Wu-Tang Clan’s Documentary Trailer Shows 9 MCs’ Triumph Through Life With Mics
Wu-Tang Clan is in the midst of celebrating the crew’s 25th anniversary award tour. Two months ago, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) turned 25. The Clan came together for a short film, and is currently on the road commemorating the milestone.
This Spring, acclaimed Hip-Hop journalist, author, and filmmaker Sacha Jenkins will bring his four-part documentary, Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics And Men to Showtime. The Mass Appeal production will debut at the Sundance Festival on Monday (January 28).
Ahead of that screening, the general public can see a two-minute trailer. The film features involvement from all eight living members, in addition to Cappadonna and producer/DJ Mathematics. It uses archival footage and never-before-seen photographs from Wu’s early days, as nine unlikely Rap artists came together to represent for the commoners—or as Raekwon once rhymed, “the crooks, all the ni**as with bad looks, bald heads [and] braids.” The Staten Island project houses are shown, where many members of the Clan spent their time. “Somewhere in the middle of all that sh*t was the hope that one of us was gonna make it,” Method Man says in the trailer.
The film appears to examine the crew’s rise out of poverty and New York City’s trenches into true global ambassadors of Hip-Hop. Nas, Loud Records founder Steve Rifkind and Charlamagne Tha God also appear in the preview.
No official release date has been given. In October, it was reported that Hulu is going to premiere a separate 10-part documentary series on the Clan, Wu-Tang: An American Saga.
Last month, Showtime premiered the Suge Knight documentary, American Dream/American Knightmare, directed by Antoine Fuqua.