Sometimes, amongst the bounty of new music that releases on a daily basis comes a rare glimpse deep into the past of artists who have shaped culture and paved the way for many who would come after. Before yesterday, you would be hard-pressed to find an interview with members of the Wu-Tang Clan that dates back prior to the group’s existence. But, thanks to J-Zone over at Ego Trip, that is exactly what we have now. Before GZA, RZA and Ol’ Dirty Bastard pioneered what would become Wu Tang, they sat down on a Bronx-based television show called Rhythm & Soul to promote GZA’s new album at the time, Words From The Genius. The album title was fitting, as GZA was then known as “The Genius;” ODB went by a different name as well—’Ason Unique’—and RZA was “Prince Rakeem.” This 1991 clip showcases an interview with The Genius and Unique—known more for his dancing than his rapping at this point—that features bits of commentary from Mr. Rakeem and an unidentified fourth person wearing a hat. Enjoy this 20-year journey into the past, and be on the lookout for The Genius and Unique’s beatboxing and freestyling session at around 5:20.
Source: Nah Right