Showtime has acquired the North American rights to “Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men,” Sacha Jenkins’s documentary collection on rap group Wu-Tang Clan.
The four-part collection, which can debut the primary two episodes in the course of the Sundance Movie Pageant on Jan. 28, will air on Showtime this spring.
“The Wu-Tang Clan is a seminal group that deserves a seminal documentary,” stated Vinnie Malhotra, government vice chairman, nonfiction programming, Showtime Networks Inc. “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 diehard fans and music fans in general. I’m excited to be returning to Sundance with Sacha years after his directorial debut with what I believe to be his best work yet.”
“Of Mics and Men” is tied to the 25th anniversary of Wu-Tang’s debut album, “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).” The collection appears again on their profession, combining intimate and reflective interviews from every of the 9 dwelling members with never-before-seen archival footage and performances.
The collection follows the founding members – RZA, GZA, Ol’ Soiled Bastard (who died in 2004), Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, U-God, Ghostface, Technique Man, Masta Killa and Cappadonna – lots of whom have been childhood pals within the hardscrabble world of ’70s and ’80s Staten Island and Brooklyn. Their ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit introduced them collectively to beat the poverty, violence and oppression of their neighborhoods. Nevertheless it was music and their shared lyrical genius that allowed them to type probably the most acknowledged musical motion on the planet, all whereas strolling the treacherous tightrope that hyperlinks enterprise with brotherhood.
Jenkins has an extended historical past with the Wu-Tang Clan. He based one of many first zines (brief magazines) for hip-hop, “Beat Down,” and gave the group its first cowl. “Of Mics and Men” is a Mass Attraction manufacturing in affiliation with Endeavor Content material. Peter J. Scalettar, Peter Bittenbender and Chris Gary function government producers.
The information comes a month after Showtime aired Antoine Fuqua’s documentary on disgraced rap mogul, Dying Row Data co-founder, Marion “Suge” Knight.