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2019 Tribeca Film Festival: Shaolin Meets Steinbeck in Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men


WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN is the four-part limited docuseries from filmmaker Sacha Jenkins.The full series will air on SHOWTIME later this spring.

RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard (ODB), Inspectah Deck, Raekwon the Chef, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Masta Killa and Cappadonna … with all those names, Wu-Tang Clan really is the Earth Wind & Fire of hip-hop, and now, they have a docuseries. And it’s definitely one to check out, y’all.

Whether you’re a longtime fan of the eccentric group or don’t know much about them, Showtime’s new docuseries will provide a healthy combination of nostalgia, Cliff Notes’ history and new knowledge.

s the group marks the 25th anniversary of their breakout debut album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the series looks back on their career, combining intimate and reflective interviews from each of the nine living members with never-before-seen archival footage and performances. The series follows the founding members – RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, U-God, Ghostface, Method Man, Masta Killa and Cappadonna – many of whom were childhood friends in the hardscrabble world of ’70s and ’80s Staten Island and Brooklyn. Their ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit brought them together to overcome the poverty, violence and oppression of their neighborhoods. But it was music and their shared lyrical genius that allowed them to form the most recognized musical movement in the world, all while walking the treacherous tightrope that links business with brotherhood.