From its origins in Staten Island, Wu-Tang Clan has emerged from the East Coast rap milieu of the early 1990s to become one of the most influential hardcore hip hop groups of all time. Its lyrics are simultaneously dark, twisted, acerbic, aggressive and filled with pop culture references. The group takes its name from the 1983 martial arts film Shaolin and the Wu-Tang, a theme which it has revisited on its albums from time to time. The group frequently collaborates with other famous hip hop performers, including Nas, Mobb Deep, Busta Rhymes, Kanye West and MF Doom.
Enter the Wu-Tang
Wu-Tang Clan formed in 1992 with rap artist RZA as producer and leader. The group released its debut studio album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), on November 9th, 1993. Although it peaked at only No. 41 on the US chart, the album eventually sold more than 3 million copies in the United States alone on the strength of its two singles, "Protect Ya Neck" and "Method Man." The hotly anticipated follow-up album, Wu-Tang Forever, came out in 1997 and immediately reached a peak position of No. 1 on the US chart. According to the RIAA, it eventually sold more than 4 million copies. The album was also one of its most critically well-received with a nomination for Best Rap Album from the Grammy Awards. Wu-Tang Clan followed up this success with The W in 2000, which sold a million copies in the US, and Iron Flag in 2001, which sold more than half a million. Following the tragic death of group member Ol' Dirty Bastard, Wu-Tang Clan released 8 Diagrams in 2007, A Better Tomorrow in 2014 and Once Upon a Time in Shaolin in 2015. On the festival circuit, Wu-Tang Clan has appeared at the RBC Bluesfest, Riot Fest, Lollapolooza and Coachella. One of Wu-Tang Clan's most memorable performances was at Coachella 2013, when the full group reunited after creative differences over the previous album kept some of the members apart.
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Is the Wu-Tang Clan touring in 2019?
Wu-Tang Clan is touring throughout the United States until the end of the year.
Where will the Wu-Tang Clan play?
Wu-Tang Clan is making stops in Dallas, San Antonio, Tucson, Wichita, Milwaukee and many more cities around the US. The group will also appear at the KAABOO Music Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, California.
Wu-Tang Clan plays many of its classic songs, including "Bring da Ruckus," "Da Mystery of Chessboxin'," "Protect Ya Neck," "C.R.E.A.M.," "W-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit," "Clan in da Front," "Method Man," Reunited," "Tearz," "Can It Be All So Simple" and a cover of "Come Together" from The Beatles. Wu-Tang will also play a selection of songs from each individual member's solo repertoire, including "Run" by Cappadonna and "Duel of the Iron Mic" by GZA. The exact setlist may not always be the same for every performance.
Which artists are similar to Wu-Tang Clan?
If you are a fan of Wu-Tang Clan, then you might also want to attend a performance from the Grammy-nominated hardcore hip hop group Public Enemy, which evokes the same hard lyrical edge and creative beats.Back to Top
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