RZA News

  • RZA Says Raekwon Is Holding Up Wu-Tang's New Album & Rae Responds On Twitter [Update: RZA Further Explains Situation w/ Raekwon]
    RZA Says Raekwon Is Holding Up Wu-Tang's New Album & Rae Responds On Twitter [Update: RZA Further Explains Situation w/ Raekwon]
    Nov 14, 2013 at 10:44 AM
    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.  The famed Wu producer even named Ghostface Killah and Raekwon as the two who have been the least cooperative. 
  • Review: Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow"
    Review: Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow"
    Dec 5, 2014 at 03:57 PM
    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.  Since 8 Diagrams, there have been a number of efforts from Clan members, most notably records by Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and Method Man. While the three collaborated on 2010’s Wu-Massacre, they have also been involved in a variety of other projects.
  • T.I., The Game, Tech N9ne, And More Sign On As Celebrity Judges For "One Shot"
    T.I., The Game, Tech N9ne, And More Sign On As Celebrity Judges For "One Shot"
    Dec 18, 2014 at 03:35 AM
    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. The winner of the competition will take home a grand prize of $100,000 and a record deal with SMH Records.
  • 10 Classic, One-Producer Albums
    10 Classic, One-Producer Albums
    Dec 5, 2014 at 11:51 AM
    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. Singles and one-offs are cool, but to compile 10+ tracks and keep it dope the whole way through makes you a master of hip-hop.
  • RZA Says Nobody Else In Wu-Tang Clan Has Heard "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin"
    RZA Says Nobody Else In Wu-Tang Clan Has Heard "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin"
    Apr 25, 2014 at 05:41 PM
    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
  • RZA Responds To Wu-Tang Affiliate's Suicide Attempt
    RZA Responds To Wu-Tang Affiliate's Suicide Attempt
    Apr 18, 2014 at 07:53 PM
    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.
  • Kid Cudi Lists Kendrick Lamar, RZA, Too Short As Features On "indicud," Talks Production
    Kid Cudi Lists Kendrick Lamar, RZA, Too Short As Features On "indicud," Talks Production
    Mar 6, 2013 at 11:52 AM
    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.
  • RZA Reveals He's Received $5 Million Offer For Singular Copy Of "The Wu - Once Upon A Time In Shaolin"
    RZA Reveals He's Received $5 Million Offer For Singular Copy Of "The Wu - Once Upon A Time In Shaolin"
    Apr 2, 2014 at 03:26 PM
    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.
  • Game Changers: RZA Edition
    Game Changers: RZA Edition
    Feb 20, 2013 at 10:28 AM
    Game Changers is an HNHH feature that profiles artists who've left a strong mark on hip hop. Whether it be through creativity, influence, exposure or simply good timing, they've brought something to rap music that the game just wouldn't be the same without. This week, we've chosen to profile an inarguable game changer: RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan.
  • RZA Invested A Lot Of His Own Money In Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow"
    RZA Invested A Lot Of His Own Money In Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow"
    Nov 25, 2014 at 03:36 PM
    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.
  • RZA Says Raekwon Dispute Has 30 Days Before Final Decision On Wu-Tang Clan Album Is Made
    RZA Says Raekwon Dispute Has 30 Days Before Final Decision On Wu-Tang Clan Album Is Made
    Apr 24, 2014 at 01:17 AM
     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. RZA tells SI host Maggie Gray,
  • #TBT: MF DOOM
    #TBT: MF DOOM
    Feb 12, 2015 at 02:53 PM
    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. He is one of the greatest producer/MCs in the game, producing his own albums in entirety long before anyone knew who Mr. West was. He's collaborated with Danger Mouse, Madlib, RZA, Flying Lotus and most recently Bishop Nehru (although we don't consider that last one too much of a throwback).
  • Raekwon Says There's A '2 Out Of 10' Chance He'll Be On The Wu-Tang Album
    Raekwon Says There's A '2 Out Of 10' Chance He'll Be On The Wu-Tang Album
    Apr 17, 2014 at 01:53 PM
    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. However, it seems that the rift between the two rappers has only deepened with time, with talk of Raekwon's alleged opposition to the new album contributing to its setbacks.
  • RZA & Raekwon Call Truce, Raekwon To Record Verses For "A Better Tomorrow"
    RZA & Raekwon Call Truce, Raekwon To Record Verses For "A Better Tomorrow"
    May 12, 2014 at 04:32 PM
    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. As a new update on the Wu-Tang Clan's website reveals, the two rappers have called a truce, and Raekwon has agreed to record his verses for the upcoming album, "A Better Tomorrow".
  • #TBT: Wu-Tang Clan's GZA
    #TBT: Wu-Tang Clan's GZA
    Jan 29, 2015 at 03:00 PM
    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. GZA is the only Wu-Tang Clan member to have released an album before 36 Chambers dropped. Always ahead of the curve, he doesn't get the nickname 'The Genius' for nothing. He spits straight knowledge on his beats, and never succumbs to the ignorance we see in modern rap (or even occasionally in ODB's rhymes!).
  • Ghostace Killah Couldn't Stand "8 Diagrams", Says “Let Me Make A Wu-Tang album"
    Ghostace Killah Couldn't Stand "8 Diagrams", Says “Let Me Make A Wu-Tang album"
    Mar 22, 2013 at 12:50 PM
    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.
  • Wu-Tang Clan Plan To Auction Off "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin" Online
    Wu-Tang Clan Plan To Auction Off "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin" Online
    Jan 7, 2015 at 06:07 PM
    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.
  • Review: Ghostface Killah's "36 Seasons"
    Review: Ghostface Killah's "36 Seasons"
    Dec 9, 2014 at 04:05 PM
    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. It is concise and precise, using that classic Wu sound to march along an incredible story line while The Revelations provide the production.
  • RZA Suing Pianist Meiko Kaji Over Sample Infringement Allegations
    RZA Suing Pianist Meiko Kaji Over Sample Infringement Allegations
    Mar 1, 2013 at 09:04 PM
    RZA, the former Wu-Tang producer/emcee, isn't messing around when it comes to his music and lawsuits. He is currently taking Japanese pianist Meiko Kaji to court over claims that he sampled her music.
  • RZA Sued By Dutch Artist For Unpaid Royalties [Update: RZA Claims He Owes Her Nothing]
    RZA Sued By Dutch Artist For Unpaid Royalties [Update: RZA Claims He Owes Her Nothing]
    Mar 31, 2013 at 10:35 AM
    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's film "Unleashed."
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