List of Wu-Tang Clan affiliates

The following is a list of Wu-Tang Clan affiliates, collectively known as the Wu-Tang Killa Bees (occasionally spelt "Beez", an appellation originating from the 1998 compilation RZA presents Wu-Tang Killa Bees: The Swarm, Volume 1). These are artists that are at times promoted, supported, or produced by the members of the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan, and/or groups formed by Clan members as side projects. The association of these artists with the Clan varies considerably both in nature and over time.

These affiliates also include the Clan's group of in-house producers known as the Wu-Elements. This originally referred to the group who assisted RZA with the production of the Clan's second album Wu-Tang Forever, on which some production duties were delegated to True Master, 4th Disciple and Clan member Inspectah Deck. However, although he was not credited for production on Wu-Tang Forever, the traditional definition of Wu-Elements usually also includes Allah Mathematics due to his long-time involvement with the Clan as both a producer and DJ as well as his prolific input as a producer on the group's second round of solo projects between 1997 and 2000. Since 2000, the usage of the term "Wu-Elements" has tended to include close affiliate producers Bronze Nazareth and Cilvaringz.

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1.4.0. Productions

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1.4.0. Productions is a team of producers from Staten Island associated with Theodore Unit. The group consists of Sean Sulivan (a.k.a. shorte), T Diddy, Just 1, Chapel and Cheesey Rat (a.k.a. Charles Walker). The group releases mixtapes/bootlegs with affiliates rapping.

A.I.G.

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A.I.G. is a duo composed of Allah Wise (a.k.a. The Wizard), and Darkim Be Allah. The group, whose name stands for "Allah Is God",[citation needed] debuted on the Wu-Tang Killa Bees: The Swarm compilation with the track "Bronx War Stories". An album titled Retaliation Strike was completed but was never released, a situation which eventually caused the group to leave the Clan and pursue an independent route. They eventually released their debut Fame Labs Presents in 2005. Stefano and Mike joined the group in 2011 as interns, but quickly escalated, with songs accounting for their daily trials and tribulations as interns. In 2012, Stefano and Mike were offered to continue their careers at A.I.G. on a full-time basis.[1]

Achozen

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American Cream Team

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The American Cream Team were created in 1999. They consist of Chip Banks (died November 25, 2000), Polite (died August 1, 2023) (who would join Rae's second group Ice Water Inc.), Lord Superb (died October 9, 2018) (who was featured on Rae and Ghost albums), Twiz (who would later become part of Ghost's Theodore Unit), Triflyn (St. Lunatics affiliate and DJ for Nelly), RhymeReck, and producers Arkatech Beatz. Raekwon featured American Cream Team on two songs on his second album Immobilarity. Much of that album was produced by Arkatech Beatz and Triflyn. They were notably a Clan member's[which?] first offspring crew. The group also made several appearances on mixtapes and compilations, including a track titled "It's Not A Game" produced by Arkatech Beatz on the soundtrack to the film Black and White which was played over the film's credits, and a track on Funkmaster Flex's The Mix Tape, Vol. III mixtape. Members of the group also made appearances on albums by Raekwon's fellow Clansmen Ghostface Killah's Supreme Clientele. After 50 Cent dissed the Wu, along with others,[who?] on his infamous track "How to Rob", Polite and Lord Superb responded with a track called "Who the Fuck is 50 Cent?" followed by Raekwon's Clyde Smith skit off of Ghostface Killah's album. Before Chip Banks' death, he worked on several songs including "Ain't Nobody" (featuring Billystone), "Club Life", "Everywhere We Go", "Hold Your Head", "Heavyweight Champion", "World Order" (featuring Outlawz), "Flashbacks" & "Niggas Don't Die". Banks died on November 25, 2000 due to a shooting over a money dispute, and Cream Team split up. Like many Wu affiliates, American Cream Team completed an album, "Only In America", but it has never been released (despite being advertised in the liner notes of other Wu-Tang releases). Since then, Lord Superb & Twiz have been incarcerated, though both were finally able to release a few official mixtapes. Rhyme Recka continues to record solo material and released an album titled The Autobiography of Rapper X in 2008.[2]

Black Knights

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One of the many Wu-affiliates to debut on The Swarm compilation, the Californian group Black Knights was originally associated with the group North Star (also from California) with whom they recorded as Black Knights of the North Star. However, the groups have since separated. The group originally consisted of Crisis, Doc Doom (deceased), Rugged Monk and Holocaust. Holocaust changed moniker to Warcloud and left the group in 2001 to concentrate on a solo career and his many collaborations outside the Wu-empire, which include a long-running fellowship with underground collective Da Monstar Mob (w/ producer Skarekrow) and, in 2006, Blue Sky Black Death.

