Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge ft. Raekwon & RZA – Return of the Savage

Written by Nigel D. / 05.18.15

New music off of Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge’s upcoming album “Twelve Reasons to Die II.”

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RZA Discusses Kung Fu And Filmmaking With Uproxx

Written by Nigel D. / 04.11.15



Uproxx: In trying to master different genres, you had a chance to direct the first Man With The Iron Fists. What was that process like for you in writing and directing, and what did you learn from that?

RZA: It was the most challenging job I’ve taken to date. And I thought Wu-Tang Clan would be the most challenging job. When I wound up doing A Better Tomorrow, if I wouldn’t have done Iron Fists, I probably would’ve f*cking lost all my hair doing A Better Tomorrow because that was a tough one. But Iron Fists was tougher. What I’ve learned is preparation is one of the keys to success in any man’s life. It’s like, no matter what you’re doing, you can get anywhere you want to go in this world, yo, you can go for it. But you have a map, and you’re prepared for the journey, then most likely you’ll make that journey complete and sound, and safe.

Preparation was one of the greatest lessons I learned from doing that film. It was something my producer warned me of, but I didn’t take heed at first. I was kind of anxious. I wanted to get started. In six weeks I wanted to do the movie. And he said, “No, Bobby, you’re going to need at least 14 weeks of prep.” I was like, I don’t need no 14 weeks, this movie’s been in my head for seven years. But he was right. So that was my greatest lesson. I advise people. I tell my son that all the time. If you want to play basketball, that means you have to come home after school and play all day and prepare. Prepare yourself. Prepare for the game. Don’t wait until you get to the game to warm up.
Full Interview: Uproxx

The Man With The Iron Fists 2” comes out on DVD April 14th.

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Video: RZA Speaks On “Brick Mansions” & Responds To Raekwon’s Rolling Stone Interview

Written by Nigel D. / 04.21.14

RZA speaks on his upcoming movie, “Brick Mansions,” and responds to Raekwon’s recent Rolling Stone interview.

RS: It almost sounds like you’re on strike.
Raekwon : It’s the same as being an athlete. I don’t give a f*** if it’s Kobe Bryant or Kevin Durant. They will not touch the floor if their managers or lawyers are saying, “Listen, sh!t ain’t right.” So therefore, I’m in a limbo situation. So yeah, you’re right. I am on strike. It ain’t the fact that I don’t want to be there. Because of course I want to be there. But if we’re there, we gotta do the best everything. We gotta work 10 times harder, because that’s what I’m signing in for. I’m not about listening to somebody that’s not an artist telling me what the f*** they think is hot.

As far as the RZA, I respect him, I love him – the love ain’t gonna go anywhere – but you’re not in the music world no more. So to me, you need to take a backseat and respect the n—as that is playing the game. I’m always out in the field and finding out what’s going on with the new. Period.

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RZA ft. Will Wells – Destiny Bends (Paul Walker Tribute)

Written by Nigel D. / 12.02.13

This song, entitled “Destiny Bends” was written last night after hearing the tragic news of the loss of a good man named Paul Walker. I met Paul on the set of the film Brick Mansion, where we talked, laughed, and exchanged ideas of life and fatherhood. I only knew him personally for less than a year, but we knew each other through our work and art. We saw in each other a kindred spirit of men coming from unlikely circumstances, and rising to be the light and beacon of our family and loved ones. Men who learned the joy and pains of love in life, and success, while coming to realize that nothing is more important than family, friendship, and the brotherhood of humanity. Millions of people get to know an artist or movie star through their work, but few are allowed to cross each others’ paths and see through the veil of stardom and find the common denominator that we share. As all physical things will decay and wither away, film, art, and music remain longer than the vessel that delivered them. In this vein, the one thing we can’t take away or give back is time. So, thus, time is the most precious gift. I dedicated my time to compose this song with my two sons and new friend Will Wells, who was kind enough to sing and perform it for me. We dedicate it to Paul Walker. A good man. We had plans to continue working with each other in the future. It seemed destined, but “destiny bends”.

*Note* This song is not for criticism, it’s just a sketch demo. Please enjoy and reflect.

Your comrade in the struggle,

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Video: RZA Speaks On The 20th Anniversary Of “Enter The Wu” & Says Raekwon Is Holding Back The Next Wu Album

Written by Nigel D. / 11.14.13

RZA sat down with Arsenio to discuss the 20th anniversary of “Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)”, Raekwon holding up the next Wu-Tang Clan album, and ODB.

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Video: RZA Speaks On The Wu-Tang Clan Reunion Album “A Better Tomorrow” (Might Drop November)

Written by Nigel D. / 06.26.13

RZA speaks on the Wu-Tang Clan album in the works called, “A Better Tomorrow,” at the 8:37 mark.

via Montreality

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Video: RZA Speaks On “The Man With The Iron Fists”

Written by Nigel D. / 10.14.12

RZA speaks on his directorial debut, “The Man With The Iron Fists.”

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