The sweet smell of success was intoxicating but the death of a friend changed the way each member saw the world and the Wu. The members would all go on to have successful solo careers, and the ‘W' logo would rival McDonald's Golden Arches. Wu-Tang's global footprint was massive. They signed on to a major US tour with Rage Against the Machine. But some of the guys became concerned about alienating their core black audience. On top of that, the group believed they weren't earning what they should have for their participation.