RZA discusses moving beyond money and making music strictly for the sake of artistic expression. Freed from thoughts of financial compensation, he explains the ease of working with John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on personal projects and freely contributing to the BlakRoc album. We just make music. I’ve made 100 songs this year, and … Read more
Producer RZA discusses sampling and the decision to move towards live instrumentation on Wu-Tang’s upcoming album entitled Chamber Music, which drops June 30, 2009.
Producer’s Edge Magazine is serving up free for all copies of the online version of their magazine. Issue 3 features articles on mastering, the classic Akai S-950 sampler, synth design, along with interviews from Pete Rock, Just Blaze, and RZA. View Producer’s Edge Magazine free online.
Wu-Tang architect The RZA gives an in studio interview and, among other things, explains the meaning of "Bong Bong."
An interview with the RZA leaves us with tales of girls, drinking, smoking, and turning the recording studio into a big party. He also touches on reasons for a lack of samples on the latest album, the current climate of sampling in the music business, and a wild story about being sued for "Soul Controller" … Read more
To celebrate his latest release entitled Digi Snacks, The RZA and Koch Records are holding a remix contest for his single "Drama". The winning entry will receive $500, a 1 year subscription to Remix Magazine, and the chance to be included in a forthcoming digital release by RZS as Bobby Digital. Head on over to … Read more
A little off topic… Rocka Iriscience of Dilated Peoples gives us the first glimpse of RZA’s WuChess.com, which is now open for business. Looks pretty interesting although truthfully I could do without the pieces in the shape of Wu symbols. However, it might be time to dust off my copy of CT-ART 3.0 and get … Read more
Wu-Tang’s RZA about his sound and approaching the sampler from the point of view of a musical instrument. He tells the story of Roland making house calls to fix the MV-8000 and importance of staying true to your personality, while panel members touch on keeping an open mind when exploring music.
To promote the release of 8 Diagrams, Guitar Center will offer for sale 8 Roland MV-8800’s customized by Bruce Forat. In addition to owning a one of a kind production workstation, all eight owners will have to opportunity to attend an intimate beatmaking class with Rza himself. Each Forat/Rza customized MV-8800 will feature one of … Read more
Looks like 8 Diagrams is receiving a damn good promo push, even receiving the cover of the latest issue of Remix Magazine. It’s pretty interesting the hear RZA talk about the importance of EQ and layering rather than having everything on beat and in the correct key. Check the Remix RZA/Wu-Tang Interview