Birth name

Robert Fitzgerald Diggs

Also known as

RZArecta, Chief Abbot, Bobby Steels


5 July 1969 (age 51)
Brooklyn, New York City, NY


Staten Island, New York, United States


Hip hop


Record producer, rapper, musician, actor, filmmaker, author

Years active



Soul Temple, Tommy Boy/Warners Bros., Wu-Tang/Razor Sharp/Epic/36 Chambers/Wu Music Group/Wu-Tang International/SME, Virgin/EMI, Koch

Associated acts

Gravediggaz, Wu-Tang Clan, Killarmy, Bronze Nazareth, Sunz of Man

Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (born 5 July 1969), better known by his stage name RZA (formerly Prince Rakeem), is an American hip hop music record producer, multi-instrumentalist, author, rapper, actor, director and screenwriter. A prominent figure in hip hop, RZA is the de facto leader of the Wu-Tang Clan. He has produced almost all of the Wu-Tang Clan's albums as well as many Wu-Tang solo and affiliate projects. He is a cousin of GZA (who formed the Wu-Tang Clan with RZA), and deceased band mate Ol' Dirty Bastard. He has also released solo albums under the alter-ego Bobby Digital, along with executive producing credits for side projects. In addition to the Wu-Tang Clan and his solo releases, RZA was also a founded member of the horrorcore group Gravediggaz where he used the name The RZArector. Furthermore, he has acted in several movies and has directed and wrote many others.

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