RZA wants Wu-Tang Clan to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The rapper believes it's about time his group was inducted, which would see them join fellow hip hop acts Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Run-DMC, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, N.W.A and Tupac Shakur.
RZA said to Rolling Stone: “I think we should [get in], and I do care. “It may take some time to get in there. I think it’s good for us and I think it’s good for rock & roll, because hip-hop is a form of music that grabs from every genre, but definitely grabs from rock & roll.”
This year Wu-Tang are going on a 25-year anniversary tour of their debut album 'Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' and RZA singles out 'Bring Da Ruckus' from that LP as a track that relates to rock 'n' roll.
"Listening to a song like ‘Bring Da Ruckus,’ I thought I was making hip-hop, but shit, it has a motherfuckin’ rock & roll groove like a motherfucker. I don’t know how the fuck I did that. I go back and listen to some of the Beatles progressions and some of [Led] Zeppelin’s progressions and movements, like, okay, I was on some shit, though.”
Nominations for this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame include Kraftwerk, Radiohead and Janet Jackson.
It was also recently announced that RZA and fellow Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah would be co-directing a suspense horror-thriller, Angel of Dust. There's also a Wu-Tang Clan TV series on the way, starring Ashton Sanders of Moonlight famefame.
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