In 2001, the Black Knights released their debut album in only promo form Every Night Is A Black Knight with limited distribution, and also reunited with NorthStar for the closing song (titled "Black Knights of the North Star") on NorthStar's debut album. In 2005, they re-released their debut to worldwide distribution through CHAMBERMUSIK.com. Doc Doom was shot and killed in Compton, CA, on February 11, 2007. A compilation album of old and new material appeared in 2010. Their song "Caught Up" was in the 2007 anime television series Afro Samurai in episode 3 with a slightly different beat and added instrumentation. Rugged Monk and Crisis recorded a trio of albums along with Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante: The Medieval Chamber, The Almighty, and Excalibur.[3][4]

Birdz Of Prey B.O.P (Born Cipher Power)

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The group consists of former and current members Phoenix Flame, J-9, Vooodu, Joey IcePick, Nat Burnah, Battlestar, Chinaman, Voltron, Blaqe Diamond, General Jihad, I Cypha The God , Mainframe The God-Is , Karnage Ca$hman, MUGGZ7. "Born Cipher Power" is a "Wu Tang" affiliated group created on the West Coast in Watts, California. The group originally had 9 members and was based in Watts, California. It has gone through three stages, changing members and the signature name from Birdz of Prey to Born Cipher Power, and co-existed with both names as an alternative for the fans but has always used the moniker of B.O.P. aka Seraphim Gang.

Hat 2 Da Back Productions

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Started in 2007 with WuTang Latino's Sandro Rosario and helped promote Ray Roq and reggeton groups Los Yo Yais, Rameses, Fly and Polzino, and bachata group Nueva Era for the WuTang Latino movement, Michaelangelo “DJ Saint” Reyes of Orlando, Florida, is still in production and released “Let her Leave” by Personal Tactics in 2008. Joining the WuTang Latino movement in the reggeton arena.

Black Market Militia

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Consists of Killah Priest (Sunz Of Man), Tragedy Khadafi, William Cooper, Timbo King (Royal Fam) and Hell Razah (Sunz Of Man).

Brooklyn Zu

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A group closely affiliated with Ol' Dirty Bastard. The group includes King Merdy (Murdoc), Raison the Zu Keeper, 12 O'Clock, Buddha Monk, Shorty Shitstain. They released an album in 2008 titled Chamber #9, Verse 32.[5] Murdoc and 12 O'Clock were murdered in Portland, Oregon, in 2021.[6]

C.C.F. Division

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A group consisting of Freemurda, ShaCronz and Terra Tory. They had features on RZA's Birth of a Prince and appeared on Popa Wu's Visions of the Tenth Chamber in 2000.[7]

Da Manchuz

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A group affiliated with Buddha Monk and Brooklyn Zu. The group consists of Drunken Dragon, Espionage (deceased), War, Babyface Fensta, Chilli Black, Lee-Major, G-Note$, Professor King Bean (deceased), and Born U Majesty. They released one album, Manchuz Dynasty, in 2007.[8]

Dirty Clanzmen

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A group affiliated with Brooklyn Zu formed by Dungeon Masta. The group consists of Dungeon Masta, Dizzy Dizasta, Manny Macgyver, Struxx Denali, Lex Bi-Polar (Deceased), Eddi3 Hizpanik, Karnage Ca$hMan, Smuve Massbeatz, Sage Badweather, Elijah Divine, Dj Iceman and Ern Dawg (Deceased).

In 2009 Dungeon Masta released the first project "Dungeon Masta Presents Da Dirty Clanzmen" Meet The Family Vol 1[9] distribution through Sohlopro Records / Chambermusik Special Products as an introduction of what is to come. In 2016 Dirty Clanzmen released their debut album "The Dirty Truth" on audiomack one year after the released of the mixtape compilation "Dirty Clanzmen presents The X Tape"[10] on Sohlopro Records / Chambermusik Special Products. Dirty Clanzmen re-released "The Dirty Truth"[11] in 2020. The Latest project they released is titled "The Legacies Project"[12]

The Formation of Dirty Clanzmen came in 2007, Three years after the death of Old Dirty Bastard. Dungeon Masta handpicked the emcees one by one until the group was finalized. Dirty Clanzmen mission is a tribute to the memories of Old Dirty Bastard, Popa Wu, Murdoc,12 O'Clock, Allah Real and all the fallen Soldiers of the 10th Chamber While establishing themselves as a powerhouse in the industry.

