Thursday, May 22, 2014

Recommended Reading: Tao of Wu

Could a rapper be a philosopher? Could one get enlightenment from the leader of Wu-Tang? These were the surprising questions people were asking in 2009 when RZA released, The Tao of Wu, a book that is semi-autobiographical and thought provoking.

In the New York Times Bestseller, RZA uses hip-hop lyrics, parables, and looks at all religions that have inspired him and altered his views and thoughts and throws it together into a book that one could use in everyday life. In Tao of Wu, RZA gets personal and discusses everything from growing up in the ghetto to his attempted murder charge to what he uses to record albums. He also discusses numerology and looks at the complexities of theories and what it all means in the grand scheme of things. There is a reason why RZA is always looked at as one of the most forward thinking and evolving minds in music, this book is proof.