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    I've been wathing the Showtime documentary on the Wu-Tang clan, and it got me thinking, since WOD was made in the 90s, the era of Wu-tang, are there any rap influences/themes throughout any of sourcebooks?

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    The Rapper template in the original Brujah clanbook (circa 1992) is deliberately patterned after IceCube from his NWA days, while the Fake Rapper is inspired by Vanilla Ice.

    EDIT: Also the Kung Fu Rapper from the Thrashing Dragons Dharma book.
    Last edited by No One of Consequence; 02-20-2021, 08:23 PM.


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      There was also car thief from Miami in the Ravnos clanbook (he quoted Ice-T and Body Count often but isn't a rapper per se) and gang member template from 1st edition Vampire players guide. Also Los Angeles by Night is centered around gang culture.


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      • #4
        Originally posted by AscentionTheMage View Post
        I've been wathing the Showtime documentary on the Wu-Tang clan, and it got me thinking, since WOD was made in the 90s, the era of Wu-tang, are there any rap influences/themes throughout any of sourcebooks?

        That are explicitly stated? I believe NWA is, in a number of books(like NOoC said). I also remember seeing Ice-T a few times, and maybe Public Enemy as well.

        There are certainly a ton of different rap groups that one could use for inspiration for WoD games, however. Check out horrorcore: Esham, NataS, the Gravediggaz, etc. Also, older 80s/90s Three 6 Mafia screams/bleeds World of Darkness.


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          Originally posted by Fat Larry View Post


          That are explicitly stated? I believe NWA is, in a number of books(like NOoC said). I also remember seeing Ice-T a few times, and maybe Public Enemy as well.

          There are certainly a ton of different rap groups that one could use for inspiration for WoD games, however. Check out horrorcore: Esham, NataS, the Gravediggaz, etc. Also, older 80s/90s Three 6 Mafia screams/bleeds World of Darkness.
          The soundtrack to the movie Judgment Night is still one of my favorite 90s albums. Especially Therapy? & Fatal's "Come and Die".


          What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly. That is the first law of nature.
          Voltaire, "Tolerance" (1764)

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