Listomania: Ranking The Wu-Tang Clan's Members From Worst to First.
But as we've read the reviews from the first couple of nights in which seven of the founding members (minus RZA and, obviously, the late Ol' Dirty Bastard) have been joined onstage by Cappadonna, and ODB's eldest son, Young Dirty Boy Jones, we can't help but get a little excited for tomorrow night's show, which is looking like a sure bet to be one of the best shows to come through town all year.
So just for funsies we decided to rank the original Wu-Tangers from bottom to top.
Just keep in mind that our jesting is all relative -- being known as the worst Wu-Tang Clan member is like being known as the least intimidating offensive threat on the 1927 Yankees.
|Seven out of nine isn't bad.|
OK, so maybe it was the fact that he was incarcerated during most of the recording of Wu-Tang's 1993 debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and not, as we like to think, his inferior skill set that kept his contributions on the album to a minimum. Nevertheless, we can all agree his solo albums are some of the least-celebrated Wu-Tang works.
8. Masta Killa
He didn't start rapping until Wu-Tang got together, and barely even made it onto the group's debut album. Other aliases include "Noodles" and "At Least I Ain't U-God."
7. Inspectah Deck
Sure, some of his rhymes are technically among the most intelligent and well thought-out on some of the group's most highly-acclaimed singles (see: "C.R.E.A.M.," "Protect Ya Neck," "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta Fuck Wit," and "Da Mystery of Chessboxin'"), but he never quite managed the level of fame or solo success of some of the higher-ranking members.
6. Method Man
Arguably the group's most visible member, he managed to achieve the most mainstream success of the group, due to his unpredictable-yet-recognizable style. His late '90s collaborations with Redman were so successful that the duo was able to transform their chemistry onto the big screen as well. Unfortunately, we can't excuse embarrassing small screen sitcom Method and Red, which Fox cancelled after airing only nine episodes.