Wu-Tang leader, RZA, is set to drop his latest project. Making use of the art form that gave him fame, the shaolin aficionado is prepping for the release of his second literary body of work. Entitled The Tao of Wu, RZA’s latest book serves as something of an unofficial sequel to his first script outing, The Wu-Tang Manual: Enter the 36 Chambers.
This go around, the Abbot uses teachings found within Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and a myriad of other spiritual sources as well as some secular influences to offer some insight into how he became who he is today. Employing the “7 Pillars of Wisdom,” the enigmatic leader of one of the largest and most legendary rap groups of all-time breaks down all seven specific key points in his life, making sure to fully explain their impact on him while making known the broader message that he wants the reader to adopt as their own.
The RZA is also expecting success with the new Wu-Tang album. Entitled Wu-Tang Chamber Music, the newly released album features the Clan’s mainstays as well as rap legend Kool G Rap, M.O.P. and Sadat X of Brand Nubian fame. All are spitting venom over live instrumentation, hearkening to Hip-Hop’s original instrumentalists, The Roots. Instead of Questlove on the set, listeners will bear witness to the handiwork of Gintas Janusonis on the sticks, as Brooklyn’s resident Funk and Soul band The Revelations have been tapped to lay down the sound.
The Tao of Wu is scheduled to his shelves on October 20th, retailing at $25.95 at most major book retailers.