The Wu-Tang Clan Deserve a Better Show Than This Hot Mess

It would make sense for Wu-Tang: An American Saga to emphasize, in its narrative and on its soundtrack, famed Staten Island crew as a pastiche of every gangster and drug-dealing clich imaginable, Hulus eight-part series (premiering Sept. 4) is both ill-conceived and consistently dull. Created and written by Alex Tse and RZA (who executive-produces Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men to say half as much. Set in the late 80s and early 90s, Wu-Tang: An American Sagas nominal center of attention is Bobby Diggs (Moonlights RZA, the founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, who brought together a diverse array of local rappers

‘The show needed to come back’: how Drake rescued the druglords of Top Boy

It was Britains answer to The Wire. But the gang drama was dead until the rapper stepped in and pitched it to Netflix. Its stars and writer talk grime, gentrification and Boris Johnsons Britain I told them I was on my way out to meet some singer called Drake, says writer Drake was a fan of Top Boy, Bennetts Channel 4 drama about the lives of drug dealers and residents on a fictional Hackney estate called Summerhouse. He had been recommended it while on tour and loved it so much, he began posting stills from the show on Instagram with clumsy attempts at London slang (real bod man). When he found out it had been cancelled, he decided to bring …