As the de facto leader of seminal rap collective Wu-Tang Clan, RZA was widely respected and revered in the music industry. He co-founded the group in the early 1990s and assembled a lineup of East Coast MCs with distinct styles, personalities and rap skills. Wu-Tang Clan launched its successful run on the music charts with the critically acclaimed debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993). With RZA as producer, the album highlighted each member's talent and personality, even though a few emerged as breakout artists among the pack, namely Method Man and Ol' Dirty Bastard. The group followed up with the Grammy nominated Wu-Tang Forever (1997), considered one of the most influential rap albums of all time. An avid fan of movies, especially in the Kung fu genre, RZA transitioned into feature films by collaborating with iconoclastic filmmakers such as Jim Jarmusch and Quentin Tarantino, even producing the soundtrack to the latter's two-volume revenge epic "Kill Bill" (2003-04). In 2012, RZA made his feature directorial debut with the martial arts film "The Man with the Iron Fists" (2012), once again proving his artistry and passion as a successful multi-hyphenate.