 year ban" for albums after ''Wu-Tang Forever'' are always filled with strife (in particular ''A Better Tomorrow''). This was made worse with ''Once Upon a Time in Shaolin'' and flat out having no regrets over selling it to controversial figure Martin Shkreli. Even '''more''' so when the other members began to state how RZA being kept the information about the album behind their backs. a secret from ''everyone'' and prompting more of a WithFriendsLikeThese mentality with everyone against RZA.


A HardcoreHipHop group from Staten Island, [[BigApplesauce New York City]] that has been active musically since 1992, Wu Tang stopped being something to fuck with around the time you heard 'em for the first time, son. Their fame is largely derived from their SignatureStyle, highly conceptual lyrics with frequent name-dropping of [[JustForFun/OneOfUs comic books]], an obsession with UsefulNotes/HongKong martial arts films [[note]]their name comes from the martial arts movie ''Shaolin & Wu Tang''[[/note]] and their {{Crazy Awesome}}ness.

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A HardcoreHipHop group from Staten Island, [[BigApplesauce New York City]] that has been active musically since 1992, Wu Tang stopped being something to fuck with around the time you heard 'em for the first time, son. Their fame is largely derived from their SignatureStyle, highly conceptual lyrics with frequent name-dropping of [[JustForFun/OneOfUs comic books]], an obsession with UsefulNotes/HongKong martial arts films [[note]]their name comes from the martial arts movie ''Shaolin & Wu Tang''[[/note]] ''Film/ShaolinAndWuTang''[[/note]] and their {{Crazy Awesome}}ness.

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* '''Cappadonna''', AKA Cappachino (Real name: Darryl Hill)
** Wu-Tang Solo Debut: ''The Pillage''


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* OddFriendship: {{Bunny Ears Lawyer}} ODB and pop princess {{Music/Mariah Carey}}. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BhESE4IB9w They became close]] after he appeared on the remix of her song "Fantasy." Carey attended [[TearJerker his funeral]] and included him in a montage of her deceased loved ones in one of her music videos.


A HardcoreHipHop group from Staten Island, [[BigApplesauce New York City]] that has been active musically since 1992, Wu Tang stopped being something to fuck with around the time you heard 'em for the first time, son. Their fame is largely derived from their SignatureStyle, highly conceptual lyrics with frequent name-dropping of [[OneOfUs comic books]], an obsession with UsefulNotes/HongKong martial arts films [[note]]their name comes from the martial arts movie ''Shaolin & Wu Tang''[[/note]] and their {{Crazy Awesome}}ness.

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A HardcoreHipHop group from Staten Island, [[BigApplesauce New York City]] that has been active musically since 1992, Wu Tang stopped being something to fuck with around the time you heard 'em for the first time, son. Their fame is largely derived from their SignatureStyle, highly conceptual lyrics with frequent name-dropping of [[OneOfUs [[JustForFun/OneOfUs comic books]], an obsession with UsefulNotes/HongKong martial arts films [[note]]their name comes from the martial arts movie ''Shaolin & Wu Tang''[[/note]] and their {{Crazy Awesome}}ness.


** SampledUp: ''Enter the Wu-Tang'' will render you unable to listen to the ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' theme without hearing "the Wu-Tang Clan ain't nu-thin' ta fuck wit!"


* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: A lot of Wu stuff, but especially Raekwon and Ghost's work. GZA's solo album ''Liquid Swords'', on the other hand, delivers some brutal {{Deconstruction}} of the romantic image of the gangster lifestyle: snippets of [[Manga/LoneWolfAndCub Shogun Assassin]] interweave with a stark image of life in a bloody, soulcrushing {{Gangsterland}}. His ''Killa Hills 10304'' is definitely playing this trope straight.

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* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: A lot of Wu stuff, but especially Raekwon and Ghost's work. GZA's solo album ''Liquid Swords'', on the other hand, delivers some brutal {{Deconstruction}} of the romantic image of the gangster lifestyle: snippets of [[Manga/LoneWolfAndCub Shogun Assassin]] interweave with a stark image of life in a bloody, soulcrushing {{Gangsterland}}. His ''Killa Hills 10304'' is definitely playing this trope straight.


* BadassBoast: Wu Tang Clan ain't nothin' to f*ck with!

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* BadassBoast: Wu Tang Wu-Tang Clan ain't nothin' to f*ck fuck with!


A HardcoreHipHop group from Staten Island, [[BigApplesauce New York City]] that has been active musically since 1992, Wu Tang stopped being something to fuck with around the time you heard'em for the first time, son. Their fame is largely derived from their SignatureStyle of music, highly conceptual lyrics with frequent name-dropping of [[OneOfUs comic books]], an obsession with UsefulNotes/HongKong martial arts films [[note]]their name comes from the martial arts movie ''Shaolin & Wu Tang''[[/note]] and their {{Crazy Awesome}}ness.

