It’s hard to get all nine surviving members of the Wu-Tang Clan together in one room or on one stage. But sometimes, it happens. Case in point: The legendary hip-hop collective were as present as they could be for the closing night of Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Brooklyn residency, which has yielded such surprises as a visit from Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. And they even performed tracks from their classic debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
This most recent performance comes soon after their remix of Teyana Taylor’s “Gonna Love Me,” and after word that Hulu is developing a Wu-Tang show, plus news that late member Ol’ Dirty Bastard is getting his own Great Man Biopic. It also comes several months after a bit of a squabble between RZA and U-God over the latter’s memoir Raw: My Journey Into the Wu-Tang.
Still, Wu-Tang managed to put aside any tiffs and align their schedules for Jimmy Kimmel. They were all there: The RZA, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, GZA, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Cappadonna, Masta Killa. Standing in for ODB was his son, Young Dirty Bastard.
On air, Wu performed “Protect Ya Neck,” with Young Dirty doing his best impersonation of his dad. When the episode ended, they busted out “C.R.E.A.M.” for those in the audience.
Earlier in the episode, Method Man and RZA sat down for a round of “3 Ridiculous Questions,” fielding questions like “If you could only choose one: hip or hop?”, “Which vegetable would make the best weapon?”, and “Where do goosebumps go?” The latter earned a scientific explanation from RZA.