Raekwon tapped Dicaprio for Wu Tang Film, RZA said Nah.

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  1. Sohh_lifted

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    SMH this would've been better than that series.

    Raekwon Got Leonardo DiCaprio to Back a Wu-Tang Biopic, But Says RZA Shot It Down

    Raekwon writes about how RZA was spearheading efforts to get a scripted Wu-Tang project off the ground and was particularly taken by the idea of doing a multi-season TV series. But Raekwon had been awed by the success of the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, and not only believed a Hollywood blockbuster was the way to go, for both financial and artistic reasons, but that he could make it happen.

    With an assist from A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip, Raekwon says he scored a meeting with DiCaprio (a friend of Q-Tip’s and a big Wu-Tang fan), and that DiCaprio’s production company was soon on board to back the project. But the Wu-Tang biopic never materialized, and in its place came the scripted Hulu series, Wu-Tang: An American Saga




    It seemed like he was cool with it, so I set up another meeting with the same players. It would be the most important one — the third meeting is when you close the deal. We met somewhere in the Valley, and the minute he got there, RZA’s energy was entirely different. He barely said anything and seemed to be going through the motions, nothing more. I could tell he wasn’t going to agree to do it, and my instincts told me why: my guess is that he was already in bed with a production company, deep into developing the scripted series for TV, even though none of us had signed off on it.

    It was clear that something was very different, so after a respectable amount of time, Leo’s people ended the meeting and got up to leave.

    “Thanks,” RZA said. “We’ll call you.”

    “You son of a bytch,” I thought to myself. “You had something in your pocket the whole time and knew you’d never close this fukking deal. You didn’t think I could put something together that was better than what you got. You ain’t about us. You about you, motherfukker.”


     
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    RZA probably wanted it all for himself like with this tv show..
     
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    Dude was interested in nothing OTHER than the TV show, and Rae calls him out (getting writer, creator, producer credits) and the crew gets a "fee". Movie would've been HUGE domestically and internationally. RZA dumb as shyt.
     
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    RZA is a control freak when it comes to the Wu Tang empire and brand and creativity, he basically has full ownership of the wu tang and its projects so to speak like with the Cilvaringz bullshyt 1 copy only which the rza had nothing to do with it in terms of production but donating his verses on it..ends up being the Head of the so called Project and Product..It's a hierarchy matter and the RZA is the Man!
     
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    RZA gon do what RZA does. No surprise
     
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    RZA getting a seperate deal isn't the issue it is his lack of communication. Why are you wasting other People's time when you know what you plan to do? When Rae stepped to you RZA should have said he has something in process. That's Wack.
     
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    I remember u-god writing in his book about talking shyt to him :mjlol:

    *edit*

     
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    Damn Rza fukked up big time with this. A movie with Di Caprio company backing it would've had potential to be HUGE worldwide.
     
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    Rza had a goat beat run and he has some decent to great verses but he does come off like real insufferable. Especially compared to the genius and odb like damn rza must've got the dikkhead dna strand of the family
     
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    I could always tell Raekwon led ghost, meth and cappadonna while Gza led odb mk priest while deck & Uey was on they own time. Rza always seemed to have lost actual leadership despite having the legal control/final say of the group. Ghost seems to have gotten more respectful towards Rza the past 5 years but at one point it seemed like ghost HATED him especially when lawsuits were going around at one point. I think a lot of the generals resent Rza control because they seen not just the good moves but also many bad ones that cost them a lot of money. Let’s remember that Rae himself said some generals did better financially than others so I feel like the ones that got shafted during the five year plan do have an actual beef. Even with the excuse of the floods I don’t feel like deck, u god and MK careers were done the same justice as the other generals. I almost feel like cappadonna even had a bigger push with the pillage than u god and masta Killa did just off the strength of his own by his work with Rae n ghost up to that point.
     
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    Trust a man who thought Bobby Digital was a good idea Wurehs
     
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    But as far as movies go…. U can’t develop strong characters especially nine of em in a 2 hour movie the way you can in a series. I honestly feel like the show is the best way to go. Rae and ghost becoming best friends despite coming from hoods that was at war…. Rza and the murder beefs….. meth deck and uey in the streets hustling barely avoiding major jail time….odb crazy p*ssy hounding ass… not to mention power and divine. And this is just all the stuff going on pre 36 chambers. Still gotta cover post 36 chambers…. The flood…. The making of the first round solo albums….Rza beefin with rae and odb behind scenes…. Powers return to the streets while trying to keep his younger brother out and turn him into a rapper….ghost and whatever crazy street shyt he was on that led to him going around with bullet proof vests and supposedly still robbin nikkaz at the time lol it’s just tooooopoo fukkin much for one movie imo
     
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    fukk was RZA thinking? :gucci:

    Ain’t Leo a hip hop head?
     
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    but imagine them boys telling rza to cut the 5% references out etc..
     
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    :wow:Wu heads from all over the globe to see such a flick being backed with full pockets...while RZA goes "nah....badodoodoodo"

    What a doofus:hhh:
     
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