Wu-Tang Clan Linked to Murder, Gun Running
Rap group's FBI file comes to light
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2012 4:53 PM CST
Updated Jan 14, 2012 5:06 PM CST
Wu Tang Clan perform live on the pyramid stage during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2011 in Glastonbury, England.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – The notorious rap group Wu-Tang Clan has perpetrated a slew of crimes including gun running, drug dealing, and even murder, according to a recently unearthed FBI file. Among other details, the 94-page file on late Clan co-founder Ol’ Dirty Bastard—christened Russell Jones—claims the group purchased a .40-caliber Glock later used to murder a Robert "Pooh" Johnson: “Johnson was an associate of the WTC who had a falling out with the group and it is believed that his murder was ordered by someone within the WTC."

First posted by blogger Rich Jones, the file also accuses Wu-Tang Clan members of using their record label to launder money, the New York Post and Daily Beast report. Alleged crimes were often carried out by Clan associates, the file says: “It is believed that [redacted] sometimes carry out enforcement actions for the WTC, which include beatings, shootings, and murder.” No response yet from the Clan, who are slated to perform in Las Vegas next week, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

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mightymike56
Jan 15, 2012 11:44 AM CST
How come you never hear about this with WHITE music, only hear this when it come to rap. is it because rap is a black mans music ????
Crozilla
Jan 15, 2012 11:22 AM CST
They need to diversify their bonds
AstroDude
Jan 15, 2012 9:43 AM CST
Was it the Genius?! ODB didn't order hits... "The life you save may be your mother%*$% own...I'll hang your ass with this microphone...Make way for the merge of traffic...Wu-Tang's comin thru with Full Metal Jackets...God squad that's mad hard to serve...Come frontin hard, then Bernhard Goetz what he deserve..." Could it be? Their art reflected their environment? Heaven forfend...