Wu-Tang Clan member RZA has an obvious love for film . As an actor, he has appeared in “American Gangster,” alongside Russell Crowe and has been cast in “G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes.” RZA has also taken the next step in Hollywood with his silver screen directorial debut. He is yelling action for “The Man with the Iron Fists,” a movie set in feudal China that will star Russell Crowe, Pam Grier and Lucy Liu.
Music was the springboard for RZA’s acting and directing careers, he knows that. “I really want to put a lot of my energy into film, but I know that I got here because of music and I know people dig my music. And I’m like, ‘Why not put the music out there too?’ “
RZA has not stopped making music but has put the majority of his energy toward film. “The movie has taken me out of the loop of music. But what I have been doing? I’ve been going to studios and inviting people to my studio. So I went to the studio with Luda and I emptied beats from my beat machine for him. Whether he uses it or not is up to him, but I just been emptying out my beat machines,” RZA said. “I emptied out some beats on Busta, emptied out some beats on Nas, emptied out some beats for Ghostface Killah and for Wu-Tang Clan — just sent them 20 beats a few weeks ago,” he is obviously hopeful for successful collaborations. RZA is also traveling to promote his new line of studio quality headphones, Chambers by RZA.
With such a full plate and an extraordinary amount of talent fans can expect to see a lot of RZA in movies and music. He has given many people an excuse to nod their heads to his beats and with his films; he will keep them glued to their seats.