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|Row 2 info = The Genius, Justice, Maxi Million,
 
|Row 2 info = The Genius, Justice, Maxi Million,
 
|Row 3 title = Born
 
|Row 3 title = Born
|Row 3 info = 22 August 1966 (age 52) <br> Brooklyn, New York, United States
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|Row 3 info = 22 August 1966 (age 50) <br> Brooklyn, New York, United States
 
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|Row 4 info = [[Hip hop music|Hip hop]]
 
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'''Gary Grice''' (born 22 August 1966), better known by his stage names '''GZA''' and '''The Genius''', is an American [[hip hop music|hip hop]] musician and founding members of the [[Wu-Tang Clan]]. Within, the clan, he is known as the "spiritual head", being both the oldest and the first within to group to attain a record deal.
 
'''Gary Grice''' (born 22 August 1966), better known by his stage names '''GZA''' and '''The Genius''', is an American [[hip hop music|hip hop]] musician and founding members of the [[Wu-Tang Clan]]. Within, the clan, he is known as the "spiritual head", being both the oldest and the first within to group to attain a record deal.
 
He is considered to be one of the best MCs and lyricists because he is armed with sharp metaphors and a smooth flow, and has been noted for his lyrical style, which often dismisses typical rap story lines in favor of science and wide-ranging philosophies. An analysis of GZA's lyrics found that he has the second largest vocabulary in hip hop music. He teamed up with an education group to promote science education in New York City through hip hop.
 
   
 
GZA has appeared on his fellow clan members' solo projects and he has maintained a successful solo career since the release of his critically acclaimed solo album ''[[Liquid Swords]]'' in 1995. He is often listed as one of the [[List of rappers considered the best|greatest rappers of all time]].
 
GZA has appeared on his fellow clan members' solo projects and he has maintained a successful solo career since the release of his critically acclaimed solo album ''[[Liquid Swords]]'' in 1995. He is often listed as one of the [[List of rappers considered the best|greatest rappers of all time]].
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*2005: ''[[Grandmasters]]'' (with [[DJ Muggs]])
 
*2005: ''[[Grandmasters]]'' (with [[DJ Muggs]])
 
*2008: ''[[Pro Tools]]''
 
*2008: ''[[Pro Tools]]''
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*2014: ''[[Dark Matter]]''
 
[[Category:1966 births]]
 
[[Category:1966 births]]
 
[[Category:African-American rappers]]
 
[[Category:African-American rappers]]
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