In 1997, Rhyme & Reason was released and still serves as the best documentary on rap music. It featured appearances from a who’s who of rap industry veterans. The soundtrack featured an eclectic selection of artists giving insight into all the different sounds of the music. At the time and maybe still there was no one who stood out as much as the Wu-Tang Clan did. RZA represented the Wu on the soundtrack with “Tragedy”, it had all the Wu-Tang musts for a song. Soul, Kung-Fu, dope bassline, and pyramids were present on the track and in the video. Peace to the Gods and Earths. Wu-Tang is for the children.
I like what’s going on with Mr Diggs right now, a far cry from the Wu but still you can’t imagine a person who has risen from where RZA has to stay in that mind state all the time, can you? Check out below what he has to say about this track and what’s going on in his head during these holi-DAYS.
“CONTINUING ON GOOD VIBES AND INSPIRATIONS, HERE IS A SONG WE DID THIS WEEKEND IN THE STUDIO ENTITLED ” A GIFT A HOPE” BY THE RZA FT. WILL WELLS. INSPIRED BY THE GREAT NELSON MANDELA AND THE CAST OF #GANG RELATED…
DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON MANY OF US WORKING IN HOLLYWOOD REALIZE WE ARE MIGRATES AND MOST OF OUR FAMILIES ARE ROOTED IN DIFFERENT CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. IT’S COOL WHEN A TEAM OF US WORKING ON A PROJECT HAVE GOOD CAMARADERIE AND ARE ABLE TO BREAK BREAD,SHARE JOY AND LAUGHTER. LONG PROJECTS CAUSES YOU TO MISSED LOVE ONES AND THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF IT ALL MAY LEAVE ONE DISCONNECTED FROM GOOD WILLED PEOPLE AND TRUSTWORTHY COMPANIONSHIP. SOME SAY ITS ALL A SONG AND DANCE OUT HERE. THE DIVERSITY OF THE WORK FORCE HERE ON THE GROUND RANGE FROM ALL ETHNICS AND CLASS OF PEOPLE. MANY COME WITH THE DREAMS AND HOPE OF MAKING IT BIG AND THE MAJORITY MAY NOT SEE THAT DREAM FULFILLED. YET THEY WILL NOTICE THEY ARE STILL PART OF A UNIQUE WORK CULTURE. ONE THAT DEPENDS HIGHLY ON COLLABORATION. ONE WHERE THE BIG FISH SUCCESS DEPENDS HEAVILY ON THE LITTLE FISH. ONE WHERE RACE CREED AND SEXUALITY WILL EVENTUALLY BE SUPERSEDED BY NEED AND DEMAND TO GET THE JOB DONE ON TIME AND ON BUDGET. ONE WHERE THE END PRODUCT WILL BECOME A ENTITY OF ITS OWN, APPEARING TO BE SINGULAR AND INDEPENDENT OF THE MULTICULTURAL MULTI-ETHNIC BODIES THAT CREATED IT, YET AS THE END TITLE CREDITS WILL SHOW THIS IS NO “ONE MAN HORSE AND PONY”. CAST AND CREWS SHOULD TAKE PRIDE KNOWING THAT EVERY LIL BIT OF DEDICATED WORK HELPS… THIS MICRO WORK FORCE CAN BE LIKEN TO A MACRO SOCIETY WHERE – UNTIL THE MEMBERS OF THAT SOCIETY REALIZES THAT WORKING PEACEFULLY AND DILIGENTLY TOGETHER WILL END IN A GREATER REWARD FOR FUTURE OF THE WHOLE ,THAT SAID SOCIETY WILL CONTINUE TO FAIL AND EVENTUALLY IMPLODE AND ERASE ITSELF FROM MAP DUE TO ITS OWN INTERNAL DISCORD. IN THIS VEIN GREATER MEN HAVE PUT DOWN THEIR INDIVIDUAL STRIFE IN THE INTEREST OF BUILDING THE COLLECTIVE. THUS GREAT MEN ARE KNOWN BY THE MARK THEY LEFT ON THEIR COUNTRY MASSES…HARD WORKING MOTHERS AND FATHERS SEE THE RESULTS WHEN THE CHILDREN RAISE THEIR FAMILY TO HIGHER HEIGHTS…PLEASE ENJOY THIS DEMO THAT REFLECT THESE IDEAS…
It’s tragic when someone loses their life unexpectedly. Last night RZA, of Wu-Tang Clan fame, released a statement and a dedication to his friend, Paul Walker. Of course you’re aware that Paul died in a car accident in Valencia, CA on Saturday, it’s been well documented. I’d like to take a quick second just to thank Paul for all the charity work he accomplished while here on Earth. He was able to touch a lot of lives. This song is a testament to the heart of Walker, who was a Christian, as well as Robert Diggs. RZA, who is vocal about his spirituality, a cross between Five-Percent Nation and zen Buddhism, speaks about their meeting and sharing of ideas on things from manhood to being a father. Two men could work, talk and respect one another, while sharing their philosophies, without persecution or anger. The song was the work of RZA, his two sons and Will Wells, who performs the song here.
RZA, Tech N9ne, Eminem, Xzibit, Pharoahe Monch, Kool G Rap, KRS One, Jayo Felony & Chino XL…rappity rap rap rap….They all brought it, though I could have done without Jayo….but it’s all good..Damn I miss the Wake Up Show, I can remember my first visit up to the show and while it was a shadow of it’s former self, it was still dope to be able to sit in with Sway, Tech, Carmelita and Revolution…..Hip Hop Legends without a doubt
The teacher and the Master together on the same track…produced by True Master off the Meta-Historical project
DOWNLOAD : KRS-ONE – 1,2 HERE’S WHAT WE GONNA DO [FEAT RZA]