“Hip-Hop Week MKE is about celebrating artistic creation that transcends ethnicity,class, nation, or even time – all under the umbrella of hip-hop. To have RZA, a world renowned artist, performing to a Hong Kong movie that inspired his creativity when he was growing up in Staten Island is a perfect illustration of the international phenomena that is hip-hop.” – Alderman Khalif J. Rainey
True fans of Wu-Tang Clan know that the members grew up watching Kung-Fu film on Saturday morning TV. Just like them, I watch those flicks right after Saturday morning cartoons.
The film played a critical role in the Wu-Tang’s debut album, “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” and their overall “Shaolin” mythology.
Tickets for this show go on sale today for MKE Film Members. Tickets go on sale for the general public on July 25.
Hip-Hop Week MKE (August 20-26) is slated to include a wide mix of musical, artistic, educational, historical and other events, displays and activities to take place across Milwaukee. The week-long event will also focus on financial literacy, civic engagement, voter registration and healthy living.