Watch GZA and Masta Killa Recount Wu-Tang Origins Over a Game of Chess

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A game of chess is like a swordfight.

Following last week’s Showtime premiere of The Wu-Tang Clan docuseries, Of Mics and Men, a grip of supplementary scrolls have rolled out.

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Earlier this week, Nas detailed his first introduction to the Shaolin assassins — meeting RZA when he was still Prince Rakeem, getting acquainted with a cross-borough crew that spoke the same language as his QB clique. And in a new bonus clip, the lens dials in on a park bench along The Hudson, where Masta Killa is locked into a round of chess with GZA, recounting how The Genius brought him into early Wu-Tang sessions and tasked him with learning one verse, which would eventually close the 36 Chambers assault, “Da Mystery of Chessboxin’.”

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You can watch GZA and Masta Killa recount Wu-Tang origins over a game of chess below. Of Mics and Men is available to stream in its entirety on Showtime.


Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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