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|Box title = GZA
 
|Box title = GZA
|image = File:GZA.jpg
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|Row 1 title = Birth name
 
|Row 1 title = Birth name
 
|Row 1 info = Gary Grice
 
|Row 1 info = Gary Grice
 
|Row 2 title = Also known as
 
|Row 2 title = Also known as
|Row 2 info = The Genius
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|Row 2 info = The Genius, Justice, Maxi Million,
 
|Row 3 title = Born
 
|Row 3 title = Born
|Row 3 info = 22 August 1966 (age 49) <br> Brooklyn, New York, United States
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|Row 3 info = 22 August 1966 (age 53) <br> Brooklyn, New York City, United States
 
|Row 4 title = Genres
 
|Row 4 title = Genres
 
|Row 4 info = [[Hip hop music|Hip hop]]
 
|Row 4 info = [[Hip hop music|Hip hop]]
|Row 5 title = Occupations
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|Row 5 title = Occupation(s)
 
|Row 5 info = Rapper
 
|Row 5 info = Rapper
 
|Row 6 title = Years active
 
|Row 6 title = Years active
|Row 6 info = 1989-present
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|Row 6 info = 1991-present
|Row 7 title = Labels
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|Row 7 title = Label
 
|Row 7 info = [[Cold Chillin' Records|Cold Chillin']], [[Loud Records|Loud]], Geffen, MCA, Angeles, Babygrande
 
|Row 7 info = [[Cold Chillin' Records|Cold Chillin']], [[Loud Records|Loud]], Geffen, MCA, Angeles, Babygrande
 
|Row 8 title = Associated acts
 
|Row 8 title = Associated acts
 
|Row 8 info = [[DJ Muggs]], [[Easy Mo Bee]], [[Killah Priest]], [[Soul Assassins]], [[Wu-Tang Clan]]}}
 
|Row 8 info = [[DJ Muggs]], [[Easy Mo Bee]], [[Killah Priest]], [[Soul Assassins]], [[Wu-Tang Clan]]}}
   
'''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.
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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 member and the first within to group to attain a record deal.
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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]]''
*2014: ''[[Dark Matter]]''
 
 
[[Category:1966 births]]
 
[[Category:1966 births]]
 
[[Category:African-American rappers]]
 
[[Category:African-American rappers]]

Latest revision as of 21:08, July 13, 2020

GZA
GZA2

Birth name

Gary Grice

Also known as

The Genius, Justice, Maxi Million,

Born

22 August 1966 (age 53)
Brooklyn, New York City, United States

Genres

Hip hop

Occupation(s)

Rapper

Years active

1991-present

Label

Cold Chillin', Loud, Geffen, MCA, Angeles, Babygrande

Associated acts

DJ Muggs, Easy Mo Bee, Killah Priest, Soul Assassins, Wu-Tang Clan

Gary Grice (born 22 August 1966), better known by his stage names GZA and The Genius, is an American 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 member 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 greatest rappers of all time.

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