This archived piece was originally posted on my old blog Rudomania.com on September 24, 2013 (URL: http://rudomania.com/wu-tang-clan-the-kung-fu-movies-that-inspired-their-names/)
When Wu-Tang first brought the motherfucking ruckus in the early 90s, they infused the East Coast rap movement with a new sound, bringing with them flashy characters, lyrical grime and rhyme schemes laced with skits, slangs and samples inspired by old school kung fu movies. Over the years, hip hop heads coast to coast have tried to decipher the aliases of Wu-Tang members in an attempt to pinpoint the kung fu flicks that inspired each of their monikers. Some were obvious, but figuring out a few of them necessitated a level of mental dexterity that would be required to solve a Rubik’s Cube. The good news is, out of the nine original members (Sorry Cappadonna.) I am
100% 95% certain about seven of them, and I am pretty sure confident about the other two. I’ll start with the obvious ones first.
So without further ado…