The new Wu-Tang: An American Saga series on Hulu continues to capture viewers’ attention as they learn about the history of one of hip-hop’s leading pioneering groups. It not only introduces fans to the well-known members of the group including RZA, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, ODB and GZA, but also introduces new characters.
This includes Jah Son in the Wu-Tang Clan series, a drug dealer who appeared in the mix. Here are more details about this character and who plays the role in the series.
Who plays drug dealer Jah Son in the Wu-Tang series?
So far, three episodes of the Wu-Tang: An American Saga series are available to watch on Hulu. The show focuses primarily on Bobby Diggs aka “RZA” and his interactions with future band members as well as the involvement of his brother Divine Diggs. So along the way, fans meet rappers Dave East as Method Man and Joey Badass as Inspectah Deck among other Wu members.
There are also secondary characters involved in the series such as drug dealer Jah Son. It is part of the history of the Hulu series in the first episodes. Actor Jorge Lendeborg Jr. plays Jah Son in the Wu-Tang series.
Lendeborg appeared in a number of other roles in different TV shows or movies prior to the Hulu show. This includes The Land from 2016 and Brigsby Bear from 2017.
He also had a role in the 2017 blockbuster Spider-Man: Homecoming and returned as the same character Jason in the 2019 sequel Spider-Man: Far from Home. Additionally, he was part of the Transformers Bumblebee movie as Memo and was in Alita: Battle Angel as Tanji.
In the interview clip below, he appears with his Bumblebee co-star, Hailee Steinfeld, to talk about the film.
Lendeborg was born in January 1996. He is originally from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic but moved to Miami, Florida, USA at the age of four. He is currently 23 years old and resides in Los Angeles, California.
He has now been active in his acting career since 2014, but based on his roles he is a rising star. Find out more about Lendeborg’s lifestyle, hobbies and career on his official Instagram account here.
Is Jah Son’s character real?
There isn’t much information about this character for the Wu-Tang series, but a viewer’s tweet may shed light on who Jah Son really is. Based on this finding, many Wu-Tang fans begin to believe that, at least in the series, Jah Son could replace Cappadonna, someone who was and is a true member of the Wu-Tang Clan. However, Cappa is still alive today.
Okay, episode three of the Wu Tang series. There’s a trippy alternate timeline that imagines what would have happened if a guy named Jah Son had survived a shootout.
He completely replaces Capadonna, in a show produced by other members of the Wu Tang.
Very branded Cappa.
– David Z. Morris (@davidzmorris) September 6, 2019
Cappadonna’s real name is Darryl Hill. He is expected to be 50 on September 18. In the real-life story of the Wu-Tang Clan, Cappadonna knew the members of the Wu from elementary school in Staten Island, according to All Music. At 15, he knew he could write lyrics and perform, but his entry into the group was cut short by a stint in prison. Method Man replaced him as a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
In 1995, Cappa first appeared on Raekwon’s popular track “Ice Cream Man”, and was subsequently a guest on Ghostface Killah’s debut album, Ironman. He had become an “unofficial 10th member” of the Wu-Tang Clan, contributing to the group’s and individual artist’s future endeavors before eventually releasing his solo albums.
Here is Cappa’s verse on the classic Wu-Tang song “Triumph”.
Whether or not Jah Son truly represents Cappadonna has yet to be revealed, but it could be possible. Some other elements of the show use fiction to tell Wu’s story.
Here’s another tweet to check out regarding Jah Son’s character role in the Wu-Tang series.
In the opening of the sliding doors, we see what could have happened if Jah Son was still there. You can see this alternate version of Ghostface’s Ironman album which features the same cover, but Bobby and Jah Son have been replaced by Rae and Cap. #WuTangOnHulu pic.twitter.com/jKRLvF9Al3
– Gabe Fonseca (@MrGabeFonseca) September 6, 2019
Wu-Tang: An American Saga garnered decent comments with a total of 73% on the Rotten Tomatoes tomato meter and 83% of the public voting there. The show’s fourth episode arrives Wednesday, September 11 on Hulu.