Alpha Male: RZA

It's Jingling, baby...At Alphanista™, we like to look at all alphas in every field,  who leave a mark, because there’s at least one alpha in everything–for the  Alphanista™ Hall of Fame.

Now, I am no rap historian, but I have been in love with this man since reading that Vibe (or Source) interview he did back in the 1990s about how he brought Wu Tang together.   That was when I knew the difference between being smart and being intelligent.  Here is a brother who happened to take all these rowdy dudes from Staten Island (he was born in Brooklyn, tho) and make them stars.  Authentic.  Stars.  Not any man can bring other men together like that for one focused mission based on all the Wu principles.  I mean, really.   Of course, there was dissent sometimes in the group, but they made it pop anyway.  His bio on Wikipedia is bananas, endless accomplishments. Here is a part:

According to The Wu-Tang Manual, at the group’s inception, RZA started what he called the “5 Year Plan” in which he asked the other 8 members of the Clan for 5 years of life, hard work and good lyrics. He promised the members that if he had total control of the Wu-Tang empire, he would “take them to the top”, and conquer the hip-hop world within a dynastic cycle. Afterwards, then he would relinquish his total control. He described this five year period “as a dictatorship”. RZA’s five year “dictatorship” was completed after the successful release of Wu-Tang Forever.

Nuff said….

I nominate him for induction into the Alphanista Hall of Fame, yay or nay?

9 comments

  1. Maryann says:

    reading this again i still think he was an excellent choice, can you imagine being married to an alpha with a 5 Year Plan–he says, yeah for 5 years we rule the world, build empires, have babies, love, create, and never lose, we got each other! Then it ends…but you can’t say he didn’t warn you. Wow, is all!

    What’s your 5 year plan? Makes you think!

  2. Maryann says:

    man among men, among godbodies, definitely, RZA is mathematically intelligent too, speaks in streams of consciousness at times, very very intelligent dude, very into the mental game.

  3. Sherryberry says:

    Yeah, the RZA is intelligent as hell- he stays tuned to Pop culture and keeps relevant. I know he does a lot movie and television soundtracks now, he stays making paper and I don’t think he is stupid with his money like some of this rappers out here. ALPHA all the way!

  4. cypher says:

    Maryann,

    Thank you for this one…now I’m gonna sound like a “stan”, but I’ve had a crush on RZ/Bobby Digital forEVER. I don’t care if he’s an alpha male or not! LOL

    Anyhoo, any man that can get all of the Wu together and bring out the best of them (as a group-discussion on solo efforts and other collabo’s are anothe topic) is mos def a leader…

    And got the raw swag thing going…whew.

  5. SUB"VERSE"SIVE says:

    WE SAY A ALIKES ATTRACT ALIKE…..AND MEN AMOUNGST MEN

    HE WAS DEALING WITH GOD BODIES AND NOT YOUR AVERAGE SAVAGE!

    SO IT GOTTA BE A YAY….AND RESPECT DUE TO HIM FOR MAKING YOUR PICK AND YOU FOR THINKING OF HIM AS “ALPHA”

  6. Maryann says:

    Mark, alphas can rule other alphas like in Wu, it’s a sort of silent agreement, a sort of respect, very RARE, very dangerous, but that is why RZA is very special.

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