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Arsenio Talks With RZA About Wu Tang Then And Now, ODB, & More (Video)

RZA was a recent guest on The Arsenio Hall Show. During their sit-down, RZA spoke with the host on things … including the 20th anniversary of the release of “Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers),” the ninth anniversary of the passing of ODB, Raekwon being the last hold-out for one last reunion album from the Wu.

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RZA On Montreality (Video)

A quick thumb through prior Montreality posts here will let you know that the format for this interview with RZA (of Wu-Tang Clan) is consistent. But in grand Montreality fashion, will glean intriguing insights from watching this clip. Gets better and better as it goes along. Leading into albums on deck, we are hearing about RZA’s favorite cartoon character… ‘past life’… reflections on ODB (wild times, good times)… view of Hip-Hop for the world… and jewels for the youth. Incredible viewing!

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Wu-Tang Clan – “Family Reunion”

WuTang_Clan_1Brand new from the Wu! Masta Killa, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, and RZA on a soulful track. This is “Family Reunion” off the upcoming “A Better Tomorrow” 20th Anniversary album from Wu-Tang! Wu-Tang! Wu-Tang!


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The RZA presents Shaolin Soul Selection – Volume 1 (Album Sampler Mixed by DJ 7L)

Rza Sampler“Shaolin Soul Selection: Volume 1″ presents 24 original recordings – nearly 2 1/2 hours of essential soul music available for digital download – from the vaults of STAX Records and its subsidiary labels. These are the labels that inspired The RZA and the Wu-Tang classic sound. Get the sampler for FREE now. The full jawn will be available later (March 19, 2013).


Kanye West – “White Dress” (Alternate Version)

Wu-Tang frontman, actor, & movie director The RZA let this joint fly onto the web the other day. I like this version better than the one used on the “Man With The Iron Fists” soundtrack. Sounds way more soulful. Check out RZA in the video below speaking on the makings of the song as he provides more insight as to why there is an alternate version.

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RZA Speaks on ‘Iron Fist’ and More on ‘Last Call With Carson Daly’ (Video)

RZA is ‘on Cloud 11′ speaking on his new movie “The Man With the Iron Fists.” Directing and starring in it… incredible responsibilities and power to make a lifelong dream come true. Watching Kung Fu flicks since a pre-teen, RZA finally got a chance to make one happen. But to master the art, he had to study with a Master. As he tells Carson Daly on ‘Last Call’ RZA became the willing student of Master filmmaker Quentin Tarantino! Watch as RZA schools Carson on martial arts films and more in the video clip above.
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Ghostface Killah Speaks On New Wu-Tang Clan Album (Video)

In the video above, Ghostface talks about he and RZA strategizing for the next Wu-Tang album. The word according to Ghost: RZA’s studied the game, and all he needs is a bit more time and the faith of his Wu-Tang brothers … and it’s ON! Okay then. Ghost believes. No reason not to believe, as RZA has made more and more major moves as of late. He’s been speaking on “The Man With The Iron Fists” – the movie for which he put out the dope deluxe limited edition soundtrack… and for which he makes his directorial debut… and in which he stars. Moving in front of the camera AND behind it AND on the music front… Hell, RZA has made more moves for one movie than most have made in successful careers!
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Snoop Speaks With The RZA On His Directorial Debut In The New Film ‘The Man With The Iron Fists’ (Video)

Snoop a.k.a. “Nemo Hoes” keeps his GGN News Network going strong with the special guests & this time he’s interviewing Wu-Tang Clan frontman/ Hollywood actor & now director The RZA about his new movie ‘The Man With The Iron Fists’ that opens in theaters this Friday November 2nd. RZA & Snoop pass each other ‘The Greenery” while RZA speaks on  just how much he had to invest in terms of time & money just to get himself prepared for this movie & also provided a few behind the scenes stories in the making of the film. Not only does the movie feature several quality actors, but it does appear to be visually stunning. Looking forward to it this weekend.


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Wu​-​Tang Clan – “Six Directions of Boxing”

Along with “White Dress” by Kanye West, and a gang of bangers for “The Man with the Iron Fists” Official Motion Picture Soundtrack (Deluxe Ultra Pak), RZA is also releasing a new Wu-Tang track “Six Directions of Boxing.” Stream the new joint, and follow the link to order the VERY limited five-CD set here.


