RZA's Allergies Force Him To Wear Malcolm X Style Glasses

AllHipHop Staff

RZA explains why only Tom Ford glasses will do for his eyes.

(AllHipHop News) Wu-Tang Clan producer RZA wears glasses to protect his sensitive eyes.

The hip-hop legend prefers designer Tom Ford's frames when he's out and about, revealing he needs to shield himself from allergy-inducing debris in both indoor and outdoor settings.

"For some reason, I got the face shape that fits Tom Fords," he explained to New York Magazine. "You either catch me with the shades on or in 'the nerds' (regular eyeglasses). We call them the Malcolm X glasses in the hood. I actually have eyes that irritate easily, so I wear the glasses to keep stuff out of my eyes.

"If you see me in shades indoors, you might be like, 'RZA is wearing shades inside, what the hell is going on?' I’m protecting my eyes, and I’m looking cool. I have probably a dozen pairs."

In addition to never leaving the house without his shades or spectacles, RZA also takes his Louis Vuitton Icare bag with him wherever he goes.

"I’m always carrying my laptop and a beat machine on me, which usually means I am packing a lot of bags, but my wife got me this new Louis bag last year that fits my computer and beat machine," he shares. "I basically walk around with a studio in my Louis bag, along with any documents that need signing.

"The best part is that the strap fits right onto your roller, so I stick it right on my Samsonite (luggage), and it’s like the two are made for each other. I can’t tell you how many businessmen ask me about my bag when I fly first class."