Where is RZA?

Every week I run a poll on my own site to determine important issues such as which race of women is the sluttiest (white), which of the world’s dominant religions is the worst (Islam, natch), and which one of Prince’s albums is the best.

A couple of weeks ago, I ran a poll to determine who was the best producer in hip-hop right now. Your choices included Dr. Dre, DJ Premier, Just Blaze, Kanye West, and Timbaland. Dre and Primo battled it out for number one (Dre one by a few votes), while Just Blaze managed to edge out Kanye West and Timbaland, whose supposedly not producing any more rap records.

Of course after I posted the results, lots of people had their own opinions. The question of whether or not Dre even “produces” his own beats, which I think is a fairly valid issue to raise, but also the topic for another, separate discussion. And proving that there will likely still be Wu-Tang stans (and cockroaches) around after the apocalypse, someone had to wonder where was the RZA.

To be sure, Wu-Tang is still somewhat of a force in hip-hop, even ten years after their collective peak. Ghostface Killah’s Fishscale, underwhelming though it may be, is arguably the year’s best rap album, even if no one bought it. And they can still bring out thousands upon thousands of cracka-ass crackas to whatever this Rock the Bells Festival is[1].

The RZA though? Possibly not so much. I mean, where the fuck is the guy? I understand he’s been consumed in recent years with his work doing film scores, but has anybody actually heard a film score from this guy since the days of Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (which was admittedly rather brilliant). As I recall there weren’t too many original RZA pieces on the Kill Bill soundtrack, which has been a while ago anyway.

None of the tracks leaked from Method Man’s destined to be lackluster 4/21: The Day After have been produced by the RZA, which would lead me to believe that there either aren’t very many RZA tracks on that album, or that Def Jam doesn’t deem them worthy of being played on the radio and/or streamed over the Internets. Then again, we should know better than to expect too much from Mr. Mef by now[2].

The album we should be looking forward to is Raekwon’s forthcoming (or is it?) Cuban Linx II. Even though it’s being billed as a Raekwon solo joint, word on the mean streets of the Internets is that it’s primarily composed of tracks the RZA put together for an ill-fated Wu-Tang group originally slated for some time last year. Granted, the last Wu-Tang album kinda sucked (that Uzi song kicked ass though), but this time out RZA’s got something to prove.

In an age in which hip-hop is approaching a commercial (and arguably creative) nadir unimaginable as recently as a couple of years ago, it would seem as good a time as any for the RZA to reassert himself as one of the top producers in hip-hop.

[1] It looks cool. Too bad it’s in California.

[2] Crap, I hope he doesn’t read this!

  • wtt@

    man who cares he’s been washed up for years.

  • Belize

    BETTA BELIZE IM 1ST

  • Belize

    DAMN…I BELIZE IM 2ND

  • http://www.ohword.com Sach

    State of Grace was a monster…even if no one played it.

    If the Wu drops an album in the woods and everyone’s too busy bumping Young Joc, does it make a noise?

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Iron Flag was pretty good. I had the tape, so side one was awesome but side 2 was just kinda weird.

    I love the Wu, dammit.

    Anyway, you must’ve gotten some myspace action from a sympathetic girl that read your Tuesday post cuz this is the happiest post all week.

    UNO!

  • Belize

    yup state of grace was ill as shit…i like the new mef cuts though..hopefully he can pull off a tical

  • http://rockthedub.blogspot.com khal

    i think cuban linx II is in the same vein as the purple tape… rae with much help from gza and inspecta deck this time, instead of ghostface… at least that’s what they said in SCRATCH

  • Belize

    IRON FLAG WAS COOL, but they just aint been the same after that double album…

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Wu-Tang Forever woulda been great if they had the whole first cd along with For Heaven’s Sake. Disc 2, again, was weird. I didn’t even bother with The W.. I was mad at rap from like ’99-’01 (not nearly as mad as I am now tho’), so I skipped a bunch of stuff.

  • Belize

    Naw son…99-01 had some bangers..that was the defjam era

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    I see that now, but I was definitely a Bad Boy head (still am with the old stuff-I won’t even front, Harlem World was dope all the way thru)—now the label is wacker than YNs editorials) and I’m too emo for all that drug’n'gun shit.. However, I can appreciate what Jay & X did, and I liked Chronic 2001 & Eminem’s stuff.

    You know what it was? The production sucked. It was the height of the Mannie Fresh/Swizz Beatz synth shit and I hated how keyboard-y fake everything sounded.

  • Sarutama

    “(Dre one by a few votes)”

    Dre WON by a few votes.

    Spell check people, its not that difficult.

  • Incilin

    How can you say RZA isn’t producing at all on 4:21? “Presidential MC” is produced by RZA and has him rapping on it. Not to mention that it was featured on this very website.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >Spell check people, its not that difficult.

    Not to ruin your moment in the sun, but a spell check wouldn’t have picked that up.

    Still, it’s impressive that you could pick that out. It’s definitely not true what people have been saying about you.

  • Belize

    true but money cash hoes was the jam..and so was 400 degreez..they just plaid out there beats too much…thats y DMX album aint too good..same ol fukin swizz beats

  • Sarutama

    First point well taken. I’m a jackass

    Secondly, I’m sorry, but I look at this the same way I look at anchormen who stumble over their words. Much like there’s no excuse for that as their only job is to READ OUT LOUD, there’s no excuse for someone who gets paid (I’m assuming) to write to fuck up like that.

