Nas Discusses Wu-Tang Clan's Legacy In 'Of Mics And Men' Clip

Wu-Tang Clan’s four-part documentary, Wu-Tang Clan: OF MICS AND MEN, recently premiered on Showtime (May 10), but there's still more unreleased footage to witness. The Mass Appeal-produced project released clips from Hidden Chambers, a series of bonus visual vignettes from the original documentary.

The first clip shows legendary rapper Nas discussing the legacy that the Wu-Tang Clan has on hip-hop culture. In honor of being one of the largest rap groups to date, the Queens-bred rapper appreciates their ability to stay true to themselves and highlight their individuality through their voices.

“The special thing about Wu-Tang being eight or nine guys was that each one was a rapper who can represent his own individual self within that group,” he said. “They were the example for all of us cause we didn’t really see that before. More power to them… they gave us incredible skill.”

In addition to the documentary, which was produced by Sacha Jenkins, Wu-Tang is also releasing a soundtrack for the docuseries on Friday (May 17). “Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men is the definitive docuseries that explores and reveals our careers spanning over 25 years. The accompanying soundtrack is a great dose of some of those Men back on those Mics again,” RZA stated in a press release.

A tribute to the group is set to take place at the Dolby Soho in New York City where fans can see clips from the docuseries and listen to its music. The exhibit is titled The “WU-SEUM.” Check out the soundtrack list below and video above.

  1. On That Sht Again - Ghostface Killah, RZA
  2. Seen A Lot of Things - Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Harley
  3. Project Kids (skit) – Nas
  4. Do The Same as My Brother Do - RZA
  5. Yo, Is You Cheo? (skit) - Cheo Hodari Coker
  6. Of Mics and Men - RZA, Masta Killa, Cappadonna
  7. One Rhyme (skit) - GZA & Masta Killa

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Cardi B is making her way back to the big screen. The Bronx native officially landed her first leading role in the upcoming Paramount comedy, Assisted Living.

According to Variety, Cardi will play a small time crook struggling to find a hiding place after her latest heist fails. Her character, “Amber,” disguises herself as an elderly woman and hides out at her grandmother's nursing home. The film is described as a “raucous comedy” similar to Mrs. Doubtfire and Sister Act.

Paramount acquired the rights to Assisted Living in 2019. The film’s script was penned by This Is Us writer, Kay Oyegun.

Cardi, 28, made her film debut in the 2019 celeb-heavy stripper flick, Hustlers. The “WAP” rapper appears to have hinted at her Assisted Living role in a recent interview with Billboard where she dished on filming scenes for Fast & Furious 9.

“After ‘Hustlers’ I filmed a little bit for 'Fast & Furious' so I felt like ‘I’m ready for this,’ I knew what to expect,” she explained. “But the characters were a little different so I was like ‘Oh wow, I’m going to need more acting classes.’ I’m planning on doing a movie this year and I’m going to be the lead role so I’m like ‘I need to execute this flawlessly.’”

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Netflix Gives Sneak Peek Of Jay-Z Produced Western ‘The Harder They Fall’

Netflix gave a preview of the streaming giant's upcoming films on Tuesday (Jan. 12). Among them, the highly anticipated western, The Harder They Fall.

Produced by Jay Z and written and directed by musician Jeymes Samuel, the film stars Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, Lakeith Stanfield, Zazie Beetz and Woody McClain.

The Harder They Fall follows the fictional character, Nat Love (Majors), as he seeks revenge on the man who murdered his parents. Besides signing on as a producer, Hov also created original music for the film.

The Covid-19 pandemic delayed filming, which began in March of last year in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Filming resumed in September but was paused again after one of the actors tested positive for coronavirus.

“What I love about movies is that they can make you feel every emotion,” King says in the Netflix teaser.

“And show you something you’ve never seen before,” adds Majors while clips from their film plays on the screen.

The Harder They Fall is one of 27 films headed to Netflix. See more in the video below.

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Issa Rae Announces ‘Insecure’ Will End After Season 5

Insecure will return this year for a fifth and final season, Issa Rae revealed on Wednesday (Jan. 13). In a statement to Deadline, Rae and executive producer Prentice Penny showed gratitude to HBO and fans of the show.

“Prentice and I are so grateful that HBO believed in our show from the beginning and kept the faith in us to see our vision through the end,” said Rae.“We always planned to tell this story through five seasons, but we couldn’t have made it this far without the tremendous support of our audience. I feel blessed beyond measure to bring our characters’ stories to an end, on-screen at least.”

HBO’s Programming EVP Amy Gravitt, noted that Rae has “turned insecurity into an iconic form of comedy.”

Based off the 36-year-old’s popular Awkward Black Girl YouTube series, lnsecure was created by Rae and Larry Wilmore. The series premiered on HBO in 2016.

Season five will reportedly begin filming later this month with Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell and Amanda Seales all expected to return. The previous season ended with Rae’s character at yet another crossroads with her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Lawrence (played by Ellis).

Season five of Insecure debuts later this year.

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