GZA Discusses Upcoming "Dark Matter LP" & Love Of Chess

Two of the GZA's passions collide in a recent interview.

In addition to the Wu-Tang Clan and Method Man individually, GZA has plans to release another album, Dark Matter.

In an interview with FADER, the Genius spoke about the new project. "I'm working on an album. Dark Matter. ...Constantly writing."

"It's inspired by the universe," he elaborated. "Planets, elements, everything that's around us. I'm putting those facts together, and making a story out of it."

During the interview, GZA also spoke about one of his favorite hobbies: chess. "I learned how to play when I was around nine years old," explained the legendary rapper. "A cousin of mine taught me. We play one or two games, and I didn't play again until I was about twenty-one."

GZA explained that a collection of other emcees got him back into the game. "I was hanging out in east New York every now and then with Masta Killa, Jeru the Damaja, Afu-Ra, and all the other brothers from the area. True Master. And they were playing chess in the park, so I started playing again. That's when it really started for me."

Watch the interview below:

RELATED: GZA Recalls The Origins Of The Cover Art Of "Liquid Swords."


  • JSpaccavento

    its mad funny how people talk shit on a computer im 20 n ive been listening to this type of music since 18 a year after i droped outa hs i used to listen to lil wayne alot n than emeinem than pac and wu untill i listened to allmost everything old and new shit from fuckin rakim to chief keef until u try being more open minded about the rap game ur gunna be stuck at your lab top hating till ur in ur 40's plus if u ever seen any of these gods in public n talked shit ud get whiped wit cuban linx and cut wit liquid swords and than ghost would break ur fuckin jaw so the only shit u can talk is thru a computer BITCHES

  • Anonymous

    I just want my Liquid Swords 2 already. And the dude below talking about Killa priest being the illest is the worst backpacker ever

  • Anonymous

    Killah Priest 1999 to present >>>>> all Wu Combined except Ghost... As for Gary Grice, any of you fucking cornballs ever actually see this clown stumble around live? Maybe that's why people call him an alcoholic bum, let alone his dismal mic performance on "Pro Tools."

    • Joseph

      Killah priest is not a member of the Wu Tang Clan. He did the solo song B.I.B.L.E on Liquid Swords. He has done other songs too. The members of the Wu Tang Clan are Ghostface Killah, Mehtod Man, GZA, RZA, Raekwon, Ol' Dirty Bastard, U-God, Masta Killa, and Inspectah Deck

    • General Duper

      Ya man ProTools was real sick, in fact I almost feel like you're trolling, and when I saw GZA perform Liquid Swords he fucking KILLED it. One of the best shows I've seen. And I'm going to have to listen to Killah Priest more he's one member I haven't explored much. My favorites have always been GZA, Meth, Inspectah Deck, RZA and Raekwon. If you haven't heard Gravediggaz, check them out. Their album 6 Feet Deep is amazing.

    • Anonymous

      wtf are you talking about? I've seen the Wu three times and seen GZA perform the whole Liquid Swords album live. Never stumbled once. Pro Tools was a dope album...I can't hate on your love for Priest though. I fucking love him!

  • Anonymous

    One of the best emcees EVER!!!

  • Anonymous

    alcoholic mushmowf can't RAP for shit and a bum chess player too

    • wu wear

      You must be the same guy who always posts about White Castle under Joell Ortiz's links. You need to work on your material, yo.

  • tha OG

    WU-tang clan aint nothing to fuck with!!

  • r2die

    Gza Genius im still waiting on that Liquid Swords 2 album u promised us

  • Anonymous

    woeful drunk fuck needs to be kneecapped then maybe he'd sound alive on the mic funny thing is GZA is a VERY fucking ** mediocre ** chess player all the goddamn weed doesn't help one stay sharp in the least

    • you

      What? What does the quality of chess player have to do with the quality of MC? Who gives a ish how good an MC plays chess? It's nothing more than a hobby.... Simpleton.

    • ep88

      My guess... you're at least half his age. Nit wit. With such an opinion how could you truly be listening? Peep the Pro Tools remix and understand your perception is quite limited.

    • puffy

      are you the gza's ex wife or something?

    • wu wear

      Why do you always call him a drunk?

  • Anonymous

    thinking man's game

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