The Internet continues to provide hip-hop fans with the gift of unearthed Wu-Tang Clan videos. Last time, it was the Wu's "too ill for TV" commercial for Super Game Boy, and now Ego Trip NYC (via Nah Right) has dug up this gem: a 1991 public access show called Rhythm & Soul featuring guests GZA, RZA, and Ol' Dirty Bastard. This lofi chat predates the formation of the Wu-Tang Clan itself as, back then, GZA was "The Genius," RZA was "Prince Rakim," and a slightly saner ODB was "Ason Unique." The fourth guy in the blue-and-yellow gear has not yet been identified.
Even though this clip came two years before the 36 Chambers was entered, it's still pretty incredible. The Genius was promoting his 1991 solo album Words From the Genius, ODB was his dancer/beatboxer, and the pair team up for a great a cappella at the tail end of the chat. We also hear firsthand what rappers inspired this nascent Wu collective: Melle Mel, Spoonie Gee, Cold Crush Brothers, Kool Moe Dee, Treacherous Three, and Fearsome Four. The highlight though, easily, is GZA's Canadian tuxedo. Denim on denim ain't nuthing ta f--- wit.