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GZA

Biography

Given birth to Gary Grice, he’s an American rapper and founding person in the Wu-Tang Clan. His 1995 single album Water Swords was accredited gold. He created a pastime in hip-hop music after participating in block celebrations in the first 1970s. In 2004, he made an appearance alongside his cousin and fellow Wu-Tang member RZA in the Jim Jarmusch film Espresso and Smoking. During his years as a child, he started rapping along with his cousins RZA and Ol’ Dirty Bastard. He’s joined up with by Ghostface Killah as an associate from the Wu-Tang Clan.

Quick Facts


Full Name GZA
Date Of Birth August 22, 1966
Place Of Birth Brooklyn, NY
Height 1.82 m
Profession Rapper
Nationality American
Movies Coffee and Cigarettes, Up and Above, From ATP: From Smoke, Wu-Tang Clan: Live at Montreux 2007, Dirty: The Official O.D.B. Biography, Wu-Tang Clan: The W: Vol. 1, Wu Tang Clan Presents: 18 Fatal Strikes, Hip Hop Time Capsule: The Best of RETV: 1994, Tha Block: Vol. 3, Don of All Dons, AWOL One: Culturama 666, Hip Hop Nation: Vol. 4
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1 Was the first from Wutang to get a record deal, though at first unsuccessfully. He then joined with his cousins to bring in the larger group and form the clan between Staten Island and Brooklyn, NYC.
2 Known for his witty word play. Considered one of the greatest mc's of his generation.
3 Hip-hop artist.
4 Cousin of The RZA and the late Ol' Dirty Bastard.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nerve 2016 writer: "C.R.E.A.M." - as Gary E. Grice
Straight Outta Compton 2015 writer: "C.R.E.A.M." - as Gary Grice
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Man with the Iron Fists 2012 writer: "Shame On A Nigga"
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 Documentary writer: "As High As Wu-Tang Get"
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas 2011 writer: "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F'wit" - as Gary Grice
Dare 2009 performer: "Pencil" - as G. Grice / writer: "Pencil" - as G. Grice
Meet Dave 2008 writer: "Protect Ya Neck" - as Gary Grice
The Wackness 2008 writer: "Tearz" - as Gary Grice
First Sunday 2008 writer: "C.R.E.A.M." - as Gray Grice
Bling: A Planet Rock 2007 Documentary writer: "C.R.E.A.M." - as Gary Grice
Illegal Tender 2007 writer: "C.R.E.A.M."
Smokin' Aces 2006 as Gary Grice, "I Gotcha' Back" / performer: "I Gotcha' Back" - as GZA / Genius
The Boondocks 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
8 Mile 2002 writer: "C.R.E.A.M." - as Gary Grice
Grind Session 2000 Video Game performer: "Publicity" - as GZA
Caught Up 1998 performer: "Cross My Heart" - as GZA / writer: "Cross My Heart" - as G. Grice

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
From ATP: From Smoke 2014 Short
Coffee and Cigarettes 2003 GZA (segment "Delirium") (as GZA)
Wu-Tang Clan: Careful (Click, Click) 2001 Short
Wu-Tang Clan: Gravel Pit 2000 Short
Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style 1999 Video Game HImself (voice, as GZA)

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wu Tang: Revealed 2007 Video

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wu Tang: Revealed 2007 Video

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wu Tang: Revealed 2007 Video executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Needle Drop 2014 TV Series shout out - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Park Bench with Steve Buscemi 2014 TV Series Himself
Dirty: Platinum Edition 2013 Documentary
Frames 2012 TV Series Himself
Wu-Tang Saga 2010 Video documentary Himself
All Tomorrow's Parties 2009 Documentary Himself (as GZA)
Up and Above 2008 Video documentary Himself
Rap City 2007 TV Series Himself
Wu Tang: Revealed 2007 Video Himself
In Bed with Carrie 2007 TV Series Himself
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2006 TV Movie Himself - Honoree (as Wu-Tang Clan)
Rock the Bells 2006 Documentary Himself
Wu-Tang Clan: Disciples of the 36 Chambers, Chapter 2 2004 Video Himself
Chappelle's Show 2003-2004 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics 2003 Video Himself (segment "C.R.E.A.M.") (as Wu-Tang Clan)
Hype Williams: The Videos, Vol. 1 2002 Video Himself (segment "Can It Be All So Simple") (as Wu-Tang Clan)
And Ya Don't Stop: Hip Hop's Greatest Videos, Vol. 1 2000 Video Himself (segment "C.R.E.A.M.") (as Wu-Tang Clan)
Wu-Tang Clan: Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off) 2000 Short Himself
Wu-Tang 1998 Video Himself
Rap Sheet's Free Expression in the '90s 1995 TV Movie Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan 2007 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Chappelle's Show 2003 TV Series Himself

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#Quote
1 You could say we [The Wu-tang Clan] have a cult-like following. I saw this dude one night at a concert with a Wutang tattoo on his face. I've never seen anyone with a G-Unit tattoo like that. To many, we're icons.


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