Video: GZA, RZA & ODB on Public Access TV Circa 1991

DAMN this is fucking ill to watch. J-Zone, who maintains a blog over at the ego trip website, recently dug up this incredibly rare footage of the GZA (then The Genius), The RZA (then Prince Rakeem) and ODB (Ason Unique) on a public access show called Rhythm & Soul promoting GZA’s first, pre-36 Chambers LP Words From The Genius. Everything about this clip is epic from the host’s hair-do, to GZA’s acid wash denim suit to ODB repping as the dancer of the crew. At the end Genius spits an a capella freestyle with ODB on the beatbox.

Props: J-Zone


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71 Responses to “Video: GZA, RZA & ODB on Public Access TV Circa 1991”

  1. Marv Says:

    Yea u need money but not for EVERYTHING

    ^^^

    You right….

    I’m talking about the whole package…

    The marketing, and all that…

    You right, for a great video you don’t need that much money, but who’s going to see it?…

  2. GMLLZ Says:

    Jay-Z was pretty ballin
    ^^

    The fuck?

    ^^^^^^

    my sentiments exactly

  3. el feces loco Says:

    el feces loco Says:
    April 12th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    First off..it depends on the song..cant do a treatment without the song as the score.
    ——-

    maybe have each member walk with a different piece of an orchestra, and that way, its each a piece of the group,a nd at the endof the video, they all meet up in 1 spot and theres a small orchestra with them.

    i really have problems putting ideas to words

    ^
    What the fuck are you smoking?

  4. big_seth Says:

    Wu Tang >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  5. el feces loco Says:

    lol ODB…RIP

    This shit got me dying..GZA and that one gold front..Dirty like 90 lbs.

  6. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    but who’s going to see it?…

    >not legally blind feces.

    the orderlies gotta tell him whas going on.

  7. mcb Says:

    el feces loco Says:

    April 12th, 2011 at 4:55 pm
    First off..it depends on the song..cant do a treatment without the song as the score.
    ——-

    maybe have each member walk with a different piece of an orchestra, and that way, its each a piece of the group,a nd at the endof the video, they all meet up in 1 spot and theres a small orchestra with them.

    i really have problems putting ideas to words

    ^
    What the fuck are you smoking?

    ^^^
    the best weed around.

    _______________________
    @Kev, so yeah basically pair a member up with a person whos got that instrument,

    idk… the song to me is mre in your face, introduction to each member

    this may be the opposite of what you want

  8. big545 Says:

    Jay-Z was pretty ballin
    ^^

    The fuck?

    ^^^^^^

    my sentiments exactly
    ===
    lol

  9. el feces loco Says:

    Kev need to “continue” that Spillage video where he played a snitch..he was really believable

  10. mcb Says:

    and at the end, whent hey are all together with the orchestra or whatever,
    the lights turn on and they’re ona stage in something portraying a concert hall

  11. NovemberEnd Says:

    Wu Tang >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    ^^^^
    I know

    but

    LMAO @ these dirty Staten Island niggas

  12. el feces loco Says:

    You right, for a great video you don’t need that much money, but who’s going to see it?…

    ^
    30 people on youtube
    10 on vimeo
    niggaz at the local barbershop

    Wait..you talking raw spillage or just in general?

  13. DJ Chase Says:

    Dead at the way GZA was looking at that chick when he was talking about the track “Come Do Me”.

    lololol

  14. mcb Says:

    and yes Wu-Tang>>>>

  15. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    feces…

    we need that dry ice effect so i was thinking we put ya dust cloud ass somewhere close but off camera so’s not to have the viewers think its a tales from the crypt episode.

  16. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    cause y’know…

    you old.

  17. why? Says:

    Probably the only interview i seen odb acting normal in.

  18. Danny Ocean Says:

    Poverty is the mother of invention…you poor bastards just gotta think harder

    ^^
    there is weight to this statement…I don’t know if ‘poverty’ is the best word to use…but accurate nonetheless

  19. Remixznflow Says:

    Yeah but you gonna have to be careful kev

    that niggas brittle bone syndrome be acting up on the regular… might break him…

  20. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    yo…

    lol @ gza & osiris braided flattops tho.

  21. Marv Says:

    No serious question though, and I really ain’t trying to disrespect….

