The Wu-Tang Manual

The Wu-Tang Manual

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Overview

The Wu-Tang Manual by The RZA, Chris Norris

The Wu-Tang Manual is The RZA’s first written introduction to the philosophy and history of Hip-Hop’s original Dynasty, the Wu-Tang Clan.

Written in a style that is at once personal and philosophical, The Wu-Tang Manual unravels the intricate web of personalities (and alter egos), warrior codes, numerological systems, and Eastern spiritual ethics that define the Wu-Tang dynasty. Packed with information that reflects the breadth and depth of the RZA’s — and rest of the Clan’s — intellectual interests and passions, The Wu-Tang Manual is divided into four books of nine chambers each, for a total of 36 chambers. All together, the book provides the breakdown of essential Wu-Tang components, from basic information about each of the nine core members of Wu-Tang Clan to deeper explorations of the key themes of the Wu-Tang universe, a dictionary-like Wu-Slang lexicon, and an entire section of Wu-Tang lyrics with densely annotated explanations of what they mean. For the hardcore Wu-Tang disciple and the recent initiate alike, The Wu-Tang Manual is the definitive guide to the essence of Wu, one of the most innovative hip-hop groups of all time.

The RZA's most recent book, The Tao of Wu, is also available from Riverhead Books.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594480188
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/2005
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 134,680
Product dimensions: 7.45(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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. He has continued his music career while successfully branching out into lecturing, television, and film.

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The Wu-Tang Manual 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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rugbyhooligan More than 1 year ago
i got it for a friend for christmas who isnt that big of a reader but a diehard wu tang fan, he finished the book in one day and pulled some really deep and thought provoking ideas from the book. definetley gave me a whole new idea of what wu tang is and all about.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wu-tang to the maximum! yea! i feel like a homie after reading this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A true book to a true Wu fan. The first page you read will get you sucked in to there world and you wont stop reading until the last page....
Guest More than 1 year ago
SPEAKING FOR MY SELF, THIS IS LIKE THE BIBLE FOR A TRUE WU FAN. THIS IS WHAT EVERY DEDICATED FAN OF THE WU LEGACY HAS BEEN WAITING FOR SINCE 93. IT GIVES YOU A GLIMPSE OF WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON IN THE CLAN THROUGH THE THIRD EYE OF THE RZA. WHAT A WONDERFUL BLESSING THE GODS LEFT TO THE WORLD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have even a glimpse of love for the undisputed best rap group of all time then this will give you a universal look into the souls of the nine brothers of Wu-Tang. Through the depictions of the RZA, we are taught the lessons and occurrences that shaped and sculptured the most influential rap group in hip-hop history. The RZA firsts give you the basic to intermediate attributes of all nine members then through the most memorable stories of the Wu-Tang brothers. Some of the clans most famous lyrics are broken down to almost an atomically compound so even the more distant Wu-Tang followers can understand that one unique line. Bottom line, for those who love Wu-Tang to those who want a little bit more insight into the stories of those who shaped hip-hop,'You got to check out the W.'