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The Tao of Wu

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The RZA, founder of the Wu-Tang Clan, imparts the lessons he's learned on his journey from the Staten Island projects to international superstardom. A devout student of knowledge in every form in which he's found it, he distills here the wisdom he's acquired into seven "pillars," each based on a formative event in his life-from the moment he first heard the call of hip-hop to the death of his cousin and Clan- mate, Russell Jones, aka ODB. Delivered in RZA's unmistakable style, at once surprising, profound, and ...

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Overview

The RZA, founder of the Wu-Tang Clan, imparts the lessons he's learned on his journey from the Staten Island projects to international superstardom. A devout student of knowledge in every form in which he's found it, he distills here the wisdom he's acquired into seven "pillars," each based on a formative event in his life-from the moment he first heard the call of hip-hop to the death of his cousin and Clan- mate, Russell Jones, aka ODB. Delivered in RZA's unmistakable style, at once surprising, profound, and provocative, The Tao of Wu is a spiritual memoir the world has never seen before, and will never see again. A nonfiction Siddhartha for the hip-hop generation from the author of The Wu-Tang Manual, it will enlighten, entertain, and inspire.
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594484858
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/2/2010
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 76,760
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

The RZA is most famous as the founder and leader of the Wu-Tang Clan, the platinum-selling hip-hop group that is widely considered one of the most important of all time, and has also spanned multiplatinum solo careers for many of its members, including RZA. Originally from Staten Island, he is currently based in Los Angeles, where he has continued his music career while successfully branching out into lecturing, television, and film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    The book is utter and complete garbage.  It's poorly structured,

    The book is utter and complete garbage. 
    It's poorly structured, and extremely difficult to follow. It's worse than Hitler's ranting in Mein Kampf.
    The book is complete torture.  If following the flow of the book won't kill you, the drivel will. 

    The author is a self-proclaimed pseudo-intellectual, who's come up with his own world philosophy by erratically mixing in values from different world religions. 
    Furthermore, the philosophy is skewed and has no real grounds in comparison to the real world.

    In the book, Robert Diggs frequently mentions the "divine mathematics", and gallantly demonstrated basic arithmetic skills on page 132:
    "The year was '97-a very serious number in Mathematics. I remember telling everyone that this was the year- the year of 9 and 7, the 
    year of Born God. 9 and 7 is 16, and 1 and 6 is 7."

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

    Loved this book. One of my favorites yet.

    Loved this book. One of my favorites yet.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    Recommended

    I love it!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2012

    This book was amazing!!! I was actually looking for a book on Qi

    This book was amazing!!! I was actually looking for a book on Qi-Gong and I came across this. I had a slight interest in Wu-Tang (had the game on the Playstation when I was a kid) and I never thought that I'd see a book written by the founder "the RZA". I can say I was very ignorant to the knowledge that RZA had and the people in his clan. It opened up my eyes to never judge a book by its cover and I was in aw the whole time reading it. Soon as I got home I didn't stop reading until I finished it. I learned so much and it helped me get my life back on track. I would recommend this book to all who are confused on their path and for those who need a good read. I feel like reading it again! It is soooo compelling!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Killla b

    Awesome book made so much sence

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2011

    highly recommend

    this was an amazing book, rza is a deep & spiritual artist. there is a lot of information about wutang that some may not know.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2011

    Unique Perspective

    Like a street sage, the RZA pours forth wisdom in such a way that those who choose to open themselves to it can glean some fresh viewpoints as well as some insight.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Wu Tang! Wu Tang! Wu Tang!

    words can't explain the depth of this book, Rza's cipher or his wisdom. this is a mere drop in the ocean of the making of Wu Tang. it's deep man deep! this is displayed in my house 24/7!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    Got sampleAnd great

    Wu-Tang Clan Da grand masta

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Ancientscript

    He stepped in his brown eyes deep with knowledge and his pelt old and brown.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Skystar

    WE NEED WARRIORS AND KITS EVERY ONES DISSAPERING LEFT AND RIGHT COME LMFAO FIRST RESULT -by Skystar leasder of Skyfall clan

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    To all cats who need a clan

    Join thunderclan goalie first reault

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Fangstar of Frostclan

    She pads in. "We are in need of cats. We have a med cat and deputy but are in need of apprentices, warriors, kits, and a mate for myself. (I am shecat) thk u all very much." She pads out to ice wind res 1

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Loli

    ((I hav eon thing to change in your post: We aren't brave and partylike, we are EPICAL AND CRA-CRA AND LAF TO PAR-TAY AND BE FUN!!!!!!!!!! JOIN THE EPICAL THUNDAHCLAN!!!!!!!!
    Sincerly,
    Your face
    P.S.: Your face called. It wants a refund.
    P.S.S.: I saw you on T.V. yesterday. You starred on AnimalPlantet for~ MOST HAIRY!!!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Flameheat to Ottersplash

    My name is Flameheat. Im an orange tabby tom with white paws and amber eyes. I need a very active and medium-sized clan. Can you help?

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    To otter splash

    Do you know of any vampire rps?

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Dawn

    Srry.....something else was on my mind.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Neveralones kits

    "We need a clan!" Sorrelkit squeaked.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    IF YOU NEED A CLAN....

    JOIN DAWNCLAN AT FIREWOOD ALL RESULTS!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Icetail

    A smal white shecat wanders throughout the clearing, lookimg for a clanvtht would accept her as their medcat.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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