All American Entertainment Named to Inc. Best Workplaces in 2022. Read more
AAE Named to Inc. Best Workplaces in 2022. Read more
Click to Open Search Bar

RZA

5 out of 5

Rapper, Record Producer & Musician; De Facto Leader of the Wu-Tang Clan

REQUEST BOOKING INFORMATION

RZA Biography

Robert F. Diggs, aka The RZA, is a man of many talents and passions and the epitome of a multifaceted artist. He hails as rapper, recording artist, creator, and founding member of the world-renowned Wu-Tang Clan, Grammy® award-winning music producer; BAFTA nominated film composer, author, actor, director, chess aficionado, philanthropist and entrepreneur.

As the proverbial “Abbot” of Wu-Tang Clan, RZA offers the world a glimpse into the intricacies of the Clan’s mystique, by deciphering and explaining some of the Clan’s lyrics in his first book, Wu-Tang Manual Volume 1.

His second book, Tao of Wu, is a journey of contemplation and excursions into highly philosophical and spiritual thoughts as RZA recounts his with diverse cultures.

His self-taught understanding of music has allowed RZA to create a sound that is uniquely his own. Integrating fragments of martial arts film into layered musical landscapes, he will enable the listener not only to hear but also see his music come to life. This skill is what makes him one of the most prominent and admired figures in music.

When creating music wasn’t enough self-expression, RZA began to gain knowledge in the medium of film, an interest that he developed during the process of post-production work studying under Quentin Tarantino during the filming of Kill Bill.

RZA's appreciation of film and how music drives the storyline is essential to the journey he creates within the medium of film. Creating soundtracks such as Fist Fight, Codename: The Dragon, Brick Mansion, Obscurity, Blade Trinity, and composing music for films such as Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Afro Samurai, Meet The Blacks and The Man with the Iron Fist, his directorial debut.

His directorial work now includes the critically acclaimed Love Beats Rhymes released December 2017 and he is current film to be released 202, Cut Throat City also contains his fingerprint in musical construction that drives the stories.

RZA has built his feature film and television resume as an actor working alongside top- tier directors. Ridley Scott in "American Gangster,” Judd Apatow in “Funny People, ”Todd Phillip in “Due Date,” Paul Haggis in “The Next Three Days,” and Camille Delamarre in EuropaCorp’s “Brick Mansions,” with his most recent appearances in films such as; “The Dead Don’t Die", by his friend Jim Jarmusch. “Mr. Right” and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”

RZA has appeared in numerous T.V. shows such as Snowfall and The Simpson’s Hip-Hip episode. The "Wu-Tang: An American Saga" being his first Executive Produce episodic show on HULU as showrunner and writer of the first three episodes with his writing partner Alex Tse.

With all of these facets to RZA, his first and undying passion is music, which he cultivated over the past twenty-five years. His artistic collaborations as a producer and artist have ranged across many genres of music, as RZA has worked with artists such as Bjork, James Blake, SZA, A$ A.P. Mob, and Wiz Khalifa, just to name a few.

RZA singlehandedly revolutionized the music industry, when in the early 90’s he signed the Wu-Tang Clan to Loud Records but allowed each of the individual group members to pursue solo deals with different record labels, thus effectively penetrating the music business with Wu-Tang releases while increasing the value of the legendary “W.”

Pushing the limits creatively and geographically with World According To RZA, he impressively showcases that Hip Hop is truly a global phenomenon. “There is no American Hip Hop - there is no European Hip Hop, Hip hop is universal. It is the sound and soul of a generation,” RZA states.

RZA is a risk-taker, and He would later make another ballsy and unprecedented business move by selling only one copy of the Once upon a time in Shaolin” album to the highest bidder for $2 million in August 2015.

RZA’s artistic collaboration with Paul Banks of Interpol lead to the creation of Banks & Steels, who released the album Anything but Words August 2016.

Robert F. Diggs, aka the RZA, has so many facets that he took his idea of fashion, veganism, hip-hop, and Chinese culture to create a clothing line www.36chambersalc.com that melds all those things together. Yet the one that he enjoys on the humanitarian side is his ability to give back to the community via his charity Children Literary Society (CLS) that has helped families in the Staten Island area.

Videos
News
FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK RZA?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like RZA for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for RZA, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for RZA or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK RZA?

    Booking fees for RZA, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire RZA, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR RZA?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like RZA for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book RZA for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent RZA or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for RZA or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
Check Availability

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

Users also viewed these speakers:

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

RZA

5 out of 5

Rapper, Record Producer & Musician; De Facto Leader of the Wu-Tang Clan

Travels From:
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Speaking Fee:

RZA Biography

Robert F. Diggs, aka The RZA, is a man of many talents and passions and the epitome of a multifaceted artist. He hails as rapper, recording artist, creator, and founding member of the world-renowned Wu-Tang Clan, Grammy® award-winning music producer; BAFTA nominated film composer, author, actor, director, chess aficionado, philanthropist and entrepreneur.

