RZA ‘Parks And Recreation’ Screen Test

?uestlove of The Roots uncovered footage of RZA doing a screen test for ‘Parks and Recreation’, competing for the role that eventually went to Amy Poehler.

Video showing how the Wu-Tang Clan rapper did has since been removed at NBC.com.

N.A.S.A. ‘Waydown’ Video Ft. RZA

N.A.S.A. are out with the video to their new single ‘Waydown’, featuring RZA, John Frusciante, and Barbie Hatch, off the Los Angeles duo’s album ‘Spirit of Apollo’, out now on Anti-. Watch it via YouTube below.

On TV: RZA, M.I.A.

Hip hop acts on television this week include:

RZA, who performs on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ (CBS) on Tuesday.

M.I.A., who performs on ‘Tavis Smiley’ (PBS) on Friday.

RZA & GZA At Bardot In West Hollywood

RZA and GZA of Wu-Tang Clan were spotted outside Bardot in West Hollywood on Wednesday night (January 21), chatting up a couple girls before hopping in a waiting limo. Watch footage below.

RZA ‘Drama’ Video Ft. Thea And Monk

RZA as his alter ego Bobby Digital is out with the video to his new single ‘Drama’, featuring Thea van Seijen and Monk, the second release from the Wu-Tang Clan leader’s fourth solo album ‘Digi Snacks’, out now on Koch Records. Watch it via YouTube below.

RZA On ‘American Gangster’

RZA of Wu-Tang Clan spoke with Artisan News Service about his participation in the hit film ‘American Gangster’. “What I like about this film, in particular, is that the people who they chose to represent are not just your average hip hop artist,” he explained. “It’s not, ‘Let’s get this most popular guy and this most popular guy’. They got guys who could hold their parts, whether it was a hip hop artist or not. I like to take the word hip hop off sometimes and just say, ‘They went and got some artists, from the hip hop field’. We came and we represented an represented well. And I’m glad that we did.” Watch the report at YouTube.

RZA Addresses Rumors Of Beef With Raekwon

RZA adressed the rumors surrounding himself and Raekwon about discord in the Wu-Tang Clan on Westwood’s Saturday night program on BBC’s Radio 1. Raekwon had thought the new album ‘8 Diagrams’ sounded too worldly and wanted a punch in the face album, but RZA insisted the Wu is for the world and they’ve already done a punch in the face album, and he insisted that he and Raekwon have worked out their differences.

Video at YouTube has since been removed.

On TV: RZA, Pharrell Williams, Nas

Rap acts on television this week include Gym Class Heroes, who perform on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Wednesday; RZA, who performs on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Wednesday; Pharrell Williams, who performs with Robin Thicke on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Wednesday; and Nas,who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Friday.