This is some pretty heavy stuff. Court documents from a 1999 New York City murder case reveal that RZA and Raekwon from the legendary Wu-Tang Clan were reportedly questioned by the FBI in connection to the case.
Two drug kingpins from Staten Island, brothers Anthony and Harvey Christian, were found guilty in 2014 of orchestrating a 20 year drug ring as well as arranging the murder of a 17-year-old boy, Jerome Estella. Now, new evidence suggests that Estella and another man, Corey Brooker, may have been targeted because they robbed from the family of of Wu-Tang members RZA and Raekwon, according to Consequences of Sound.
“[Harvey] maintains that these reports will allege that Estrella was killed at the instruction of members of the Wu-Tang Clan, a rap group, as revenge for robberies,” said Anthony Christian’s lawyer Michael Gold, to the Staten Island Advance. “These reports seem to suggest someone else was liable for those murders. I’m not suggesting that Wu-Tang committed these crimes. The FBI did.”
According to court documents, an informant by the name of Ford said that RZA, who recently appeared on Raury’s album, allegedly put the hit out on Brooker after he stole from his brother as well as Raekwon’s cousin. He apparently offered $30,000 for anyone who would execute the hit. Brooker, who went by “Shank Bank,” was killed by a man called Phife, who allegedly collected the money from RZA.