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The answer to the question, “Why did RZA sign with a label that lost his sound?” isn’t as clear-cut as it seems. While he agreed to receive a small advance and complete creative control, he also agreed to allow each of his group members to sign separate recording contracts with non-hip-hop labels. This was done with the expectation that it would strengthen the group’s position in the marketplace. As a result, Genius signed with Geffen, Raekwon with RCA, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard with Elettra Records.
RZA’s sound was compromised by other artists
RZA has been a prolific producer for half a decade. But on his fourth Wu album, he loosens his reins by letting Mathematica, True Master and Trackmasters handle solo production duties. The absence of ODB and other Wu members makes for an album that lacks a cohesive sound. It sounds more like a mix-tape than a Wu album. But this isn’t to say that RZA’s work is completely terrible. It’s just that his sound is sometimes compromised by the presence of other artists.
The Wu-Tang Clan have a history of controversy and lawsuits. RZA and Wu-Tang Clan have fought two legal battles against U-God, who claims unpaid royalties from the group. The group has also been in the middle of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Azealia Banks has accused RZA of condoning abuse. Russell Crowe has denied the accusations.
RZA’s sound was compromised by Wu-Tang’s
Despite their fame, RZA was not the only Wu-Tang member to feel his sound was compromised by Wu-Tang’ sound. Many of the group’s high-profile members decided to make solo albums, diverging from the group’s cohesive sound. On solo albums, Wu members developed their individual sounds and approaches. RZA largely oversaw the production on solo albums by GZA, Raekwon and Ghostface. Eventually, the Wu-Tang members reunited for 36 Chambers.
The Wu-Tang sound was inspired by RZA’s life experiences. The production of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) was confrontational and raw, and was inspired by the reality that surrounded him. In addition to his solo albums, the group’s debut LP, Protect Ya Neck, showcased the group’s musical styles. The band’s music brought East Coast rap a new life. Without Wu-Tang’s sound, Joey Badass’ Pro Era and the Flatbush Zombies would not have existed.
RZA’s creativity was lost because everybody would sit behind their desk
Despite being best known as the de facto leader of the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA has also branched out into crossover hip-hop. He has collaborated with the likes of Killarmy and System of a Down. His new album, “Rebirth,” is due out in early March.
RZA’s influence on the music business
Throughout his long career, RZA has been an influential figure in the music business. He has produced music on several different record labels. However, he has never held the CEO position for any of these companies. RZA has also been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his role in the making of Wu-Tang: An American Saga, a biopic about the legendary rap group. The biopic has recently been renewed for a second season.
RZA is also known for his groundbreaking production work. Before he was discovered, most hip hop producers used one-bar loops. RZA’s breakthrough came when he traded his SP-1200 keyboard for an Ensoniq EPS 16 keyboard and began making two and four-bar loops. In the process, he fell in love with four-bar loops and used them to create his signature sound. This sound eventually became the basis for his first hit, Method Man. Although the influence of RZA on the music business is undisputed, it is important to note that it was years in the making.