    Step your game up, as the kids like to say.

    I feel oddly compelled to call you a “Faggit ass nigga” but I will control myself.

  • Meka Soul

    i started going underground after wu-tang forever… then i realized that non-phixion & cage sucked just as much balls as [heroin spokesman] bg & ma$e.

    “24 hours to live” was my shit, though.

    & i still have my copy of “money, power, respect.”

  • Belize

    ^HAAAAAAAA

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  • Belize

    hell yeah..as commercial as mase was a the time, his first album was arguably a classic (i wasnt fellin the 1st single though)…that song wit him and busta plus the joint wit X were nasty.

  • Belize

    who is that quoting ass nigga^

  • Meka Soul

    “niggas done started something” = nails.

    don’t get me started on “if you think i’m jiggy.”

  • Belize

    naw that was the lox 1st cut..im takin bout that cut they did in vegas where mase was wearin the donjuan green suit

  • Belize

    Niggaz Wanna Act WAS THE CUT!

  • Belize

    SO WAS “PLAYAZ WAY” WIT 8BALL…DAMN I CANT BELIEVE WE TAKIN ABOUT PASTOR/RAPIN/ACTIN MASE

  • I Fux

    Hey the RZA was in the movie Derailed and might I say he was brilliant

  • pop a poppa

    Bol… again with the crackas?

    Ice Cube’s Laugh Now, Cry Later is
    definitely the best album of the year
    so far in my opinion.

    i was surprised to see that Kanye
    didn’t fare better in that little poll
    on your website.

    i bet The RZA has like 1,000 beats
    just stashed away ready to be used.
    its just a matter of when he wants to
    unload them on everyone.

    i still think Wu-Tang should get back
    together cuz their influence is always
    greater when they are all on one album
    instead of splintering off into all of
    these solo albums that they do.
    just think if the Wu never put out any
    solo albums and just stuck to being
    together as a unit.
    there could have potentially been an
    album that consisted of Liquid Swords,
    Tical, Ironman, and Cuban Linx all in
    one tight package.
    you thought 36 chambers was a classic?
    imagine an album the solo shit put
    together.

    also the Wu began to lose steam after
    all of the solo shit came out.
    much like the Lox, the public would
    really rather hear them all together
    instead of staggering solo albums.
    it seems that once you break up the
    group fans start to lose interest.
    i think if the Wu would’ve stuck
    together all this time they would
    still be the highest-selling act in
    hip-hop.

  • Belize

    ICE CUBE ALBUM IS BANGIN!

  • Meka Soul

    i can’t believe ma$e came up like that. it’s hard to believe corky from “life goes on” would go platinum.

    jadakiss is lucky. after seeing him, styles & sheek shuckin’-'n-jivin’ in shiny overalls in the “feels so good” mess, i’d never thought they’d sell records again.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Ma$e’s album was dope. Only the grimiest of the grimy hated on Puff back then, so don’t even front on Bad Boy from like 94-98.

    I didn’t buy the Lox’s album, and I actually own Double Up. I just wasn’t into it. “Money Power Respect” was dope tho’.. X stole that shit “Moms at home prayin’ that you comin’ home but you not/cuz you sittin’ up in my trunk startin’ to rot” That’s fuckin’ nails or whatever right there.

    The only track I don’t like is the one where Ma$e is talking about girls who won’t give up the na-na. That track is wack and Betha is extra sleepy on it.

    As for the shiny suit song, that was “Feels So Good”–it’s poppy, but Ma$e spit the pop shit at a high level.

    Sorry guys, this is the Bad Boy Stan hitting on all cylinders.

  • I Fux

    Pop a Poppa ^ nice thought but it wouldnt have worked that way, as you and I well know people have creative differences and are forced to acquiesce there ideas in order to fit the sum of the parts, so maybe a song like Fish or Verbal intercourse wouldnt have been made

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Back to the lecture at hand…

    36 Chambers was the fuckin’ shit. “Method Man” & “Da Mystery of Chessboxin” will never, ever get old, and don’t even get me started on “Wu Tang Clan Ain’t Nothin’ To Fuck Wit’”

  • Meka Soul

    *secretly bumps “feels so good” in car, right after “pumps in a bump”*

  • Meka Soul

    i bought c[r]appadonna’s “the pillage.” twice.

    enough said.

  • I Fux

    Fuck Diddy he is shit, he killed Pac,Biggie,Shyne,The Lox,Mase,Mark Curry,G Dep(Child of the Ghetto=nails or whatever) and subsequently Hip Hop

  • Belize

    Lox’s first album is actually really good..i suggest u give it a try…its better than any J-Hood mixtape (tales from the hood..in stores 3006!)

  • e

    Fishscale is a good album, hopefully Cuban Linx 2 will be a classic, Rza probably has tons of great beats laying around but he doesn’t want to waste them on current rappers that are out now. I doubt Wu Tang will reunite though since there are probably too many egos now that they have been successful individualy

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Wow.. Cappadonna goes out of his way to avoid rhyming..

    Not so much the “Pumps..” but I have no problem singing along with Harlem World.

    I Fux– I understand people hate Puff, but looking back on everything, can you really say he’s the villain? The music he oversaw is timeless, and people are STILL biting the bad boy formula of “money hoes & clothes” ten years later.

