Move over, John Steinbeck
A new documentary-series about Wu-Tang Clan is premiering in the US this spring.
Directed by Sacha Jenkins, Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men has been acquired by US television network Showtime. The first two episodes of the series will premiere at Sundance later this month on January 28.
The four-part series will explore the rise of the ground-breaking rap group and will feature interviews with each of its nine surviving members.
Earlier today, it was announced that Wu-Tang Clan are to embark on a tour with Public Enemy and De La Soul to mark the anniversaries of their landmark hip-hop albums.
The groups will play three UK arena shows together at The SSE Arena Wembley on May 10, Manchester Arena on May 11, and Glasgow The SSE Hydro on May 12.
The mammoth ‘God Of Rap’ tour celebrates the groups’ iconic rap records: Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Enter The Wu-Tang 36 Chambers’ (1993), Public Enemy’s ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back’ (1988), and De La Soul’s ‘3 Feet High And Rising’ (1989).
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Speaking to Music Week, SJM promoter Chris Wareing said: “I don’t believe anything like this has been done in the UK before on this level.”
Wareing added: “This tour creates a legacy, it’s a moment. The groups are the biggest in their genres, they’re all celebrating notable anniversaries of their biggest albums and I am led to believe this is the first time they have all been on the same bill together.
“It’s important to kick the door open and create something special that leaves a legacy and gives incredible value for ticket buyers.”