RZA Digs Deep For New Hulu Series ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga”
(AllHipHop News) “Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nothin’ to fuck with!”
With the number of biopics and documentaries being made, this one will be special.
RZA is ready to tell the story of the nine-member hip-hop collective from New York, in the most intricate way possible.
Serving as the de facto leader of the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA spent much time finding the right actors to play the roles of each member of the group.
The show itself will dive deep into how Wu-Tang toggled between the streets and music, particularly during the prime of the crack cocaine epidemic in the 1990s.
RZA, who created the series with screenwriter Alex Tse, told the Associated Press why he decided to tell the story with Hulu, as opposed to a theatrical release.
“The Wu-Tang story is vast and you really couldn’t contain it in a two or three-hour movie. Now, in a serial form, we can take our time and tell our story. The high and low nuances of it. Hopefully, it’ll inform, entertain and inspire," RZA explained.
Wu-Tang went from local underground rappers in Staten Island to one of the most iconic hip-hop groups of all time. It was their 1993 debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) that left a lasting impact on hip-hop as a whole.
Group members include RZA, GZA, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, U-God, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, and the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
Check out cast member Dave East as he explains how he was shocked to learn some details about Method Man's personal life before his fame.