Deadly Venoms

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GP Wu

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Gravediggaz

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Harlem 6

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A group, also known as Harlem 6 Wu-Tang, whose name pays tribute to the memory of the Harlem Six (six men from Harlem, New York, who were put on trial in March 1965.) The main members are God "AGR" Harrison, Lord "Black Jesus" Harrison, Ruben "Young Man" Rosario, and Omar "Khilly Mo" Daniels. There are also supporting members. [13]

Hillside Scramblers

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A group affiliated with U-God. Their original members included King Just, Leatha Face, Inf-Black, Kawz, Desert Eagle, Black Ice & singer Autumn Rae. Members now consist of Leatha Face, Inf-Black, Kawz, & Desert Eagle. They released their debut album, U-Godzilla Presents The Hillside Scramblers, in 2004. Leatha Face released his debut mixtape Dog Will Hunt through Chambermusik and is working on his debut album.[14]

House Gang

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A group affiliated with Inspectah Deck and made up of rappers D.C., La Banga, P.C., Carlton Fisk and Fes Taylor. They released one project in 2004 titled UndaDogz Vol. 1: House Gang Animalz and have appeared on other mixtapes including the "Back to Sicily" mixtape of Hanz On collectively in 2012.[15]

Ice Water Inc.

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A group consisting of Cigar, Polite, Stumik and P.C. They were featured on Raekwon's third album, The Lex Diamond Story. Raekwon unveiled their debut album Polluted Water via Babygrande Records in 2007. The album featured guest appearances from Wu members Raekwon and Method Man, as well as other appearances from Busta Rhymes, DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia, Pimp C, Rick Ross, Jagged Edge, and Remy Ma.

Cigar left the group for unknown reasons and was replaced by D.C. The crew has since grown to include Hanz On, who released a diss track to Joe Budden and his crew after their collective altercation. They are also featured on the 2009 Raekwon compilation release Raekwon: Babygrande Recordings.[16]

K.G.B.

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K.G.B. (short for Klik Ga Bow) is a group made up of rappers Asiatic, Ill Knob, Raheem, and DJ Kin. They released a few singles and appeared on songs by other Wu-Tang affiliates.[17]

Killarmy

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Maccabeez

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Killah Priest's group who were introduced and featured heavily on his second album View From Masada. Originally composed of Killah Priest, Daddy Rose and Salahudin, the group is now composed of Killah Priest, Timbo King, and Hell Razah. Hot Flamez, who is now known as Hah Flamez and Mista Blessington, is also a close affiliate of the group.

M.M.O.

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A group made up of rappers Bam-Bam, Itchy Fingas Sha, Trigg-nomm, Pearl Handles, and Naisha. They released their first album All About the Money in 2003.[18]

Northstar

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Orphanage

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A group consisting of members 4th Disciple, Beretta 9, Lord Superb, associate of Rae, Ghost, and ShoGun Assason. Not to be confused with the underground group associated with Definitive Jux and Rhymesayers Entertainment.

Othorized F.A.M.

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A group consisting of members Shawn Wigs, Lounge Lo, Molly Q, and Crunch Lo. They had gained an underground following and are known mostly through their affiliation with Cappadonna, who is Lounge Lo's brother.

Royal Fam

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School of the Gifted

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School of the Gifted is an experimental musical project consisting of four main members with a fifth hidden member. Formally known as Illuminati Network (a.k.a. Wuminat), this group is fronted by Wu-Syndicate's Napoleon and consists of Solomon Childs, Dexter Wiggle from Westcoast Killa Beez and UK artist Shaka Amazulu.

The concept was inspired by the Marvel Comics group of superheroes known as Illuminati, which sees the heroes join forces and work secretly behind the scenes in Marvel Comics' main shared universe to save the world. Each of members of SOTG from different parts of the world all adopting new alter egos and all coming from different ties and groups working behind the scenes in the Wuniverse (Wu-Tang Killa Beez shared universe) to save hip-hop. A trilogy album is in works, and Rubbabandz, formally from the group GP WU, is a rotating member of the project.

Stone Mecca

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Sunz of Man

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Tha Beggas

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Washington D.C. natives Tha Beggas, at times confused with the spelling The Beggaz, is a collective of hip-hop artists and groups that was featured on RZA Presents: Wu-Tang Killa Bees - The Swarm Volume 1, on a song titled "On The Strength". This song was re-release on a separate Wu-Tang compilation album called Wu-Tang Collective in 2003. Some of the artists include Long Axe (Black Lotus), Dragonfly (Black Lotus), Mega Soul, Scorpion, Samo Heung, Begga Ooh, Longfist, Bolo Gah (Actual Facts), Buda Love (Actual Facts), Jim Kelly (Black Lotus), Majik Sword, Short Axe (Dragon's Pitchfork / Yukon Black) and Father Lord (deceased).

