Rappers on television this week include Snoop Dogg, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Wednesday; and the RZA, who visits ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ on Thursday.
Woman Files Child Support Suit Against RZA
The New York Daily News reports Wu-Tang Clan rapper RZA was just hit with a lawsuit by Jamie Summers, who says he’s the father of her 4-year-old daughter, Rahindia Linda. Summers asserts in Queens Family Court that RZA has been paying for Rahindia, but wants support officially pegged at 17% of RZA’s gross income.
RZA Teams Up With Pink
Wu-Tang Clan rapper RZA spoke with MTV News about working with Pink. “I don’t want to blow the whistle,” he said, “but me and Pink have been hanging together the past four days, working on her stuff. She’s bringing me in for my particular element; I’m bringing the grunge. She’s cool; she’s got it rocking. It’s epic. You’re going to enjoy it. So it’s going to be one of those years. A lot of product is going to come out of my camp.” Read more.
RZA Participates In ‘Great Collaborations’
RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan was photographed arriving at ‘Great Collaborations’, a new series of discussions between pairs of creative individuals in the film industry, held at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Monday (January 10).
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RZA Enjoying All The Scoring He’s Been Doing Lately
RZA, who composed the soundtrack for the new film ‘Blade: Trinity’ tells MTV News he doesn’t consider himself a full member of the composer community just yet, but he’s working on it. The Wu-Tang Clan star has been obsessively reading and listening to the selected works of such notable film composers as Elmer Bernstein (‘The Magnificent Seven’) and Henry Mancini (‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’). “I just read and read and study and study,” RZA said. “I want to make sure that I’m taking this art that they created over the years and I’m becoming a member of their fraternity, but a member that’s deserving, because I’m respecting the work. These guys got me by a few years, so they’re my seniors, my big homies we call it in the ‘hood. They my big homies, and I’m the little homie trying to get it cracking.” Read more.
RZA Chats With Jackie & Bender
RZA from Wu-Tang Clan was on with Jackie & Bender of KISS 106.1 FM in Seattle on Wednesday (December 8), discussing his role on the ‘Blade: Trinity’ soundtrack. RZA also talked about the tragic death of his Wu-Tang bandmate Ol’ Dirty Bastard and how he’s got ODB on the film’s soundtrack and the song is in the film as well. Audio at kiss1061.com has since been removed.
James Last ‘The Lonely Shepherd 2004’ Featuring RZA
RZA is featured on James Last’s ‘The Lonely Shepherd 2004’, from his album ‘They Call Me Hansi’. Listen to the track online at Universal-Music.de.
Redman, RZA & Method Man Attend ‘Hero’ After-Party
Redman, RZA, and Method Man were on hand for the ‘Hero’ premiere after party on Tuesday (August 17) at Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, California. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.
Jenny Frost Teams Up With RZA On Solo Debut
Former Atomic Kitten star Jenny Frost spoke with The Sun about her new song ‘Hey Kitty’, recorded with Wu-Tang Clan, set for release on her debut solo album which will be released later this year. “I’m singing the chorus and one of the rappers called RZA does the verses,” she explained. “It’s all about moving on from what I used to do before. It won’t be my first single from the album, but it’s definitely one of my strongest tracks.”
RZA Attends ‘Coffee And Cigarettes’ Screening
RZA was on hand for the 47th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival Opening Night’s screening of ‘Coffee and Cigarettes’ on Thursday (April 15) at Castro Theatre in San Francisco, California. Check out pictures from WireImage.