RZA

EXCLUSIVE: RZA Reveals Whether Or Not He's Hanging Up The Mic For Good To Focus On Making Films

As one of the founding members of the rap super group, Wu Tang Clan, its befitting that RZA’s directorial debut would come in the form of a Kung Fu movie. After all, Wu Tang is responsible for educating a whole generation about old school Kung-Fu movies including, “Five Deadly Venoms,” “Wu-Tang” and “Shaolin.”

The multi-talented producer, rapper, actor and now director took on a huge challenge when he sat down six years ago and began working on the script for his vision of the perfect Kung Fu movie – “The Man With The Iron Fist.” RZA is finally going to see his vision come to fruition, when the movie hits theaters nation wide on November 2nd – but all of his success did not come without much sacrifice and dedication.

“I spent 150 days in China [shooting the movie] so I became very very homesick and very lonely, said RZA” from the Corner Stone offices in NYC on October 2nd. “I basically had to lose myself in work. I had no girlfriend and no communication.”

“I spent 12-18 hours working and all that work went into this film,” said RZA.

Man With The Iron Fist stars RZA as a blacksmith in China who must fight to defend his village. Oscar winner Russell Crowe and Lucy Lu also star in the film, which one would imagine to be a daunting task for a first time director – but not for RZA; who explains how this is only the beginning for his career as a director.

“If it goes according to my plan, as it does sometimes – yeah I will definitely be directing more films. This to me is like “Enter the 36 Chambers” – the first. That means I still have Tical, I still got Cuban Linx, I still Got Supreme Clientel, I still got Return To The 36 Chambers, Liquid Swords, I still have that creativity in me, but in a film way.”

But will RZA put the mic down completely for a career in film?

“I think if we have success with this movie, I’m going to put myself behind the camera, that’s my career. And if not, I got some more lyrics for your ass.”

Check out the interview below with RZA, where he speaks on his dedication in making his directorial debut in “Man With The Iron Fists”. RZA also speaks on showing Kanye West the scene where his song “White Dress” would be featured in the film and RZA’s reaction to whether or not the song is really about Kim Kardashian:

  • Lord Saltsworth McGinty III

    That’s what I am talking about. Handle your biz RZA!

  • Big Crimes

    I’m gonna drink some ginseng tea and watch this when it comes out.

    • johnblacksad

      LMAO…. i’ll be on that Yunnan!

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  • Alf Capone

    good luck rza……….not into movies……but i might check this out

  • Gotta check this film out. You know the film got heavy metaphysics in it.

  • KISSTHETWINS

    looks good

  • Slaughtr

    Hold it down fam that’s called making moves and investing in meaningful shit.

  • hoeyuno

    I always thought it was funny that 50 cent missed rza in how to rob then rza came out with who the fucked is 50 cent. Then years later rza is nothing but a extra in get rich or die trying the movie. To me fif got the last laugh in that one. And man rza is straight up obsessed with those old kung fu movies eh.

    • ulostatlife

      wtf did I just read…(Samuel Jackson voice)English Do you speak it?

    • johnblacksad

      ” rza is straight up obsessed with those old kung fu movies eh.” whoa… how big is that rock you’ve been livin under?

  • johnblacksad

    “This to me is like “Enter the 36 Chambers” – the first. That means I still have Tical, I still got Cuban Linx, I still Got Supreme Clientel, I still got Return To The 36 Chambers, Liquid Swords, I still have that creativity in me, but in a film way.” <<— P O W E R F U L !!!

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