Before Lord's death, he was featured on Killah Priest's "Tai Chi" along with Hell Razah and 60 Second Assassin off the album "Heavy Mental" and Sunz Of Man's "Sign Of The Time" along with Timbo King of Royal Fam. Two prominent songs that have leaked since his return are "Get Something" & "Deadly Act" (featuring his younger brother Prince Hasaan). One of Lord's many aliases is Wu-Chi. Lord was killed in a car accident on June 13, 1997. Some members of the group have also released projects under the name Hidden Aspects, an entity formed by Begga Ooh & Yukon Black. There have also been solo projects from Dragonfly, Long Axe, Bolo, Begga Ooh, Samo Heung (under the name Sammy Bravo) and Short Axe (under the names Yukon Black, Dragon's Pitchfork & with the crew he founded after leaving the group, GRYSKLL). Bolo (King Cee), the producer of "On the Strength" released the first collaborative album from the group titled "Blood Sweat and Years".[19]

Theodore Unit

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T.M.F.

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Mentored by Ghostface Killah, the group consisted of Trife Da God, Tommy Whispers and Kryme Life. Kryme Life and Trife are members of Ghostface's group Theodore Unit, which effectively superseded T.M.F. They have continued to record in couples and as solo artists.[citation needed]

Two On Da Road

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A group composed by 12 O'Clock, Prodigal Sunn. They made numerous guest appearances on various Wu-Tang Clan affiliates albums like Return to the 36 Chambers, Iron Flag and The Great Migration.

Universal Zu Disciplez

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A group mentored by Buddha Monk (Brooklyn Zu); they are part of the Zu Bulliez family. The group was born as an off branch of Brooklyn Zu. They consist of Nahbi Reality, Lex-Supa, BxYungGz, Popsoundz, Mike Boston, DG Kash, Deus & Danjah Da Hood. They also have very close ties with the Wu-Tang OG Popa Wu.

Wu-Syndicate

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Yellow Jacketz

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The group are all members of Wu-Tang's West Coast Killa Bees. They released their first track on the Pollen Swarm 3 album: Roll With Killa Bees. The group consists of, $paceMane , KP AKA 2 REAL ,1Man , Supreme I-Self, ChristBearer , Meko(R.I.P.), Armel, Shaddow Law, Skratch, General Jihad and Ramith.

Zu Ninjaz

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An Ol' Dirty Bastard affiliated group composed of 5 Foot Hyper Sniper, Black Lantern, Celo, D.L., Hook Ninja, K-Blunt, Ninja Scroll, Popa Chief, Rambo, Raw, and Shaheed. The group released their first album Now Justice in 2005. K-Blunt died on Sept 13, 2021.

Rappers

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9th Prince

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12 O'Clock

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Along with 4th Disciple and others, 12 O'Clock was one of the Wu affiliates whose connections to the group went back to before their fame. Behind the scenes in the making of the Clan's debut album and on Wu-related albums since, he has made a few guest appearances, including on the Clan's group album Iron Flag in 2001. 12 O'Clock performed with Ol' Dirty Bastard on the track "Ol' Dirty's Back" (from the soundtrack to the 1995 film Tales from the Hood), while his duet with Raekwon, "Nasty Immigrants", appears on the soundtrack to the 1996 film The Nutty Professor. He was a member of the Brooklyn Zu clique and also made up half of the duo 2 On The Road with Prodigal Sunn. Someone shot and killed him on August 10, 2021.[6]

His birth name is Odion Turner; he was also known as Billy Box. He appeared on "Protect Ya Neck II: The Zoo", Ol' Dirty Bastard, Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (1995), "Wu Blood-Kin", La The Darkman, Heist Of The Century (1998); "Ghetto Syringe", Wu-Syndicate, Wu-Syndicate (1999); "Chrome Wheels", Wu-Tang Clan, Iron Flag (2001); "Rough Cut", GZA, Legend of the Liquid Sword (2003); "It's My Life" & "Manhunt", Prodigal Sunn Return of the Prodigal Sunn (2005); and Bronze Nazareth's "The Great Migration".[20]

Armel

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Armel is a member of Ancient Coins, A&R and The Cra-Z 88z. He was signed to GZA's label Liquid Swords Entertainment. He made his first high-profile appearance on the track "Rough Cut" on GZA's album Legend of the Liquid Sword in 2002. He formed the group A&R with Sharecka of Royal Fam. He released Armel Presents: Ancient Coins in 2003.

