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GZA explores the universe

In the mid-1970s, Gary Grice and his cousin Robert — ages 11 and 8, respectively — traveled for hours by ferry, train, and bus from Staten Island to the Bronx.
Sounds of Science
By PHILIP EIL  |  December 07, 2012
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Review: The Man With the Iron Fists

RZA's debut feature isn't just a kung-fu film, it's an abstract collection of everything he loves about the genre, from flat-voice acting to gruesome decapitations.

By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  November 09, 2012
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You must think first... before you movie

It's a snowy night in late 2006, and Hostel director Eli Roth is stranded at Logan Airport with RZA. The two are bound for Los Angeles, on their way home from hanging with Quentin Tarantino in Iceland.
RZA and Roth: Behind The Man with the Iron Fists
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 02, 2012
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Nas rocks the bells

Six months ago my teenage cousins told me they'd been listening to Big Pun. And Nas, and Ghostface, and every other artist who inspires regular road rage in male rap fans between the ages of 28 and 35.
The rapper fronts the tour that erased lines between commercial and underground, white and black, alternative and trendy
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 09, 2011
Pics from Wu-Tang at the Wilbur (Second Show Next Monday)

Pics from Wu-Tang at the Wilbur (Second Show Next Monday)


Wu-Tang, while always good for an unexpected turn or two, did something absolutely unprecedented at their Boston show last week: they showed up on time....
By Chris Faraone  |  December 29, 2010
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Interview: U-God

Getting a mouthful of the Wu-Tang Clan
Getting a mouthful of the Wu-Tang Clan
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 17, 2010


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Review: The Next Three Days

More gripping and less pretentious than Crash (2004), Paul Haggis's remake of Fred Cavayé's Pour elle (2008) remains an implausible exercise in contrivance and bogus irony.
Surprisingly instructive for those wishing to help break someone out of jail some day
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 19, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Soundgarden's platinum shenanigans

Platinum shenanigans
Plus more music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 01, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Tiffany and Debbie Gibson's snakes 'n' gators

"2010 could end up being the year of EL DEBARGE ," says mtv.com. Wait! I know I make shit up all the time, but they actually said that.
Plus El DeBarge's year, Chris Brown's tears, and Justin Bieber's heart
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 09, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Tiffany and Debbie Gibson's snakes 'n' gators

"2010 could end up being the year of EL DEBARGE ," says mtv.com. Wait! I know I make shit up all the time, but they actually said that.
Plus El DeBarge's year, Chris Brown's tears, and Justin Bieber's heart
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 09, 2010
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Mathematics | Return Of The Wu & Friends

As chairman, muse, and beatmaker for the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA casts a shadow big enough to shade all but a few marquee members of his extended family.
Gold Dust Media (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 05, 2010


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Come clean

Jeru the Damaja vocalized underground agony before RZA declared that R&B stands for "rap and bullshit," before Dead Prez blasted "monotonous material," and way before Immortal Technique announced that he would soil a Def Jam development deal.
Jeru the Damaja doesn't hate pop after all
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 22, 2009
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Review: Afro Samurai

Afro Samurai , which is based on the anime of the same title, follows Afro on his quest to find the Number Two headband.
Beautiful bloodbath
By MADDY MYERS  |  February 17, 2009
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Rebirth of a prince

I recently took the Greyhound to Montreal for a RZA concert.
Digging RZA in 36 steps
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 19, 2008
Faraone in Montreal, Day 4: Swinging Like Tarzan

Faraone in Montreal, Day 4: Swinging Like Tarzan


[While the rest of the staff is busy duncecapping-and-kazooing its way through the usual July 4 activities, Phoenix rap critic Chris Faraone has left the...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 04, 2008
RZA, Fletcher and WTF

RZA, Fletcher and WTF


We talk to the RZA (yes, THE RZA), Fletcher drops off the Pop Trash and we check the WTF Line, which is still (781) 595-1017....
By Charlie  |  June 25, 2008


The RZA Unedited

The RZA Unedited


 We talked to The RZA this morning. Here's the unedited version of the interview.
By Charlie  |  June 25, 2008