    The Bad Boy sound was more organic, and at the time, Fresh & New. The putrid noise eminating from Down South is what’s killing hip-hop, Not Sean Combs.

    *this message brought to you by Diddy Stands United–uh huh, yeah*

  • Belize

    Back to the wu..i think they need a makover, as in new blood..they should help out shyhiem since he’s still young and probably they only outsider that spits that wu-shit

  • Meka Soul

    oh shit rey, before i forget…

    i just seen that jibbs hot mess of a song.

    i see why you’re pissed.

  • Belize

    Really fuk puffy…he locked up a real Belizean, so fuk that nigga..plus we all know that D.Dot and easy mo bee is the real reason bad boy was soo hot

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    I might buy the first Lox album just to round out the Bad Boy collection.. Altho’ to be honest I wasn’t feeling them for a while–I dig their solo stuff more (nullus) than the group stuff. I absolutely refuse to buy “We Are The Streets”–They’d have to slap Young Joc AND Jibbs in the face on live TV to get me to wanna support them THAT bad. (i just couldn’t get into the Ruff Ryders stuff)

  • I Fux

    The Pillage had Milk the Cow, Young Heart,Slang Editorial that shit went Plat homie

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Definitely Moe Bee & The Hitmen made the bad boy sound, but every report from people that work with Puff saw how much of a control freak he was. He had to have had some kinda positive input or else BIG wouldn’t have messed with the dude.

    Meka– See? See why I wanna drop him in a cesspool?? Ratty ass little nigga. (and I NEVER use the ‘n’ word, hip-hop context or not–it’s ok tho’, I’m puerto rican)

  • Belize

    We are the streets was cool…i think they had too much swizz cheese on that meal though

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    ^^^^sarcasm, ya’ll.

  • I Fux

    Busta Rhymes>Rza>Xzibit>Method Man as far as rappers acting…. Higher Learning Busta is Hilarious and Shaft Busta is once again great, on a side note Cam’ron was hella funny in Paid in Full but I think we can File that in the unintentional comedy folder

  • Meka Soul

    in all honesty, none of the lox/d-block/shiny suit men can really make a good album. i get tired of their antics after the 7th song.that said:

    “money, power, respect,” “the heist,” “fuck you,” “recognize,” “ride or die, bitch,” “we gonna make it,” “non of y’all betta,” “knock yourself out,” “my life,” “kiss yo ass goodbye” and a couple mixtape songs i can’t remember = nails.

  • eauhellzgnaw

    Where is RZA? He’s dropping lame albums with dirty Eurotrash and throwaway beats and scoring that Afro Samurai anime cartoon.

    I don’t see how the Wu MCs don’t see that without RZA’s beats/direction, their albums will be mediocre. The lone exception is Ghost, who has a fantastic ear for soulful beats. I’m sure that a lot of this is RZA’s fault for being too busy dabbling in acting and film scores, but the MCs are also to blame. They probably want to prove that they can do it without RZA (they can’t).

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    “We Gon’ Make It” was fuckin’ ridiculous.. “You niggas keep talkin’ while I’m doin’ it well/Jadakiss motherfuckas Ima see you in hell”–That shit was great.

  • Belize

    what was the name of that song on Vol. 1…kiss of death i think…were he ate up pufff…that shit was pure ether

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Also, in case anyone’s curious, my birthday is Saturday. (yeah, i know–nobody is, but it needed to be said)

  • Belize

    HAPPY FUK B-DAY…NOW STOP UR BITCHIN

  • Belize

    no some real u better get some pum-pum unless u wann have a bol-type b-day

  • 5 STAR X-E-Q-SHUN

    Wu-tang should get back 2getha & drop anotha classic(36 chambers).
    R.I.P. ODB

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Heh, I definitely plan on that.

    (the pum-pum, not whatever Bol does)

  • Meka Soul

    favorite lox line of all time:

    [jadakiss]
    “Might find your man dead in the ocean
    [Styles P]
    He be aight though
    [Jada]
    You know dead rappers get better promotion.”

    in-fucking-sane.

  • Belize

    REY GO TO http://www.smashitsusa.com…U CAN LISTEN TO THE 1ST LOX ALBUM 4 FREE….i suggest u give ‘lost and found” from will smith a try..i wouldnt buy it but i just listened to it and suprisingly its better than X’s new album

  • Belize

    naw jada’s verse on that biggie song is ill

  • Belize

    One Mississippi – you can’t get with me
    Two Mississippi – you never gon’ hit me
    Three Mississippi – can’t no bitch trick me
    Four Mississippi – won’t no dog sick me
    Five Mississippi – we in Mississippi
    Twenty deep in the block
    Real niggas rock with me
    Blazing, reving in the black 9-11
    Lox out of sight like Michael Knight and Kevin
    Living dead
    Hoes giving head to the Feds
    Catch him with the calico
    Light him up in bed

  • The Originator

    Who Gives a Fuck about RZA!!!!!!!

  • e

    Oh and props bol on not making another post on xtina, kelis, and nelly furtado or making a refrences to the gin blossoms

  • Belize

    I’m a scorer, shorty love the whole aura/
    Pussy wasn’t all that, that’s why I never called her

  • thoreauly77

    birth of a prince had some moments of pure krispy kreme (no bol), like “grits” and “tai chi”. but that was like two years ago so i guess the question is relevant enough. by the way that new presidential mcs bullshit by meth and company is fucking boring.

