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The Wu-Tang Manual There s no reason for any home to be without a copy. 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 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 The story of the RZA s five year plan for Wu Tang taking over hip hop in the 1990 s is incredible, and it is always a pleasure to read about someone s love of Chess The numerology and religious shit, however, is embarrassing.Warning this book does not make the Bobby Digital recordslistenable. The Wu Tang Manualis a must have guide for any Wu Tang Clan fan Written by Wu Tang s mastermind, the lyrically sharp and raw, the RZA, the manual dives into the philosophy and ideals behind the group that redefined Hip Hop The manual is divided into 4 books, each containing 9 chambers, totally up to 36 chambers Each book breaks down the essence behind the clan, from martial arts, their Islamic influence, chess, comic books, andWith great pictures and diagrams, the manual is informative The Wu Tang Manualis a must have guide for any Wu Tang Clan fan Written by Wu Tang s mastermind, the lyrically sharp and raw, the RZA, the manual dives into the philosophy and ideals behind the group that redefined Hip Hop The manual is divided into 4 books, each containing 9 chambers, totally up to 36 chambers Each book breaks down the essence behind the clan, from martial arts, their Islamic influence, chess, comic books, andWith great pictures and diagrams, the manual is informative without losing substance and the wit behind the RZA s words The manual breaks down the history and story behind each of the clan s nine members The legendary status of the crew is easy to see as each member is an essential component, adding a unique facet to the Wu Tang Perhaps the most interesting part of the manual is how the upbringing of the RZA alone, contrasted the way the youth is brought up today Coming up in Staten Island, the RZA found great influence from Islam On the streets, he would be raised with the outlines and belief of Islam For instance, at any point on the street, an older figure may stop him and quiz him on his understanding of Islam, where he would have to provide a perfectly memorized answer to Islam s teachings The RZA s name also has strong meaning The z in his name comes from the Islam alphabet meaning, Zig Zag Zig, which means wisdom, knowledge, and understanding because the letter comes at the end of the alphabet, symbolizing the final step of consciousness The r and a in his name stands for Ruler and Allah The name of the RZA alone is a small example of how deep the philosophy of the clan goes The manual continues into stories and other background of how the clan developed its deep philosophy Their famous track, Da Mystery of Chessboxin , reflects the influence of chess on the clan s attitudes towards life They believed that one had to always think ahead of their opponent and be ready, cautious, and alert when facing opposing forces The clan also has a phrase that is strongly attached to their name which reflects this ideal, Protect ya neck This phrase sums up how one should act keeping one s head down low with their eyes, ears, and mind open and sharp, respecting and reexamining one s vulnerability and that of other people, understanding that one is not as great tough as one may think, and asking, Is this conflict worth the risk of death significant damage, or is there a better, safer, andhuman way to solve this problem Once again, the contrast between the youth in poverty areas in New York in the clan s times and the culture of the majority of American youth today is greatly seen In order to survive, you really had to protect your neck The manual dives into other areas of the clan s influence such as comic books, talking about Marvel stories like The Silver Surfer, and how the characters gave strength and power to the clan members when they were young The RZA also talks about how, as a kid, he strongly read Greek stories like the Iliad and the Odyssey where he learned great morals The manual speaks of other spheres and themes in their belief and music, such as Buddhism, Christianity, martial arts, capitalism, chemistry, and crime These chambers of the book was especially enjoyable to read since it really shows how multi layered their music was Ending this set of chambers with a glossary of vocabulary slang, it made an opening to the next book which analyzed the lyrics of several of the clan s famous songs like, Bring Da Ruckus, Triumph, and C.R.E.A.M Heavily annotated with references and meanings, the songs appear like Shakespearean poetry, layered in multiple dimensions After decades, the RZA finally provides the world with a glimpse behind the mysterious lyrics and dark beats of the clan The Wu Tang Manual should be something that a true admirer of the clan s genius should carry when listening to their eloquent and raw words The book provides deep insight into what the clan has been all about the past three decades This is something that anybody, fan or not, can pick up and learn from The RZA follows this manual with an autobiography, The Tao of the Wu, which should also be picked up The genius of the RZA may even win a Pulitzer for the first ever Hip Hop figurehead The whole package text, images, content, photos, comics, organization of the Wu Tang Manual is designed to present The RZA s world view This reminds me of my architectural training where I was taught that in good architecture everything down to the smallest detail relates to the project as a whole.The Wu Tang spirituality is a combination of Islam, Kung Fu, Christian, and street spirituality It has drawn from both pop culture and New York culture to create a spirituality that is uniquely for The whole package text, images, content, photos, comics, organization of the Wu Tang Manual is designed to present The RZA