RZA Asks Several Fans’ Burning Questions Online
RZA steps into Reddit realm as aunthenticRZA for his first AMA Q&A in which he attempts to get answers to the simple question, “How can someone who is Hip-Hop stop being Hip-Hop?”
Redditors, Wu-Tang, and RZA fans alike got rare access to The Abbott and sound off their thoughts on the question, seek knowledge, and pick the brain of the W.T.C. cofounder in an (almost) completely open interview.
Their were many topics abound for RZA to discuss in the whimsical setting of Reddit, but here are a few moments in which simple subjects, including giving a few business tips and talking Quentin Tarantino, become especially insightful, inspirational, and humorous.
“Hi RZA you started your own company in your early 20s. What was the voices in your head telling you? How did you sustain the business? Where did you get the knowledge to do all of it? Were you scared? Who helped you? Where did you get funding? I want to start my own business but I feel nothing but fear . Anything you share will help. Peace”
“Do not have fear. Because fear is nothing but a symptom of nervousness. Whatever business you want to start, do research. One of the books I read in the beginning of me starting my music business was by Donald Passman, and it was called simply “all you need to know about the music business.” After reading that book, I had a foundation at least of a course of action. And then I later talked to other smart people in the business, such as Queen Latifah and her manager Shakim, and Mr. James Smith, who had a record company called Yamaka Records, and a lawyer Bill Warren. Their knowledge, combined with the knowledge I obtained on my own, helped me courageously break into this music industry. This path can be carried out through any industry.”