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Birth name

Robert Fitzgerald Diggs

Also known as

Prince Rakeem, RZArecta, Chief Abbot, Bobby Steels


July 5, 1969 (1969-07-05) (age 52)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.


Staten Island, New York, U.S.


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 July 5, 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.