The Tao of Wu

The Tao of Wu

By RZA

  • Release Date: 2009-10-15
  • Genre: Music
Score: 5
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Description

A unique book of wisdom and experience that reaches from the most violent slums of New York City to the highest planes of spiritual thought by the RZA, founder of the Wu-Tang Clan and hip-hop's most exalted wise man.

The RZA, the Abbot of the Wu-Tang Clan and hip-hop culture's most dynamic genius, imparts the lessons he's learned on the journey that's taken him from the Staten Island projects to international superstar, all along the way a devout student of knowledge in every form he's found it-on the streets, in religion, in martial arts, in chess, in popular culture. Part chronicle of an extraordinary life and part spiritual and philosophical discourse, The Tao of Wu is a nonfiction Siddhartha for the hip-hop generation-an engaging, seeking book that will enlighten, entertain, and inspire.

The legions of Wu-Tang fans are accustomed to this heady mix-their obsession with the band's puzzlelike lyrics and elaborate mythology has propelled the group through fifteen years of dazzling, multiplatform success. In his 2005 bestseller The Wu-Tang Manual, the RZA provided the barest glimpse of how that mythology worked. In The Tao of Wu, he takes us deep inside the complex sense of wisdom and spirituality that has been at the core of his commercial and creative success.

The book is built around major moments in the RZA's life when he was faced with a dramatic turning point, either bad (a potential prison sentence) or good (a record deal that could pull his family out of poverty), and the lessons he took from each experience. His points of view are always surprising and provocative, and reveal a profound, genuine, and abiding wisdom-consistently tempered with humor and peppered with unique, colloquial phraseology. It is a spiritual memoir as the world has never seen before, and will never see again.

Reviews

  • Inspiring!!!

    5
    By legend221
    Amazing read for fans of wu tang! Much respect to RZA
  • Peace

    5
    By Dudeoverthere
    So much to digest, ingested so quickly/ enthralled to contentment/ God's gift/ message to man/ through man/ to teach, to empathize, to share, and instruct/ The truth instilled/ distilled in pure waters/ metaphysical minerals/ from ----The RZA---- The Tao of Wu - and the Twelve Jewels -------- Peace with Us
  • The Tao of Wu

    5
    By Nrdt3ck
    Great book to have in your collection I actually have the original book.
  • Great book

    4
    By theDJCW
    As a hip-hop purist, I loved this book.
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    5
    By Jaslynnmlro
    Peace .
  • Eye opening and very interesting to read

    5
    By TheGrouch
    If you have time, this is a great book to read. Simple and to the point
  • RZA has a profound intellect

    5
    By JSanchez40
    This book is a thought provoking look into the intelligence, logic and spirituality of the RZA. As a longtime fan from the BX and admirer I throughly enjoyed and learned from this book. I highly recommend it to true Wu fans and hood intellectuals.
  • The Tao of wu by RZA

    5
    By GraphinOG
    This book was so amazing, from the moment I picked it up I didn't let go finished it in three days with work and school going on and left me in a great place mentality if your lost or searching for answers or just need something to reflect on and realize your place on this earth read this book it did wonders for me and it will for you have a great day, peace.
  • Rzarector

    5
    By Witty Unpredictable
    This is my second time reading this book. I will read it again in the future. Any time I need encouragement or life lessons I will pick up this book.
  • The Tao of WU

    5
    By phaze future
    Not only is this an incredible autobiography by one of modern music's most influential producers, it is an almost endless reservoir of knowledge, philosophy, religious thought, and inspiration. This should be mandatory reading for everyone on the planet.

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