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Who's the stronger Wu-Tang MC: Raekwon or Ghostface Killah?

It’s been 25 years since Staten Island’s Wu-Tang Clan released the seminal “Enter the 36 Chambers.” Many of its members have gone on to substantial critical success and fame. While it’s impossible to say who is the best of the group, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah are worth comparing. Who’s the stronger MC?

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When the Wu burst on to the scene, they came fully formed with their own slang and style, replete with references to superheroes and martial arts films mixed with heartfelt talk of street life and the struggles of Black youth. They compared themselves to Voltron; they were strongest when assembled but every part was plenty powerful on its own.

Hulu’s recent show “Wu-Tang: An American Drama,” which sometimes feels less like biographical musical drama than it does a new season of "The Wire," shows that while the parts of the group were mighty when assembled, certain members had serious issues with each other. This is especially true of Raekwon and Ghostface Killah. If the show is accurate, Raekwon (born Corey Woods) once shot up Ghostface’s (A.K.A. Dennis Coles) apartment as part of the ongoing warfare between the Stapleton and Park Hill projects. Ghost’s brothers, both in wheelchairs due to muscular dystrophy, were unhurt, but certainly could have been hit. Ghost, for his part, was hardly a pacifist either, but somehow the two were able to work together in the studio and create amazing tracks together and apart.

Listen to the clan together in the classic "Protect Ya Neck" below.

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Raekwon the Chef hits every track with a percussive and aggressive style—even when he slows the cadence down—that always feels authentic. Other members of the Wu have said that he sounded like a professional from the get-go. His verse on "C.R.E.A.M." is one of the best on the album, and his first solo effort, “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...” is an all-time favorite.

Check out his track, “Criminology” featuring, of course, Ghostface Killah, below.

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Ghostface Killah’s style is powerful and acrobatic but his lyrics, focusing on storytelling, are among the best of the group. His debut solo work, Ironman, stands toe-to-toe with Cuban Linx as one of the most unforgettable albums to come out of the clan.

His track “Motherless Child,” featuring, of course, Raekwon, follows.

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