RZA

RZA

 

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Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (born July 5, 1969), better known by his stage name RZA (/ˈrɪzə/ RIZ), is an American rapper, record producer, musician, actor, filmmaker and author. A prominent figure in hip hop, RZA is the de facto leader of the Wu-Tang Clan.[1] He has produced almost all of Wu-Tang Clan's albums as well as many Wu-Tang solo and affiliate projects. He is a cousin of the late group-mate Ol' Dirty Bastard and GZA (who also formed the group with RZA). He has also released solo albums under the alter-ego Bobby Digital, along with executive producing credits for side projects.

In addition to the Wu-Tang Clan and his solo releases, RZA was also a founding member of the horrorcore group Gravediggaz where he used the name The RZArector. Furthermore, he has acted in several movies, including Coffee and Cigarettes, American Gangster, Gospel Hill, Life Is Hot in Cracktown, Ghost Dog, Funny People, Derailed, Due Date and Repo Men. He also appeared in the Showtime TV series Californication. His directorial debut is for the film he co-wrote and in which he plays the title role, The Man with the Iron Fists, also starring Russell Crowe.

The magazine The Source placed him on its list of the 20 greatest producers in the magazine's twenty-year history.[2] He also made the "Elite 8" in the search for The Greatest Hip-Hop Producer of All Time by Vibe.[3] NME placed him on their list of the 50 Greatest Producers Ever.[4]

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SAVOR.WAVS
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SAVOR.WAVS is a song by musical artist RZA, released on July 19, 2017.
 
Wu-Tang Clan
 
Gravediggaz
 
Digi Snacks
 
Digi Snacks is the fourth solo studio album by American rapper and a producer RZA; the third album under his Bobby Digital alias.

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Popular Albums15

Album Appearances & References172

Popular Songs7

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Musical Groups4

Minor Film Appearances & References36

TV Shows5

Books2

Book References & Influences1

Video Game References1

Collaborators & Influencers59

Other Music-Related Relationships8

Other Film-Related Relationships1

Personal & Professional Relationships2

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships1

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Wu-Tang Clan Frontman RZA to Lead Music Lab Session at San Francisco Apple Store
  –  January 11, 2018
Wu-Tang Clan lead member and acclaimed American rapper RZA will host a Music Lab session at Apple's Union Square store in San Francisco later this month. First spotted by AppleInsider, the the free-to-attend session called "Developing Your Sound with RZA ...
Apple holding ‘Today at Apple’ sessions w/ Wu-Tang Clan frontman RZA
  –  January 10, 2018
record producer, and Wu-Tang Clan frontman RZA. We’ll share how RZA developed his trademark beats that revolutionized hip-hop in the 1990s. You’ll brainstorm and sketch out ideas to create your music story and sound profile. Then you’ll get hands on ...
Wu-Tang Clan Frontman RZA to Lead Music Lab Session at San Francisco Apple Store
  –  January 11, 2018
Wu-Tang Clan lead member and acclaimed American rapper RZA will host a Music Lab session at Apple's Union Square store in San Francisco later this month. First spotted by AppleInsider, the the free-to-attend session called "Developing Your Sound with RZA ...
Hip-hop legend RZA set to lead Music Lab session at San Francisco Apple Store
  –  January 11, 2018
Wu-Tang Clan frontman RZA - one of the most acclaimed artists in hip-hop history - will host a free Music Lab session at Apple's Union Square store in San Francisco later this month. RZA with PARISI at Apple's Williamsburg store in Brooklyn. Developing ...
Apple holding ‘Today at Apple’ sessions w/ Wu-Tang Clan frontman RZA
  –  January 10, 2018
We’ll share how RZA developed his trademark beats that revolutionized hip-hop in the 1990s. You’ll brainstorm and sketch out ideas to create your music story and sound profile. Then you’ll get hands on with ROLI Blocks, GarageBand on iPad Pro ...
RZA and Singer Bjork Have Unreleased Songs Together
  –  November 27, 2017
Speaking with the folks at Fact Magazine, Björk spoke on her love of Wu-Tang Clan and her history making music with RZA. Apparently, the idea to collab with RZA came from the acclaimed singer's frustration with her own music-producing process while ...
Here's an Exclusive Clip From RZA's New Movie 'Love Beats Rhymes' Starring Azealia Banks
  –  November 21, 2017
While most people understandably associate Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA with music, Ruler Zig-Zag-Zig Allah has also built a significant career in film over the past decade and a half or so. Now, he's back with a very different new movie. The long ...
RZA and Mathematics: 'Some people forgot we said Wu-Tang was forever'
  –  November 20, 2017
“We think it’s a blessing that we were able to bring our music to the world,” RZA, born Robert Diggs, says. “That our music has not only inspired our communities but other communities. That’s one of the greatest things an artist in any field coul ...
RZA tells us why he ‘will always respect’ Martin Shkreli for ‘making history’ with Wu-Tang Clan album
  –  November 17, 2017
for music there’s something positive there.” Asked about Wu-Tang’s current relationship with Shkreli, RZA said: “I know he’s in the penal institution now [for security fraud, and conspiracy to commit security fraud]. I don’t like that for no ...

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