1. What Happens At Opening Ceremony's First RZA-Scored Show Does Not Stay At The Show

    June 12, 2017 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Los Angeles’ fashion festival Made LA returned for its second annual year last Friday at L.A. LIVE Event Deck next to The Staples Center last night (June 9). And while attendees could purchase products from Maison Kitsune , A$AP Ferg’s Traplord , an ...

  2. RZA Helps SZA Announce 'CTRL' Album Release Date

    May 25, 2017 9:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 SZA Stans can rest easy. Her debut album  CTRL  has finally received a release date -- and it's not too far away.  In a video posted on Twitter by her label boss, Top Dawg Entertainment ceo/founder Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith, on Wedne ...

  3. Coachella Day 2 Midday Report: Banks & Steelz Bring Rap-Rock, Sarah Barthel Joins Local Natives

    April 15, 2017 8:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 The second afternoon of Coachella is always the moment the fest feels the most comfortable: the initial wave of excitement has died a bit, audience members are pacing themselves, and bands can let themselves get a little loose. This year's edit ...

  4. Here's a Sneak Peek of the 'Simpsons' Hip-Hop Special Starring Snoop Dogg, Common & RZA

    January 03, 2017 12:49 PM EST 0 0 0 On Jan. 15, actor/comedian Keegan-Michael Key will star in an hour-long Simpsons hip-hop special for the show's upcoming season premiere. Entering its 28th season, The Simpsons will feature a host of big-time rap stars , including  Snoop Dogg , ...

  5. RZA Weighs in on Kanye West Meeting Donald Trump

    December 15, 2016 1:33 PM EST Kanye West 's collaborators have been weighing in on the rapper's recent high-profile meeting with President Elect Donald Trump. The latest soundbite comes from Wu-Tang Clan architect the RZA .  "Trump is the president, you know what ...

  6. Snoop Dogg, RZA, Common to Guest on 'The Simpsons' Hip-Hop Episode

    December 14, 2016 8:33 PM EST 0 0 2 The Simpsons ' hour-long hip-hop episode just got even bigger with the announcement Snoop Dogg , RZA and Common will be featured guests.  When the season 28 opener was first announced in August, it was revealed that Empire star Taraji P. Henson ...

  7. RZA Dreads the Future of America's Criminal Justice System Under Donald Trump Presidency

    November 09, 2016 6:29 PM EST 0 0 0 After watching his preferred candidate Hillary Clinton get trounced by Donald Trump in Tuesdays' election, RZA paid a visit to Sway in the Morning and touched on the importance of retooling the flawed criminal prison system. After being arreste ...

  8. RZA Demonstrates Budget-Friendly, Music-Making Blocks at ROLI 'Art of Beatmaking' Session in Brooklyn

    November 04, 2016 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper/producer RZA and Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club host Angela Yee met in an Apple Store in Brooklyn on Thursday night for "The Art of Beatmaking" session with musical software company ROLI, which unveiled the new Lego-esque mus ...

  9. Azealia Banks Breaks Down While Discussing Russell Crowe Incident With 'Access Hollywood'

    October 28, 2016 3:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I'm just like really, really humiliated," an emotional Azealia Banks offered during an exclusive interview with  Access Hollywood , where she shared her version of events in the alleged Russell Crowe altercation . During an Oct. 15 p ...

  10. RZA on Azealia Banks & Russell Crowe Controversy: 'I Saw Her Behave as an Obnoxious Erratic Individual'

    October 20, 2016 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Days after Azealia Banks accused actor Russell Crowe of spitting on her, calling her the N-word and kicking her out of his Los Angeles party, Wu-Tang Clan 's RZA , who invited Banks to the get-together and was initially said to have signed the ...

  11. Azealia Banks Says She Signed with RZA, Regrets Endorsing Donald Trump

    October 12, 2016 6:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Azealia Banks is back online, she’s getting behind RZA , and she’s wheeling away from Donald Trump.  The Harlem hip-hop artist took to her Facebook page to share the news she’d signed with RZA, the Wu-Tang Clan rapper-turned-director who cast Banks ...

