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Method Man, Raekwon, DJ Premier & More Pay Tribute to Late Wu-Tang Clan Affiliate Popa Wu

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Popa Wu performs during the "RZA & Friends in Concert" show at City Winery on Feb. 18, 2017 in New York City. 

Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Popa Wu has passed away, Billboard confirmed Tuesday (Dec. 17). With details surrounding the situation remaining scarce, many in the Wu-Tang Clan family have already publicly paid their respects with tribute posts dedicated to the late Wu mentor.

GZA, Raekwon, Method Man, DJ Mathematics, Ghostface Killah, U-God, Young Dirty Bastard, DJ Premier and more shared kind words eulogizing the Five-Percent Nation member. Popa Wu also appeared on records like The Chef's "North Star" and Ghost's "Black Jesus."

"Right now I don’t even know what to say or to how to feel, our history goes back almost 35 years, me as a young God and you the older God. I can still hear you loud as hell saying 'NOW CIPHER!' Coming from the back of the parliament cause someone said something wrong in the front," Mathematics wrote.

Find all the posts mourning the Father of the Wu below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

No words! #rippopawu #theoldergodsputmeontohowtorockthis

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Can’t believe your gone !!!!!!-- this hurts. #PAPAWU #restinpeacegreatone

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R.I.P. Popa Wu.

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