Wednesday, March 09, 2005
A-Team vs. Wu-Tang Clan
Four on nine may not seem like the best odds, but the A-Team’s answer to Ol’ Dirty Bastard is Mr. T. Both are partial to automatic weapons, have been to prison, and have a certain reputation to uphold. The A-Team only had few cornball colonels and generals to fight; on the other hand Wu-Tang has always had “the Man” trying to keep them down.
- Consists of: Hannibal Smith, Templeton Faceman Peck, H.M. Murdock, B.A. Baracus a.k.a. Mr. T
- Was in the Vietnam War
- Has escaped from a maximum security prison
- Their alter egos : conman, ace pilot that lived in a mental hospital, and mechanic
- Originated in 1983
- Once considered to be the most violent TV-show on the air
- Awards received : Emmy Nomination, People's Choice Awards, 2 Stuntman Awards, MPSE Award
- Specially trained in guerilla warfare, commando tactics, and counterinsurgency
- Drives a super cool A-Team GMC Van
- Favorite weapons: Ruger AC556, Smith and Wesson Model 637, and whatever handguns are available at the time
- Injuries sustained: Shot, poisoned, broken ribs, blinded, nail in foot, and radiation exposure
- Originated in1993
- Staten Island’s Wu-warriors
- Consists of: Prince (The RZA) Rakeem, Raekwon, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Method Man, GhostFace Killah, Genius (GZA), U-God, Master Killa, and Inspectah Deck
- Endured crime, drugs, violence, hustling and poverty
- Avid chess players and readers of Suntzu: Arts of War
- Eternally elevating the urban art-form
- Produced five platinum or gold albums
- Markets Wu-Wear brand clothing
"In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team."
Winner: A-Team. Their theme song and monologue pretty much seals the deal, but let’s take a look at some other points. The A-Team are experts in counterinsurgency, and guerilla warfare … Wu-Tang has a guy named Inspectah Deck. The A-Team are trained killers, the Wu-Tang Clan just raps about being trained killers. Although I always did like Wu-Tang’s 36 Chambers album they really can’t handle the A-Team.