Wu-Tang Clan is one of the most storied hip-hop groups of all time. But who among its legendary members should reign supreme as the best of the best? There are many factors to consider when ranking all Wu-Tang Clan members best to worst. Maybe your favorite Wu-Tang Clan members are the best rappers, or perhaps you prefer the artists that also produce.
Who will you vote to the top of this list featuring every member of Wu-Tang Clan? RZA is definitely one of the most beloved members of the group, and is often thought of as its leader. He has also had a successful solo career, and appeared in films including Coffee and Cigarettes, Funny People, and American Gangster. Ol' Dirty Bastard was responsible for many of the group's most memorable lines. GZA, Raekwon, and Ghostface Killah are other popular members of Wu-Tang Clan.Which Wu-Tang Clan rapper is the best? Vote your favorites up to the top of this list, and see how your fellow fans ranked them.
Gary Grice, better known by his stage names GZA and The Genius, is an American rapper and songwriter. A founding member of the hip hop group, the Wu-Tang Clan, GZA is known as the group's "spiritual head", being both the oldest and the first within the group to receive a record deal. He has appeared on his fellow Clan members' solo projects, and since the release of his critically acclaimed solo album Liquid Swords, he has maintained a successful solo career. Steve Huey of Allmusic has called him "one of the best lyricists of the 1990s" while the editors of About.com ranked him #17 on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time, making him the highest-ranking Clan member on the list. In 2012, ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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Clifford Smith, better known by the stage name Method Man, is an American rapper, record producer, and actor. He took his stage name from the 1979 film Method Man. He is perhaps best known as a member of the East Coast hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. He is also one half of the hip hop duo Method Man & Redman. In 1996, he won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By", with American R&B singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige. Method Man has appeared in films such as Belly, How High, Garden State, The Wackness, Venom, Red Tails and Cobbler. On television, he and frequent collaborator, fellow East Coast rapper Redman, co-starred ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: USA, New York, Hempstead
Dennis Coles, better known by his stage name Ghostface Killah, is an American rapper and prominent member of the Wu-Tang Clan. After the group achieved breakthrough success in the aftermath of Enter the Wu-Tang, the members went on to pursue solo careers to varying levels of success. Ghostface Killah debuted his solo-career with Ironman in 1996, which was well received by music critics. He has continued his success over the following years with critically acclaimed albums such as Supreme Clientele and FishScale. His stage name was taken from one of the characters in the 1979 kung fu film Mystery of Chessboxing. He is the founder of his own label Starks Enterprises. Ghostface Killah is ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
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Corey Woods, better known by the stage name Raekwon, is an American rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. He released his solo debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... in 1995, and has since recorded numerous solo albums, as well as continuing to work with Wu-Tang and providing an extensive number of guest contributions to other hip hop artist's works. He is the founder of his own label ICEH20 Records. Raekwon has been cited as a pioneer of Mafioso rap. In 2007, the editors of About.com placed him on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time. The Miami New Times described Raekwon's music as being "street epics" that are "straightforward yet linguistically rich universes not unlike a gangsta ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
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