Rapper U-God shares a q origin story of the Wu-Tang Clan

Lamont 'U-God' Hawkins takes us through the history of the legendary rap group in this edition of the q origin story.
Rappers Ghostface Killah, Method Man, GZA, RZA, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, Raekwon, Masta Killa and U-God of the Wu-Tang Clan pose at a press conference to announce they have signed with Warner Bros. Records at Warner Bros. Records on Oct. 2, 2014 in Burbank, California. (Getty Images)

Originally published on April 30, 2018

In the mid-'90s, the Wu-Tang Clan exploded out of Staten Island, revolutionizing hip-hop with a series of gold and platinum albums that combined wordplay, martial arts metaphors and street-level storytelling. The 10-member group has had a huge influence on other hip-hop heroes, with an almost mythological origin story. 

Lamont Hawkins, better known as U-God, is one of Wu-Tang Clan's founding members. He's written a new book called Raw: My Journey Into the Wu-Tang and released a new solo album, Venom, which is out now. He takes us through the history of Wu-Tang Clan in this edition of the q origin story. 

Produced by Chris Trowbridge

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