Imagine paying to watch a music video. Well kids, before YouTube, there was The Box. MTV rarely broadcasted hip-hop and VH1 was stuck on Meatloaf, so The Box charged up to $3.99 per clip. You’d have to order the video via your remote control. Back then, that was some extraordinary shit.
Wu-Tang Clan were staples on the channel and often had their videos played. Here’s an interview they did on the network explaining their origins and Do-It-Yourself motif. Funny how history repeats itself.