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Enter the 36 chambers of the mighty RZA. Wu-Tang’s mastermind with the lowdown on a career that changed the rap game forever.
As the creative force behind the _(artist-name)Wu-Tang Clan_, _(artist-name)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 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 _(artist-name)Method Man_, _(artist-name)Ghostface Killah_, and _(artist-name)Ol’ Dirty Bastard_, the RZA turned his attention to even wider musical horizons. In addition to releasing records as his hedonistic alter ego, _(artist-name)Bobby Digital_, he began a prolific soundtrack scoring career, racking up credits for Jim Jarmusch, Takashi Okazaki, and Quentin Tarantino, before getting into the movie game as a director himself.