The RZA Wants To Bring The Ruckus In New Movie ‘Brick Mansions’
Entertainment. Hip-hop started in New York, right? I was a break-dancer. You take a cardboard box, you put it on the street corner, and you start dancing. First it was a sweep, then shuffle, until motherfuckers started spinning on their heads. It became a world sensation. Well, parkour is very similar. It’s a French martial art that David Belle and his friends sparked off in France, jumping off from roofs and fences and doing all these crazy wild stunts. These guys are doing shit themselves. This movie is doing this.
It reminds it of hip-hop a lot; it's so street. That’s parkour. They took it to a level of art and martial arts that’s fucking crazy. I think it’s going to grow to be a worldwide sensation, so I’m happy to be a part of this film. I’m not big on jumping off roofs, [laughs] but it's something magical; these kids can really do it. David Belle does a scene where he comes out of a ceiling and disarms me; he did it in two takes. Only reason why it took two takes was because they needed to get another camera angle. We get to see Paul Walker do what he do, that smile, driving cars, kicking ass on screen and you get to see The RZA come back and bring the ruckus.