RZA: Roc-A-Fella Records Never Treated Ol' Dirty Bastard The Right Way

Apparently, the new Wu-Tang docuseries is not kind to the label founded by Jay-Z, Dame Dash, and Kareem "Biggs" Burke.

(AllHipHop News) The Showtime network is set to air the four-part Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics And Men documentary. Director Sacha Jenkins and Wu general RZA spoke to Complex about the film.

One section of the interview covered how Roc-A-Fella Records is portrayed in Of Mics And Men. In particular, RZA discussed his issues with Ol' Dirty Bastard's tenure as an artist on the New York-based label after his release from prison.

"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,'” said RZA.

The emcee/music producer/actor continued, "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 features appearances by Wu members RZA, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, U-God, Method Man, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, and Cappadonna. Other Hip Hop figures such as Nas and Charlamagne Tha God provide commentary as well. The docuseries premieres May 10 at pm ET/PT on Showtime.

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I respect The RZA but I think he's just looking out for his cousin. That being said Dame should never have signed him if he wasn't going to make the transition to the ROC make sense. He seemed to start panicking when he realized Jay wanted to move on. If you look at State Property II, look at all the artist that appeared but never really came out or released any music on either label Roc-A-Fella or Dame Dash Music Group.


ODB didn't take care of himself..taking all those drugs