GZA announces details of graphic novel
Wu Tang's GZA has revealed his plans for a graphic novel and album to be released later this year. The rapper explained that Chlorine is "about four kids in a period of the summer, off of school, and it takes place near a pool called Chlorine. It's more like a coming of age story, an anthology, 12 different stories combined into one." GZA’s penmanship doesn’t end there as he also revealed that he has the rough ideas of a book as well some scripts.
On the new record, Dark Matter GZA explains the sci fi references don’t just stop at its title, "a journey into the cosmos…I was interested in science at a very early age, but not to the point where I wanted to go to school and study and be a physicist. Just learning things about the stars and planets, the workings of the atoms and molecules and elements and knowing that we are part of this whole universal structure and it's all fascinating. It’s something to write about."
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Raekwon, Cappadonna and GZA lend their typically smokey wordplay to this Mathematics cut taken from The Answer LP due out next month. With RZA on beat-making duties, it's very much the sound of the shoalin as the seminal rappers smoothly cut through stylised dark soul production. It's what you'd be listening to on those late nights, sitting in your drawing room on a chesterfield chair, sipping a double cognac with cigar smoke filling the room as you count piles and piles of dirty money. [read more]
GZA has announced that he'll be releasing a new this year called Dark Matter. No details on when it will be released - or whether it's the same audio-visual project that he spoke about last year that he supposedly stopped work on Liquid Swords 2: The Return of the Shadowboxer for - but if the press release is anything to go by, it should be pretty interesting. [read more]
Check out the official soundtrack to RZA's directorial debut, The Man With Iron Fists. [read more]