RZA News

  • Cover of #TBT: MF DOOM
    MF DOOM is one of the most interesting figures in rap music. The metal-masked villain has remained prominent in the underground rap world for over 20 years now, and his unique brand of flavor is enjoyed by critics, MCs and fans alike.
  • Cover of #TBT: Wu-Tang Clan's GZA
    GZA will be 50 next year, and while the MC might spend more time working on his chess game than writing rhymes, he certainly paid his dues while releasing tons of classic material.
  • Cover of Wu-Tang Clan Plan To Auction Off "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin" Online
    It's been a while since we've gotten an update on The Wu-Tang Clan's purportedly one-of-a-kind album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, but now that the buzz from December's A Better Tomorrow has died down, it looks like the crew have rethought the strategy by which they'll release the new project.
  • Cover of T.I., The Game, Tech N9ne, And More Sign On As Celebrity Judges For "One Shot"
    Earlier this Fall, rapper KXNG CROOKED (aka Crooked I) announced on Sway In the Morning that he'd be delivering a hip-hop competition series in 2015. Titled "One Shot," the show will follow Crooked as he travels to eight cities across the United States on the hunt for up-and-coming talent.
  • Cover of Review: Ghostface Killah's "36 Seasons"
    Ghostface Killah’s new LP 36 Seasons comes to us just one week after the release of Wu-Tang Clan’s A Better Tomorrow. While the latter LP received lukewarm reviews due to questionably experimental tracks, 36 Seasons is the exact opposite.
  • Cover of Review: Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow"
    It's been seven years since the Wu-Tang Clan released their last proper album, 8 Diagrams, but of course, that doesn’t mean the members of rap’s greatest clan have been prepping for an early retirement. Not by a long shot. 
  • Cover of 10 Classic, One-Producer Albums
    Many of hip-hop's most classic albums have one thing in common: they were all produced (mostly) by one man. Dr. Dre, J Dilla, the RZA, Kanye West, Madlib, and many more have all laced MCs with a collection of beats that create a cohesive aesthetic through which full LPs can thrive.
  • Cover of RZA Invested A Lot Of His Own Money In Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow"
    Wu-Tang Clan's reunion album, A Better Tomorrow, is still awaiting official release, meanwhile we've been fed gritty singles like "Necklace" and "Ruckus In B Minor." The entire group isn't going heavy on the promo route for this album though, so it's likely to impact relatively quietly.
  • Cover of Classic Rotation: Wu-Tang Clan's "Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers"
    In the late 80s, a few cousins got together to form a little rap crew in Brooklyn, New York. Robert Diggs, Gary Grice and Russel Jones, better known as Rza, Gza and Ol' Dirty Bastard respectively, had no idea what kind of world-changing journey they were about to embark on.
  • Cover of Wu-Tang Clan Will Release New Music On A Portable Speaker
    Earlier this year, Wu-Tang Clan made headlines all over the place when they announced that only one copy of their album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin would be released, and while we don't have any more news on that, the Clan have announced another unique release strategy, this time for their other new album,&nb
  • Cover of Crew Love: Wu-Tang Clan
    Few can disagree that Wu-Tang Clan has made a huge impact on rap music.
  • Cover of RZA & Raekwon Call Truce, Raekwon To Record Verses For "A Better Tomorrow"
    RZA and Raekwon have had their differences in the past, often expressing their opinions about one another to the public before speaking in person. It seems that after many interviews suggesting the two would never work things out, they've gotten together and come to an agreement.
  • Cover of RZA Says Nobody Else In Wu-Tang Clan Has Heard "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin"
    The Wu-Tang Clan's RZA has been in the news a lot lately, whether for his dispute with Raekwon, response to Andre Johnson's suicide attempt, appearance in the film "Brick Mansions," or the "secret" Wu-Tang album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin.
