photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emos on 1/14
Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

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]

Hell of a birthday present for Raekwon (his birthday was right after that came out), but at least he has his forthcoming biopic to look forward to. Read the official FBI documents here.

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...


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DJ Notion @ Emos - 1/14/2012

DJ Notion @ Emos - 1/14/2012

DJ Notion @ Emos - 1/14/2012

DJ Notion

DJ Notion @ Emos - 1/14/2012

DJ Notion @ Emos - 1/14/2012

DJ Notion @ Emos - 1/14/2012

DJ Notion @ Emos - 1/14/2012

DJ Notion @ Emos - 1/14/2012

DJ Notion @ Emos - 1/14/2012

DJ Notion @ Emos - 1/14/2012

DJ Notion @ Emos - 1/14/2012

Parking

Parking @ Emos - 1/14/2012

Parking @ Emos - 1/14/2012

Parking @ Emos - 1/14/2012

Parking @ Emos - 1/14/2012

Parking @ Emos - 1/14/2012

Parking @ Emos - 1/14/2012

Parking @ Emos - 1/14/2012

Parking @ Emos - 1/14/2012

Parking @ Emos - 1/14/2012

Parking @ Emos - 1/14/2012

Parking @ Emos - 1/14/2012

Parking @ Emos - 1/14/2012

Parking @ Emos - 1/14/2012

Parking @ Emos - 1/14/2012

Reverend Burke

Rev. Durke @ Emos - 1/14/2012

Rev. Durke @ Emos - 1/14/2012

Rev. Durke @ Emos - 1/14/2012

Rev. Durke @ Emos - 1/14/2012

Rev. Durke @ Emos - 1/14/2012

Rev. Durke @ Emos - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

Wu-Tang Clan @ Emo's East - 1/14/2012

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