RZA Goes Pot-Free, Expands Into Film Directing, Retail Headphones & More
Wu-Tang producer/rapper and actor, RZA, recently appeared on E‘s “Chelsea Lately” show to talk about his many entrepreneurial and creative ventures, including making his debut as a film director this year.
In the opening seconds of the interview, however, show host Chelsea Handler plugged RZA’s line of headphones — called “Chambers” — and also prodded him about smoking weed.
“I presume you smoke a lot of weed, and that’s just because you’re Black and a musician,” Handler joked.
“Making music and weed went together for me — many years, I’ve been in the studio making hits, and weed was always there. But I’ve transferred myself…,” RZA offered as a surprising reply, saying he’s been working to stay “Superman-focused” as a director.
The producer of some of Wu-Tang biggest hits is set to make his directorial debut in October with the film, The Man With The Iron Fists, which is set in “feudal China” and is said to star ’70s Blaxploitation vixen, Pam Grier, along with silver screen vets, Lucy Liu and Russell Crowe.
In the meantime, RZA is promoting his “RZA’s World App,” which offers advice to users, while priming for his role in the cable series “Californication” as a rapper turned film hopeful.