“It would be a blessing for American culture.”

Speaking to Billboard yesterday, RZA said he is working on making a Wu Tang Clan biopic happen in the wake of the success of Straight Outta Compton.

The rapper, actor, and director told the magazine he was “having conversations with some people” before explaining that the appeal of the story would be an “against the odds” situation. “When I was growing up they said that a black man in America would be dead or in jail by 25, especially if he doesn’t have a high school diploma. But we didn’t become the statistic,” RZA added. “I think it’s important to understand that there is a way out; determination and focus can beat the odds.”

RZA also confirmed that his movie Coco, featuring Common and Azealia Banks, was in post-production. The movie is a musical drama set in Brooklyn. [Via Billboard]

News of the Wu Tang biopic comes a few months after RZA said the movie about late Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard, directed by his cousin Rayshawn, may soon resurface.

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