Beretta 9

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Bronze Nazareth

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Buddha Monk

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A member of Brooklyn Zu who has worked prolifically as a rapper and producer for Wu-Tang affiliates including Da Manchuz and Zu Ninjaz. Buddha Monk has released The Prophecy (1998), Unreleased Chambers (2008) and The Dark Knight (2013), as well as various mixtapes.[21]

Cilvaringz

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Darkim Be Allah

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Darkim Be Allah (born February 11, 1976) formed A.I.G. with AllahWise and released their self-titled debut-album in 2005 on Fame Labs Records. Mostly known for producing RZA solo song from The Gravediggaz' album The Pick, The Sickle & The Shovel in 1997. In 2000, he released an 8-track EP called Live at the Lab: Take 1 through mp3.com. 2008 saw Fame Labs release The Manhattan Project, a compilation which heavily featured Darkim Be Allah. Live At The Lab: Take 2 is a 15-track album produced by Darkim and featuring various members of the Fame Labs crew including AllahWise, 36Zero and Darkim.[22]

DJ ACE NYC

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DJ, Artist, and Producer, part of the Sunz Entertainment Group founded by Prodigal Sunn of the group Sunz Of Man.

Don Staten

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A cousin of Ol' Dirty Bastard. He is the main rapper of the 2017 new Wu-Tang generation.

Dr. Ama Aka Dark Skinned Assassin

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A Wu Fam member.

Dreddy Krueger

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Rapper affiliated at one time with both United Kingdom and Royal Fam but is now retired from rapping, concentrating his attention on being the A&R for most Wu-Tang members. He is heavily involved with the Wu-Tang's business and promotion, while running his own label: Think Differently Music. Think Differently released the compilation Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Culture in 2005, which featured Wu-Tang members and affiliates collaborating with well-known independent/underground hip hop artists. They further released a double disc album Wu-Tang: The Lost Anthology in 2007. He continued to work for compilations and side projects under the Wu's greater team. His name is derived from the horror film legend Freddy Krueger.

Dungeon Masta

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A Brooklyn Zu fam member. He is affiliated with Ol' Dirty Bastard and Popa Wu. He is a producer and rapper signed to Popa Wu Records and currently under Wu Tang Management. As a producer, he has produced two tracks on Popa Wu's Visions of the 10th Chamber ("New And Improved" ft Buddha Monk and Da Manchuz and "Sundown" ft United Kingdom and Cuffie Crime Family).[23] In 2005, he released his first solo project titled Project Oblivion with collaboration from Buddha Monk through Chambermusik/Duck-lo Records. Dungeon Masta produced much of the album. In 2007, three years after the passing of Ol' Dirty Bastard, Dungeon Masta formed the group Dirty Clanzmen in honor of him and his legacy.[24] He has released various projects under his own label, Soh-Lo Pro Records, through Chambermusik Special Products. In 2008, Dungeon Masta Featured on Popa Wu's Visions of the 10th Chamber Part II along with labelmate Free Murda and various artists.[25] Dungeon Masta has toured with Wu Tang Clan members Ol' Dirty Bastard before his death and Cappadonna. Dungeon Masta has also appeared on various Wu affiliated projects Solomon Childs Wu Tang 4 Life,[26] Krumbsnatcha's The Resurrection of the Golden Wolf[27] and many more. In 2019, Dungeon Masta released two singles, Hard To Breathe and Internal Bleeding, along with re-releasing the album Dirty Clanzmen - The Dirty Truth; In 2022, Dungeon Masta Has Released Multiple Projects Dirty Clanzmen - The Legacies Project and his latest solo project Dungeon Masta - T.M.T.A. he is currently working on new projects to be released on his new label Iron Flag Records. He also frequently collaborates with Comrad Camp leader Supreme Allah Magnetic. Appearing on "Snipe A B" in 2019. https://open.spotify.com/track/6rZSSk4bzbxotVI8jcDdJ3?si=7e5127e55ac84f09

Free Murda

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The son of Popa Wu and cousin of Ol' Dirty Bastard, RZA and GZA, Free Murda debuted in 1999 on Popa Wu'sVisions of the 10th Chamber with his partner Shacronz as the Cuffie Crime Family, or 'CCF Division'. He also appeared on the 2008 sequel Popa Wu's Visions of the 10th Chamber Part II. Free Murda and Shacronz also featured on the Wu-Tang Killa Beez' 2002 album The Sting ("Hatin' Don't Pay"), RZA's album Birth of a Prince ("We Pop", "The Drop Off" and "Wherever I Go") Prodigal Sunn's 2005 album Return Of The Prodigal Sunn, and Think Differently's 2005 release Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Culture ("Cars On The Interstate").

