Celebrating a formidable music group
Hulu released the final episode of Wu-Tang: An American Saga on October 26. The Clan got a record deal under their belt, and the final episode on how Wu-Tanh became a formidable force in Music.
Episode 10 plot
The finale, titled “As High as Wu-Tang Get” was an hour-long episode, and opens at the set of their song, “Protect Ya Neck.” The scenes were shown in black and white, and had an air of authenticity to it. After all, it was the first time their first-ever music video.
Bobby (RZA) was at his creative best, and decided to make a nearby jumping into a centerpiece in the video, and also tried to pitch an idea of beheading a dummy. While filming, Bobby and Ason (Ol’ Dirty Bastard) reminisced their school days. Sha (Raekwon) then spoke about how far he came, from sleeping on the roof at his lowest point, to now filming a music video opposite the very building. Meanwhile, Gary (GZA) was worried about funds since his credit cards were used to bankroll the video.
Bobby learned that Def Jam offered $175,000 to sign Method Man solo, while $150,000 were offered by both Def Jam and Elektra for Ason. Elektra further said that they will give Ason full ownership of his music after 20 years, and Bobby signed him on without asking. Things went south as Ason actually wanted to join Def Jam, and the two had a public fight at the subway.
The Clan also forced their way into the Jack the Rapper festival when they were cut from the original lineup. This helped them reach overnight stardom. Their music was now heard through radios, and album sales soared. All the hard work was worth it in the end.
Bobby got to finish five solo albums, including Raekwon’s “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx,” GZA’s “Liquid Swords,” Method Man’s “Tical,” Inspectah Deck’s untitled album and ODB’s “Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version.”
But it went downhill when a pipe burst and seemingly destroyed all five completed albums. We can see the aftermath if another season comes out.