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On the eve of the 2014 induction, a look at who might join the ranks through 2019

Wu-Tang Clan
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Wu-Tang Clan

Year Eligible: 2018
Debut Album: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
Why They Should Be Inducted: Wu-Tang Clan are the rap equivalent to a production studio: When they work together, they write anthems like "C.R.E.A.M." and hits like "Gravel Pit," and when they're apart, they keep the Wu mythology alive in their own unique ways. Plus, they're among rap's great entrepreneurs, applying a Kiss-like stamp of approval to clothing, videogames, movies and more. Plus, their individual members have made names for themselves outside of Wu better than members of the biggest rock bands.
Possible Drama: Unlikely but plausible, considering the group's occasional penchant for infighting. Also, like their concerts there's no saying who would show up. Currently, the Wu is as resilient as ever and even has two albums due out in 2014: A Better Tomorrow and The Wu – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. They're selling only one copy of the latter release, and have so far reportedly entertained bids between $2 million and $5 million for it.

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