Interview: RZA talks Wu-Tang and What Hip Hop Stories Need to be Told On-Screen

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If you have any interest or knowledge about hip-hop, you know and have heard of the Wu-Tang Clan. One of the iconic masters of hip hop, lead by RZA. Now thanks to the new Hulu series Wu-Tang: An American Saga, you can witness the rise of the legendary group and its groundbreaking performers.

I was fortunate to be part of the press day for Season 2 of An American Saga. RZA and co-creator/writer Alex Tse. The guys discuss the series and the second season. How many seasons worth of story do they have planned and written. Was it ever considered to be a feature film? Plus, what hip hop story hasn’t been told on screen that needs to be showcased.


This was pretty damn cool. Getting to talk to a hip hop icon and creative genius like RZA was a great experience. RZA and Alex were super cool. I was a bit surprised how laid back RZA was. Smart guy. Both guys were able to let loose and show their sense of humor.

So RZA didn’t directly say what hip hop story he wants to see made into a film or series, but he left some big clues and ideas. In terms of this being a series not a film, Alex made a great point by saying that as a fan he’d be disappointed going to see a movie and not including so much of the Wu-Tang story, which the series allows them to do.

RZA brought up the “Wu-Tang Forever” album and everyone was immediately cracking up. Seems pretty apparent that the guys want to keep this show going and they have a lot more of the story to tell for future seasons. I certainly hope so.

If you haven’t seen the show yet, check it out. It’s really good. It documents the start and rise of the Wu-Tang Clan, but also the relationship between the guys. The acting is really good also, with some good young talent.

WU-TANG: AN AMERICAN SAGA (Season 2) is out now on HULU

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Jim Alexander hails from Chicago where he started his journalism career as a film critic and founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). He's a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. Jim founded Reel Talker as a platform to share his love of movies and entertainment. Jim's favorite part of being a journalist is getting to meet and interview actors, filmmakers and entertainers. Jim is a host and on-camera personality for AfterBuzz TV. Aside from his work with Reel Talker, he's the site owner of the Bachelor Universe website, where he recaps and talks about all this ABC's 'The Bachelor'. He also runs the Reel Talker Podcast that can be found on iTunes. In his free time he enjoys attending sports events and playing in recreational leagues.
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