  • Cover of RZA Says Raekwon Dispute Has 30 Days Before Final Decision On Wu-Tang Clan Album Is Made
     This back and forth conflict between Raekwon and RZA will come to an end here soon, regardless of outcome. Sitting down with SI Now, RZA gave Raekwon approximately 30 days to resolve his issues and get in his verses, OR risk not being on the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan album, A Better Tomorrow, altogether.
  • Cover of RZA Responds To Wu-Tang Affiliate's Suicide Attempt
    Earlier this week, we reported the disturbing story of Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper Andre Johnson (AKA Christ Bearer) cutting off his own penis and jumping from a second story balcony in an apparent suicide attempt.
  • Cover of Raekwon Says There's A '2 Out Of 10' Chance He'll Be On The Wu-Tang Album
    It's no secret that Raekwon and RZA have not seen eye to eye on the direction of the Wu-Tang Clan for a while now.
  • Cover of Wu-Tang Affiliate Cuts Off Penis, Jumps From Balcony In Suicide Attempt [Update: Rapper Is Stable]
    Andre Johnson, an L.A. based rapper and Wu Tang affiliate, is reported to have attempted suicide today. Johnson, who also goes by Christ Bearer, is said to have cut off his own penis before jumping from his second story balcony last night around 1 AM.
  • Cover of RZA Reveals He's Received $5 Million Offer For Singular Copy Of "The Wu - Once Upon A Time In Shaolin"
    As we reported on last week, Wu-Tang Clan are taking Jay Z's #newrules hashtag to new levels (in the words of Meek Mill, there are levels to this shit), with the release of a singular copy of an album recorded in complete secrecy, The Wu- Once Upon A Time In Shaolin.
  • Cover of RZA Hoping To Finish Wu-Tang Clan Album In Six Weeks, Still Missing Raekwon Verses
    We've got more updates for you on the impending Wu-Tang Clan 20th anniversary album, rumored to be titled A Better Tomorrow. Once more, RZA has spoken on the status of the LP with the Associated Press, revealing he'd like to finish it within the next 42 days-- however he's still missing a key element-- Raekwon.
  • Cover of RZA Says Raekwon Is Holding Up Wu-Tang's New Album & Rae Responds On Twitter [Update: RZA Further Explains Situation w/ Raekwon]
    Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the Wu-Tang Clan's rap opus Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, and Grantland had an in-depth interview with RZA who said he's been trying to orchestrate the Wu's next project, but some members have not been cooperating or putting in the work.
  • Cover of RZA To Release Collaborative Project w/ Interpol's Paul Banks
    You read it right - the abbot of the Wu-Tang Clan is working on a collaborative album with Paul Banks of rock/post-punk group Interpol. The announcement could be more surprising, as RZA doesn't exactly limit himself when it comes to collaborating, musically or otherwise.
  • Cover of RZA Sued By Dutch Artist For Unpaid Royalties [Update: RZA Claims He Owes Her Nothing]
    RZA is being sued for unpaid royalties, something every artist seems to be familiar with at some point or another in their music career.The Wu-Tang Clan member is being sued by a Dutch singer, Thea Van Seijaen, who is most famous for the vocals she did on his track "Baby Boy" which was featured in Jet Li
  • Cover of Ghostace Killah Couldn't Stand "8 Diagrams", Says “Let Me Make A Wu-Tang album"
    Ghostface Killah has certainly been one of the more consistent members of the Wu-Tang Clan. His output has been more in line with the classic sound of the Wu, while members such as RZA have moved away from the approach to a degree, experimenting with other styles.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Lists Kendrick Lamar, RZA, Too Short As Features On "indicud," Talks Production
    Kid Cudi has been slowly leading up to his album, indicud, by dropping singles along the way and small amounts of information on the LP. However, it doesn't seem like he's in full promo mode just yet. The G.O.O.D.
  • Cover of RZA Will Co-Star In New Drama T.V. Series "Gang Related"
    RZA is no stranger to acting at this point in his career. He's not only done work on the big screen, both in front of and behind the scenes, but he's also dipped his foot in T.V. with a few cameo roles. Soon, he'll have his first re-occurring role in a T.V.
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