  • thoreauly77

    hey, wheres “the rapist”? or is is pronounced “therapist”?

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    “Top 5 dead or alive and that’s just off one LP”

    Where the fuck is the transient??

  • Meka Soul

    i don’t believe jadakiss’ “tio 5″ line, especially after the shit sammiches he’s done ["jada's got a gun?" "kiss is spittin'? {aka "regulate 2k2"}?], not to mention all those times he hopped on a future no-name artist’s track [yummy? isyss? teedra moses?

  • Meka Soul

    and i’m not gonna even start on that paris hilton bullshit.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    C’mon now.. BIG went on some Jabroni’s tracks too.. Everyone does that. Sheeit, Eminem did stuff with The Mad Rapper.. Name a rapper and I’ll come up with their “WTF??” Collabos or Concepts.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    I’ve never heard that Paris one.

  • Meka Soul

    ^^^ you don’t want to.

    hip-hop trivia: that eminem/mad rapper song? produced by kanye west.

    yes, mr. west was the mad rapper’s weed carrier.

  • Belize

    that song was ill though..eminem had one his best/funniest ryhmes on there

  • Belize

    JADA is definately not top 5 after them two mediocre cd’s

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Are you serious? I knew Kanye (i’m still a huge kanye fan, internets be dammed!) ghost-produced for D-Dot but I didn’t know he did that one. I liked that beat.

    What other D-Dot beats did The Louis Vuitton Don (awful nickname, I gotta admit) do?

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Hell yeah, “Fuck snitches, what? I’m gay cuz I hate bitches?…I just dropped a pill mom DON’T VACUUM!!”

    That song is awesome.

  • Belize

    id put styles b4 jada anyday

  • Belize

    Streets is like your girl, treat it like your wife
    You can flirt around with drugs, but don’t hit the pipe
    You can mess around with guns but death ain’t right
    Hold your breath, next step, cause life ain’t right
    If you with the wrong cats then your cyph ain’t tight
    Stylez hit the darkside, show them the light
    Life ended to the ice that freezes m.c.’s
    Friend of the flame, burn ‘em in one game
    Tell oxygen he ain’t hoppin in
    He a little time nigga, I ain’t thinking of stoppin him
    Catch up first, you stretch up worse than them
    Been experts and done less work than them
    With no album, we net worth more than them
    These cats didn’t think that the Lox could do it
    Got a hundred different styles that will guide you through it
    I’m the ghost of this shit, I provide you fluid
    —AND THIS IS JUST FROM M.P.R

  • Meka Soul

    i don’t remember too much [i gotta dig that album out], but i know he did that one w/eminem, “ghetto” with raekwon & carl thomas [favorite song]… i’d say he gets co-producing credit on 1/2 the album.

  • Meka Soul

    it’s funny how this blog just kevin baconed from the rza to c[abbie]appadonna to jadakiss to eminem to the mad rapper.

  • Fernando

    A few simple truths….RZA is dope. WU fell the fuck off. DMX is clinically insane. Bad Boy was never that tight, but there were about 4 good albums that came out (2 by Biggie) Swizz Beats and Just Blaze should never be mentioned in the same breath as Primo, Timbo, or Dre (even if he dont do his own shit. There are too few celebrity sex tapes coming out. Thats all.

  • Belize

    ^just blaze is ill boyyyyeeeee

  • DJ N-Credible

    YOU CATS ARE FUNNY

  • Belize

    WELCOME BACK DJ-UNIQUE NAME

  • the dough

    That RZA song with Doom on Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture sucked, how could they screw up that collabo? Also, Jada definitely killed it on “Last Days”.

  • http://what? YES

    kanye west is a terrible ignorant fuck.
    anyone read that interview with his old co-producer in the review section of XXL, dont remember which issue it was.

    as for RZA, we should all remember State Of Grace. that beat truly is a monster. best of 2005 for sure.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Just Blaze is better than Timbaland. I’m not going by “hits” or “charts”, I just mean the quality of his beats, or if you want, the number of misses (the one on KING was pretty lame) he has compared to the number of misses Timbo has (many.

  • Belize

    ^TRU DAT

  • http://UG-RS.com Tyler

    Bol, What up Bossy? U rockin’ ‘dat thong 2 day?

    RZA should stick wit’ the Wu as well as team up wit’ Dre on his album and Nas on his album 4 two classic jump offs then go back into hiding cause the game would eat his style alive right now. . I like his stuff but I am into weird shit like Massive Attack and Tricky so I think he would have a hard time really getting his swirve on in the game the way it is so he has done good 2 stay in his lane ya’ dig. Good post dude. It’s still pumpin at: http://www.myspace.com/marcusorealiusmusic
    http://www.myspace.com/marcmaysrockandrollthug

  • http://UG-RS.com Tyler

    And true ‘dat up above^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ “TimbaFake” shouldn’t be mention wit the rest of the big dawgs nor should “Just Booty” 4 real. . They both are way over rated and I can’t understand why. Oh yea’. . . cause they both work with the New York black jesus, “Jay Z” ‘dats why. Duh.

  • gluvnast

    “where’s RZA?”

    making bigger dollars doing musical scores….he moved to the ‘other level’

    whether you like it or not…his legacy is already branded, whut else does he have to prove???

