It’s always nice to see artists expanding their musical reach outside of their norm. We all know RZA as one of the members of the legendry Wu-Tang Clan but who knew he’d gift us with a collection of guided meditation songs?
RZA has released Guided Explorations, a five-track EP that he produced in collaboration with TAZO® Tea. Early in the record, RZA instructs you to find a “chill environment” before conquering various adversaries of spiritual peace. He goes deep on the scourge of distraction and poisonous thoughts, explaining how “competitive pressure can stagnate you.” As the record continues, he spools out kernels of self-help advice over ambient soundscapes and light beats. Have a listen below.
RZA, also a film director, released a new film, Cut Throat City, that was supposed to hit theaters TODAY but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all theaters across the country were forced to close. No word yet on if RZA and his team plan to send the film straight to DVD.
The heist film follows a group of childhood friends in a post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans trying to make ends meet. Cut Throat City stars T.I., Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes, Ethan Hawke, Eiza González, Shameik Moore, and others. Watch the official trailer below.