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RZA is making his directorial debut with the movie The Man with the Iron Fists. It's a movie he also stars in co-wrote with Eli Roth.
The Wu Tang Clan leader stopped by The Breakfast Club today and talked about how music and film are similiar.
"To me music and film have the same wavelength, " he said. "A lot of people may have not comprehended that, but I'm on of the kids that did comprehend it. It all activates under the same model. When I was making Wu Tang albums I was actually trying to make movies, so when you listen to a 'Cuban Linx' you felt like you were getting a movie in your head. Now that I've kind of rose above that I'm making physical movies now with hip hop music sounds as a backdrop to it."
RZA compared The Man with the Iron Fists to Wu Tang Clan's 1993 classic album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
"To me this feels as good as '36 Chambers.' I really feel proud of what I've put in there. And I think when fans see this flick it's going to kind of revitalize to me the whole industry in a sense because what I did for what I had for my resources it's really like going back to that first '36 Chambers' album," he explained.
The rapper/actor/director/producer also spoke on the possibility of there being another Wu Tang Clan album.
"I don't know... I know the 20th year anniversary is coming up. Some of the brothers we've been talking about potentially going back in [and] maybe do a world tour. Just one more last hurrah to close the book. 20 years is a long time time for a hip hop artist definitely to be in the business, but for any artist. Usually 3 to 5 years is the run and you're gone. But we've been doing what we're doing feeding our families for 20 years with this."
Other topics included internal conflicts within Wu Tang Clan, possible Wu Tang movie, who excites him as a producer and more.
The Man with the Iron Fists hits theaters on November 2nd.
RZA interview with The Breakfast Club
The Man with the Iron Fists trailer