Twenty years ago, before we all knew them as members of the Wu-Tang Clan, the RZA, GZA, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard were known as Prince Rakeem, The Genius, and Ason Unique, respectively*. As you will see in the above video, they appeared together on a now defunct public-access television show in the Bronx called Rhythm & Soul. The majority of the interview is reserved for discussing GZA’s then-upcoming album, Words From The Genius, an album overlooked in comparison to the rest of his catalog. He even kicks a freestyle over a beat-boxing ODB, who earlier revealed that he’s the lead dancer of the crew. This is just the best.
The footage stems from the personal VHS archives of J-Zone and you can read more about this particular video at Ego Trip Land.
*As Wu-Tang fans know, it’s not like they completely abandoned those aliases. They just didn’t use them as their primary names.