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 two other original Wu-Tang Clan members: GZA and Ol' Dirty Bastard. He has also released solo albums under the alter-ego Bobby Digital, along with executive producing credits for side projects. Prior to forming the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA was a founding member of the horrorcore group Gravediggaz, where he went by the name The RZArector.

RZA has been heavily involved in filmmaking since the late 1990s. He has scored a number of films, most notably Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004). He has written and directed in film and television, starting with his directorial debut, The Man with the Iron Fists, in 2012. He has also acted in numerous films and TV series, including the films American Gangster and Brick Mansions, and the TV series Gang Related and Californication.

He is especially known for his music production, with a style that includes the use of soul samples and sparse beats that has proved highly influential. The magazine The Source placed him on its list of the 20 greatest producers in the magazine's twenty-year history.[2] Vibe listed him among the top 8 greatest hip-hop producers of all time.[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.
 
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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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RZA responds to Wu-Tang Clan’s U-God calling him a “dictator”
  –  April 5, 2018
The rapper described RZA as a “control freak” who tried to “exert too ... “Secondly, if I’m the problem for anybody’s growth and development in music, then why [is it that] after 18 years after everybody got released from the Wu-Tang ...
RZA on U-God's Wu-Tang Memoir: 'I'm Not Sure It Falls Totally in Nonfiction'
  –  April 4, 2018
Producer-rapper responds to "control freak" claim that he allegedly charges fees needlessly to use the group's logo RZA responds to U-God's Wu-Tang ... if I'm the problem for anybody's growth and development in music, then why [is it that] after 18 years ...
Apple holding ‘Today at Apple’ sessions w/ Wu-Tang Clan frontman RZA
  –  January 11, 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 ...
RZA responds to Wu-Tang Clan’s U-God calling him a “dictator”
  –  April 5, 2018
In response, RZA has dismissed U-God’s comment ... “Secondly, if I’m the problem for anybody’s growth and development in music, then why [is it that] after 18 years after everybody got released from the Wu-Tang Productions contract in 2000 ...
RZA Responds To U-God's Criticism: "I Don't Know If This Book Falls Totally In Nonfiction"
  –  April 4, 2018
RZA did agree with U-God’s comments about the group needing to perform newer material at live shows. He shed some light on why the group “seem to be stuck in a certain chamber of music.” Despite all the criticism, The Abbot doesn’t have any ill ...
RZA Responds To U-God’s Accusations Of Wu-Tang Mismanagement & Greed
  –  April 4, 2018
RZA also defended his family members who are in the music business. “We’ve helped grow the industry through a small company from Staten Island that made it to Manhattan and has success now,” says Bobby Digital. “Look at the facts: The only person ...
RZA on U-God's Wu-Tang Memoir: 'I'm Not Sure It Falls Totally in Nonfiction'
  –  April 4, 2018
"I don't agree about the solo product," RZA says. "Unless it's a Top 10 or 20 single, the solo product belongs in the solo show. But I do think that when we do our tours, we definitely seem to be stuck in a certain chamber of music. First of all ...
RZA tried to buy back rare Wu-Tang album from Martin Shkreli
  –  April 3, 2018
Recording artist RZA attends PETA's 35th Anniversary Party at Hollywood Palladium ... This development is the latest in a long and sordid saga involving many players in the music industry and legal world. A judge ordered Shkreli to give up $7.4 million ...
RZA says Wu-Tang’s single copy album has taken on a life “like the Mona Lisa”
  –  April 3, 2018
RZA says that he just hopes that the terms of the contract Shkreli ... Ultimately, he goes on, the album remains a statement about the value of music. “I felt like we misplaced the value of music”, he explains. “We put everything in front of its ...
RZA Tried to Buy Back 'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin'
  –  April 1, 2018
RZA explains. “When (Shkreli ... part of a plan to push the value of music back to the level of fine art. “The contract the album was sold under requires Mr. Shkreli to bind any new taker of the album to all of the same terms it was sold under ...
RZA Tried to Buy Back That Very Expensive Wu-Tang Album From Martin Shkreli
  –  March 31, 2018
They felt that we tried to make music become something that only the elite can have, and that's far from the reality.” Though RZA’s intentions seem true—getting people to reassess how much time, effort, and energy goes into a project, only for it to ...
RZA announces new dates for the Live from the 36th Chamber of Shaolin Tour
  –  March 26, 2018
2 years on, RZA is taking the concept out on the road for a string of dates this April. The group's vast collection of music goes back over 20 years, including the Clan's latest album, The Saga Continues, so RZA won't be without a huge selection of the ...
Let's do it again: RZA to hit road for second 36th Chamber of Shaolin tour
  –  March 22, 2018
The shows are based on the 1978 Hong Kong kung fu film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin and feature RZA live-scoring the movie from start ... heavily influenced on Wu-Tang's music. As you may recall, the group's 1993 debut album Enter the Wu-Tang was subtitled ...
U-God Accuses RZA of Being a ‘Control Freak’ and Mismanaging Wu-Tang’s Money
  –  March 21, 2018
In 2016, U-God filed a lawsuit against RZA and his brother, the group’s manager Mitchell “Divine” Diggs. U-God claimed that he hadn’t seen royalties from the group’s music since 2010.. Elsewhere in the book, U-God states that RZA also ...
Apple holding ‘Today at Apple’ sessions w/ Wu-Tang Clan frontman RZA
  –  January 11, 2018
You’ll brainstorm and sketch out ideas to create your music story and sound ... Check for an RZA “Developing Your Sound” Today at Apple session in your city on Apple’s website. Chance covers Apple for 9to5Mac and contributes to 9to5Google, Electrek ...
Hip-hop legend RZA set to lead Music Lab session at San Francisco Apple Store
  –  January 10, 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 ...
The RZA Is Now Shooting ‘The Man With the Iron Fist’
  –  January 5, 2018
I’d love to recap the meetings that got Universal to write a check to the RZA to the tune of twenty million bucks so the music producer turned actor ... Regardless, the RZA is now in China shooting The Man With the Iron Fist, and his producer/co-writer ...

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