Wu-Tang Clan Members’ Real Names

Everyone knows RZA, GZA, Raekwon, and many other Wu-Tang Clan members, but what about the Wu-Tang Clan members’ real names? Every Wu-Thang Clan member has more than one stage name they went by in their career, and for most of them, we know their stage names, but not their real names.

With the recent rise in popularity of Wu-Tang: An American Saga TV show and the newly launched Vegas residency there is a newfound interest in hip-hop legends.

What are the Real Names of the Wu-Tang Clan Members?

The legendary hip-hop collective Wu-Tang Clan is known for its groundbreaking album “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)“, that have long kept the members’ true identities shrouded in mystery.

Founding Members

Let’s discover the real names of the Wu-Tang Clan founding members RZA, GZA, and Dirty Bastard (ODB).

Robert Fitzgerald Diggs AKA RZA

Robert Fitzgerald Diggs is the real name of the founding member RZA. Throughout his career, he went by various names such as Bobby Digital, Prince Rakeem, Zig-Zag-Zig Alah, and Bobby Dynamite.

Garry Rice AKA GZA

Garry Rice is another founding member of the group, and he is more recognizable by his stage name GZA. Gery goes by the name The Genius as well.

Russell Tyrone Jones AKA Dirty Bastard (ODB)

Last but certainly not least, Russell Tyrone Jones. He also went by the more recognizable alias Ol’ Dirty Bastard (ODB). He is a founding member of the group together with RZA and GZA. Unfortunately, legal troubles overshadowed his musical success. Jones died on 13/11/2024, from a drug overdose. Russel was probably the member of Wu-Tang that used most different stage names. He used aliases: Ason Unique, Dirt McGirt, Joe Bananas, The Specialist, Dirt Dog, Osirus, Big Baby Jesus, Old Dirty, and Chinese Restaurant.

Other Members

Jason Richard Hunter AKA Inspectah Deck

Jason Richard Hunter is the real name of Wu-Tang Clan member Inspectah Deck. He showcases his production skills in addition to vocals and lyrics. Jason was also a member of Czarface. He also used Rollie Fingers, Rebel Ins, and Fifth Brother as his stage names.

Lamont Jody Hawkins AKA U-God

U-God is the stage name of Lamont Jody Hawkins original member of the Wu-Tang Clan collective. He has been part of the group since its establishment. U-God is short for Universal-God, another stage name Lamont used. He is also known as Golden Arms.

Dennis David Coles AKA Ghostface Killah

Dennis David Coles is the real name of Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah. He also went by stage names Toney Starks and D-Love. Coles was RZA’s roommate, and he played a crucial role in uniting the seven members of the collective.

Clifford Smith, Jr. AKA Method Man

If you know his stage name, there is no need for a special introduction for Clifford Smith, Jr. Smith is better known as Method Man. Hi is a rapper, but also an actor and record producer. Clifford was, and to this day is one of the most prominent members of the collective. He also performed under stage names Johnny Blaze, Tical, Shakwon, and Shotgun.

Corey Woods AKA Raekwon

Corey Woods is the name of the Wu-Tang founder widely known as Raekwon. While he gained fame as one of the original members of the Wu-Tang Clan, many consider his solo album “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…” as one of the best hip-hop albums ever. He performed under the names The Chef, Shallah Raekwon, and Lex Diamonds.

Jamiel Irief AKA Noodles, High Chief, And Masta Killa

Noodles, High Chief, and Masta Killa are the Wu-Tang stage names of American rapper Jamiel Irief. He is among the less-recognized members of the group. However, Jamiel appeared on one track on Wu-Tang’s first album.

Darryl Hill AKA Cappadonna

Darryl Hill is the real name of an American rapper known as Cappadonna. He was supposed to join the Wu-Tang Clan as an original member. Unfortunately for him, but from this time perspective great for the collective, he went to prison, and in his place, Method Man joined. Fans and the collective considered him as the unofficial tenth member. Later RZA clarified all misconceptions affirming that Darryl was a member of the Group since 8 Diagrams.

Is Wu-Tang Clan Going on Tour Soon?

There is no announcement about a new tour by the American hip-hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. However, the collective announced their plan to perform a residency at the Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. The organizers have already announced four concerts, and there is hope that more shows are coming. The group will be holding the first two concerts on 09/02/2024 and 10/02/2024, followed by additional concerts on 22/03 and 23/03. Tickets are available on the Virgin Hotels LV website.

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