Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The Way of the Wu
Last week, the 'abbot' of the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA, released his introspective semi-biographical book, The Tao of Wu. For those who don't know, RZA is more than just a hip hop producer (one of the greatest producers of all time, for that matter). He is nearly a chess master, as well as a deep philosophical thinker who has studied Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism. As a member of the Nation Of Islam, and a self-proclaimed 5 percenter, RZA has amassed a vast amount of knowledge over the years which he reveals in The Tao of Wu. I bought it last saturday evening, and decided to stay home that night just because I could not put it down. A collection of past experiences, as well as philosophical beliefs, The Tao of Wu is truly an enriching experience that I can't recommend enough.