Last Thursday [Oct. 2] Warner Bros Records called all members of the press to their headquarters in Burbank, Calif. to announce that they had signed a nine-man team of lyrical assassins known collectively as the Wu-Tang Clan to release their 6th studio album, A Better Tomorrow. Even more impressive was the fact that they got each and every living member of the crew (The RZA noted that Ol' Dirty Bastard was there in spirit) together at one table.

After fielding a few questions from the assembled press, Ghostface Killah, U-God, The RZA, GZA, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, Raekwon The Chef and Method Man all split up to do one-on-one interviews. XXL was on hand to make that mic connect with hip-hop's most legendary crew to bring you six Wu Hollywood stories. [Ed. Note: GZA, Inspectah Deck and U-God were not available to speak with XXL.] From Cappadonna recalling the time O.D.B. slept through an entire concert on stage to Method Man sharing a blunt with UGK on the night Tupac died, here are some exclusive stories from the Wu-Tang Clan’s 20 years in hip-hop. —Jake Rohn