Free Murda also appeared on the Derailed original soundtrack ("Really Want None"), Cappadonna's album The Yin & The Yang ("Revenge"), Northstar's self-titled album ("We Got It" and "See Me"), and on Masta Killa's Made In Brooklyn on the track "East MCs". He released his debut solo album, Let Freedom Reign, in 2007 on Cleopatra Records.

Hanz On

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Hell Razah

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Intell

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Dontae Hawkings, a.k.a. Intell (stylized as iNTeLL), is the son of U-God. He has released several mixtapes.[28]

Islord

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Jackpot Scotty Wotty

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Scotty Wotty is a little-known Wu-Affiliate. He was going to be an original member of the Wu-Tang Clan but ended up breaking off from the group for unknown reasons. GZA describes him in words: "His name is Jackpot, but his name was Scotty Wotty then. Actually, we started rhyming at the same time out in Shaolin – we were in the 6th grade. I taught him, he always gives me credit for that. When I moved from Shaolin in like ‘80, ‘81, ’82, his name was all over that borough". He featured on U-God's albums Dopium, Keynote Speaker and Venom.

JoJo Pellegrino

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A Staten Island native formerly signed to Violator records. Has worked and been featured on various Wu-Tang related projects.

Killah Priest

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Killa Sin

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Krumbsnatcha

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Krumbsnatcha was formerly a member of the Gang Starr Foundation. Krumbsnatcha was then signed by John "Mook" Gibbons under the Wu-Tang Management. Krumbsnatcha released the single Killer in Me in 1999 which debuted at No. 42 on the Billboard charts. In October 2001 Krumbsnatcha made a collaboration with M.O.P., placing on the Billboard charts at No. 27. He placed on the Billboard charts again in 2002, debuting at No. 47 in the first week with Respect All Fear None.

LA the Darkman

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Lord Superb

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Originally a member of Raekwon's Cream Team, he became close with Ghostface Killah and his crew. He appeared on Rae and Ghost albums, standing out particularly in Supreme Clientele. He has since cut ties with the Wu, and served time in jail. He has brashly stated that he gave Ghost his style, and felt abandoned when Rae's Cream Team came to an end. He has since released official mixtapes. In October 2018, Lord Superb died at the age of 41.[29]

Lounge Lo

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Also known as Lounge Mode, he is Cappadonna's younger brother and a member of the Othorized F.A.M.,[30] he is formally signed to Code Red Entertainment. Lounge has been connected with the Wu since their beginning; his earliest reference was on GZA's Pass The Bone.

PiRo

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Son of Masta Killa.

Popa Wu

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The father of Wu-offshoots Shacronz and Free Murda and an expert on the philosophy of the Five-Percent Nation, Popa Wu can be heard giving teachings on Wu-Tang tracks such as "North Star" (Raekwon), "Black Jesus", "All That I Got Is You" (Ghostface Killah), "The Blessing", and "Wu-Revolution".

He released a solo album titled Visions of the 10th Chamber in 2000, which was effectively a compilation of Wu-affiliated artists (including La the Darkman, Method Man, & Ol' Dirty Bastard) with regular interjections from Popa Wu himself. In 2008, he released Visions of the 10th Chamber Part II, a second compilation composed of a big collection of artists with Dj Nino Carta and Dlah. Popa Wu was featured on Older Gods Pt. 2 from Masta Killa's second LP, Made in Brooklyn and on the track "Return of the North Star" from Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II. At the public premiere of Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang in NYC, he mentioned that he is planning to publish a book. Before his death, he running his label Popa Wu Records out of Brooklyn, NY.

Popa Wu died at age 63 in December, 2019.

Prodigal Sunn

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Remedy

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Remedy is a rapper and hip-hop producer.[31] He is known for being the first white and the first Jewish rapper to be affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan.[32] He owns and runs Code Red Entertainment, his label which released Cappadonna's The Struggle album. He also served as executive producer on Inspectah Deck's album Manifesto. Remedy has produced and been featured on various works for ESPN. He released a mixtape, It All Comes Down to This. He is the co-executive producer of the Wu-Tang Killa Bees: Return Of The Swarm album.

