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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)
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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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