Paul Walker Honored in New RZA Track
Wu-Tang Clan rapper RZA has written, produced and released a new track honoring his fallen friend and “Brick Mansions” co-star Paul Walker, who died in a fiery car crash on Saturday.
RZA posted “Destiny Blends” on his Facebook page on Sunday night, along with a message explaining its genesis.
“This song, entitled ‘Destiny Bends’ was written last night after hearing the tragic news of the loss of a good man named Paul Walker,” RZA wrote. “I met Paul on the set of the film ‘Brick Mansion, where we talked, laughed, and exchanged ideas of life and fatherhood. I only knew him personally for less than a year, but we knew each other through our work and art … Millions of people get to know an artist or movie star through their work, but few are allowed to cross each others’ paths and see through the veil of stardom and find the common denominator that we share.”
RZA stressed that the song — co-written by his two sons and features Will Wells performing the vocals — is “not for criticism,” but merely a reflection on Walker’s life and death.