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Career Arc of RZA

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Great article with video links

I love this description:

There isn’t much that can be said about Wu-Tang Clan at this point. Nine angry, hilarious, utterly original men obsessed with childish things, explaining them in grown ways. Upon revisiting their music, it’s hard to explain just how aggressively unique their debut, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), sounded when it was released. This thing opens with dialogue from a Gordon Liu flick, Shaolin & Wu-Tang, before RZA starts yelling, "Bring the motherfucking ruckus!" That’s an entrance. It plays out like this for an hour — kung fu clips, smacking Syl Johnson and Honey Drippers samples, chess philosophizing, a gallery of mesmerizing dudes talking about Spider-Man and selling drugs and hitting someone’s nuts with a spiked bat. Why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?

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