RZA & Faulkner Show What It Means To Be A New Yorker (Video)
Even with residences in New Jersey and California as well as extensive travel abroad, RZA is always a New Yorker. The Wu-Tang Clan Abbott helped helm a sound identifiable with the city in the early 1990s, and stayed shining a light on the unheard and under-represented parts of the city through the group and his litany of other ventures.
Securing a new agreement with the New York Yankees and pro tennis’ US Open, RZA and Rock outfit Faulkner have made “NY Anthem.” The song, intended to incite a sense of place from sports spectators, is very much in the same wheel-house as Jay Z & Alicia Keys’ 2009 smash, which had its own Yanks’ tie-in.
The video inner-stitches footage of RZA and Faulkner in the lab, with some evocative shots of the N.Y. that RZA remembers, which appears to be thriving in the present-day: