After an incredible first season that introduces us to the origins of the iconic Wu-Tang Clan and its founding members… From Staten Island to Brooklyn and Queens, the crew that ain’t nothing to mess with is back in Wu-Tang: An American Saga on Hulu.
Season two comes off the heels of riveting performances by Ashton Sanders as Bobby “RZA” Diggs; Shameik Moore as Corey “Raekwon” Woods; Siddiq Saunderson as Dennis “D-Lover/Ghostface Killah” Coles; TJ Atoms as Russell “Ason Unique” Jones; Johnell young as Gary “GZA” Grice; Dave East as Clifford “Method Man” Smith; and Julian Elijah Martinez as Mitchell “Divine” Diggs. The men all lived totally different lifestyles from that the world would come to know. Ones filled with violence and tragedy, that even put two of the future members at deadly odds with one another.
The Family Life That Could Have Been
The premiere kicks off with Bobby and Dennis now living in Steubenville, Ohio. At a house party Bobby’s girlfriend’s ex comes in and begins to act rowdy, thus getting the gathering shut down. The incident sets in motion a chain of events that eventually puts Diggs on the path to become the iconic musical genius we know today. From drug dealing to turf wars, the ride the episode takes you on shows more of the life that could have been had not the music business come calling.
Though the show is primarily about the men who comprise the Wu, it would be remiss if the true backbones of the Diggs family were not properly represented and lifted up: The mother and daughter combo of Linda and Shurrie Diggs, played by Erika Alexander and Zolee Griggs respectively. Alexander’s performance as Bobby’s mother stands firm and true in the midst of his trials. And that love transcends to Linda’s other children as well, as Dennis experiences his own life-altering moments. Griggs as Shurrie, Dennis’ girlfriend and mother of his son Infinite, is steadfast in her love and belief in Dennis and Bobby. With Linda moving to Steubenville with her new boyfriend, Jerome (Bokeem Woodbine) attempts to take her children away from the crime-filled streets of Staten Island. She does all in her power to support, encourage, and uplift Bobby and Dennis through their respective trials.
Following the trend of the first season, the episode title takes its name from one of the many Wu-Tang songs, “LITTLE GHETTO BOYS”. We also begin to hear more of the iconic music created by the man who will become known as the RZA. It may not be the full song, but the notes and instrumentals are enough to get a person pumped for what’s to come.
Wu Tang: An American Saga – Stream It Or Skip It?
LITTLE GHETTO BOYS is the start of another incredible season which takes us into the origins of one of hip hop’s most legendary crews. It does not disappoint as the drama and heart we have come to love and grow with continues. Ashton Sanders as Bobby Diggs is a powerful conduit throughout this episode. His energy and delivery comes through the screen and is as sharp as the RAZOR he portrays.
Wu-Tang: An American Saga premieres September 8th exclusively on HULU.