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Oct. 20 2009 - 7:31 pm | 187 views | 0 recommendations | 14 comments

Interview with RZA — ‘Me Being a Geek Helped Hip-Hop Grow’ (Video)

rza-wu-bookRiverhead Books recently published The Tao of Wu, the RZA’s new manifesto, and graciously offered True/Slant the opportunity to interview him at lower Manhattan’s USA Shaolin Temple. This is where, under the tutelage of Shi Yan Ming, the Wu-Tang Clan leader honed the martial-arts skills frequently alluded to in his lyrics and the book.

Here, RZA admits to being a geek, discusses how his man-crush on the Green Hornet led him to terrorize pals, and explains why he’d rather raise nerds than gangstas.

Also check out the video in which RZA kicks a Six Million Dollar Man jigsaw puzzle off my head. And see more of the interview here. RZA’s book The Tao of Wu is out now.


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    I write to you from Regal Literary, the agency that represents RZA’s books. To celebrate the publication of RZA’s latest book, The Tao of Wu, we have a special offer for fans to win signed books and a very special once-in-a-lifetime offer for one lucky RZA fan.

    As a way of recognizing that you have covered The Tao of Wu, we want to give you the first opportunity to spread the word about this contest.

    If you would be interested in doing a post about it on your blog or covering it on your website, please e-mail rza@regal-literary.com for more details on the special offer.

    Thank you very much for your coverage of The Tao of Wu.


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