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Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Interviews & Profiles

Wu-Tang Clan

January 4, 2011 Creating a cohesive group out of nine individuals requires discipline and imagination.

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December 3, 2008 The new documentary Wu portrays the rise and ongoing struggles of hip-hop's first empire.

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The RZA wins the championship belt for the Hip-Hop Chess Federation's tournament last year. Chess is "the only thing that really relaxes me," he says.

June 9, 2008 Hip-hop fans who play chess can now head to a new online social network site called WuChess.

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The RZA.

September 2, 2005 The RZA writes hip-hop with the Wu-Tang Clan; he's an author and now film score composer.

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The RZA wins the championship belt for the Hip-Hop Chess Federation's tournament last year. Chess is "the only thing that really relaxes me," he says.

June 9, 2008 Hip-hop fans who play chess can now head to a new online social network site called WuChess.

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December 11, 2007 Reviews of new CD releases with Esquire music critic Andy Langer.

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The RZA.

April 22, 2009 Follow the life cycle of a song, from its original '60s version into a Wu-Tang beat and beyond.

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December 24, 2007 The best hip-hop CDs of 2007 helped push the boundaries of the genre.

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