The Wu-Tang Clan is a New York City-based hip hop musical group, consisting of ten American rappers: RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, Cappadonna and the late Ol' Dirty Bastard.
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 rap music. Since their debut, they have introduced or launched the careers of numerous other artists and groups, and already in 1994 there were credited to be over 300 Wu-Tang Clan affiliates,known as the Wu-Tang Killa Bees, consisting of rappers, producers, and record label CEOs. As a group, Wu Tang has sold over 6.5 million copies in the US. RZA has stated that Wu-Tang Clan has sold around 40 million records worldwide, including individual members' album sales as well as group sales collectively.