Cappadonna (also known as Cappachino, Strong Hands, Milk these cows) was known to the future members of the Wu-Tang Clan, and had been U-God’s mentor. However, Cappadonna went to prison and was replaced in the group by Method Man.
Cappadonna made his recording debut as an affiliate of the Wu-Tang Clan on Raekwon’s 1995 single “Ice Cream” on Only Built for Cuban Linx…. He was also a guest star, along with Raekwon, on Ghostface Killah’s solo debut album, Ironman. He made his first appearance on a Wu-Tang Clan album in 1997 on Wu-Tang Forever on the single “Triumph”. Following his appearance on Forever, he contributed significantly to the group’s third studio album, The W, at which point his appearances were no longer marked with “Featuring Cappadonna”, as they had been on Forever. After a falling out with RZA the next year over royalties, he did not appear at all on the group’s subsequent album Iron Flag. He eventually reunited with the group for their concert at 2004’s Rock the Bells, and appeared on 2007’s 8 Diagrams. Read more