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Wu-Tang Clan became a household name in rap/hip-hop circles soon after releasing its seminal debut, "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)," in 1993. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, a four-part docuseries from filmmaker Sasha Jenkins looks back on the group's career, combining reflective interviews from each of the nine living members with never-before-seen archival footage and performances. Founding members RZA, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon the Chef, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Masta Killa and Cappadonna used ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit to overcome the poverty and violence of 1970s and '80s Staten Island and Brooklyn. But it was music and their shared lyrical prowess that allowed them to form perhaps the most recognizable musical movement in the world.

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Twenty-five years in, a family looks to cement a legacy; 'Ol Dirty is dead, everybody has gone solo and the "W" is fading; yet Wu-Tang Clan, their logo, their music and their message remain indelible fixtures in the history of music and America.
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The sweet smell of success was intoxicating but the death of a friend changed the way each member saw the world and the Wu; the members would all go on to have successful solo careers, and Wu-Tang's global footprint was massive.
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When Wu-Tang Clan's underground rap single blows up, business moves quickly; despite their success, things were still going on back home in the projects that affected their friends and family; the Wu weren't immune to it, nor were they bulletproof.
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Robert Diggs knew that there was something special about the way he and his friends from Staten Island and Brooklyn told stories; then they cut a song called "Protect Ya Neck" and the world hasn't been the same since.

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