Wu-Tang Clan has made it clear that they are nothing to f —k with since the release of their debut album, “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” in 1993. Nearly three decades later, nothing seems to have changed, at least not for original member Raekwon. While the legendary emcee was one of the leading rhyme assassins for the groundbreaking New York hip-hop group, he also reached great success as a solo artist starting with his platinum-selling debut, “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…” — a.k.a “The Purple Tape.”
Mar 17, 2023
Raekwon is taking his talents further into the cannabis industry.
Feb 15, 2023
Issues over Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s estate have risen once again. New York Post reports that the late Wu-Tang Clan member’s children are claiming that they haven’t gotten any share of it.
Jul 5, 2022
Grant Williams was a Wu-Tang Clan affiliate who lived an otherwise quiet life in Staten Island, NY. The Hill reports that Williams, who was friends with Ghostface Killa and frequently worked in the studio when the Wu would record their now-classic albums, had his whole life changed after Shdell Lewis was gunned down in front of the Shelton Houses. At that time, the NYPD was struggling to find Lewis’s killer — and some witnesses claimed, without any evidence, that Williams was the gunman. Furthermore, according to the AP, prosecutors linked a hat with a Wu-Tang Clan logo to Williams. However, the hat was reportedly never DNA tested. There was, ultimately, no credible evidence to confirm that Williams was responsible for Lewis’s death — but that didn’t stop a jury from convicting him of second-degree murder back in 1997. He was sentenced to 25 years to life. And with that, Grant Williams went from being a Wu-Tang Clan affiliate to a convicted murderer. Recently, however, Williams was...
May 24, 2022
In another case of music industry relationships gone wrong, Ol’Dirty Bastard’s (ODB) widow is suing Wu-Tang Clan over unpaid royalties. According to Complex, Icelene Jones, who is the administrator of ODB’s estate, has officially filed a lawsuit against the legendary Hip-Hop group. She claims that as a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, her late husband is owed at least $1 million in royalties. The lawsuit has been filed in the New York Supreme Court and references a recording contract from 1992 that reveals that founding members ODB, Ghostface Killah, GZA, and Raekwon were to receive equal amounts of 50 percent of royalties from the group’s catalog.
Feb 10, 2022
In this case, imitation is not flattery! According to REVOLT, one of the members of the iconic Hip-Hop group, Wu-Tang Clan, is not pleased with recent attempts to sell counterfeit merchandise promoting the group. RZA, whose real name is Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, claims that an e-commerce business that could potentially be operating from China, is behind the sales of products embedded with the Wu-Tang Clan logo. Additionally, he alleges that other companies are using the group’s trademarks to reel in fans looking for authentic memorabilia.
Jan 28, 2022
Method Man is joining the metaverse — as a superhero! In a press release announcement, it was revealed that the legendary Wu-Tang Clan emcee would be dropping his first-ever non-fungible token (NFT) collection in what he’s calling “the MEFaVerse.” The release confirms that he will officially be releasing the NFTs as part of a larger project: a graphic novel that will take place in the “MEFaVerse,” which will feature Method Man as a superhero in the style of Marvel and the DCEU. “In The MEFAverse, we combine tech, art, and real-world functionality helping us realize the true potential of this tech and push it to its limits,” said Method Man, in the press release announcement. Method Man’s version of the metaverse aptly donned “MEFaverse” is a realized product that he and his production company, Six AM Entertainment in collaboration with Ray Acosta, envisioned together. They are at the helm of taking an experienced team of developers, writers, artists, and tech-savvy ninjas into the...
Jan 28, 2022
Wu-Tang Clan’s own Raekwon has scored another win. In a press release announcement, it was revealed that the legendary rapper’s Lambrusco — which he calls “Licataa” — is now being distributed through Legacy Wines & Spirits, a Black-owned distribution company based in Kentucky. The union between Raekwon and Legacy was, in fact, a natural one. Licataa was inspired by the “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx” rapper’s love of Italian culture and heritage. To bring the Lambrusco into the United States, the Chef (born Corey Woods) teamed up with Cantine Ceci, a family-owned winery with 80 years of history to produce a rich, bold, sparkling red wine. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Licataa (@licataawine) Situated in the rolling hills outside Parma, Italy, Cantine Ceci farms in the traditional way, with vineyards planted to catch the sun, carefully monitored throughout the growing season before each grape is harvested by hand at the perfect moment of ripeness. While the wine, itself, is...
Nov 16, 2021
Wu-Tang Clan legend RZA is the latest to partner with Calm for a project. In an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone, the god revealed how his partnership with the mindfulness meditation app was part and parcel of his larger world view. “I say meditation is better than medication,” he said to the outlet while explaining that he also practices veganism and meditation as part of a holistic approach to health. “A lot of equations I had to figure out in life came to me through long walks. There was a point when people thought I was bugged out…Right before Wu-Tang had really gathered, I’d walk [on] Staten Island. I’d walk through all the neighborhoods and people would look at me and think I was talking to myself and shit. But I was contemplating. I was calculating.” The “King of the Sleeping City” — narrated by LeBron James — is actually the second project that RZA released in the so-called “mindfulness space.” The first, an EP called “Guided Explorations,” was released in partnership...
Oct 19, 2021