    But, how you gon try to rhyme with a name like “Raw Spillage”?…

    I’m having trouble even saying the name…

    What the fuck was niggas thinking?….

  22. el feces loco Says:

    Kev gotta hold the camera plus 5 jackets, 5 cellphones and 5 bottled waters

  23. mcb Says:

    Marv Says:

    April 12th, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    No serious question though, and I really ain’t trying to disrespect….

    But, how you gon try to rhyme with a name like “Raw Spillage”?…

    I’m having trouble even saying the name…

    What the fuck was niggas thinking?….
    ^^^
    how you gonna live with the name marv

  24. el feces loco Says:

    Raw Spillage = the condom popped

  25. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    that niggas brittle bone syndrome be acting up on the regular… might break him…

  26. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    that niggas brittle bone syndrome be acting up on the regular… might break him…

    > LOL! ol elijah price lookin boi.

  27. Remixznflow Says:

    EFL still has a lingering hip injury from when he knocked it outta place chasing cane and abel around the yard…

  28. Marv Says:

    Raw Spillage = the condom popped

    ^^^

    I’m saying, though….

    That’s like really fucked up….

    Kev, I just want to know what the true meaning of that name is, where was it derived from?…

  29. Hoskins Says:

    el feces loco Says:

    Nahright Lite:

    Baby From Illmatic Cover found

    ^^^ This shit kilt me

  30. why? Says:

    EFL still has a lingering hip injury from when he knocked it outta place chasing cane and abel around the yard…

    ^

    tinyurl.com/3o3xm4q

  31. Danny Ocean Says:

    Dead at the way GZA was looking at that chick when he was talking about the track “Come Do Me”.

    lololol

    ^^
    co-LOL

  32. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    Kev, I just want to know what the true meaning of that name is, where was it derived from?…

    >’raw’ is a staple in hip hop vernacular. it defines gritty & hard sounding rap.

    one group members name is big nor la raw, the other is spillz sutt’n.

  33. hl Says:

    Baby From Illmatic Cover found

    ^peace

  34. Danny Ocean Says:

    the freestyle & beatbox session in this interview > rap today as we know it

  35. hl Says:

    DAMN this is fucking ill to watch.

    ^Cosign. Dope footage.

  36. Remixznflow Says:

    Danny Ocean Says:
    April 12th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Dead at the way GZA was looking at that chick when he was talking about the track “Come Do Me”.

    lololol

    ^^
    co-LOL

    ^
    *DEAD*

    them niggas were PLOTTING to run a train on ol girl…

  37. K1ng Says:

    yo who send this niggas

  38. b Says:

    Kev need to “continue” that Spillage video where he played a snitch..he was really believable

    ^VERY MUCH SO.

    ^^30 people on youtube
    10 on vimeo
    niggaz at the local barbershop

    Wait..you talking raw spillage or just in general?

    ^LMAO

  39. Marv Says:

    Kev, I just want to know what the true meaning of that name is, where was it derived from?…

    >’raw’ is a staple in hip hop vernacular. it defines gritty & hard sounding rap.

    one group members name is big nor la raw, the other is spillz sutt’n.

    ^^^

    I see…

  40. hl Says:

    Seems like Genius and Raekwon was always the front men, in interviews and whatnot.

  41. K1ng Says:

    black people are _____.

  42. el feces loco Says:

    ^^^

    I see…

    ^
    Now it all makes sense

    lol that last supper .GIF

    LMAOOOO..Im dyin..niggaz caught me off guard with the jokethers today.

  43. Danny Ocean Says:

    them niggas were PLOTTING to run a train on ol girl…

    ^^
    she was hella uptight and stiff, almost uncomfortable in the beginning of the interview.

    she loosened up when GZA started kicking them raps though…

    and the rest is probably history

  44. mcb Says:

    marv in 1991:

    “yo rakeem, genius, no disrespect but why you got so amny members? all fro different areas, nah people wont like that. plus you got this guy Ason as the dancer. nah you’ll never make it”

  45. why? Says:

    De La Soul’s debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising has been inducted in the Library of Congress as the fourth Hip Hop inductee. Their 1989 release now joins Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Public Enemy and last year’s honoree, Tupac Shakur. The selection is one of the 25 recordings over 10 years old that are declared “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

    ^

    oh shit…

  46. GMLLZ Says:

    black people are _____.

