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U-God sues RZA over unpaid Wu-Tang royalties

By | Published on Friday 2 December 2016

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan member U-God has launched legal action against the group’s founder RZA and his brother Mitchell Diggs. The rapper claims that he has not been paid his proper share of the hip hop outfit’s royalties for more than five years.

According to TMZ, legal papers filed this week say that U-God has contributed to around 170 Wu-Tang tracks since 2003, including five on their latest publicly released album, ‘A Better Tomorrow’. However, he claims, he has not received proper royalties for at least the last six years. He also claims not to have received anything from the $2 million sale of the group’s single-copy, privately sold album, ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’.

The rapper is demanding a full audit of income from Wu-Tang’s various revenue streams, saying that he believes he is owed at least $2.5 million.