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RZA, GZA, and ODB were in a group called All in Together Now before Wu-Tang Clan

RZA, GZA, and ODB were in a group called All in Together Now before Wu-Tang Clan

In the mid-1980s, years before WuTang Clan was founded, Cousins GZA (then known as ), RZA (then known as Rakeem), and ODB (Ol’ Dirty Bastard, then known as ) were all making under a trio originally named Force of the Imperial Master which later became known as Crew. The group ended up dissolving and in 1992 the nine-member Staten Island group Wu-Tang Clan was formed and the group consisted of RZA, , Ol’ Dirty Bastard, , , Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, and Masta Killa.

The following year Wu-Tang Clan released their Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). All in Together Now never released an album as a trio.

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