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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 5 July 1969Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameRobert Fitzgerald Diggs
Nicknames Prince Rakeem
Bobby Digital
Bobby Steels
The Abbott
Ruler Zig-Zag-Zig Allah
The Rzarector
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (2)

Talani Rabb (29 August 2009 - present)
Eboni Mills (? - ?)

Trade Mark (2)

References to the Nation of Gods and Earths
Often wears a pendant of the Universal Flag of Islam, the symbol of the Nation of Gods and Earths, around his neck

Trivia (15)

Co-founder of the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan along with his cousins, the late Ol' Dirty Bastard (Russell Jones) and The GZA (Gary Grice).
Hip hop MC and influential producer best known for his work with Wu-Tang Clan.
The New York "Daily News" reported that his family is allegedly the largest extended family living in New York City.
Distant cousin of Flavor Flav.
Was offered the role of Brown in The Departed (2006), but he turned it down because of scheduling conflicts.
Outside of the Wu-Tang Clan family tree, he has worked with Kool G. Rap, Björk, Last Emporer, Big Gipp, The Notorious B.I.G., Force M.D.'s, Deborah Cox, E-40, MF Doom, Jayo Felony, Cypress Hill, Ed OG, Junior Reid, Bounty Killer, Afu-Ra, Big Pun, Redman, Dog Eat Dog, Tricky, Texas, Big Daddy Kane, IAM, Talib Kweli, Q-Tip, Kanye West, and even Shaquille O'Neal.
During his visit at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con, he said he's a fan of the Ninja Scroll movie.
In 2010 began shooting his first feature film, his directorial debut.
Considered one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time, who pioneered the gritty, dark, cinematic sounds of the mid-1990s.
Is good friends and has collaborated with directors Jim Jarmusch and Quentin Tarantino.
Was part of a group called Gravediggaz in the mid-1990s, which pioneered a sound called horrorcore hip-hop.
Has a brother name Divine, with whom he founded Wu-Tang Enterprises, and who shares executive-producer credit on the group's albums.
Shot an unreleased movie about his alternative ego called "Bobby Digital," in the late 1990s. Since then, he directed his debut feature, The Man with the Iron Fists (2012).
Named after Robert F. Kennedy.
Put two Wu-Tang reunion albums up for development, though to be distributed differently: one to be commercially offered, and one to be auctioned off as a single piece to the highest bidder.

Personal Quotes (1)

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

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