Robert Diggs (* 5. July 1966 in Brooklyn, New York) is an US-American RAP - musicians and member Wu-seaweed of the clan. Mainly is it admits under the alias RZA, it has however numerous further artist names, among other things Prince Rakeem, Bobby Steels, the Abbott, the Rzarector, Bobby digital.
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Robert Diggs was born in Brooklyn. At the age of three years it pulled with his uncle after North Carolina. When it was four years old, its uncle and he died returned to New York , where he spent much time with its cousins GZA and Ol' Dirty hybrid. In interviews RZA always refers its Hip Hop activities with the two clan colleagues in the youth. Later the three created the group universe in Together Now. Method one speaks of them as the originals a Wu-seaweed clan. After its first EP left RZA (at that time still Prince Rakeem) the label Tommy Boy and got its cousins in the Studio. For 36,000 they took up dollar the Wu-seaweed-clan-debut Enter The 36 Chambers . Its first Promo single protect Ya Neck became a hit. RZA was accused thereafter of the tried murder briefly, acquitted however because of self-defence. One its Mentoren is RNS, between 1991 and 1993 producer of G.P. Wu and Shyheim, which arranged its first abilities at the Drumcomputer for it.
RZA is not only a musician but ranks also among the most well-known figures in the commercial world of the Hip Hop. It is the brain behind the entire Wu-seaweed-idea, founder of the two labels Wu-seaweed record as well as Razor Sharp record, and it decides, when someone may publish its album from the Wu-Empire.
to music its Beats since beginning of the 90's to the Innovativsten in the Hip Hop music. It sold already over 20 million plates. Its speciality is it to let complex arrangements sound simple and direct. Besides RZA rappt and is well-known also as DJ.
RZA is a main producer Wu-seaweed clan. Nearly all Beats is from it, and he goes also as Executive producer into action. RZA produces for its for everyone RWSby its own, unmistakable sound window blind.
Thus dominated with the debut of the Ol' Dirty hybrid groovend crazy sounds, while the GZA in the Song got liquid Swords rather a dark underbody. The other debuts of Method one, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah had likewise their own style. Ghostface for example harmony ore best with very souligen Beats. RZA with the second Wu-Tan clan album Forever of 1997 achieved its creative high point. The third plate The W from the year 2000 sounded again to rauer and more alive than rather the Forever sterile put on - double LP.
The entire Wu-kinship covers approx. 500 people however the core educates the relationship of RZA. RZAs brother Mitchell Diggs is one the manager and Executive producer, its sister Sophia Diggs possesses the Maniküreladen Wu-Nails in Staten Iceland, and 9th Prince of the Killarmy is its younger brother.
after the debut of the Wutang clan formed the RZA as well as Too Poetic, Prince Paul and Frukwan the first group of all stars. After two CDs (1994 and 1998) Prince Paul and the RZA left the Gravediggaz. Too Poetic and Frukwan worked as duo on the third LP. Unfortunately Poetic lost the long fight against the cancer and died in the spring 2001.
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with the Compilations The Swarm, The hit and bend a Cap mixing arranged RZA only the Songs and vouched in the title with his name. The Swarm and The hit are Greatest hit albums and bend a Cap mixing are a Mixtape of most diverse Wu-seaweed clan artists.
Besides Ooh incoming goods Love Rakeem, which became two Bobby digital albums and the sound TRACKs of Ghost Dog against it almost exclusively by him produced, and it went there also strengthened as MC into action.
It took seven years to it the time for its solo concept had found. Under the alias Bobby digital it regenerated its own youth, its own development in the digital RWS age. It used for the first time strengthens its 21 key boards, the Digi Electronics. Completely in contrast to it the legendary 2000er sound TRACK is based to the film Ghost Dog completely on old Soul Samples. In addition there are the sound TRACKs to the film Bulworth, from which above all the Songs Tragedy and The Chase attention found.
RZA arises also in the USA with other artists outside of the Wu-Tan clan. Thus it produced the Beats for bends Pun (Three Trenches), The Notorious B.I.G. (Long Kiss Goodnight) and OD ABOVE MENTIONED ONE, worked as RWSby with Tragedy Khadafi (Enemy OF State) and DJ Muggs (Third World) or as more producing MC with Cypress Hill (Killa Hill Niggaz2), race to Kass (to The end) and AZ (Whatever Happenend) also. But RZA knows also no category borders. Thus he co-operates with the Poprockern Texas, with Björk, Dog Eat Dog (step right in) and with the Jamaican Raggamuffin legend Bounty killer .
RZA is one of the few American RWS star J cool beside guru and LL, which are interested also in the Hip Hop culture in other countries. With the French crew around the Marseiller group of IAM connects it and the Wu-seaweed clan in such a way which like soul relationship and with white arsenic took up it Shaolin (6ème Chaudron) . The Dutch Emcee Civalringz belongs exactly like Freddy Kruga from England to Wu-international. On its project The World According ton of RZA black horse European MCs such as Curse, cool Savas, Afrob, Bektas, Sekou, Fuat, Pedder, Blade and the Saïan Supa crew, as well as the Soul singers/inside Xavier Naidoo, Dido and Lauryn Hill.
RZAs world view is coined/shaped Islamic buddhistisch and is a central element of its art. Additionally it is inspired of various eastern combat arts and their philosophies. So it was for example already once as Shaolin monk in China. Rzas sound is affected also by different Kung Fu of films, by building sayings and sword combat effects into its TRACKs.
A route approximately around the world and the work with Quentin Tarantino on dessem Martial kind Movie Kill Bill strengthened its position in the Hip Hop. At the end of February 2005 published RZA its book The Wu-seaweed manual, in which it and others over background the philosophy Wu-seaweed of the clan reported.
- RZA As Bobby digital in Stereo (1998)
- digitally Bullet (2001)
- The World According ton of Rza (2003)
- The Birth OF A Prince (2004)
- The Wu-seaweed manual (2005) ISBN -10: 0859653676
Web on the left of
- detailed fan articles over RZA
- RZA - Diskografie with Discogs (English)
- Diskografie with MusicBrainz
|ALTERNATIVE NAME||RZA; Rakeem, Prince; Steels, Bobby; abbot, the; the, Rzarector; Digitally Bobby|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||US-American RAP - musicians and member Wu-seaweed of the clan|
|DATE OF BIRTH||5. July 1966|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Brooklyn, New York|