CLL #1155 (feat. Rza w/ Dr. Bruce)
03/02/2000 – Thursday Night Show
Source – Unknown Tape (Pre-2007)
An episode I did not transfer that was shared with the fan community over 9 years ago, it has very rough audio that has been post processed and improved. RZA is making his only appearance on CLL. This is the only bridge between CLL and Wu-Tang and it’s pretty solid, though sadly incomplete. The episode is just over 80% complete, missing the final 2 segments entirely and a few seconds off the opening as Adam’s doing his intro for the episode. Once again Drew is not present for a legendary hip-hop guest, due to coincidence and his busy schedule doing speaking engagements at the time. Drew missed Dub C, Snoop Dogg, RZA, Warren G and who knows how many more among the lost episodes.
From Wiki: Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (born July 5, 1969), better known by his stage name RZA (/ˈrɪzə/ RIZ-ə), is an American rapper, record producer, musician, actor, filmmaker and author. A prominent figure in hip hop, RZA is the de facto leader of the Wu-Tang Clan. He has produced almost all of Wu-Tang Clan’s albums, as well as many Wu-Tang solo and affiliate projects. He is a cousin of two other original Wu-Tang Clan members: GZA and Ol’ Dirty Bastard. He has also released solo albums under the alter-ego Bobby Digital, along with executive producing credits for side projects. Prior to forming the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA was a founding member of the horrorcore group Gravediggaz, where he went by the name The RZArector.
RZA has been heavily involved in filmmaking since the late 1990s. He has scored a number of films, most notably Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004). He has written and directed in film and television, starting with his directorial debut, The Man with the Iron Fists, in 2012. He has also acted in numerous films and TV series, including the films American Gangster and Brick Mansions, and the TV series Gang Related and Californication.
He is especially known for his music production, with a style that includes the use of soul samples and sparse beats that has proved highly influential. The magazine The Source placed him on its list of the 20 greatest producers in the magazine’s twenty-year history. Vibe listed him among the top 8 greatest hip-hop producers of all time. NME placed him on their list of the 50 Greatest Producers Ever.
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