Oh, COME ON NOW!
These findings came to light in 2012, when the FBI file for late Wu member Ol’ Dirty Bastard (government name: Russell Tyrone Jones) was unsealed following a FOIA request. Over 94 pages, it detailed the FBI’s case against the Wu-Tang Clan—who, along with ODB, consisted of RZA, GZA, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Masta Killa, Cappadonna, U-God, and Inspectah Deck—and underscored the level of manpower and surveillance government agencies employed to construct it.
“They were monitoring hip-hop artists and classified Wu-Tang at some point as a gang, but that’s not what it is, and I think they eventually realized that,” says Sacha Jenkins, whose four-part docuseries on the Wu-Tang Clan, Of Mics and Men, debuts on Showtime in May.
A gang? I wish this were joke, but here are the best and the brightest. I will be watching that documentary!