Since the release of the revolutionary Enter the Wu-Tang, this band has been Hip Hop's leading creative force. Over four seminal group albums, and a multitude of ambitious side projects, the Wu-Tang Clan have constantly redefined the outer limits of what Hip Hop can do and where Hip Hop can go. Spearheaded by the RZA, the "Abbot" of the Clan, The Wu-Tang Manual unravels the intricate web of personalities, warrior codes, numerological systems and Eastern spiritual ethics that define the Wu-Tang dynasty. The Wu-Tang Manual also contains the first official and comprehensive lyrical encyclopedia of the Wu-Tang, complete with musical, technical and anecdotal analysis and annotation by the Clan.
The RZA is most famous as the founder and leader of the Wu-Tang Clan, the platinum-selling hip-hop group that is widely considered one of the most important of all time, and has also spanned multiplatinum solo careers for many of its members, including RZA. Originally from Staten Island, he is currently based in Los Angeles, where he has continued his music career while successfully branching out into lecturing, television, and film.