Published Mar 11, 2010The Wu-Tang Clan aren't necessarily the most dependable guys when it comes to promises. Take the latest project from Method Man, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon, where in a matter of weeks they flip-flopped multiple times on release dates, album names and whether or not to follow fans' advice on a group name. Now, the Wu-Tang Camp have announced a contest, which we might find laughable were it not so vague that we're not sure what's even funny about it.
According to wucompetition.com [via The Daily Swarm], the group are looking for "the next nine generals," which, as far as we can tell, means you get to be in a cheap imitation of the Wu-Tang Clan. The contest is being judged by John "Mook" Gibbons, Steve Rifkin, Steph Lova and Wu-Tang member U-God.
The website's "Run Down" of the contest asks potential competitors to "Stand Up, Man Up, Clan Up" for "your opportunity for a major recording deal, music videos, worldwide exposure, international tours and, most importantly, the right to bear the Wu-Tang 'W.'"
There are a number of odd things going on here. First of all, auditions are planned for New York, L.A., Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Boston, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, the latter two of which are states, not cities. Secondly, and most importantly, the band are charging $23.50 U.S. a head to enter a contest that promises a prize that is wholly contingent on people giving a damn about a rip-off Wu-Tang Clan, which we gravely doubt.
Incidentally, we'll still be monitoring this closely, all the while predicting hilarious results.
Watch the trailer below for absolutely no details on the contest: