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Wu Tang’s RZA Reveals His Inner Geek

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the March 24th, 2009

So we all know RZA is one of the greatest rappers of all time. But did you guys know he’s a total geek out gangsta? At another of RZA’s Hip-Hop Chess events, we ask him to tell us his thoughts about technology and the internet. And the Wu Tang leader schools Irina, telling her to GO OUTSIDE. That probably won’t work. Also at the chess party, Rakaa of Dilated Peoples reflects about the first time he “touched” the Internet and Irina reveals that in 1997 she used to hide out in chat rooms and spit rhymes, pretending she was a boy. Besides the internationally known rappers, we also hear from a local young musician who has never lived without the internet. He is 18-year-old V, and he loves to help his mother with Microsoft Word. Enjoy the joy! (Big thanks to Kevin Zupancic for his shooting and editing skills on this episode!)

Episode links: RZA, Wu-Tang Clan, Hip-Hop Chess Federation, Rakaa, Dilated Peoples, WuChess, John O’Connell High School (San Francisco)

4 Responses to 'Wu Tang’s RZA Reveals His Inner Geek'

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  1. on March 24th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Is the Wu Chess tournament at John O'Connell HS? Home of the original champion Boilermaker's Robot Team?

  2. irinaslutsky said,

    on March 24th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    yes! i need to post a link to the high school 🙂 thanks for noticing

  3. on March 25th, 2009 at 1:06 pm


    Here's a link :

    Yup, the now-defunct John O'Connell HS Boilermakers Robot Team has had a bunch of now-famous mentors! David Calkins, John Foote, Ken Murphy, Don Gray, all internet media darlings. (I was also a mentor!)


  4. Dandee said,

    on March 27th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    The sound track on this one is super!