Wu-Tang Clan Is Decidedly Your Greatest Hip-Hop Group Of All Time

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On April, Ambrosia For Heads launched a tournament where Hip-Hop fans were able to vote on their favorite group of all time. After more than 60 match-ups across six rounds, we now have an answer. Wu-Tang Clan is decidedly the readers’ greatest Hip-Hop group of all-time.

The championship was hard-fought. The Wu brothers defeated A Tribe Called Quest 51% to 49%. It was the most narrow margin for both groups, and one of the closest face-offs in the tournament. To get the crown, Wu defeated Heltah Skeltah, M.O.P., Cypress Hill, The Roots, OutKast, and at the most critical point, A.T.C.Q. Throughout the rounds, voters on social media speculated that Wu would win. It was the most popular forecast, and it proved to be correct.

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Wu’s “Finding The GOAT” victory comes during a busy week for the collective. The surviving members appeared on Friday’s (September 28)  YSIV release from Logic. RZA, GZA, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, U-God, Masta Killa as well as Cappadonna appeared on “Wu Tang Forever.”

Less than a year ago, Wu-Tang Clan released The Saga Continues. Although executive produced by RZA, the album’s beats were made by longtime affiliate DJ Mathematics. Notably, the Queens, New York native used the same beat machines and samplers that RZA used on 1993’s Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Although U-God did not participate in that album, the whole living Clan is active in a 25th-anniversary album campaign. The group has a two-day WuTangATL event planned for next week’s A3C Festival, with other upcoming shows in store.

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This year Deck joined his CZARFACE band-mates, Esoteric and DJ 7L, as well as MF DOOM, for CZARFACE Meets Metal Face. The same Friday day, U-God dropped Venom, in addition to a memoir. Next month, Ghostface Killah will release The Lost Tapes. Method Man also has The Meth Lab II coming November 13.

The Clan joins past AFH GOAT competition winners including DJ Premier (“Greatest Producer Of All Time” in 2017), Nas’ Illmatic (“The Greatest Album” in 2016) and Eminem (“Greatest MC” in 2014).

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Congratulations to RZA, GZA, Deck, Masta Killa, U-God, Meth’, Rae’, Ghost’, Cappadonna, and the eternal essence of Ol’ Dirty Bastard on this statement victory.