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Kanye West – “White Dress” (Prod. By Kanye West x RZA x Tapez x Boogz) [Video]

Kanye West got a banger with this “White Dress” (produced by Kanye West and RZA, with Tapez and Boogz). This joint will be on the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to “The Man With The Iron Fists” (a Quentin Tarantino film, directed by and starring RZA). The soundtrack is due out October 23, and the film hits theaters November 2, 2012. The music video (above) was directed by Dan The Man. Got a stream link for you here.


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The RZA Speaks On His New Film ‘Man With The Iron Fists’ (Video)

Man! Fans (including us) are so ready for this movie! RZA drops in on The Breakfast Club at Power 105 to talk up “Man with the Iron Fists” – a Quentin Tarantino movie RZA stars in and directs. RZA also speaks on Wu Tang and what’s possibly coming up for the crew and more. According to RZA there may only be one more Wu-Tang Clan album left in the chamber.


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RZA Directs and Stars In ‘The Man With The Iron Fists’ (Movie Trailer)

Quentin Tarantino presents “The Man With The Iron Fists,” an action-adventure inspired by kung-fu classics as interpreted by his longtime collaborators RZA [of Hip-Hop's Wu-Tang Clan] and Eli Roth. Making his debut as a big-screen director, co-writer and leading man, RZA – alongside an exciting international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu – tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero who all descend on one fabled village in China for a winner-takes-all battle for a fortune in gold.’ – Official Webiste

Question: Is that pro wrestler Dave Batista from WWE in the trailer, too? So that’s where he went!


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Colin Munroe – Invincible feat. RZA & MemoryHouse

Toronto singer/Songwriter/producer & musician Colin Munroe enlists the help of the RZA & Memoryhouse for this “Invincible” track that will appear on his upcoming UnsungHero mixtape that’s poised to drop. From a production standpoint the track definitely has that early Wu-Tang & RZA flavoring to it. Nice second peek into what’s to come from the Unsung Hero project since releasing the “Fight Of My Life” joint with Pusha T about two months ago.


Copywrite feat Tage Future- “Love” (Video)

Peep the first single produced by Detroit, MI representer and RZA disciple Bronze Nazareth, “Love” off Copywrite’s new album God Save the King, which drops Feb 28th. The video directed by Seanie G which I think they could have done a little bit more with condsidering the title, but ths joint is still a banger…


RZA Speaks ‘Californication’ on the Conan O’Brien Show (Video)

Wu-Tang Clan leader Bobby Digital aka The RZA stopped by the Conan O’Brien show on Valentines Day to speak on his new show ‘Californication’, speaks on his new iphone app, wanting to battle Jay-Z in a chess match, & educates Conan on embracing our multiple personalities within ourselves….

Raekwon Says The Wu-Tang Clan Suffered When Everyone Focused On Their Solo Careers (Video)

In a recent sitdown interview with VladTV, Raekwon spoke on how he felt the individual solo careers of Wu-Tang Clan members ultimately hurt the group in many ways.  I can understand where Shallah Raekwon is coming from in terms of missing the close camaraderie of his group members , but trying to feed a 9 man group would prove to be difficult over time.  So I’d have to respectfully disagree with Rae on that.  The solo careers helped make the Wu-Tang Clan stronger in the presence of the fans in my opinion. Although things have waned a little for the group as a whole in more recent years, but I’d argue that their solo careers have kept the Wu-Tang Clan alive.  Not sure about the recent allegations in the news of RZA renting out the Wu-Tang Clan logo out to foreign rap artists though…

Rza Speaks on Having Over 500 Beats in Stock (Video)

In a recent interview Rza speaks on a possible collaborative LP with Method Man, the struggles of being a movie director with his upcoming film “Man with the Iron Fist”,having over 500 free beats (yes FREE) for artist to come through his lab and collect. He also explains why he does not sell music anymore just to get a check. Bong Bong!!


Producer Talk: RZA and the Roland MV8000

This machine isnt wildly popular but its as good as any other sampler on the market. Roland has since discontinued the production of the piece but there are still plenty of MV8000 and 8800 out there for sale. I have used one plenty of times with my production patna’ AJ. Very dope machine. Listen to RZA talk about his experience with this machine and other Roland products.
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RZA talks ‘Watch the Throne’ Production

Rza talked to Rolling Stone about his contribution to Jay-Z and Kanye’s Watch the Throne collab album and how he became apart of it. Read the rest of this entry »

The Rza, Pete Rock, and Q-Tip Are Among The List Of Producers For The “Watch the Throne” LP

New updated tracklist has been released for Jay-Z and Kanye’s Watch the Throne album. A few surprise producers made their way onto the album. I may check it just to see what those guys came up with but again I’m very skeptical.
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