There aren’t many names that are more synonymous with hip hop than the Wu Tang Clan so it makes perfect sense that someone would decide to make a documentary about their career – the only question is why did it take so long?
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It looks as though it will be worth the wait if the trailer below is anything to go by though. The four part documentary is called Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men and will feature never before seen interviews and footage from everyone involved in their story.
You can read the official synopsis and check out the trailer below:
Throughout the history of hip-hop, no single group changed the game in the same way the Wu-Tang Clan did. In the early ’90s, a group of young rappers from Staten Island and Brooklyn joined forces to escape the poverty, violence, and oppression of their neighborhoods through music. Hot off the success of their single “Protect Ya Neck,” RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Raekwon da Chef, and Masta Killa “formed like Voltron” to release Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), a seminal album that redefined a genre and forever changed the economics of the industry.
The real story of the Clan unfurls here, with never-before-seen footage and interviews recounting the obstacles traversed to stay united as one Wu family. Director Sacha Jenkins (Fresh Dressed, 2015 Sundance Film Festival) poignantly captures their struggles and triumphs in intimate detail, creating a group portrait that transcends music and delves into broader themes of race, economic strife, and brotherhood while weaving their distinctly raw and resonant sound throughout.
Holy shit this looks like it’s going to be epic in the same way that The Defiant Ones was last year. The first episodes are premiering at Sundance Film Festival next weekend and then it’ll be shown on Showtime in the US later this year. Hopefully Netflix or someone will pick it up over here.
For more of the same, check out the WU Tang Clan UK tour. Gonna be absolutely epic.