  • CobraCommander

    Does anyone know who did the beats on the 2nd Killarmy album? That shit was tight but mad slept on..

  • CobraCommander

    Oh yeah & co sign, the RZA is Aslan to all these motherfuckers

  • New York Nigga

    pop a poppa Says:

    August 10th, 2006 at 2:14 pm
    Bol… again with the crackas?

    Ice Cube’s Laugh Now, Cry Later is
    definitely the best album of the year
    so far in my opinion.

    LOL u got 2 be kiddin me that cd suked azz u can listen to mr. are we their yet man tha best album of da year waz Busta rimmes big bang and that comin from a NY nigga

  • Omar

    If Jada got popped today, he wouldn’t even make the list of top 5 dead MC’s, forget that dead or alive nonsense

  • http://www.wutangcorp.com wubanga99

    NO WAY…a lot of these producers are hot…really hot, but a true hip-hop head…and im not just talking a WU Head…but a true b-boy would know that RZA started and paved the way for “creative” production (beatz). The WU hit it big in 93′ and they did it hard…until 98. But they still hung around and pumped out some sick shit for years after. RZA, as busy as he is…honestly still puts out some of the most creative, heavy, mean-ass, blood boiling beats that the game has ever seen. Just look at his resume. Just look at the list of classics he has. They may not be “Nuttin to Fuck with” anymore…but they still here nigga. Making real-ass hip hop for the people that know how to feel it.

    Remember…”The dumb…are mostly intrieged by the drum!” Wu Tang Forever…

    One.

  • Face Phoenix

    First of all the WU’s Glory Days are WAY behind them (Hey It was a Hell of A Run). RZA was the Man in the 90′s and then he seemingly disappeared off the production boards Around Cappadonna’s “The Pillage”, Showing up with maybe a jewel here and there but nothing like his classics. Ghostface’s Album was a surprise due to using producers like MF Doom and was actually better than 99% of the releases this Year.(Esp. Rick Ross and Pharrell)As far as saying Meth is Lackluster you’re crazy Tical 0 was better than alot of the crap that came out that year. Raekwon, Raekwon, Raekwon . . . Raekwon hasn’t been hot since 95 (circa Cuban Linx or maybe since “It’s Not A Game” with the American Cream Team)not that he doesn’t have the skills it’s just the production on his last two releases was sub par. but back to RZA, Bol you sound like a Crabby Old Man holding on to “The Good Ol’ Days” The Wu made history in 1994 but the Wu and RZA are over. RZA has gone Hollywood just like so many other Rappers I can accept it, they did they thing but sometimes you got to know when to step aside, Move on to a new challenge and let the next generation shine and not look like diana ross trying to be young when you damn well know your time is up. The Sugar Hill Gang had their time, The Juice Crew had their time, The Hit Squad had their Time, Death Row and Bad Boy had their Time, Rocafella is damn near at it’s End and Wu tang had their time. And with each Thanks for the memories. No Dynasty lasts forever.

  • Mr.Me

    Bol, you Strawberry Frosted Pop Tart, where the hell was J.D. on ya poll? You act like the man aint a hip-hop producer (remember he produced for the Killa Bees Swarm album an he basically runs hip-hop-rap radio). Mannie Fresh could be on that poll also.

    As for Rza, I been sayin that the Wu (wit Rza’a production at the forefront) are the ones who can bring NY back. RZA plottin on the low for a Wu Tang comeback. He needs to bring them raw Wu Tang soulful/gritty beats that Kanye an 36 got famous off of.

    Bol, I bet you tip toe through the tulips wit ya Ipod earphones on listenin to “Little Red Corvette” after work you flaming mo. You be puttin out too much “colorful” info for heterolsexual minds to comprehend.

  • Whut? Thee Comment

    RZA is producing the score for a manga-influenced cartoon about a black samurai who is voiced by Samuel L Jackson. Can’t remember what it’s called though…

  • Ruckus

    Bol….what the fuck, playboy?
    Bossy, nigga?!
    Bossy is a bitch song, made by a bitch, specifically for a particular type of bitch.
    No grown, self-respecting, heterosexual man bumps that bull sh*t!
    i.e. Bol is a faggit.

  • Boner Jams 03

    I was pretty sure that kanye produced the carl thomas, raekwon and madd rapper track “ghetto” not the eminem and mad rapper..but i might be wrong…aand rey scarface never got on a track with anyone wack..NEVER

  • Boner Jams 03

    And Bol about your greates producer list…how could u leave off j-dilla?…don’t make me out to be some “i’m just sayin that cuz he’s deceased” type..but if u look at his body of work…he could be considered the best producer ever..

  • Boner Jams 03

    But on a note that has absolutely nothing to do with this blog…what the fuck is up with maurice clarett??? that nigga has LOST it

  • me

    bol sux balls

  • LONZO

    Does ur chain hang low???…….Get the fuck outa here with that shit faggit ass HipPopTart ass nigga. Fuck 2006 hip hop except Ghostface. Hope 4th quarter 06 is way better!

  • jonjon-23

    Yawwwwn….

  • jonjon-23

    Yawwwwn.