  12. RZA and Interpol's Paul Banks Discuss Collaborative Album, Hillary vs. Donald & More

    August 24, 2016 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tequila can make for strange bedfellows. After bonding over drinks at a New York club in 2011, Wu-Tang Clan maestro RZA , 47, and Interpol frontman Paul Banks, 38, eventually decided to take their relationship to the next level: the studio. As Banks ...

  13. RZA Co-Signs Hillary Clinton for President

    July 11, 2016 12:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following in the footsteps of his fellow Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah , RZA has put his stamp of approval on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.  After explaining how the world's view of America is based on the president ...

  14. RZA Teams Up With Atari to Compose New Album Inspired by Video Game Music: Exclusive

    June 23, 2016 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 RZA is adding another bullet point to his lengthy resume with a new partnership with Atari, Billboard can exclusively report. The Wu-Tang Clan rapper/producer, actor and video game fanatic will be recording an album chock-full of original tracks ins ...

  15. RZA Suggests Black Youth's Image 'Could Invoke A Fear' In Police Officers

    January 08, 2016 10:50 AM EST 0 0 0 RZA deposited a few cents on politics and police brutality for his full sit-down with  Bloomberg TV . After saying his piece on the one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album owner Martin Shkreli, the rap multi-hyphenate stirred some e-controversy following h ...

  16. RZA on Martin Shkreli Buying Exclusive Wu-Tang Album: 'He Bought It, He Can Do What He Wants'

    January 06, 2016 2:52 PM EST 0 0 0 During the teaser for his latest interview with Bloomberg TV,  Wu-Tang Clan guru  RZA  showed zero signs of ill will for the indicted drug executive Martin Shkreli, who purchased the one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for a ...

  17. Wu-Tang Clan Album Owner Martin Shkreli Wants to Bail Out Bobby Shmurda

    December 16, 2015 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Earlier this month, the Internet learned that loathed pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli copped Wu-Tang Clan 's one-of-one album  Once Upon a Time in Shaolin  for millions via online auction house Paddle8. Shkreli --  the Turing Pharmaceuticals ...

  18. Man Charged in Stabbings During Party at RZA's House

    November 09, 2015 5:49 PM EST 0 0 0 State police have made an arrest in the stabbings of two people that occurred during a party at the New Jersey home of rapper RZA . Thomas Norman is charged with aggravated assault and weapons counts. His bail was set at $120,000. It wasn't kno ...

  19. Wu-Tang Clan Was Investigated by FBI in Two 1999 Murders

    November 03, 2015 9:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Members of the Wu-Tang Clan were investigated for allegedly ordering two men's murders in 1999, according to recently released documents.  The allegations come from a federal trial of two Staten Island drug kingpins, brothers Anthony and Harvey ...

  20. Azealia Banks, Common & RZA Teaming for Musical Drama 'It Doesn't Have to Rhyme'

    May 26, 2015 8:28 PM EDT Several figures from the rap world, past and present, are teaming up for an inspirational music drama. Azealia Banks will star in It Doesn’t Have to Rhyme , which is being directed by rapper-turned-director RZA . Billboard Cover: Azealia Banks on ...

  21. You Might Be Dead Before Wu-Tang Clan's 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin' Comes Out

    March 02, 2015 9:55 PM EST 0 0 0 The Wu-Tang Clan 's secret one-of-a-kind, Cher - featuring album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin that's being sold to the highest bidder now has an auction going. But unless you're willing to dish out the dough, chances are you won't ...

  22. No, Skrillex Didn't Buy Wu-Tang's $5M 'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin' Album

    December 01, 2014 4:16 PM EST One of the year's great mysteries -- who will buy the Wu-Tang Clan's one-of-a-kind record? -- remains unsolved. Skrillex can afford a lot of nice things -- he made $15 million two years ago, according to Forbes -- from a nice home studio ...

  23. Wu-Tang Clan to Release 'A Better Tomorrow,' 20th Anniversary Record, with Warner Bros. Records

    October 03, 2014 1:48 PM EDT Wu-Tang Clan won't die this year. Warner Bros. Records will be the home of the Wu-Tang Clans 's forthcoming record A Better Tomorrow , Billboard has confirmed with the label. The record will be released on later this year -- still well w ...