Samo Heung

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$AMO HEUNG is a Hip-Hop artist based out of Washington DC and originally part of the group Tha Beggas, who were featured on RZA Presents: Wu-Tang Killa Bees - The Swarm, Volume 1. After the passing of Wu Chi, the groups members went their separate ways and $amo continued to release music under the alias Sammy Bravo. After 25 years, $AMO HEUNG has reclaimed his Killa Bees affiliation with a new single "Untitled" and upcoming album "Begga and the Fortuneteller".

Sav Killz

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Sav Killz is an emcee, writer, and rapper.[33] He got his start as part of the Wu-Tang Clan cypher and was connected to Popa Wu, learning how to rap at 36 Chambers Studio and Restoration Plaza.[34]

Shabazz the Disciple

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Shaka Amazulu the 7th

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MC and Producers from United Kingdom, London, closely associated to Black Knights and Northstar from West Coast Killa Beez. Forefront and Part of the project, and experimental group School of the Gifted alongside other affiliates such as Solomon Childs, Napoleon from Wu-Syndicates, Dexter Wiggle and Rubbabandz. He is also in the group Gen-3 with Holy Smokes from Ancient COINS. Snippets and leaks suggest Shaka is sitting on a number of unreleased Wu-Tang affiliate projects and songs and some have been put out via his Black Stone of Mecca imprints.

Shyheim

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Silkski

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Solomon Childs

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Solomon Childs is a Staten Island artist closely associated with various members of the Wu. Backed by the RZA in combination with his brother Divine (CEO of Wu Music Group). He released his debut album entitled The Voice of the People in 2009.[35]

Solomon Childs released single "As The World Turns" on Canadian Hip Hop Label UIYB Records (founded by Lenny Diko) in 2010.

A close associate of Cappadonna and Remedy, he was once part of Theodore Unit before going completely solo. He originally rapped under the moniker Killa Bamz, and has continued releasing albums with features by numerous affiliates, as well as forming his own label. Solomon is part of the group and experimental project with other Wu-Tang affiliates called School of the Gifted as his alter ego Red Heroin. In 2013, Solomon Childs appeared on the single Bang To The Death by Mike ADHD featuring Ruste Juxx, Kromeatose, Fes Taylor and Solomon Childs.[citation needed]

Streetlife

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Sun God

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Sun God is Ghostface Killah's eldest son; he made his debut with the song Man Up on Put it on the Line in 2005. He appears twice on his album More Fish in "Miguel Sanchez" and "Street Opera". He also appears on "Yapp City" and "Paisely Darts" from Ghost's album The Big Doe Rehab, "Dogs Of War" on Fishscale and "Gunshowers" on the Wu-Massacre album. He is signed to Starks Enterprises, his father's label.

Timbo King

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TrūVillain

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TrūVillain is a hip hop duo containing rappers iNTeLL (the son of U-God and nephew of Method Man) and D1C3, a Long Island, hip hop artist who started working with iNTeLL while engineering one of his projects. After doing multiple collaborations, the artists then created the duo and eventually released their first official project under the 'TrūVillain' name.

Warcloud

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Born Anthony Creston Brown (September 20, 1971), Warcloud is a west coast Wu-Tang Clan affiliate and former member of the group Black Knights (when he was known as Holocaust, the Sign of Hell's Winter).

He is known by the aliases Alcatraz and Robot Tank. He has released five albums to date: Nightmares That Surface from Shallow Sleep, Smuggling Booze in the Graveyard, Blue Sky Black Death Presents: The Holocaust in collaboration with production duo Blue Sky Black Death, Theatre of Pain, in collaboration with American Poets 2099, and Holocaust as Robot Tank - The Signs of Hells Winter. Since 2019 he has been releasing albums independently online.[36]

Young Justice

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Young Justice (born September 20, 1998), GZA's son, first appeared on the intro to his father's Legend of the Liquid Sword album and then released a cover of his father's "Killa Hills 10304". Also appears with Lord Jamar's and Ol' Dirty Bastard's sons, on Lord Jamar's The 5% Album. Signed to Liquid Swords Entertainment and hoping to release an album soon, he is currently pursuing education.

Young Dirty Bastard

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Young Dirty Bastard is Ol' Dirty Bastard's eldest son. He toured with the Wu-Tang Clan during their 2007 tours. Under the guidance of his uncle, RZA, he has recorded three mixtapes.[citation needed] He was also featured on Brand Nubian member Lord Jamar's debut solo album The 5% Album, on the track "Young Godz", together with GZA's son Young Justice and Lord Jamar's son Young Lord. Young Dirty Bastard released his first album in 2011 entitled Food Stamp Celebrity Vol. 1.

