Tag Archives: GZA

Blogaroo: The Roo Experience

14 Jul

I know we’re about a month out from Bonnaroo, but I’ve been so busy with all the transitions in my life that this is the first chance I’ve found to update everyone about the amazing time I had there.

I’ll get to all of my life changes in a later post, but this one is dedicated to Bonnaroo 2012 and the bands that made the journey from Miami, Florida to Manchester, Tennessee worth the 14-hour drive.

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Blogaroo: Day 10: GZA performs “Liquid Swords”

27 May

As a founding member of Wu-Tang, Gary Grice — aka GZA, is hip hop royalty. While he’s released a number of solo albums, he always comes back to the clan, which has become known for its innovative rap-stylings.

The Wu-Tang Clan assembled Staten Island, New York in the early ’90s under RZA, the group’s producer.  RZA and Ol’ Dirty Bastard adopted the group’s name after the film Shaolin and Wu Tangand the group’s debut album loosely adopted a Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang theme — dividing the album into Shaolin and Wu-Tang sections.

As the oldest and first member to receive a record deal, GZA has become known as the group’s spiritual head. Other members include Method ManRaekwonGhostface KillahInspectah DeckU-God and Masta Killa.

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