GZA

GZA

Gary Grice, better known by his stage names GZA or The Genius, is an American hip hop artist and founding member of the seminal hip hop group the Wu-Tang Clan. Within the clan, he is known as the "spiritual head," being both the oldest and the first within the group to receive a record deal. Praised for his virtuosic technique and lyrical dexterity, GZA is considered by many to be the best pure rapper in the entire group.

GZA developed an interest in hip-hop by attending block parties as a child in the early '70s. He formed a three-man group with his cousins, who would later be known as RZA and Ol' Dirty Bastard, traveling across NYC from Staten Island through Brooklyn to the Bronx, challenging other MCs to battles.

Concurrently maintaining his presence with the Wu-Tang Clan, The Genius continued releasing commercially acclaimed albums as a solo artist including, Liquid Swords, Beneath the Surface, and Legend of the Liquid Swords, consolidating his preeminence as one of the most versatile and dynamic rappers around.

Title Album Genre Tools
Beneath the Surface Beneath the Surface Hip-Hop/Rap
Client:
Artist:
GZA
Era:
1990s
Genres:
Hip-Hop/Rap
Instruments:
Drums, Electronic, and Keyboard
Keywords:
Dramatic, Epic, and Ominous
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits and Film Trailer
Subgenres:
East Coast and Gangsta Rap
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Beneath the Surface, #3
Release Year:
1999
Track ID:
45226
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Stay In Line Legend of the Liquid Sword Hip-Hop/Rap
Client:
Artist:
GZA
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Hip-Hop/Rap
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electronic, and Horns
Keywords:
Dark and Driving
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits and Film Trailer
Subgenres:
East Coast and Gangsta Rap
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female and male
CD/Track #:
Legend of the Liquid Sword, #6
Release Year:
2002
Track ID:
45228
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Take Me Back