The saga continues, or perhaps revisited is a better word. The Wu-Tang Clan are getting a 10-episode series on Hulu. “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” is based on the rise of the legendary hip-hop group from the slums of Shaolin to the height of success. Here’s a description of the series posted by Pitchfork:
“Set in early ’90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan’s formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs aka The RZA, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.”
The series is based on The Clan’s origin story along with the RZA’s books “The Wu-Tang Manual” and “The Tao of Wu.” The RZA will write and executive produce the series with Alex Tse (“Superfly”) as well as Brian Grazer. Method Man will also executive produce with Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, GZA, and the Estate of Ol’ Dirty Bastard as consulting producers.
In other Wu news, the entire living Clan recently hopped on a track with Logic titled “Wu-Tang Forever.” Method Man also recently released a new track to herald his upcoming project, Meth Lab II. You can listen to “Grand Prix” by clicking here.
RZA is set to perform at David Lynch's Festival of Disruption in Los Angeles. You can find ticket info by following this link. Ghostface Killah is headed to Slim's in San Francisco on Oct. 29. You can find tickets here.