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RZA Releases Homage To Fallen Actor Paul Walker

There have been many brothers and sisters in the entertainment industry who have been completely floored over the recent passing of actor Paul Walker (Fast & Furious franchise).

There have been many brothers and sisters in the entertainment industry who have been completely floored over the recent passing of actor Paul Walker (Fast & Furious franchise). You can add the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA to that growing number. He recently released a demo of the track "Destiny Bends" in memory of the fallen actor.

RZA released the following statement:

This song, entitled “Destiny Bends” was written last night after hearing the tragic news of the loss of a good man named Paul Walker. 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. We saw in each other a kindred spirit of men coming from unlikely circumstances, and rising to be the light and beacon of our family and loved ones.

Men who learned the joy and pains of love in life, and success, while coming to realize that nothing is more important than family, friendship, and the brotherhood of humanity. 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. As all physical things will decay and wither away, film, art, and music remain longer than the vessel that delivered them.


In this vein, the one thing we can’t take away or give back is time. So, thus, time is the most precious gift. I dedicated my time to compose this song with my two sons and new friend Will Wells, who was kind enough to sing and perform it for me. We dedicate it to Paul Walker. A good man. We had plans to continue working with each other in the future. It seemed destined, but “destiny bends”.


*Note* This song is not for criticism, it’s just a sketch demo. Please enjoy and reflect.

Your comrade in the struggle, RZA

Regards,


As was previously reported by the Shadow League, Paul Walker was the passenger in a fiery car crash and was killed along with the vehicle's driver on Saturday. In addition to this homage, fellow Fast and Furious cast members Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Vin Diesel and Tyrese Gibson have each expressed their pain over the loss via social media.

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Starting his career as lead writer for EURweb.com back in 1998, Ricardo A Hazell has served as Senior Contributor with The Shadow League since coming to the company in 2013. His byline has appeared in the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the South China Sea Morning Post, the Root and many other publications. At TSL he is charged with exploring black cultural angles where they intersect with the mainstream.