ABC/Paula LoboThis spring, The Wu-Tang Clan is coming at ‘cha — on the small screen, with their new docuseries Of Mics and Men
Under the direction of Sacha Jenkins, the four-part film will explore the impact of the group’s debut album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) — which recently marked its 25th anniversary — as well as their legendary career.
The series includes intimate and reflective interviews with each of the group’s nine living members: RZA, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, U-God, Ghostface, Method Man, Masta Killa and Cappadonna.
Also included: never-before-seen archival footage and performances, some of which will feature the group’s late 10th member, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, who died in 2004.
The first two episodes of the series will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 28, and the full four episodes will air on Showtime later this spring.
“The Wu-Tang Clan is a seminal group that deserves a seminal documentary,” Vinnie Malhotra, Showtime executive, said in a statement.
He adds, “Sacha Jenkins delivers just that, not only reminding us of their powerful history through vintage footage, but also placing their impact in modern-day perspective that will be meaningful both to their die-hard fans and music fans in general.”
In other Wu-related news, the hip-hop titans are heading to the UK for the Gods of Rap tour alongside Public Enemy and De La Soul. The trek will find the iconic rap groups performing in London and Manchester, England and Glasgow, Scotland. Tickets are available for purchase via Ticketmaster on January 25.
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