Masta Killa performs chess with GZA, talks Wu-Tang origins in Of Mics and Males bonus clip: Watch

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At present, Wu-Tang Clan dropped their new Of Mics and Males EP, coinciding with the discharge of the second episode of their Showtime docu-series of the identical identify. Forward of the episode’s airing, Mass Enchantment has debuted a brand new clip as a part of its Hidden Chambers sequence, which options bonus scenes from the documentary.

The video begins with Masta Killa and GZA taking part in chess in a New York Metropolis park, with GZA spitting just a few of RZA’s traces from Methodology Man’s “Mr. Sandman” as he contemplates his transfer. Nevertheless, nearly all of the bonus scene focuses on Masta Killa, with the MC talking on his origins becoming a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.

“I used to be principally leaving the hustle in life. You understand, going to nighttime faculty, striving to get a diploma, and transitioning to a official life type,” he notes within the clip. “That’s the place my life was at, at that time after I met GZA.”

(Learn: TV Evaluate: Of Mics and Males Canonizes the Legend of the Wu-Tang Clan)

The rapper then talks about how he initially declined an invite from GZA to hitch the others within the studio. When he heard what the collective had been engaged on — an unfinished demo of “Shield Ya Neck” — MK explains “the whole lot simply turned crystal clear.” He continues,

“I by no means missed one other studio session after that. It impressed me to take a seat down; ‘Let me simply see if I can write one thing.’ I’ve by no means written a rhyme earlier than this, in order that’s what I did. I principally rehearsed that one rhyme, that one rhyme, till I mastered it.”

The rhyme Killa labored so laborious to grasp? The verse would go on to be included on “Da Thriller of Chessboxin’”.

Watch the bonus clip beneath.

Of Mics and Males is a four-part documentary from director Sacha Jenkins (BURN MOTHERF*CKER, BURN!). The sequence dives into the historical past of the Wu-Tang Clan, crafting an intimate household portrait of the legendary hip-hop act whereas providing poignant socio-cultural commentary. Tune into Showtime on Fridays at 9:00 p.m. ET to catch Of Mics and Males, or stream it now.

 

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