    ^^^^^^^^^

    ……

  47. Remixznflow Says:

    *daps EFL*

    payback fam… payback…

    i still type with a limp…

  48. b Says:

    one group members name is big nor la raw, the other is spillz sutt’n.

    ^is big nor’s real name norman?or norbert?lol

  49. mcb Says:

    De La Soul’s debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising has been inducted in the Library of Congress as the fourth Hip Hop inductee. Their 1989 release now joins Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Public Enemy and last year’s honoree, Tupac Shakur. The selection is one of the 25 recordings over 10 years old that are declared “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

    ^

    oh shit…
    ^^^
    word, thats ill

  50. GMLLZ Says:

    marv in 1991:

    “yo rakeem, genius, no disrespect but why you got so amny members? all fro different areas, nah people wont like that. plus you got this guy Ason as the dancer. nah you’ll never make it”

    ^^^^

    Rakim in response:

    Peace gawd. No shots but STFU your name is Marv kid. We don’t listen to Marvs over here.

  51. el feces loco Says:

    lol b

    Kev looked like his lifelong destiny was to either point and say “there he go” or cover his mouth while telling you who did it…he didnt look typecast as a snitch at all.

    n Remix?..he mad at me cause I keep filling his girl up with empty calories.

  52. hl Says:

    why? Says:

    De La Soul’s debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising has been inducted in the Library of Congress as the fourth Hip Hop inductee.

    ^Wow. That’s major. Shouldn’t it have been De La Soul is Dead though?

  53. Marv Says:

    mcb Says:
    April 12th, 2011 at 5:24 pm
    marv in 1991:

    “yo rakeem, genius, no disrespect but why you got so amny members? all fro different areas, nah people wont like that. plus you got this guy Ason as the dancer. nah you’ll never make it”

    ^^^

    Yes….I’m something like a hater….

  54. el feces loco Says:

    *daps EFL*

    payback fam… payback…

    i still type with a limp…

    ^
    Indeed..just a friendly game of baseball..no harm no foul.

    I gotta scram(c) 70′s though..there’s a 750ml bottle of jamaican rum with my name on it. Gotta celebrate 6 decades on mother Earth..and 3 on Kev’z mom.

    ARIES >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  55. GMLLZ Says:

    Yes….I’m something like a hater….

    ^^^^^^

    ignorance is bliss

  56. b Says:

    aiight than yall.act like yall got some class, im out .uno

  57. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    De La Soul’s debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising has been inducted in the Library of Congress as the fourth Hip Hop inductee. Their 1989 release now joins Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Public Enemy and last year’s honoree, Tupac Shakur. The selection is one of the 25 recordings over 10 years old that are declared “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

    > well deserved. thas whasup.

    da supa emcees>>>>>

  58. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    b & feces about to meet up for their scheduled elderly reach around.

  59. London Bloke Says:

    EFL the funniest 60year old alive

  60. why? Says:

    James Brown Hip Hop samples >>>>>>>>>>>>.

  61. clarenceD Says:

    damn, this video is tight.. can’t find shit like this on george bush money

  62. Marv Says:

    damn, this video is tight.. can’t find shit like this on george bush money

    ^^^

    That was mean, son….

  63. Remixznflow Says:

    Marv Says:
    April 12th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    damn, this video is tight.. can’t find shit like this on george bush money

    ^^^

    That was mean, son….

    ^
    and unnecessary… i mean its a youtube clip.. how hard is that to C&P… stop instigating shit…

  64. big545 Says:

    damn, this video is tight.. can’t find shit like this on george bush money
    ===
    they got this from another site tho…

  65. Mag Says:

    Is it wrong for me to want Jeezy over a soulja boy beat…

    he killed that dope boy swag beat.

  66. Mag Says:

    ^and a Justice League Beat. are they the new Neptunes? Budget eaters?

  67. Tong Po Flo Says:

    yo who send this niggas

    ^ Yung ill?

  68. Purpose Says:

    “been doing it for a long time, tearing up parties, waxing mcs….”

  69. Andre Says:

    is that Mathematics?

  70. jonrud00 Says:

    Who was the guy trying to hide from the camera

  71. adn Says:

    i think its cappadonna

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