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Sunday, March 25 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rhyme Thoughts Travel at a Tremendous Speed”: GZA/The Genius Discusses Liquid Swords

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In 1995 GZA released Liquid Swords, the first of the solo Wu Tang Clan efforts. The album is constantly referenced among artists in the indie, electronic, and of course hip hop world as an inspiration for its eclecticism and challenge to standard ways of writing music. Pitchfork media, for example, invited GZA to perform the classic album in full at their summer festival. The GZA will discuss the album within the framework of a discussion of his career as an MC, his creative process, and the global state of an artform that began right here in New York City.

Moderator: Jon Caramanica


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Jon Caramanica

Jon Caramanica is a pop critic at the New York Times.   Abstract: | | "'Rhyme Thoughts Travel At A Tremendous Speed': GZA/The Genius Discusses Liquid Swords" In 1995 GZA released LIQUID SWORDS, the first of the solo Wu Tang Clan efforts. The album is constantly referenced among artists in the indie, electronic, and of course hip hop world as an inspiration for its eclecticism and challenge to standard ways of writing music... Read More →
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GZA/The Genius

GZA/The Genius is a founding member of the seminal hip hop group the Wu-Tang Clan. His1995 solo effort, Liquid Swords, produced entirely by RZA, met with critical and commercial acclaim, and is widely considered one of the best albums to come out of the Wu-Tang camp. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source magazine\'s 100 Best Rap Albums of all time. GZA made an appearance with RZA in Jim Jarmusch’s film Coffee & Cigarettes... Read More →


Sunday March 25, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY

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