The opportunity to have coffee with a genius, one of Hip Hop’s greatest minds, doesn’t come around too often. That very opportunity fell into my lap a couple weeks ago, on a cold and rainy October morning in the windy city. Rza was in town promoting his new film, “The Man With The Iron Fist”, and sat down with me at the People’s Lounge before starting a press junket at the Double Door down the street.
“The Man With The Iron Fist” is Rza’s directorial debut, and a story that goes all the way back to his childhood in “Shaolin”. His love for Kung-Fu flicks, a love that found its way into the very core of the Wu-Tang Clan, served as a driving force behind his new film. And it was his experience leading the Wu-Tang Clan, and his own career in Hip Hop, that prepared him to take the director’s seat. He explains in the video below.