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A HardcoreHipHop group from Staten Island, [[BigApplesauce New York City]] that has been active musically since 1992, Wu Tang stopped being something to fuck with around the time you heard'em heard 'em for the first time, son. Their fame is largely derived from their SignatureStyle of music, SignatureStyle, highly conceptual lyrics with frequent name-dropping of [[OneOfUs comic books]], an obsession with UsefulNotes/HongKong martial arts films [[note]]their name comes from the martial arts movie ''Shaolin & Wu Tang''[[/note]] and their {{Crazy Awesome}}ness.


*** The familial connections expand for more cousins, children, siblings and adopted relatives with the second and third generation Wu members and affiliates.

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*** ** The familial connections expand for more cousins, children, siblings and adopted relatives with the second and third generation Wu members and affiliates.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Ol' Dirty.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}:
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Ol' Dirty.



* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: A lot of Wu stuff, but especially Raekwon and Ghost's work. GZA's solo album ''Liquid Swords'', on the other hand, delivers some brutal {{Deconstruction}} of the romantic image of the gangster lifestyle: snippets of [[Manga/LoneWolfAndCub Shogun Assassin]] interweave with a stark image of life in a bloody, soulcrushing {{Gangsterland}}.
** Except that The GZA'a ''Killa Hills 10304'' is definitely playing this trope straight.

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* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: A lot of Wu stuff, but especially Raekwon and Ghost's work. GZA's solo album ''Liquid Swords'', on the other hand, delivers some brutal {{Deconstruction}} of the romantic image of the gangster lifestyle: snippets of [[Manga/LoneWolfAndCub Shogun Assassin]] interweave with a stark image of life in a bloody, soulcrushing {{Gangsterland}}. \n** Except that The GZA'a His ''Killa Hills 10304'' is definitely playing this trope straight.



* GangstaRap: Type 1 plus a fair amount of Type 3.
** Raekwon's ''Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...'' is considered one of the trope makers for Type 4.
* HiddenDepths: Turns out [[Series/TheWire Method Man can act, too.]]
** Also turns out The RZA is a financial wizard as well as being a hip-hop genius.
* IHaveManyNames: '''''And we mean MANY names'''''.
** For what it's worth, a skit taken from an interview is hidden at the end of "Can It Be All So Simple" explains the meaning of nicknames.
*** A particularly extreme example of this is the Ol' Dirty Bastard who has been called ODB, Dirt [=McGirt=], Black Baby Jesus, BZA and several others.

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* GangstaRap: Type 1 plus a fair amount of Type 3.
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3. Raekwon's ''Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...'' is considered one of the trope makers for Type 4.
* HiddenDepths: Turns out [[Series/TheWire Method Man can act, too.]]
**
]] Also turns out The RZA is a financial wizard as well as being a hip-hop genius.
* IHaveManyNames: '''''And we mean MANY names'''''.
** For what it's worth, a
names''''', especially Ol' Dirty Bastard. A skit taken from an interview is hidden at the end of "Can It Be All So Simple" explains the meaning of nicknames.
*** A particularly extreme example
some of this is the Ol' Dirty Bastard who has been called ODB, Dirt [=McGirt=], Black Baby Jesus, BZA and several others.nicknames.



* LargeHam: Ghostface Killah. Expect him to ''really'' [[ChewingTheScenery Chew the Scenery]] on the more dramatic songs in the group's catalogue.
** Most songs featuring him and Ol' Dirty Bastard usually become HamToHamCombat.
*** Ol' Dirty Bastard is a legendary version of this trope.
** Most of the members have invoked this at some time or another, but special points to, as above, Ghostface, ODB and the RZA.

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* LargeHam: Ghostface Killah. Expect him to ''really'' [[ChewingTheScenery Chew the Scenery]] on the more dramatic songs in the group's catalogue.
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catalogue. Most songs featuring him and Ol' Dirty Bastard usually become HamToHamCombat.
*** Ol' Dirty Bastard is a legendary version of this trope.
** Most of the members have invoked this at some time or another, but special points to, as above, Ghostface, ODB and the RZA.
HamToHamCombat.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharactersLoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: There's more Wu Affiliates than people in a small town. Even the base group is anywhere from 9 to 11 strong.



* TakeThat: GZA's "Labels" is a huge bitch slap, aimed at every single label that, [[ExecutiveMeddling treated him poorly.]]
** "Paper Plate" drops the weight on 50 Cent and G-Unit, in response the verbal mudslinging they initiated. Furthermore, [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome GZA does it all without a single profanity,]] save for one semi averted [[PrecisionFStrike Precision S Strike.]]

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* TakeThat: GZA's "Labels" is a huge bitch slap, aimed at every single label that, [[ExecutiveMeddling treated him poorly.]]
**
]] "Paper Plate" drops the weight on 50 Cent and G-Unit, in response the verbal mudslinging they initiated. Furthermore, [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome GZA does it all without a single profanity,]] save for one semi averted [[PrecisionFStrike Precision S Strike.]]

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