Wu-Tang Clan Interview On The Box

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.

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  • dmfslimm

    they used to play pop that coochie all day long on the box.

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  • Marshall

    Wu!

  • Mike B

    I remember I didn’t have cable when I was a kid …but this channel came in a lil fuzy but not bad…thats where i heard Wu tang for the first time actually in 4th grade….and people payed for to pick a video, but u didnt have to pay to watch um…

  • BRIX

    @B.Dot
    Ha! These kids now don’t know nothing about The Box! That was THE place to catch your favorites, besides maybe YO! MTV Raps or Video Music Box w/ Ralph McDaniels. I’d sit there most of the day watching shit others paid for.
    Videos by 2 Live Crew, Sir Mix-A-Lot, NWA, Wu, etc. stayed on rotation.

  • still best rite now!!

    man i remember the box..i had to be like 5 lol so besides Michael Jackson allday, ppl really paid to see “Yo mommas on crack Rock”??

  • darius

    The realness these cats had.

    Greatest hip-hop act (this includes groups, solo MC’s, duos etc.) in history.

  • Peekay

    I grew up in a small town in Ontario, across the lake from Rochester. We didn’t have cable but on nice summer days we’d get the BOX on TV quite clearly. This was where I first heard Wu-Tang and I ordered 36 Chambers from my local record store. Took almost a year to get that CD but was well worth the wait. The Box was invaluable to my introduction to hip-hop. Seeing Sir Mix-a-lot’s Put Em On the Glass 40 times/day didn’t hurt either.

  • COLD BLOOD

    WU-TANG CLAN WAS THE SHIT BACK IN THE 90S! NOW FUCKIN’ YOUNGSTERS LISTEIN’ TO FAGGOT GROUPS LIKE YOUNG MONEY AND MMG! SMFH!

    YOU CAN HATE ME NOW!

  • B.Dot

    @peekay: Seeing Sir Mix-a-lot’s Put Em On the Glass 40 times/day didn’t hurt either.
    ^
    HA! word up!

  • puerto-black

    Quotes for days…….
    “It’s only one master of the drunkin style and thats me, ODB. You know what I’m shayin? ALL YOU OTHER M.C’S I DON’T CARE WHO you be baby; you got some problems whatever, whatever don’t step to the GOD, You know what i’m Shayin? Straight from the ZOO, Word is bond I will wreck YOU AND MAD M.C’S. COME GET IT, RIGHT NOW RIGHT NOW!!!” -ODB (RIP)

    “You know what Protect your Neck means man? Protect your Neck means Basically PROTECT YOUR NECK, you know what I’m sayin” -CHEF

  • puerto-black

    “Ima give it to you raw, DON’T LET THESE PEOPLE CHANGE YOU; baby”
    “DO IT YOURSELF” -ODB

  • NY is HARD!

    LEGENDS!!!!!!!!!!

  • Belize

    legends! dope as hell!

  • studiothug4ever

    The Box Music Television you control = Greatest Music Video Channel ever.

  • studiothug4ever

    Only channel that didnt censor guns, blunts, booty, breast, and showed videos you couldn’t see on MTV or BET. I used to run up my grandfathers phone bill requesting videos god rest his soul.

  • DestroyerOfDumbFucks

    ya know what protect ya neck mean? it basically mean to protect ya neck namsayin?
    -Raekwon

    But nice post Wu >>>>
    Wu interviews are always mad dope

  • http://rapradar.com/2011/03/12/new-music-50-cent-ghetto-like-a-mothfucker/ amazinace

    I Miss those Days