December 10, 2008 - There are few hardcore rap groups with more street cred than Wu-Tang Clan. So notorious is the crew that legend has it an FBI informant was once planted in the circle of group members RZA, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, GZA, Masta Killa, U-God, Inspectah Deck, and the late Ol' Dirty Bastard. In contrast, the name "Wu-Tang" was inspired by the enlightend spirituality of the Taoist culture--specifically the Hubei Province in China, home of the Wu Dang Mountain.
June 26, 2000 - Wu-Tang Clan has planned a month-long tour that will take the influential hip-hop collective to clubs in more than 20 cities during July and August. Troubled Wu-Tang member Ol’ Dirty Bastard, who must undergo a court-ordered inpatient drug rehabilitation program, won’t join the rest of the group for the tour.