  24. RZA & Raekwon End Beef Over Wu-Tang Clan's 'A Better Tomorrow' Album

    May 12, 2014 6:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 It looks as if RZA and Raekwon have reconciled. After going back and forth for the past month over the recording of their upcoming album, "A Better Tomorrow," "Raekwon scheduled to hit studio to complete verses for album," reads ...

  25. Dr Pepper Builds L.A. Recording Studio, to Release EPs feat. RZA, Dave Sitek and Hood Internet (Exclusive)

    May 05, 2014 12:30 PM EDT For several years now, brands like Converse , Red Bull and Sonos have established studio spaces where emerging and established artists could record and perform new music, free of the endorsement trappings one would initially associate with a br ...

  26. The Beef: RZA & Raekwon Bicker Over Wu-Tang Clan's 'A Better Tomorrow' Album

    April 22, 2014 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the past month, RZA and Raekwon have expressed their frustration against one another and on the Wu-Tang Clan's upcoming release, "A Better Tomorrow." The album is the group's first release since their 2007 "8 Diagrams,&qu ...

  27. RZA on His $5 Million Dollar Record: 'A Flower That's Unfolding' (Q&A)

    April 04, 2014 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 The concept of the one-off, unique recording is as old as the phonograph record itself -- before mass-production, every record was by necessity a unique performance. But there's no question that Wu-Tang Clan have turned the whole idea -- as wel ...

  28. Wu-Tang Clan Offered $5 Million for One-Of-a-Kind Album, Says RZA

    April 02, 2014 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wu-Tang Clan turned the concept of artist compensation on its ear last week with the announcement that they'll be manufacturing just one unique copy of their forthcoming LP, "The Wu — Once Upon a Time in Shaolin," and then auctioning ...

  29. Wu-Tang's One-Of-A-Kind Album Gets $5 Million Offer, Says RZA (Exclusive)

    April 02, 2014 12:18 PM EDT Wu-Tang Clan turned the concept of artist compensation on its ear last week with the announcement that they'll be manufacturing just one unique copy of their forthcoming LP, "The Wu — Once Upon a Time in Shaolin," and then auct ...

  30. Wu-Tang Clan to Release One Copy of Secret Double-Album

    March 26, 2014 3:32 PM EDT The Wu-Tang Clan have been busy trying to finish "A Better Tomorrow," the proper full-length follow-up to 2007's "8 Diagrams" that doubles as a 20th anniversary celebration. However, the veteran rap collective has also rev ...

  31. Wu-Tang Clan's 'Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    November 08, 2013 1:13 PM EST I didn't enter the Wu-Tang on November 9, 1993, the date that "36 Chambers" was released. I, like many others, discovered that they were nothing to fuck with years later -- specifically, 11 years later, when a friend gave me a 20 ...

  32. RZA On the Offensive Over Sampling Infringement Allegations

    March 01, 2013 3:45 PM EST 0 0 0 RZA, the acclaimed Wu Tang Clan member, record producer and budding filmmaker, is attempting a new offensive tack against those who accuse him of sampling theft. This week, he filed a lawsuit against JVC Kenwood Holdings, a multinational company who ...

  33. RZA On the Offensive Over Sampling Infringement Allegations

    February 28, 2013 2:32 PM EST RZA, the acclaimed Wu Tang Clan member, record producer and budding filmmaker, is attempting a new offensive tack against those who accuse him of sampling theft. This week, he filed a lawsuit against JVC Kenwood Holdings, a multinational company w ...

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  35. RZA Says Directing 'Iron Fists' Was His 'Most Challenging Job To Date'

    October 18, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 As for a full-blown Wu-Tang reunion, the rapper/producer says, "You just never know with us, man." The upcoming action-adventure film "The Man With The Iron Fists" not only allowed Wu-Tang Clan majordomo RZA to flex his muscles i ...

