Test 5 notes - Cont Streets enter the business a 50 percent thugs your crew b 50 percent business including the artist c Thugs(grows want stripes to

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Cont. Streets enter the business a. 50 percent thugs ( your crew) b. 50 percent business( including the artist) c. Thugs (grows) want stripes to prove their loyalty to the artist 1. Many times the artist is accused of deeds of the crew or crew member, furthering the complexity of the "picture." Crews can influence the artist to "react." Treaty comes about in 1997- Farrakan/ TNOI calls intervention in Chicago, in an attempt to resolve disputes peacefully. Notable Peace makers in Hip Hop: ZULU Nation Jim Brown (Ex- NFL; Actor; Activist) Russell Simmons Labels are sometimes accused of not valuing the lives of the Artist but the catalog. Beefs Continue: Late 90's (in greater numbers than ever before) Cypress Hill vs. Westside Connection Foxy Brown/Lil Kim Canibus/LLCool Jay Jermaine Dupree/Dr. Dre Jay Z/Mobb Deep DMX/Ja Rule Krs-One/Nelly Benzino/Eminem 50 Cent/Murder Inc *Wu-Tang Clan * Origin New York City , New York, U.S. Genres East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop Occupations Rapping *Years active 1992 – present Labels Loud/RCA/BMG Records (1993–1998) Loud/Columbia/SME Records (1999–2001) Wu Music Group/SRC/Universal Motown/Loud (2007–present) Associated acts Wu-Tang Killa Beez, Wu-Elements, Gravediggaz, Redman Website Wu-Tang Corp. Members *RZA (1992 – present)
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*GZA (1992 – present) *Method Man (1992 – present) *Raekwon (1992 – present) *Ghostface Killah (1992 – present) *Inspectah Deck (1992 – present) U-God (1992 – 2004, 2004 – present) Masta Killa (1992 – present) Cappadonna (2000, 2007 – present) [1][2] Former members Ol' Dirty Bastard (deceased) (1992 – 2004) ----------------------- The Wu-Tang Clan is a New York City-based hip-hop group, which consists of: RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, and the late Ol' Dirty Bastard. They are also frequently joined by fellow childhood friend Cappadonna, whose status as an official member is in dispute (see below). They were formed in (and are generally associated with) the New York City borough of Staten Island (referred to by members as "Shaolin"), though some of its members originate from Brooklyn. One of the most critically and commercially successful hip hop groups of all time, Wu-Tang Clan rose to fame with their uncompromising brand of hardcore hip hop music, and their success enabled all of its members to pursue solo careers, with varying degrees of success. They have introduced and launched the careers of numerous other affiliated artists and groups,[3] often collectively known as the Wu-Tang Killa Bees.[4] In 2007, MTV ranked Wu-Tang the 5th greatest Hip-hop group of all time. Discography Main articles: Wu-Tang Clan discography and List of Wu-Tang Clan affiliate albums Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993) Wu-Tang Forever (1997) The W (2000) Iron Flag (2001) 8 Diagrams (2007) Wu Tang-Unpredictable- 2007- MP3 Ghostface Killah Background information Birth name Dennis Coles* Born May 9, 1970 (age 39) *Origin Staten Island, New York, United States Genres Hip hop Years active 1991–present Labels Razor Sharp, Epic, Starks Enterprises, Def Jam *Associated acts Wu-Tang Clan, MF DOOM
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*Discography Studio albums: Ironman (1996) Supreme Clientele (2000) Bulletproof Wallets (2001)
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