  • allnice

    The RZA can’t do all the tracks for ever Wu member cause he is just one dude. He can only bang out so many ill tracks and he doesn’t have a bunch of handlers like Dre and Timbo does. Also, Kanye straight bit the fuck outta his style so hard that he had to rework his beatmaking strategy so people wouldn’t say that he is the one biting (since Kanye is so famous lately) Thus, I think with the release of only built pt deux, we are gonna see a renaissance of RZA and the Wu. Also, don’t forget about that album GZA did with Muggs, shit is hot man….

  • Boner Jams 03

    ^^^True…the rza was the first one to do the sped up voice sample…check out “heavan’s sake” on wu-tang forever

  • kas philly

    cracka ass crackas…what the fuck??

    how you gonna say sum shit like that when WU is gonna have some of the fuckin greatest rapperS preforming with them at the up coming show…RAKIM?? REDMAN??? BOOTCAMP?? JEDI MIND TRICKS??

    YOU IS DEF A STUPID IGNORANT MUTHERFUCKER..AND I WOULD KICK THE SHIT OUT OF YOU IN PERSON FOR THAT CRACKA ASS CRACK SHIT…PUNK BITCH

  • Simeon Smashes Vick All Day

    Wu-Tang Forever is the GREATEST ALBUM OF ALL TIME.

  • Sarutama

    2 Things

    1)

    “Bol, I bet you tip toe through the tulips wit ya Ipod earphones on listenin to “Little Red Corvette” after work you flaming mo. You be puttin out too much “colorful” info for heterolsexual minds to comprehend.”

    Just because you’re 15, don’t get on here and talk shit about Little Red Corvette. Prince can wear high heels and still be 50 times the man you are little boy.

    and 2)

    “aand rey scarface never got on a track with anyone wack..NEVER”

    Scarface has done songs with Disturbing tha Peace, Trick Daddy, and that violin playin bitch Miri whatever the fuck. Try again.

  • Fernando

    NY Nigga…”Busta Rhymes big bang is the best album of the year.”……HA HA HA HA HA HA AH AH AH HAH HA HA HA

    THAT SHIT IS SOOOOOO WEAK. NY Nigga probably dances in his mirror while listening to “I love my chick” Or maybe when he is feeling extra NY, he plays “NY Shit” THaT SONG IS MAD CREATIVE YO!!! BULLSHIT!

  • Belize

    Boner, i luv scarface..but he did do that wack ass remake of mary jane with ashanti

  • gluvnast

    [quote] ^^^True…the rza was the first one to do the sped up voice sample…check out “heavan’s sake” on wu-tang forever [quote]

    prince paul was the 1st to do it…people need to listen to “3 feet high and rising” again…

    as a matter of fact, RZA admits in the wu-manual that prince paul was his biggest influence in producing, and were very close while they were both on tommy boy….

    everything creatively RZA have done, prince paul pioneered

    (i kinda miss the original gravediggaz album)

  • Belize

    That album prince paul did was dope…i forgot the name…butr its the story tellin joint that had mos def on there…think it came out in 99-2000…but it was dope

  • Mr.Me

    Sarutama – Hey whats good ma..

    ..Bitch put ya pompom’s down an stop cheerleeding for Bol (he aint gonna hook you up wit a job so save ya saliva for one of YN’s post you sperm guzzlin nutt-bucketeer). He dont need ya help he’s a big boy (no homo). Wasnt nobody dissin Prince you hood-roach. I was dissin homo Bol for what he does WHILE he listens to Prince. If you havin a titty fit over me mentioning “Lil Red Corvette” then you softer than Downy you bitch you.

    Oh and Saruta ma is 2 words, not 1 you silly Romanian. Aint nobody tryin to “Saruta-ma” ya greasy, yet cracked and dry, herpe infected lips. Now 1 yaself you slore.

    3zUp!!!

  • Sarutama

    ^Ok for starters, Nobody was sticking up for Bol. I got nothin against the man, but I don’t know him so he could die in a car fire for all I care. I will, however, call out children such as yourself for ridiculous comments like the one you made. Clearly you were including listening to “Little Red Corvette” in the list of things you consider gay. You were desperatlely trying to cling to the “Bols gay” jokes from this week (which I’m fine with, Punky Blogster being the best of those) because clearly thats the best you can come up with (might I add that its really quite sad that The Transient is clearly that much more clever then you, since he was way ahead of the curve on that one.

    I’ll also add that its hysterical to me to be called gay by a man who earlier this week promised to “Knock the cream filling” out of another mans ass.

    Now I’m sure study hall is over, so back to class with you.

  • Sarutama

    Also, I have no idea what the Saruta-ma, shit is all about. The name comes from the janpanese for “Monkey Balls” (No Mr.Me) and is a long time running joke from college.

  • Boner Jams 03

    first of all if u dont have that miri ben ari album then u missed out./.that shit was a bangin ass album…u aint heard the track with consequence? and that ashanti remix was his OLD VERSES from mary jane II…any real face fan knew that….and yeah dtp is wack..but the track wasnt wack

  • Boner Jams 03

    and ok…yall might say face got one some wack tracks…but that was really reaching with the tracks ya’ll listed but i’ll let that slide..well how about one of my other fav rappers of all time…sigel….name a wack collabo he did

  • Mr.Me

    To quote the almighty Santana…Bitch “dont watch me watch TV”. I appreciate the reserch you did on my previous replies to Bol’s posts (you lil groupie im flattered..no homo) but come correct when you quote ho. I said “Bol I’ll knock the cream fillin outta ya cupcake ass”..like punk ass? It doesnt imply what you and your two fathers would like for it to imply. And why you tyrin to bring Transient into this? He has nothing to do with the debate between me an you (looks like a desparate attempt for outside support on your behalf…your better than that). I got til 5:00 to do this so you can bow down or lock an load (no Saruta-ma). I’ll leave you restin wit the homie Tate over in bangers. lol.

