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Red Bull Music Academy presents The RZA – Listen & Love

on October 26, 2011with 0 comments

Wu Music Group, New York

As the creative force behind the Wu-Tang clan, RZA needs almost no introduction. But we’re going to attempt it anyway. Through his productions in the early nineties with Wu-Tang, RZA pioneered the east-coast underground hip-hop sound that went on to rule the scene for years. His rare musical combination of bleak, minimal, kung-fu-streaked soul was a breath of fresh air for those weary of the west-coast G-Funk sound prevalent in rap music at the time. After reaching remarkable chart success with Wu-Tang and solo Wu-members like Method Man, Ghostface Killah, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard, the RZA turned his attention to even wider musical horizons. In addition to releasing records as his hedonistic alter ego, Bobby Digital, he began a prolific soundtrack scoring career, racking up credits for Jim Jarmusch, Takashi Okazaki, and Quentin Tarantino. Here, he sits down for a Fireside Chat, and waxes poetic on his inspirations, successes, and past and present projects. Bring da ruckus!

Playlist

Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing To F’ Wit – Loud
Prince Rakeem – Sexcapades – Tommy Boy
Prince Rakeem – Ooh I Love You Rakeem – Tommy Boy
Genius – Life Of A Drug Dealer – Cold Chillin’
Genius – Phony As Ya Wanna Be – Cold Chillin’
Genius – Come Do Me – Cold Chillin’
Genius – Words From A Genius (Prince Rakeem Remix) – Cold Chillin’
Wu-Tang Clan – Protect Ya Neck – Loud
Wu-Tang Clan – Da Mystery Of Chessboxin’ – Loud
Wu-Tang Clan – Method Man – Loud
Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber – Loud
Wu-Tang Clan – Bring Da Ruckus – Loud
The Charmels – As Long As I’ve Got You – Volt
Wu-Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M. – Loud
Wu-Tang Clan – The M.G.M. – Loud
RZA as Bobby Digital – Silkworm – Gee Street
Wu-Tang Clan – Reunited – Loud
Wu-Tang Clan – Triumph – Loud
Wu-Tang Clan – It’s Yourz – Loud
Raekwon – Ice Cream – Loud
Method Man – Bring The Pain – Def Jam
Raekwon – 10 Bricks – Ice H2o
Cappadonna – ’97 Mentality – Razor Sharp
Genius / GZA – 4th Chamber – Geffen
Wu-Tang Clan – Get Them Out Ya Way Pa – Universal Motown
Wu-Tang Clan – The Heart Gently Sweeps – Universal Motown
Method Man – I’ll Be There For You – Def Jam
Killarmy – Wake Up – Wu-Tang
Wu-Tang Clan – Clan In Da Front – Loud

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