The famous Wu-Tang name came from a movie called "Shaolin and Wu Tang." It's also the name of a great and traditional sword.

When Wu-Tang Clan announced their Las Vegas residency, it was a historical moment for hip-hop music. It was the first time that a hip-hop group would headline a Las Vegas casino on The Strip.

Their residency has been raved about throughout the media and throughout locals. It’s truly an amazing sight to see how far we’ve come as a city. Las Vegas is a hub that supports creativity, expression and so much more.

Wu-Tang Clan Las Vegas Show Dates

The next show dates for Wu-Tang will happen on Sept. 27 and Sept. 28 at The Theater inside of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. Recently, the band performed in March, and kicked off the residency during the Super Bowl, according to music publication Consequence of Sound.

Wu-Tang Clan’s History And Innovations

If you know the history of Wu-Tang Clan then you understand that Wu-Tang Clan started with strategy and business in mind. According to NPR, “The Wu-Tang Clan’s 1993 debut was the opening shot of an audacious plan to open the music industry to hip-hop made way outside the mainstream.”

NPR further reports that Robert Fitzgerald Diggs started a company called Wu-Tang Productions. He would later change his name to RZA, and he knew the best rappers on Staten Island.

Eventually, the famous Wu-Tang Clan formed in 1992, according to music publication American Songwriter.

“The original members include legendary names like RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, and Masta Kills, many of whom have gone on to marquee solo careers,” American Songwriter reports.

The hip-hop collective would go on to release albums. The Academy nominated “Wu-Tang Forever,” for “Best Rap Album” at the ’98 Grammy Awards, showing the group’s early contributions to bringing the “grindy,” “hustling beat,” and East Coast, head-banging hip-hop sounds to the mainstream.

Where Did The Name “Wu-Tang” Come From?

According to multiple outlets such as NPR and American Songwriter, the name “Wu-Tang” comes from the movie, “Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang,” which is a 1983 Hong Kong action movie. RZA said that he thought “Wu-Tang” was the best type of sword, and the tongue is like a sword.

Since the very start of the New York City rap, hip-hop group, the collective has transformed the entire genre of music. Their music is an anthem for the over and under achievers. Wu-Tang Clan is truly a homage to those who wake up every morning and keep on living.

Wu-Tang Clan Las Vegas Residency Set List

According to, this is the most-common set list for Wu-Tang’s residency:

  • RZA Slam Poetry
  • Bring da Ruckus
  • Da Mystery of Chessboxin’
  • Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta F’ Wit
  • Protect Ya Neck
  • Wu-Tang Sword
  • Killer Tape Skit
  • The Way We Were
  • Can It Be All So Simple
  • Run
  • Severe Punishment
  • Incarcerated Scarfaces
  • Ice Cream
  • Method Man
  • All I Need
  • C.R.E.A.M.
  • Torture Skit
  • Shimmy Shimmy Ya
  • Got Your Money
  • Cherchez LaGhost
  • Triumph

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