    Oh an I thought you was a broad cuz of your girly ho-ish name that means “Kiss me” in Romanian…IONO about that japanese shit you talkin homes. Sounds like a cover up, Imma have to holla at my E-Yakuza’s to see what really hood wit that.

  • Sarutama

    What happens at 5:00? Your mom comes to pick you up?

    As far as transient goes, I said it was sad that he’s more clever than you, which would be an insult to both Transient and your e-thug self.

    And as far as misquoting you, I apologize.

    “Bol I’ll knock the cream fillin outta ya cupcake ass”.

    So, Bol’s ass a tasty hostess style treat? (No Mr. Me) You’re right, thats way less gay.

  • Mr.Me

    Naw Sara-tumer, ya moms comes to pick me up from work at 5:00. Then we have hours an hours of unprotected sex on your bunk-bed to the sweet melodies of the N.W.A. Why you so eagerly askin me if Bol’s ass is tasty? I wouldnt know, but you should have an idea. You got his name tatted on ya belly homo.
    In conclusion, stop wastin my time an start sendin them naked pix of ya nana to my email. You studio wanksta

  • Sarutama

    And Boner, I actually did not listen to that Miri album, but I’ll have to give it a chance.

    And as far as Beanie goes (I’m a fan by the way ever since I first heard him on that Roots joint) he did do songs with Amil and Memphil Bleek, which I understand had to do with label situations, but still.

  • Sarutama

    Seriously, if you want to bang my mom, feel free. She’s 5’5 about 250 pounds and damn near 60. I’m sure she could use lovin. That is of course if you can get your mind off of Bols ass for a few minutes.

    And you’re at work? I didn’t realize that gay porn store booths had internet access (nullus)

  • Mr.Me

    Better bow out gracefully nig (no homo). Til nextime. (a sinister laugh echoes throughout…then slowly fades away as I click on Dramas weak blog to see if he gave me a response yet)

  • Mr.Me

    Oh you still here Sara?

    Sara be rockin green an blue bowling shoes wit checkered church socks and matching spandex wit a “Saturday Night Workout” tanktop to complete his onsomble.

    You Fruit by the Foot ass nigga you.

  • TEXAS_RUNNIN_DA_GAME

    THE RZA HAS ALREADY PROVEN HIMSELF AND HE NEEDS TO KILL THAT BOBBY DIGITAL SHIT AND COME BACK WITH THE REAL. HIS PRODUCTION IS KINDA DATED THOUGH. SAMPLING AND LOOPING SHIT. FOR REAL PRODUCIN CHECK OUT DJ QUIK.

  • Sarutama

    You really might as well have just said “Your mom wears army boots.”

    That shit made no sense. And not in the “That made so little sense it was funny” kind of way but in the “Man, now I feel bad that I’ve been makin fun of a retarded person all day” kind of way.”

    Its almost 5. Better hurry up. The short bus doesn’t wait that long. And I know its gotta take time to get that hockey helmet that they make you wear strapped on.

  • H-man

    time iz money…fuck U pay me

  • rubyspirit

    This has to be the worse hip hop blog on the web. RZA is busy, and producing good music. He has some GREAT beats on Meth’s BRILLIANT CD 4:21 (be sure to cop it). He is doing the Afro Samurai soundtrack http://www.afrosamurai.com/ AND he’s acting. Did you see Derailed? That’s what I thought. *leaves XXL.com possibly for good because of you*

  • king joe

    hes making the music for an anime coming to spike tv called afro samurai which is voiced by samuel jackson here is the trailer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVD39nd_slk

  • Boner Jams 03

    That album prince paul did was dope…i forgot the name…butr its the story tellin joint that had mos def on there…think it came out in 99-2000…but it was dope ^^

    u talkin bout prince of theives..that was the shit…i really was fuckin with the big daddy kane joint on there

  • http://www.myspace.com/biga631 Big A

    You cats hate on the Wu too much. Method Man is dope emcee and the CD is gonna be dope never-the-less. The majority of people (or magazines and radio) are straight hooked on crack-cocaine. The only way an emcee can even sell moderatly is if he fills his record with coke or crack songs. (ie : Ghostface, Busta Rhymes and Raekwon) If there is any fun or positivity on some shit you magazines just blow your horn that is crap. Fuck all these new slow spittin, talentless, supposed ‘crack-slangin’ record company products today… bring back the emcee.

  • Tony G

    The RZA is the shit. When everyone else was wrapped up in g-funk, he was doing something original that sounded good as hell, and Northstar as well as his Bobby Digital and Birth of a Prince albums show that he is as experimental and creative as ever. (Some people are hating on Bobby Digital but I think RZA brings something unique that no other producer or emcee is doing. Everyone else sounds the same but you can always tell it’s the RZA. He may not be the best lyricist but his words are thought provoking, they bring up topics and angles nobody else does, and his beats are always unique from grimy to awe-inspiring like Reunited, which nobody has touched in that style) He does need to make his presence felt to the new school though, but I strongly believe he can do it. So few hot joints have hit and so many whack artists right now trying to make their mark, he can bring it back and blow them all away. If he could carry the Wu-Tang from nothing to world-wide, he can still drop the shit.

