Last night, Max went and saw the Wu-Tang Clan and the less-shitty-than-I-remember-but-still-shitty House of Blues in Chicago, and they ruled. Although Method Man was not there, and O.D.B. is dead, the Clan still managed to bring the house down. Max’s favorite members, Ghostface Killah, the Rza, the Gza and Raekwon were all “in effect”, as were lesser-known but equally awesome utility players Inspectah Deck and U-God, and their energy and set list were truly impressive. For all those suckas not in the know, The Wu-Tang Clan is pretty much the nerdiest/best rap group ever.
With side projects including a Wu-Tang video game, Wu-Tang and Method Man comic books, The Rza‘s work on Kill Bill and Afro Samurai, and Ghostface Killah’s alias Tony Stark, The Wu-Tang Clan seems to have almost a preturnatural understanding of Nerd culture. Their music has always been reference heavy, utilizing kung fu movies, and their lyrics are heavily steeped in comic book lore. The point is Wu-Tang is the shit, and if you’re a nerd, and you’re not listening to them, you should be.
Neccessary homework includes (but is not limited to) 36 Chambers, the Gza’s Liquid Swords, Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, the Rza’s Bobby Digital, anything by Ghostface, Return to the 36 Chambers and Nigga Please (both by O.D.B.). and Method Man’s masterpiece Tical. Check it.