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In Which The RZA Is One With His Top Tracks by alexcarnevale
March 20, 2008, 9:39 am
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the iTunes playlist: RZA

Robert Diggs is the man behind Wu-Tang, he is also producing a hot track on Dr. Dre’s upcoming album, Detox. He is a bad man when it comes to chess, and probably knows a lot about Lost too.

RZA has stated Ennio Morricone, Syl Johnson, Marley Marl, Augustus Pablo and Danny Elfman as musicians he is fond of and has taken influence from.

Aren’t impressed? We turn it over to Kanye:

Wu-Tang? Me and my friends talk about this all the time… We think Wu-Tang had one of the biggest impacts as far as a movement. From slang to style of dress, skits, the samples. Similar to the style I use, RZA has been doing that.

See? Bobby is also a published author…

why isn’t this on more syllabi?

and a member of what is supposedly the largest extended family in New York City. Still there is only one RZA. Enjoy his favorite tracks:

“Love Jones” – RZA (mp3)

This is one of the most metaphorical expressions of love written. It compares love and the woman to the measurement and landscapes of the earth.

“Guilty” – Barbra Streisand & Andy Gibb (mp3)

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“Money” – Pink Floyd

The song says it all in the lyrics – money is not the true pleasure of life. The thing that makes this song stand out is the 7/8 count of the beat. Very inspiring to a producer.

“For Heaven’s Sake” – Wu-Tang Clan (mp3)

This song is a macho song that builds up the male spirit and the beat is pounding. It give me the energy to tackle anything that comes.

“Just a Lil’ Dude (Who Dat Over There)” – RZA feat. Free Murder and Q-Tip (mp3)

This song is a classic flashback to the original afro-centric M, Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest. He has one of the most distinctive voices in hip-hop, and still remains the abstract poet. The production includes a string progression straight from the classical world woven into hip-hop by the master of the two genres. This is one of the first Q-Tip releases in years, and paired with the upcoming MC Free Murder certifies the dopeness.

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“This Is It” – Kenny Loggins (mp3)

This song was reintroduced to me by my fiancee and it was her mom’s favorite song. It is a song that can bring upliftment and joy to anyone’s day. It makes you realize that you must take a stand and rise now.

“No Charge” – Shirley Caeser (mp3)

This is a gospel song I heard when I was young and was unable to find until iTunes. It’s a song that reflects the struggle a mother goes through to rear her children. Being a parent, I feel this song more as an adult, and through love there is no charge. A must listen for mothers and their children.

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“Blame It On the Sun” – Stevie Wonder

This is a very depressing song that challenges the emotional strength of a man. If you fell in love then lost it, this song will crush you more. I use it to remind me of life’s struggles and to test my stamina.

“Solid As A Rock” – Sizzla (mp3)

I strongly suggest to play this song after Stevie Wonder’s song, “Blame It On the Sun.” I play this song after an emotional shortfall. I use this song to uplift my spirits. I feel like this song speaks to my inner being, a force that can’t be stopped no matter what they throw at me…I’m solid as a rock.

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if you haven’t watched the britney south park yet, get on that

MORE ITUNES PLAYLISTS TO SATISFY THE WHITE MAN INSIDE OF YOU

Ellen Page

Gnarls Barkley

Wes Anderson

Vince Vaughn

Jason Schwartzman

Michael Cera

Kanye West

PREVIOUSLY ON THIS RECORDING

Is that a fat coat?

Danish got new money.

Molly’s not much of a crier.

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