  36. Jack White Shares Secret Tracks, Joy of Vinyl at Grammy Museum

    August 13, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jack White brought an LP with him to his Q&A Friday afternoon at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Not the solo album "Blunderbuss" that he is touring in support of, but the Dead Weather's "Sea of Cowards." White set the ...

  37. Photos: Rev Run, RZA, DJ Khaled Talk Songwriting @ BMI 'How I Wrote That Song' Panel

    February 15, 2012 4:00 PM EST Rev Run, Joel Madden, Benjamin (Benji) Madden, RZA, Red One, DJ Khaled talk to an audience about their work at BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" panel the Key Club in West Hollywood. (Photo: David Livingston/WireImage) Some of music ...

  38. RZA Talks Headphone Line, Movie-Making, Wu-Tang's Future

    December 09, 2011 3:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The hip-hop world is currently flooded with high-end headphones, but personal audio's latest player ought to bring the ruckus. Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA debuted his first headphone line this week, Chambers by RZA, a collaboration with Swedish ...

  39. Ghostface Killah Sues Universal Music, Hits Back At 'Iron Man' Composer

    August 12, 2011 12:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 While Ghostface Killah makes a renewed effort to collect full royalties for his work as a member of the Wu-Tang Clan , he's fending off a lawsuit brought by a veteran Hollywood composer at the same time. Jack Urbont objects to the way the Ghost ...

  40. Kanye West Says He Had Considered Suicide

    October 19, 2010 10:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 K anye Wes t told an audience at a screening of his film, "Runaway," that he thought about killing himself, but now feels a responsibility to make a meaningful contribution to pop culture and art. Describing himself as a pop icon and " ...

  41. Kanye West Promises New Track Every Week Until Christmas

    August 23, 2010 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Although his fifth album is slated to drop Nov. 16, Kanye West is tirelessly working to give his fans some weekly fun through the holidays. The rapper announced on Twitter yesterday (Aug. 22) that he plans to release a new song "every weekend u ...

  42. RZA's 'Wu-Tang Vs. the Golden Phoenix' Movie Trailer Debuts

    June 29, 2010 1:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Fans of Kung Fu, this one's for you!" So begins the trailer for RZA's "Wu-Tang Vs. the Golden Phoenix," the Wu-Tang Clan mastermind's directorial debut. Video: RZA's "Wu-Tang Vs. the Golden Phoenix" ...

  43. Kanye West Taps Q-Tip, RZA, Pete Rock For New Album

    April 06, 2010 11:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West is ensconced in his Diamond Head, Hawaii home and recording studio, putting the final touches on his forthcoming album with guest rappers like Q-Tip, RZA and Pete Rock, numerous reports have confirmed. A source close to the project -- whi ...

  44. Black Keys Becoming 'Brothers' This May

    March 02, 2010 3:18 PM EST 0 0 0 The members of Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys may not be blood related, but the title of their upcoming album reflects their deep bond. Due May 18 on Nonesuch, "Brothers" is the Black Keys' sixth studio record and was large ...

  45. RZA Returns To The 'Chamber'

    June 25, 2009 9:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 RZA says "Chamber Music" is NOT a new Wu-Tang Clan album -- but it's pretty close. "This is not a Wu-Tang Clan album, but this definitely feels Wu-Tang Clan inspired," explains the hip-hop impresario, who executive produced ...

  46. Billboard Underground: Stone Mecca

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After several months acting as backing band for superstar musicians, nine-piece Stone Mecca is ready to stand out on its own. After several months acting as backing band for superstar musicians, nine-piece Stone Mecca is ready to stand out on its ow ...

  47. Summer's Hip

    June 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cent lost last year's much-hyped first-week sales battle with Kanye West, but he's back in the ring this week with a new G-Unit album, "Terminate on Sight." 50 Cent lost last year's much-hyped first-week sales battle with ...

  48. RZA Forms New Group Achozen, Launches WuChess Site

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA, System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian, Kinetic 9 (aka Beretta 9 from Killarmy) and up-and-coming Chicago rapper Reverend William Burke have formed the new group Achozen. Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA, System of a Down bassist ...

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