  • Tony G

    pop a poppa – exactly son! They all need to get together and release something.

  • Tell ya Momma

    Wu Tang is the realest group in hip hop, hands down! And Rza, one the most influental figures in hip hop, has been doing a great job with releases and tour dates – a lot of them in Europe though, but he comes through when needed. That new Masta Killa is fire. Word Up! People of America aren’t really feeling the whole Wu this Wu that anymore because their minds are plastered to the TV screen watching nothing important: BET what is wrong with ya? America wants something quick for their everyday life, but what the fuck are we taking in? Music is to vital then to hear garbage all the time. The industry is a lie and a big money scam, selling our people for some chump change. Might as well go back to playing the bango’s – fuck that! We came to far to let this shit go on. Wu Tang needs to come back, and not just them, the whole Boot Camp Clic, Channel Live, the non-commercial Fat Joe, Nas (where in the hell are you at, bra? Stop sleeping.), The Roots, Heiro, etc. We need some important shit back in the game and we need to realize this. No hatin’ on the South, their doing the thing right now. The beats are banging but sometimes the words don’t mean a damn thing. Life isn’t always about fun and games. Listening to the Wu has given me knoweldge about life. What in the fuck can materials do? Nothing! Those things don’t remain. Once again, I’m not bashin’ no bodies tastes, but hear me out here. All music is shit nowadays. Wake up world! Nobody’s doing anything about it either. Let’s not become victims in this society by material weatlh. Find those natural jewels inside, man! RZA, drop a gem on hip hop again. Bring back the Wu! Peace.

  • http://UG-RS.com Tyler

    ^^^^^^^^^^ We ridin’ wit’ ya’ dawg. . but a good booty joint 2 get the hoes open is cool every now and then 2 but yea’ I feel ya’.

  • Young A. Simmons

    Domestic Violence Part 1 – the most straight disrespectful diss ever.
    That shit is tight and the beat is incredible.
    Domestic Violence by RZA if you haven’t heard it, Kazaa or Limewire it now.

  • http://xxlmag.com omegared nyc

    the wu is still hot the rza just letting these wack mc do there thing what ever that is.the rza that’s what’s up rza do ya thing

  • Sapphire

    RZA making scores for movies, that big. Even if he did help the other Wu tang members its not like their going to go gold. RZA pushing the envelope for rap, he taking it further, he didn’t go nowhere. Real Talk.

  • Shaolin souldja

    i dont know what most of yall nigz is talkin about up there… madd tangents…but LOX (my nigs though) F anyone who says LOX is wak.. Jada IS one of the nicest…1 average, 1 above average album not withstanding..son will eat most dudes in the game…NOt a puff advocate..but he did his thing..anyone of you would take his position and get his guap..son was involved with alot of artists careers during that time.. he/Badboy blew up and is part of the reason why “HIP-POP” today is gettin money…not to mention MAAADDD bangaz ….. As for RZA… i dont know what son is doin.. obviously theres more than meets the eye cuz WU and WU affiliates have put out madd albums over the past few years and RZA is no where to be found. still one of the nicest ever. who wasnt listening to hip hop 99-2001 up there ^… what?? but you’re listening to it now?? and you need to listen to THE W again if you thought it was wak… thats the last of some WU shit right there..

    HIP-POP= the crossover from HIP HOP music that highlighted creativity, enlightenment, knowledge, and the stories/issues from the neighborhoods we come from…to this wish-wash, lean and pop, cat in the hat, no substance having, formulated pop with 3 month shelf lives.

  • son of sam

    why u say islam is the worst religion.
    no i find it offensive and all of u suck. The source is better than u and ur racist comments.Its correct and is the most converting religion and wasnt tampered with like the bible. Apologize

  • son of sam

    dont u kno that ur startin beef. You guys accuse us of being terrorist even though people that do that arent muslim and dont follow the religion. Christians do more bombing. fUCK XXL U HAV NO RESPECT FOR RELIGION

  • L B C

    fuck this mahfucka how posted this shit u said islam is not a good religion come 2 the hood and i’ma run ur bitch ass down muslim 4 life bitch nigga

  • paris G

    FUCK XXL , shame on U cock sucka !!!
    >>> the world’s dominant religions is the worst (Islam, natch).

    don’t complaini if there is two more towers who’ll collapse … pfff

    salam !

  • http://ford.com ford

    fishscale moved like 400k. dont know if you pay attn, but these days, that’s a decent amount of records to sell (especially with no radio “hit”).

    also, learn the difference btwn a “producer” and a “beat-maker”. dre is a “producer”.

  • Ken

    I love Rza’s production and he’s still my fav producer and Wu-Tang is still my fav group. I thought Rza gave Meth some phat beats on 4:21..The Day After. He did 5 tracks on there that were lovely. I also love MF Doom, DJ Muggs, Notts, Minnesota, Pete Rock, Erick Sermon, J-Dilla, Havoc, Nashiem Myrick, Jelly Roll, Rick Rock, El-P.etc these producers I feel don’t get the credit they deserve.