Showtime is bringing a four-part docu-series, 'Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics And Men' to their network, and during an interview with Complex, RZA, who is sometimes criticized for his treatment of Ol' Dirty Bastard, is pointing the finger firmly at Roc-A-Fella Records.
"They never treated him the way he's supposed to be treated. Even a diamond when it comes out of the ground, it's just a rock to be polished, and then cleaned and cut right. When he came out, the system they were just like, 'No, let's just move him here,'” RZA explained.
"When you watch it, for me it was hard. It was a joy to see my brother. And they got stuff in there that none of us had ever seen in the film, because they had a camera following him. They was doing something that he didn't know they was doing. Reality shows wasn't real yet like that. He became the first experiment of a reality show, and he didn't know that."
'Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics And Men' follows the founding members – RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon the Chef, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Masta Killa and Cappadonna – many of whom were childhood friends in the hardscrabble world of ’70s and ’80s Staten Island and Brooklyn. It’s a look back on their careers, combining intimate and reflective interviews from each of the nine living members with never-before-seen archival footage and performances.
The series will premiere on SHOWTIME on Friday, May 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Watch the trailer for the docu-series below.