The Rza Preps Second Book The Tao Of Wu

Often regarded as one of the most intriguing figures in hip-hop, The RZA has been known to break the mold during his lengthy and successful career. The upcoming release of his spiritual guide, The Tao of Wu, is yet another piece to add to a lengthy resume that includes credits as a producer, actor, lyricist, film score composer and most importantly the founding member of The Wu-Tang Clan.

The book, which has been described in a press release as “part hard-knock-life memoir and part Book of Wisdom,” is broken into seven sections that take the reader through some of RZA’s most influential experiences.

Throughout the book Rza touches Eastern religions, martial arts, and numerology – major themes that were also prevalent in his music. This will mark the second time he has penned a book since 2005’s The Wu-Tang Manual.

The book, set to be released on October 15, seems to be yet another example of The Wu’s resurgence in the world of hip-hop. In addition to The Tao of Wu, RZA is slated to perform alongside GZA and Raekwon at this summer’s Rock the Bells tour leading up to the August 11 release of Rae’s highly anticipated Only Built for Cuban Linx 2. In addition, The Wu have an upcoming disc, Chamber Music, due on June 30. The compilation album, which is executive produced by Rza, features the group backed by a live band and boasts cameos from East Coast vets AZ, Havoc of Mobb Deep, Cormega, Kool G Rap, Masta Ace, Sadat X and Sean Price.

As previously reported, Rza is also currently working on several film projects. He told XXL earlier this month that he is trying to get Chris Brown and Rihanna to star in the remake of The Last Dragon, a film that he is executive producing. – Adam Fleischer

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  • Pierzy

    RZA is a wild dude…I miss ’93 – ’97 Prince Rakeem though.

    • joe p

      ” yeahhh thats what i wanna hea’ my nigga” lol rza always doin his thing


    rza is the perfect example of someone just doing there own thing. i like most of the things he does but a remake of last dragin nah homie. that movie had real martial artist in it but you can still use rihanna though.

  • BeerGangsta

    If it don’t make Dollars it don’t make sense. RZA is doing something different for hisself and the fans of his. We ass black people need to get off our azz and get our hustle on. Fuck talking about what these Rappers,R&B Singers,Actors,Sports people are doing. God gave all of us a chance. We got one chance to do it.

  • $ykotic

    The god be doing some of the illest things and they work.

    That band he has is smooth though.

    • EReal

      RZA stays winning because he stayed in his lane his whole time in the game.

      And those wu-tang contracts, lol. U know he still cashes in royalties on Supreme Clientel.

  • Jdillz

    Wu IS FOREVER YO! I loved the WU Tang Manual so this new book I can’t wait for…..RZA IS A TRUE GENIUS….

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  • enzo

    the first wu tang book was sick. i still miss the 93-97 Rullerzigzagzigallah type Rza, he was infallible back then.

  • Des of The Killaz

    rza is my idol

  • Drew Taylor

    A lot of his philosophies are extremely disciplined. I tried to dig it, but the numerology section made me dizzy.. maybe this time around it will be more concise.

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  • boris b

    im amped to see wu at rock the bells. rza is a real intelligent dude.

  • D

    I bought the Wu Tang Manual and it was 1 of the best books I’ve read

    Highly recommended

    I’ll B checking 4 this

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