The Rap Map

Shaolin Island

From “I Can't Go To Sleep” by Wu-Tang Clan (Ft. Isaac Hayes)

Lyrics

Havoc on the streets of Staten, snitches

About

The home of New York’s city dump was playfully referred to as the “Island of Shaolin” by the little Wu’s growing up, an imaginative reference to a movie by Hong Kong martial artist Gordon Liu: Shaolin and Wu Tang (which inspired their name)