Wu-Tang Clan brought Da Ruckus to Emo’s East (belated pics)
photos by @griffinshot – Tim Griffin
Wu-Tang Clan @ Emos on 1/14
We always knew that Wu-Tang Clan was a gang, but a gang in the crips-and-bloods sense?
Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard was “heavily involved” in “murder, car-jackings … and the sale of drugs [and] illegal guns”, according to a newly released FBI report. The FBI’s 93-page file on ODB, revealed in a Freedom of Information request, connects the rapper with a litany of serious crimes in the late 80s and 90s.
According to these papers, Ol’ Dirty Bastard was arrested more than 15 times on charges that ranged from resisting arrest to injuring a child, as well as assault, the attempted murder of a police officer, refusing to pay child support and the illegal possession of body armour. It connects him with the Bloods gang and at least two murders…
Furthermore, Wu-Tang Clan are portrayed as a criminal organisation, co-ordinating drug-deals and homicides – sometimes with musical rewards. “Once individuals have proved themselves as good and loyal members,” officers claimed, “they are offered record contracts to record Rap type music.” -[The Guardian]
Wu-Tang just completed a tour that stopped at Emo’s East in Austin on 1/14 (a few days after the FBI files came out). Here are some pictures from the show. More of them below…
Ol’ Dirty Bastard-Brooklyn Zoo (Video)
Ol’ Dirty Bastard-Shimmy Shimmy Ya