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Ghostface Killah Explains How The Wu-Tang Clan Got Chased Out Of Houston


Ghostface Killah remembers how the Wu-Tang Clan got chased out of Houston from an audience in their earlier careers. In RZA’s 2005 tell-all, “The Wu-Tang Manual” stories, the legendary Wu-Tang Clan have experienced some wild hip-hop performances.

In a recent interview with Complex, Ghostface Killah remembers an incident when the Wu-Tang Clan was chased by an audience in Houston in the ‘90s. He explained that it all began when a drunk threw his drink on RZA, which caused him to burst with a beer bottle over the drunk’s head. The Houston audience was not happy and they proceeded to chase the emcees out of town. They were able to make their escape with their necks protected, but soon realized that the money they got paid for the gig was fake.

“I remember a Southern crowd chased us out of Texas back in ‘92 or ‘93. If it wasn’t for Ol’ Dirty, we would’ve been fucked up,” he said. “We were in Houston in the Fifth Ward. They had a big mural of Scarface on the wall. So I felt it, I’m a spiritual dude. I told Killah Priest, ‘Yo, listen man, shit don’t feel right in here. Let’s stick together’…we’re on stage and RZA is talking. We got one little knucklehead nigga in the crowd. He’s like, ‘Get the fuck outta here with that shit. Get the fuck out! We don’t want to hear that shit.’ So RZA’s like, ‘What? What you say?’ So RZA gave him the mic. Dude took the mic and was like, ‘I said get the fuck out of here. We don’t want to hear that shit.’ So RZA, he passed the mic back and shit, so RZA up there still doing his shit. So money just took his shit and threw his cup on RZA. But RZA had the Heineken bottle in his other hand and just trashed him and hit him over the head with the bottle. And it was on!”

He continued, “You can carry guns over there. So we was on stage, we ran outside that side door, and these niggas came but we was all in the van. We rushed in, all of us got in the van, but we had nowhere to go. All of a sudden Dirt was like, ‘Yo, make a left this way, go through here.’ Word is bond. Out of nowhere, it was freedom, freedom. Free at last! And we just made it right to the highway nigga. And we got beat. Because that’s when we was getting $100 a show and we’d have to split it $10 a piece. We had the money and it was a fake hundred dollar bill.”


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