TOP 5 DEAD OR ALIVE: RZA
Published Thursday, January 22, 2009 10:00 AM
By Alvin “Aqua” Blanco
Beside a knack for freaking ridiculous beats, if RZA possesses anything itâ€™s resounding confidence. Still, when certain Wu-Tang Clan members (ahemâ€¦Raekwon) went rogue and publicly disparaged The Abbotâ€™s beats selections for 2007’s 8 Diagrams, you couldnâ€™t help but wonder if it shook his self-belief.
However, â€œIt didnâ€™t f**k up my confidence but it f**ked up my heart,â€ says RZA.
Well love must conquer all because when we spoke to the RZA he was on the road with the entire Wu-Tang Clan and he assured any issues were resolved. Besides touring with his band of brothers, RZA is promoting the second season of the anime series Afro-Samurai, which he again scored. The show’s soundtrack, RZA Presents…Afro-Samurai: Resurrection includes appearances from the likes of Ghostface (â€œWharâ€), Rah Digga (â€œB***h Gonna Get Yaâ€), Kool G Rap (â€œYou Already Knowâ€) and even Sly Stone on â€œBlood Thicker Than Mud (Family Affair).â€
Family must have been on RZA mind when we asked for his Top 5 Dead or Alive. Initially he tried to include a gang of his Wu brethren but we did him a favor and consolidated them into one entry, while he dropped nice insight on the rest of his picks. Bong.
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