GQ Profiles RZA

Alex Pappademas profiles RZA for GQ in anticipation of his new film, The Man With The Iron Fists, which will hit theaters tomorrow. Over sesame crusted tuna, that RZA manages to compare to crack, they talk about his obsession with King-Fu films, the early days of Wu and the group’s eventual break-up, his film lessons with Tarantino, working with Eli Roth, moving away from production and much more.

“Music is a fucking habit,” he insists. “I play piano every night. I love hip-hop.”

But lately, he admits, he’s been “cleaning out his machines”—giving away big chunks of his library of unheard beats. He’s given stuff to Kanye, to Nas, to Busta, to Ludacris, to “some unknown artists you wouldn’t know of.” He has more material than he could ever finish and release on his own; he has other things to focus on.

Read the full piece here.

Previously: RZA Talks The Man With The Iron Fists w/ Pitchfork | RZA’s The Man With The Iron Fists Animated Prequel


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7 Responses to “GQ Profiles RZA”

  1. tHe kId fRanKiE Says:

    Salute da architect

    Rza has completely successfully crossed while remaining real

  2. Harlem World Says:

    rza ia a genius

    like, this dude should be setting up business schools and writing “how i got rich” books

    how does somebody take 300 dustheads from staten island, brooklyn

    and get them all employed, making 9 of them hundred thousand and millionaires

    rza teach me how evaded the irs by making artists pay for beats in cash

    rza teach me how you and your brother raped the game for all its worth

    nhjic

  3. Casket Face Says:

    youtube.com/watch?v=y-PwE4VWXE8

    Random dirty niggas calling you a bitch. That seems tiresome.

    ^^^

    Dude in the video lost…Stalley handled that like a G

    “…what? you little muthafuggah, it cost money for me to get up and slap you, peace my brother, I’m from Ohio”

  4. tHe kId fRanKiE Says:

    From runnin w wu
    To runnin w Denzel, Russell Crowe an them…

  5. Harlem World Says:

    rza brother still got method and ghost publishing

    these niccas went on tour with rage against the machine at the height of their popularity

    tour sponsored by pepsi

    100’000 person festivals, 100k a show

    wu wear, wu playstation game

  6. Casket Face Says:

    RZA on Californication <<<<>>>>

  7. jderrida Says:

    Props to RZA but that iron fist movie looks bad.

    But he probably got paid already so it don’t matter.

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