s world view This reminds me of my architectural training where I was taught that in good architecture everything down to the smallest detail relates to the project as a whole.The Wu Tang spirituality is a combination of Islam, Kung Fu, Christian, and street spirituality It has drawn from both pop culture and New York culture to create a spirituality that is uniquely formulated for its context It a fun and interesting book that portrays a the kind of world view that as my prof said, rarely gets to print Insightful mega Illuminating Read it in about 10 hours I m a slow reader Didn t even use a bookmark It is rare for me to tear thru a book like this It is not really that textually dense the chapters are short w lots of sidebar info But it is super detalied clarifies expands on a lot of what you hear in the albums and the overall Wu Tang ethos.I thought the production chapters were insightfully detailed Great and to be honest i wish there was a book solely about Wu Tang productio Insightful mega Illuminating Read it in about 10 hours I m a slow reader Didn t even use a bookmark It is rare for me to tear thru a book like this It is not really that textually dense the chapters are short w lots of sidebar info But it is super detalied clarifies expands on a lot of what you hear in the albums and the overall Wu Tang ethos.I thought the production chapters were insightfully detailed Great and to be honest i wish there was a book solely about Wu Tang production the RZA really seemed to like Ensoniq gear in the 90 s at a time when obviously most people were using Akai Emu samplers obviously there is that sound that he crafted mastered it would have been nice to hear from some of the other Wu Tang producers and the overall beat digging.Can t wait to read the Tao of Wu Shame there are nothip hop related books like this I saw an interview that The Rza had done with John Stewart and I figured I d read this book Learning the behind the scenes Wu Tang trivia was cool I feel like I can appreciate their musicthat I know where they all came from and the business side of things The Rza is basically a mastermind that had their rise to fame completely calculated when he was gathering the group together What I didn t like was all the misogyny that was happening There were a few times were I literally had to st I saw an interview that The Rza had done with John Stewart and I figured I d read this book Learning the behind the scenes Wu Tang trivia was cool I feel like I can appreciate their musicthat I know where they all came from and the business side of things The Rza is basically a mastermind that had their rise to fame completely calculated when he was gathering the group together What I didn t like was all the misogyny that was happening There were a few times were I literally had to stop reading and put the book down because I was a bit pissed at what he was talking about and how women were being degraded Long awaited and much anticipated, 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 ClanSince the release of the revolutionary Enter the Wu TangChambersover the course of four seminal group albums and a multitude of ambitious side projects the Wu Tang Clan has constantly redefined what hip hop can do and where hip hop can go Now, after a decade of dark beats and mysterious lyrics hinting at a larger whole, the RZA, the abbot of the legendary Staten Island hip hop collective, fully reveals, for the first time, the complex, multilayered Wu Tang Universe in The Wu Tang ManualWritten 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 ofchambers 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 meanElegantly laid out and richly printed, the book is designed to reflect the Asian influence on the Wu Tang universe, which, as the book explains, began with a fascination with kung fu movies but quickly led to serious study of martial arts and Eastern philosophy and spirituality The book also includes a map of Shaolin a trove of never before seen photos of the Wu Tang Clan, including shots of RZA s trip to China with Sifu Shi Yan Ming, live shots, and portraits by Michael Lavine, Craig Wetherby, Sophia Chang, and Frank and original illustrations of many of the guiding lights of the Wu Tang universe 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 timeThe RZA s most recent book, The Tao of Wu, is also available from Riverhead Books Such an awesome book being first generation and money always being tight around the house with two working parents, it was really cool to see how RZA was able to bring the clan together and how they all learned from each other This book is not only about their music, but about the EXPERIENCES people, places, things, philosophies, religions that make the Wu Tang Clan what they are A must read for any Wu Tang fans Side note I set out to readbooks by minorities and learnabout my Such an awesome book being first generation and money always being tight around the house with two working parents, it was really cool to see how RZA was able to bring the clan together and how they all learned from each other This book is not only about their music, but about the EXPERIENCES people, places, things, philosophies, religions that make the Wu Tang Clan what they are A must read for any Wu Tang fans Side note I set out to readbooks by minorities and learnabout my culture This book pointed me to so many resources in terms of Chinese Chinese American books and directors So that was a major and unexpected pleasant surprise I had wanted to read this book for years but I had never had a chance to buy it When U God published his biography in 2018 I read it and I decided that I had to read RZA s book as well Even though, the book was enjoyable and it consists a lot of information for every Wu Tang fan, it was not as good as I had expected.


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