RZA

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 ... Read more »
Born: 07/04/1969 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (45)

The Voices 2015 (Movie)

("Shimmy Shimmy Ya") (Song)

Better Living Through Chemistry 2014 (Movie)

("Shimmy Shimmy Ya") (Song)

Brick Mansions 2014 (Movie)

("We're Stronger Now") (Song Performer)

Chef 2014 (Movie)

("C.R.E.A.M.") (Song)

Pacific Rim 2013 (Movie)

("Drift") (Song)

The Best Man Holiday 2013 (Movie)

("Shimmy Shimmy Ya") (Song)

The Hangover Part III 2013 (Movie)

("Dark Fantasy") (Song)

The Man With the Iron Fists 2012 (Movie)

("Go Hard") (Song Performer)

The Man With the Iron Fists 2012 (Movie)

("Shame On A Nigga") (Song)

The Man With the Iron Fists 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas 2011 (Movie)

"Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F'Wit" (Song)

Repo Men 2010 (Movie)

"Release Yo' Self (Prodigy Mix)" (Song)

Babylon A.D. 2008 (Movie)

Songs (Song)

Lakeview Terrace 2008 (Movie)

("We Pop") (Song Performer)

Lakeview Terrace 2008 (Movie)

("Gravel Pit") (Song)

Meet Dave 2008 (Movie)

("Protect Ya Neck") (Song)

The Wackness 2008 (Movie)

("Heaven And Hell") (Song)

Knocked Up 2007 (Movie)

("Shimmy Shimmy Ya") (Song)

Smokin' Aces 2007 (Movie)

"I Gotcha' Back" (Song)

The Protector 2006 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Unleashed 2005 (Movie)

End Credits Songs (Music)

Barbershop 2: Back in Business 2004 (Movie)

Additional Music (Music)

Blade: Trinity 2004 (Movie)

("When The Guns Come Out") (Music Producer)

Blade: Trinity 2004 (Movie)

("Thirsty") (Song)

Blade: Trinity 2004 (Movie)

("Fatal") (Song Performer)

Blade: Trinity 2004 (Movie)

Strings Arranger("Fatal") (Music Arranger)

Blade: Trinity 2004 (Movie)

Music Producer("Thirsty") (Music)

Blade: Trinity 2004 (Movie)

(Composer)

Kill Bill Vol. 2 2004 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Soul Plane 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Honey 2003 (Movie)

("Thugman") (Song)

Kill Bill Vol. 1 2003 (Movie)

(Original Music)

8 Mile 2002 (Movie)

("Shimmy Shimmy Ya") (Song)

How High 2001 (Movie)

songs("Wu Wear" "Bring the Pain") (Song)

Ghost Dog: the Way of the Samurai 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Next Friday 2000 (Movie)

("Shaolin Worldwide (contains 'Knuckleheadz')" "Knuckleheadz") (Song)

Belly 1998 (Movie)

("Windpipe") (Song Performer)

Belly 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

song performer & producer("The Chase") (Music)

Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

("Run") (Song)

Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

("The Chase") (Song Performer)

Orgazmo 1998 (Movie)

("CREAM") (Song)

High School High 1996 (Movie)

song producer and performer("Wu Wear: the Garment Renaissance") (Song)

The Jerky Boys 1995 (Movie)

("Dirty Dancing") (Song)

Xiara's Song (TV Show)

Music
Actor (36)

AWOL 72 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bobby Digital 2014 (Movie)

Bobby Digital (Actor)

Breaking the Rules 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Brick Mansions 2014 (Movie)

Tremaine (Actor)

Gang Related 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Right 2014 (Movie)

Shotgun Steve (Actor)

The Box 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Protector 2 2014 (Movie)

LC (Actor)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation 2013 (Movie)

Blind Master (Actor)

Californication 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Man With the Iron Fists 2012 (Movie)

Blacksmith (Actor)

A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas 2011 (Movie)

Lamar (Actor)

Due Date 2010 (Movie)

Airport Screener (Actor)

Repo Men 2010 (Movie)

T-Bone (Actor)

The Next Three Days 2010 (Movie)

Mouss (Actor)

BET Hip Hop Awards 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

Chuck (Actor)

Gospel Hill 2009 (Movie)

Lonnie (Actor)

Life is Hot in Cracktown 2009 (Movie)

Sammy (Actor)

The Black List: Volume Two 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Anime: Drawing a Revolution 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Take 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

American Gangster 2007 (Movie)

Moses Jones (Actor)

Be Cool 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Derailed 2005 (Movie)

Winston Boyko (Actor)

Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Chappelle's Show 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Coffee and Cigarettes 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Scary Movie 3 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Ghost Dog: the Way of the Samurai 2000 (Movie)

Samurai in Camouflage (Actor)

Rhyme & Reason 1997 (Movie)

Participating Artist (Actor)

Afro Samurai: Resurrection (TV Show)

Actor
Director (2)

Bobby Digital 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Man With the Iron Fists 2012 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

The Man With the Iron Fists 2012 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Man With the Iron Fists 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

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.

Milestones

2013

Joined cast of action sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" as Blind Master

2012

Feature writing and directorial debut, 'The Man with the Iron Fists"; also co-starred with Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu

2012

Landed recurring guest role on "Californication" (Showtime)

2007

Cast as Det. Moses Jones in "American Gangster" opposite Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe

2005

Published first book The Wu-Tang Manual

2004

Founding member Ol' Dirty Bastard died after collapsing at Wu-Tang's NYC recording studio

2003

Appeared in "Delirium" segment of Jarmusch directed "Coffee and Cigarettes"

2003

Collaborated with Quentin Tarantino on music for "Kill Bill: Vol. 1"

2000

Reunited with Wu-Tang for third album The W

1999

Made acting debut in "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai," directed by Jim Jarmusch; also credited as film composer

1998

Released solo debut Bobby Digital in Stereo

1997

Wu-Tang debuted at No. 1 on Billboard chart with double album Wu-Tang Forever, featuring single "Triumph"

1994

Formed side project Gravediggaz with Prince Paul, Frukwan, and Poetic; group released debut album 6 Feet Deep

1993

Released acclaimed debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

1993

Group released underground hit "Protect Ya Neck"

1992

Formed hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan with GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, and Ol' Dirty Bastard

Lived with uncle in North Carolina from age three to seven

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