Raekwon calls for Wu-Tang Clan biopic following success of NWA’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Rapper discusses possibility of a film about the legendary hip-hop group

Wu Tang Clan member Raekwon has stated that he’d be open to a film about the legendary hip-hop group.

The rapper was speaking in an interview with Hot 97 following the recent NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton.

“When we make a Wu movie, bet your ass it’s gonna be serious because we gotta tell the truth,” Raekwon said.

“I think that’s what I love about the Straight Outta Compton movie is that they told the truth. When we do get to that level and it happens, it has to be the real story. It’s gonna be an interesting one, cause I said – [fellow Wu-Tang member] RZA hit the lotto one day. He knew who he had, but he didn’t know what he had. So let’s keep it right there.”


Raekwon also stated that a documentary about his solo debut ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx’ is “already in the plans”.

The rapper continued: “When you think of great albums, you know, you’re looking at a lot of 20-year anniversaries coming up right now… And I think the main thing is we all get behind that. It ain’t just a Raekwon or Ghost thing. I mean it’s a whole hip-hop legacy thing.”

Watch the full interview below.

Straight Outta Compton was released earlier this month and recently topped the box office in the US.

There have been reports that a sequel film could be in the works, focusing instead on the lives and careers of Snoop Dogg and the late Tupac Shakur.

Tha Dogg Pound rapper Daz Dillinger reportedly told TMZ that there are early plans for a movie revolved around the ’90s West Coast scene, reportedly featuring Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Nate Dogg, Warren G, as well as former Death Row Records boss Suge Knight.

It is also claimed that the project has a working title of Dogg Pound 4 Life and will feature Dr Dre’s son Curtis Young portraying the role of his father.