Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
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How Awesome Would It Be to Have The RZA as Your Dad?

Self-professed recovering video-game addict the RZA (a.k.a. Prince Rakeem, The Abbot, Bobby Digital, Bobby Steels, the RZArector, Ruler Zig-zag-zig Allah, etc.) tells his sons, "If it was up to me… You wanna make me happy? Four hours of video games a day is enough."

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iplaudius (#1,066)

I wonder if he has similarly beneficent views on hanging out and masturbation.

That's what you think, Awlies. Even RZA's children get the blues — sometimes quite literally. From Blender, January 2002:

"To protect himself from bioterrorism, Wu-Tang Clan rapper/producer RZA has adopted an odd health regimen that could turn him blue.

"Since September 11, RZA (born Robert Diggs) has been taking a supplement called colloidal silver, a solution of silver particles suspended in water, as a preventive measure against anthrax and other forms of biological warfare.

"Having been first turned on to colloidal silver by a fan who approached him with a pamphlet at a Wu-Tang concert in 1997, he’s now advising fans to 'stock up' on colloidal silver if they’re concerned about anthrax attacks. But the Food and Drug Administration doesn’t share his enthusiasm. According to a 1997 FDA bulletin, 'Human consumption of silver may result in argyria â€" a permanent ashen-gray or blue discoloration of the skin.'

"… 'During the Black Plague, a lot of rich people didn’t get sick,' says the 32-year-old from Staten Island, New York. 'Because of metal intake â€" the silver in their bodies from their silverware and dishes.'"

I appreciate the artistic eccentricity. And, no doubt, RZA will inherit the Quincy Jones mantle in Hollywood as the film scorer with flavor. But I'm not so sure I want to turn a lighter shade of gray.

Swass LikeMe (#1,317)

It's all good unless you gonna tell Papa RZA that you are a fan of teh jizza…

"I don’t think they’re genetically born. I think you can be born gay, but not because of your genetics, I think because of your subconscious more than your genetics." -RZA

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