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Cappadonna and RZA of the WuTang-Clan go accessory shopping in 1998.
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Season: 10 Episode: 66
Title: Getting Personal
Original Airdate: 12/14/98
Appearances: RZA and Cappadonna (The Wu-Tang Clan)


In this special segment, we enjoy the company of correspondents UGOD, Cappadonna and RZA as they take us to their favorite stores. First of all, this makes me wish desperately that we'd enlisted members of Wu-Tang for a whole season, because they would've had the opportunity to “diversify bonds” like they instructed us to in that one priceless Dave Chappelle skit. We follow RZA (circa Bobby Digital, his method-rapping alter ego), UGOD and Cappadonna to their favorite shopping destinations. The constant running commentary is predictably incredible. Seriously, it sounds like a particularly disoriented skit in between tracks. Were there a podcast that simply followed RZA around to record what he thought about everything, I would subscribe. For money.

The three talk all over each other but seem to be in agreement for all things fashion-related. At Transit, Fair Isle hats are dismissed, and sunglasses are deemed “too analog for Bobby Digital.” I get it, Bobby Digital's on another level. You know this because he's wearing a Pelle Pelle logo sweater with a Pelle Pelle logo windbreaker on top. So thorough. We get a quick lesson in the proper way to stunt in ski goggles. The correct way, of course, is not to put them on your face but to hitch them on the top of your head like a crown. THE CROWN YOU DESERVE.


Cappadonna and RZA of the WuTang-Clan go accessory shopping in 1998.
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Then we head to Training Camp, a sneaker purveyor where the shoes are shrink wrapped. Here, we have the opportunity to peruse wine-colored Wallabies (merlollabies?), New Balances, Jordans and Pumas that “you used to get robbed and shot for.” The colors orange, green and purple are considered "digital."

Wu-Tang clan are undoubtedly trailblazers when it comes to fashion: To this day, they remain unique, refreshing and also very, very tall. Wu Wear Forever.



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