He released his single Welfare on November 15, 2011. He continues to tour with the Wu-Tang Clan, spreading the legacy of his father, O.D.B. He is featured on Gore Elohim's album "Electric Lucifer". YDB also was featured in Mike ADHD's "Frag Out" music video. As of 2022, Young Dirty Bastard continues to tour with the Wu-Tang Clan, with featured appearances on the New York State of Mind tour alongside Nas and Busta Rhymes.[37]

Singers

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Allah Real

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An Al Green-style singer who was featured on RZA's Birth of a Prince. He made appearances on Ghostface Killah's The Pretty Toney Album, Masta Killa's debut No Said Date as well as both Mathematics albums. He released his mixtape Real Estate in 2005 through CHAMBERMUSIK. He was born on December 29, 1955, and died on March 14, 2018, aged 62.[38]

Blue Raspberry

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Jamie Sommers

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A female MC who was signed to RZA's Razor Sharp label. First heard on Ghostface Killah's Ironman album, and later on RZA's Bobby Digital projects.

Makeba Mooncycle

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A solo artist affiliated with Sunz of Man. Her first collaboration was with Sunz of Man on the Five Deadly Venom mixtape called We Can't Be Touched, produced by Ray Rolls and Tony Touch. Other tracks she appears on include "Fire" with Royal Fam, produced by Arabian Knight, and "Doing Our Thang" produced by Joe Loopz on Sunz of Man's album.

She was asked by RZA to work with Tekitha and other female singers affiliated with Wu-Tang to work on a "Black Shampoo Project", but nothing ever materialized. She has recorded three projects: E.A.R.T.H. P.O.W.E.R. (2004), Balance (2005), and Throwback Classics (2005).

Selima Young

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Singer-Songwriter/MC Selima Young “Say/A.K.A “Wonda Woman” was discovered by Ghostface Killah after she sang a cappella for him in Atlanta,GA. He took her demo to RZA who later made her his official songwriter for several years. She worked on his single “Tragedy” for the “Rhyme and Reason” movie soundtrack, “Wu Revolution” featuring Popa Wu, Uncle Pete and Blue Raspberry on “Wutang Forever”, ”Skrilla” by Old Dirty Bastard and many other projects. She was also assigned the duty of writing the debut albums for Blue Raspberry and Tekitha but the projects were never completed. She is featured on Cappadonnas’ classic album “Hook Off”[39] and released a mixtape “Selima Young as Wonda Woman Underestimated” hosted by Dj Flipcyide

Suga Bang Bang

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Reggae artist who appeared on the Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai - The Album compilation and is affiliated with the new United Kingdom clique. Performed the chorus of "In the Hood" from the Wu-Tang Clan's Iron Flag album. He was on "Cameo Afro" with Big Daddy Kane & GZA from The RZA Presents: Afro Samurai OST. Is featured on the track "Cold Outside" on Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II.

Tash Mahogany

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Model, actress, and musician who was discovered by Berretta 9 a.k.a. Kinetic of Killarmy. Featured on several Killarmy projects, she was later introduced to the RZA around the recording of Iron Flag album.

RZA featured her on the Birth Of A Prince album, Raekwon's OBFCLII, the Afro Samurai: Resurrection soundtrack, George Clinton's George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love, and Wu-Tang Clan's 8 Diagrams album. She signed a production deal with the RZA and is currently working on an album.

Tekitha

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Producers

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4th Disciple

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Arabian Knight

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Bronze Nazareth

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Cilvaringz

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John the Baptist AKA BAPGOD

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Born as John Hitchman Jr., he has produced albums for GZA, Killah Priest, U-God and Royal Fam, Sunz of man, Ol Dirty Bastard, RZA, Olori Manns, . He is currently managing his own company, "Deadly Venoms Productions"/ BAPGOD RECORDS.[40]

Mathematics

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Popsoundz

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A producer for the Universal Zu Disciples.

A producer whose works include tracks by the UMC's, Shyheim, GP Wu, King Just, Pop da Brown Hornet, and the Gravediggaz. RNS is credited as the one who taught RZA the art of production. He has extended his work into mixing and engineering.

Su-Preme

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True Master

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Y-Kim the Illfigure

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Y-Kim the Illfigure was the primary producer for the Killa Beez group, Royal Fam. Y-Kim achieved a cult-following among Wu-Tang fans. He produced the majority of the Royal Fam's album Black Castle (at first shelved then re-released), as well as many contributions to early albums from Sunz of Man, Killah Priest, Cappadonna, and Buddha Monk.

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