Wu-Tang Clan – American hip-hop band
Wu-Tang Clan is a hip-hop band consisting of East Coast rappers. In the early 1990’s the rapper RZA came up with an idea to form a new group. For two years, he has been searching for the band members. Eventually, the artist found several musicians. The initial lineup included GZA, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, and Ol' Dirty Bastard. However, in 2004, Ol’ Dirty Bastard died. It took the band three years to find a replacement. Cappadonna joined the artists officially in 2007.
Two years after the formation, the group released its debut LP, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The album was produced by RZA. Even though the band was rather young, the success of the debut LP was overwhelming. It reached the 8th spot on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and settled on the 41st spot of Billboard 200. Such singles featured in the album as "Method Man", "C.R.E.A.M.", and "Can It Be All So Simple" reached high spots on different USA charts, including Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Rap Singles. Many fans and critics call this album one of the best creations in hip-hop history. After its release, many organizers and clubs tried to book Wu-Tang Clan for private events.