GZA

Real Name:
Gary Earl Grice
Profile:
Genius / GZA or simply GZA (pronounced 'jizza'), was born on August 22, 1966 in Brooklyn, New-York. He is an African-American rapper, member of hip-hop supergroup Wu-Tang Clan. He is known for his elaborate metaphors and his constant use of skillful wordplay. GZA is a great chess player and he is also the oldest member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
Before the well-acclaimed "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)", he dropped "Words From The Genius" on legendary label Cold Chillin', but the album, however, was a flop. In 1995 he released the dark, kung-fu inspired, but still widely-acclaimed "Liquid Swords", that is considered one of the best Wu-Tang solo albums alongside Raekwon's "Only Built For Cuban Linx". He then dropped "Beneath The Surface" and "Legend Of The Liquid Sword, in 1999 and 2002, respectively, that weren't as successful as his second solo album. In 2004 he appeared, with his cousin RZA, alongside actor Bill Murray in Jim Jarmusch's "Coffee And Cigarettes", which was a movie casting actors such as Cate Blanchet and Alfred Molina. Genius / GZA also worked with DJ Muggs on an album named "Grandmasters" in 2005, that "confronted" GZA's sharp lyrical skills to Muggs' production mastery and his versatility. This project was critically acclaimed. Also in 2005, Genius / GZA signed with Babygrande Records and is currently working onto another project called "The GZA Presents".
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Albums

GEF224813INST Liquid Swords — GZA Genius* / GZA Genius* / GZA - Liquid Swords (Album) Geffen Records GEF224813INST UK 1995 Sell This Version
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none Official GZA Sampler — GZA GZA / Genius* GZA / Genius* - Official GZA Sampler Wu-Tang Productions, Wu-Tang Productions, MCA Records, MCA Records none US 1999 Sell This Version
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none Beneath The Surface — GZA GZA Beneath The Surface (Album) MCA Records none US 1999 Sell This Version
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113 083-2 Legend Of The Liquid Sword — GZA GZA / Genius* GZA / Genius* - Legend Of The Liquid Sword (Album) MCA Records 113 083-2 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
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ANG-1001, METHOD081 Grandmasters — GZA DJ Muggs vs. GZA / The Genius DJ Muggs vs. GZA / The Genius - Grandmasters (Album) Angeles Records ANG-1001, METHOD081 Australia & New Zealand 2005 Sell This Version
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BBG-LP-1065 Pro Tools — GZA GZA / Genius* GZA / Genius* - Pro Tools (Album) Babygrande BBG-LP-1065 US 2008 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

GEF12-22106 Liquid Swords — GZA Genius* / GZA Genius* / GZA - Liquid Swords (Single) Geffen Records GEF12-22106 US 1995 Sell This Version
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WUTANG006 Labels — GZA GZA / Genius* GZA / Genius* - Labels (Single, Maxi) Wu-Tang Records WUTANG006 US 1995 Sell This Version
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GZA PRO1 Cold World — GZA Genius* / GZA Featuring D'Angelo Genius* / GZA Featuring D'Angelo - Cold World (Single, EP) Geffen Records GZA PRO1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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GEFCS-19396 Shadowboxin' / 4th Chamber — GZA Genius* / GZA Genius* / GZA - Shadowboxin' / 4th Chamber (Maxi, Single) Geffen Records GEFCS-19396 US 1996 Sell This Version
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CAS 9583 Third World — GZA DJ Muggs Presents Soul Assassins* Featuring RZA & GZA / Genius* DJ Muggs Presents Soul Assassins* Featuring RZA & GZA / Genius* - Third World(12", Promo) Columbia CAS 9583 US 1997 Sell This Version
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MCA8P 4343 Publicity — GZA Genius* / GZA Genius* / GZA - Publicity (Single) MCA Records, Wu-Tang Productions MCA8P 4343 US 1999 Sell This Version
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MCA8P-4414 Beneath The Surface — GZA GZA / Genius* GZA / Genius* - Beneath The Surface (Single) MCA Records MCA8P-4414 US 1999 Sell This Version
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155 603-1 Breaker, Breaker / Publicity — GZA GZA / Genius* GZA / Genius* - Breaker, Breaker / Publicity (Single, Maxi) MCA Records, MCA Records 155 603-1 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
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MCA8P 4390 Hip Hop Fury — GZA GZA / Genius* GZA / Genius* - Hip Hop Fury(12", Promo) MCA Records MCA8P 4390 US 1999 Sell This Version
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TFCC-88237 K.F.F. 2000 — GZA Nigo Feat. GZA & Prodigal Son* Nigo Feat. GZA & Prodigal Son* - K.F.F. 2000 (Maxi) Toy's Factory TFCC-88237 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
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74321 771801 ••Ich Lebe Für Hip Hop•• — GZA DJ Tomekk Feat. GZACurse (3)Prodigal SunnStieber Twins DJ Tomekk Feat. GZACurse (3)Prodigal SunnStieber Twins - ••Ich Lebe Für Hip Hop•• (Maxi) Fila Records, Modul, Fila Records 74321 771801 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
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RLCDS-02 When The Fat Lady Sings — GZA Muggs* Presents Soul Assassins* II : GZA Muggs* Presents Soul Assassins* II : GZA - When The Fat Lady Sings (Single) Rufflife UK Ltd. RLCDS-02 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
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WT 527 I Speak The Truth — GZA Ol' Dirty Bastard & GZA Ol' Dirty Bastard & GZA - I Speak The Truth(12", Promo) Unda-Ground WT 527 US 2000 Sell This Version
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PAR-1 Rapability — GZA Rodney Kendrick Feat. Darkskin Scorpion, Genius* - Gza, Killah Priest Rodney Kendrick Feat. Darkskin Scorpion, Genius* - Gza, Killah Priest - Rapability(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label PAR-1 US 2000 Sell This Version
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347 776 Bigacts Littleacts — GZA Afu-Ra Featuring GZA Afu-Ra Featuring GZA - Bigacts Littleacts(CD, Single, Enh) Koch Records 347 776 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
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MCAR 25872-1 Knock Knock — GZA GZA / Genius* GZA / Genius* - Knock Knock (Single) MCA Records MCAR 25872-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
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MCAR-25728-2 Fame — GZA GZA / Genius* GZA / Genius* - Fame (Single) MCA Records MCAR-25728-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
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MCAR 25960-1 Legend Of The Liquid Sword (Clean Mixshow Album Sampler) — GZA GZA / Genius* GZA / Genius* - Legend Of The Liquid Sword (Clean Mixshow Album Sampler)(12", Promo, Smplr) MCA Records MCAR 25960-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
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ANG1235PR All In Together Now — GZA DJ Muggs vs. GZA The Genius* DJ Muggs vs. GZA The Genius* - All In Together Now (Maxi) Angeles Records, Up Above Records ANG1235PR US 2005 Sell This Version