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RZA was born on July 5, 1969 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Robert Fitzgerald Diggs. He has been married to Talani Rabb since August 29, 2009. He was previously married to Eboni Mills. See full bio »

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 2015 Codename: The Dragon (TV Movie) (performer: "The Baddest Man Alive") / (writer: "The Baddest Man Alive")
 2015 Straight Outta Compton (writer: "C.R.E.A.M." - as Robert Diggs)
 2014 Better Living Through Chemistry (writer: "Shimmy Shimmy Ya")
 2014 Obscurity (Short) (writer: "Dark Fantasy")
 2013 The Best Man Holiday (writer: "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" - as Robert Diggs)
 2013 Comix from the Underground (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (2013) ... (writer: "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta Fuck Wit")
 2013 Pacific Rim (performer: "Drift") / (producer: "Drift") / (writer: "Drift")
 2013 The Hangover Part III (writer: "Dark Fantasy" - as Robert Diggs)
 2012 Django Unchained ("Ode to Django") / (lyrics: "Ode to Django") / (producer: "Ode to Django")
 2012 The Man with the Iron Fists (performer: "Go Hard", "White Dress", "The Baddest Man Alive") / (writer: "Shame On A Nigga", "Unpredictable", "Go Hard", "White Dress", "Black Widow March (Aurora's Theme)", "Hell Hath No Fury", "The Baddest Man Alive")
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (writer: "As High As Wu-Tang Get")
 2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (writer: "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F'wit" - as Robert Diggs)
 2010/I Runaway (Short) (producer: "Dark Fantasy" - uncredited) / (writer: "Dark Fantasy" - uncredited)
 2010 Repo Men ("Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday") / (writer: "Release Yo' Delf (Prodigy Mix)")
 2008 Lakeview Terrace (performer: "We Pop") / (writer: "Gravel Pit" - as Robert Diggs Jr.) / (writer: "We Pop", "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" - as Robert Diggs)
 2008 Babylon A.D. (writer: "Deuces", "A Single Moment", "Forshadow", "Blade Runner 0.8.", "Rollindissgeyes", "Build Your Enemies", "Digital Slaps", "Immaculate", "Dueuces" (Reprise) - as Robert Diggs)
 2008 Meet Dave (writer: "Protect Ya Neck" - as Robert Diggs)
 2008 The Wackness (writer: "Heaven and Hell" - as Robert Diggs) / (writer: "Tearz" - as Robert F. Diggs Jr.)
 2008 First Sunday (writer: "C.R.E.A.M." - as Robert Diggs Jr.)
 2007 Bling: A Planet Rock (Documentary) (writer: "C.R.E.A.M." - as Robert Diggs)
 2007 Dead Tone (producer: "So High" - as The RZA) / (writer: "So High" - as The RZA)
 2007 Illegal Tender (writer: "C.R.E.A.M.")
 2007 War (performer: "Rogue Cleans The Hizouse" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rogue Cleans The Hizouse" - uncredited)
 2007 Knocked Up (writer: "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" - as Robert Diggs Jr.)
 2006 Smokin' Aces (as Robert Diggs, "I Gotcha' Back")
 2006 Final Fight: Streetwise (Video Game) (performer: "Biochemical Equation") / (producer: "Biochemical Equation")
 2005 The Boondocks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Granddad's Fight (2005) ... (writer: "Guillotinz (Swordz)")
 2005 Daltry Calhoun (writer: "June's Mash Up" - as Robert Diggs Jr.)
 2004 Blade: Trinity (arranger: "Fatal" - as The RZA) / (performer: "Fatal" - as The RZA) / (producer: "Thirsty", "Fatal", "When the Guns Come Out", "I Gotta Get Paid" - as The RZA) / (writer: "Thirsty", "Fatal", "When the Guns Come Out", "I Gotta Get Paid" - as Robert Diggs)
 2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business (performer: "Move On Me" - as The RZA) / (producer: "Move On Me" - as The RZA) / (writer: "Move On Me" - as The RZA)
 2003 Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics (Video) (writer: "C.R.E.A.M." - as Robert Diggs)
 2003 Chappelle's Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.7 (2003) ... (writer: "C.R.E.A.M.")
 2002 8 Mile (writer: "I'll Be There For You" (Puff Daddy Remix), "Shimmy Shimmy Ya", "Bring the Pain", "C.R.E.A.M." - as Robert Diggs Jr.)
 2001 How High (writer: "Wu Wear", "All I Need", "Bring the Pain" - as Robert Diggs)
 2000 Next Friday (writer: - as R. Diggs) / (writer: "Shaolin Worldwide" - as Robert Diggs)
 1999 Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai ("Raise Your Sword" (Samurai Showdown)) / (arranger: "Ice-Cream" (instrumental mix), "Fast Shadow", "Raise Your Sword" (Samurai Showdown)) / (producer: "Ice-Cream" (instrumental mix), "Fast Shadow", "Raise Your Sword" (Samurai Showdown)) / (writer: "Fast Shadow", "Raise Your Sword" (Samurai Showdown))
 1998 Belly (performer: "Windpipe") / (writer: "Windpipe")
 1998 I Got the Hook Up (producer: "Who Rock This")
 1998 Bulworth (performer: "The Chase") / (producer: "Run", "The Chase") / (writer: "Run" - as Robert Diggs Jr.) / (writer: "The Chase" - as Robert Diggs)
 1997 Soul in the Hole (Documentary) (as Robert Diggs, "Soldiers of Darkness")
 1997 One Eight Seven (writer: "Release Yo' Delf" - as Robert Diggs Jr.)
 1996 High School High (performer: "Wu Wear: The Garment Renaissance") / (producer: "Semi-Automatic Full Rap Metal Jacket", "Wu Wear: The Garment Renaissance") / (writer: "Semi-Automatic Full Rap Metal Jacket", "Wu Wear: The Garment Renaissance" - as R. Diggs)
 1996 The Great White Hype (performer: "Who's The Champion") / (producer: "Who's The Champion", "Bring The Pain") / (writer: "Who's The Champion", "Bring The Pain" - as Robert Diggs Jr.)
 1996 Sunset Park (arranger: "Motherless Child" - as The RZA) / (producer: "Motherless Child" - as The RZA) / (writer: "Motherless Child" - as Robert Diggs)
 1996 Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (producer: "Winter Warz" - as The Rza) / (writer: "Winter Warz" - as R. Diggs)
 1995 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 July 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need")
 1995 The Jerky Boys (writer: "Dirty Dancing" - as Robert Diggs)
 1995 The Fear (writer: "Here Come The Gravediggaz" - as Robert Diggs)
 1995 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (writer: "1-800-SUICIDE" - as R. Diggs)
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Other Works:

Album, "Bobby Digital in Stereo," Gee Street/V2/BMG Records 63881-32521, 1998. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

R Z A | Robert Diggs | The RZA | The Rza


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on describing the meaning of Wu-tang] The wu is the way, the tang is the slang.


Was part of a group called Gravediggaz in the mid-1990s, which pioneered a sound called horrorcore hip-hop. See more »


Often wears a pendant of the Universal Flag of Islam, the symbol of the Nation of Gods and Earths, around his neck See more »


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