As the proverbial “Abbot” of Wu-Tang Clan, RZA offers the world a glimpse into the intricacies of the Clan’s mystique, by deciphering and explaining some of the Clan’s lyrics in his first book, Wu-Tang Manual Volume 1.

His second book, Tao of Wu, is a journey of contemplation and excursions into highly philosophical and spiritual thoughts as RZA recounts his with diverse cultures.

His self-taught understanding of music has allowed RZA to create a sound that is uniquely his own. Integrating fragments of martial arts film into layered musical landscapes, he will enable the listener not only to hear but also see his music come to life. This skill is what makes him one of the most prominent and admired figures in music.

When creating music wasn’t enough self-expression, RZA began to gain knowledge in the medium of film, an interest that he developed during the process of post-production work studying under Quentin Tarantino during the filming of Kill Bill.

RZA's appreciation of film and how music drives the storyline is essential to the journey he creates within the medium of film. Creating soundtracks such as Fist Fight, Codename: The Dragon, Brick Mansion, Obscurity, Blade Trinity, and composing music for films such as Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Afro Samurai, Meet The Blacks and The Man with the Iron Fist, his directorial debut.

His directorial work now includes the critically acclaimed Love Beats Rhymes released December 2017 and he is current film to be released 202, Cut Throat City also contains his fingerprint in musical construction that drives the stories.

RZA has built his feature film and television resume as an actor working alongside top- tier directors. Ridley Scott in "American Gangster,” Judd Apatow in “Funny People, ”Todd Phillip in “Due Date,” Paul Haggis in “The Next Three Days,” and Camille Delamarre in EuropaCorp’s “Brick Mansions,” with his most recent appearances in films such as; “The Dead Don’t Die", by his friend Jim Jarmusch. “Mr. Right” and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”

RZA has appeared in numerous T.V. shows such as Snowfall and The Simpson’s Hip-Hip episode. The "Wu-Tang: An American Saga" being his first Executive Produce episodic show on HULU as showrunner and writer of the first three episodes with his writing partner Alex Tse.

With all of these facets to RZA, his first and undying passion is music, which he cultivated over the past twenty-five years. His artistic collaborations as a producer and artist have ranged across many genres of music, as RZA has worked with artists such as Bjork, James Blake, SZA, A$ A.P. Mob, and Wiz Khalifa, just to name a few.

RZA singlehandedly revolutionized the music industry, when in the early 90’s he signed the Wu-Tang Clan to Loud Records but allowed each of the individual group members to pursue solo deals with different record labels, thus effectively penetrating the music business with Wu-Tang releases while increasing the value of the legendary “W.”

Pushing the limits creatively and geographically with World According To RZA, he impressively showcases that Hip Hop is truly a global phenomenon. “There is no American Hip Hop - there is no European Hip Hop, Hip hop is universal. It is the sound and soul of a generation,” RZA states.

RZA is a risk-taker, and He would later make another ballsy and unprecedented business move by selling only one copy of the Once upon a time in Shaolin” album to the highest bidder for $2 million in August 2015.

RZA’s artistic collaboration with Paul Banks of Interpol lead to the creation of Banks & Steels, who released the album Anything but Words August 2016.

Robert F. Diggs, aka the RZA, has so many facets that he took his idea of fashion, veganism, hip-hop, and Chinese culture to create a clothing line www.36chambersalc.com that melds all those things together. Yet the one that he enjoys on the humanitarian side is his ability to give back to the community via his charity Children Literary Society (CLS) that has helped families in the Staten Island area.

RZA Videos

  • The Black Keys / RZA - The Baddest Man Alive - YouTube
  • RZA Has Way More Awesome Nicknames Than You - CONAN on TBS

FAQs on booking RZA

  • How to book RZA?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like RZA for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for RZA, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for RZA or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book RZA?

    Booking fees for RZA, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire RZA, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for RZA?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like RZA for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book RZA for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent RZA or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for RZA or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

RZA is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book RZA for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. RZA generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Common, Xzibit, GZA, Raekwon and Method Man. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling RZA for an upcoming live or virtual event.

RZA Speaker Videos

  • The Black Keys / RZA - The Baddest Man Alive - YouTube
    RZA Has Way More Awesome Nicknames Than You - CONAN on TBS

RZA News

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

  • Customized Service

    Our agents find the right fit for your event

  • Unparalleled Database

    Full access to all speakers & celebrities

  • One Stop Shopping

    A reliable and unbiased point of contact

  • Logistics Management

    Your personal Logistics Manager who takes care of all event details

Speakers Similar to RZA

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

TOP

The 2022 Speaking Industry Benchmark Report