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|Wu Tang Clan||Most of the comments about the groups love of karate films, Chinese mysticisms, and connections to the 36 Chambers regarding their band name and philosphy are generally correct. One correction however, is that the majority of the "clique" called Wu Tang Clan, which, by the way, has many more members than just the recording artists, are from a housing project on the west end of Staten Island, NY called Shoalin Houses, which is another inspiration for their name and philosphy.||Square D|
|Wu Tang Clan||In the Shaolin Temple there was a group of warriors called the Wu Tang Clan and to become a a master you must complete the 32 martial arts. For each matial art you completed your tooth was covered in gold so that when you became a master you would have a face full of gold teeth. One of the 3 founding members of the Wu Tang Clan (o.d.b, rza, gza) O.D.B had a full set of gold teeth so they compared himself to the master and themselves to the Wu Tang Clan.||Tha Dogg Father|
|Wu Tang Clan||This name was picked from several throw aways. Among them included Method Man's "Moo Shoo Crew" and Ghostface Killah's "Hong Kong Throng".||pt|
|Wumpscut||Rudy thought the name seemed industrial and decided to give the band a name.||md|
|WuTang Clan||The band's members were fans of Karate films of the 70's and 80's and the neighborhood they live in in nicknamed Shaolin. In these movies (36 chamber's of death) only a Shoalin master could leave the Shaolin temple and preach the word. In the movie 36 chambers of death,a master escapes by using the Shoalin shadow boxing style and the outlaw Wu Tang Sword style to fight his way out. The group named themselves after the Wu Tang Clan that is featured in that movie as well as many others.||Life Allah|
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