Gary Earl Grice widely known as the ‘GZA’ and ‘The Genius‘ is highly reputed as American rapper and songwriter. He is famous for his music singles ‘Liquid Swords‘, ‘Clan in da Front‘ making GZA the ‘spiritual head‘ of the group.
Gary Earl Grice was born on 22 August 1966 and his age is 56 years years old (as of 2022). He was a founding member of the hip-hop group called ‘ Wu-Tang Clan‘ where GZA is known as the ‘spiritual head‘ as he was the first person in the group who has been offered a record deal . He was also the oldest member in the group . The ‘Wu-Tang Clan‘ was founded by his cousin RZA. According to Method Man ‘ we form like Voltron and GZA happens to be the head‘.
GZA has released his second studio album in 1995 named ‘Liquid Swords‘ which was produced and recorded completely in the basement studio which belongs to RZA where the original members of the clan also participated in the making of ‘Liquid Swords’ . This album has gained the attention of viewers in positive way and it has been sold well in business. ‘Liquid Swords’ has later went up to be considered as one of the best albums ever released from the ‘Wu-Tang Clan‘ band
GZA has released his third studio album ‘Beneath The Surface‘ which was distributed and released by MCA Records in the year 1999. Some of the singles from the album like ‘Crash Your Crew‘ and ‘Breaker, Breaker‘ has achieved critical acclaim from the listeners and has been sold very well during that time . ‘Beneath The Surface’ has achieved gold status certification from Recording Industry Association Of America(RIAA) and It has peaked #9 in Billboard 200 and also secured the top position in the R&B /Hip-Hop album positions chart.
|Birth name||Gary Earl Grice|
|Birthdate/Born on||22 August 1966|
|Age (as of 2022)||56 years|
|Birthplace||Brooklyn, New York City|
|Also Known As (AKA)/Other names||The Genius|
|Occupations||Rapper and Songwriter|
|Debut||Words from the Genius|
|Labels||Cold Chillin, ‘Loud Geffen, MCA, Babygrande|
GZA Relationship Status, Affairs & More
GZA was a very reserved person and has taken enough measures to not expose his relationships and love interests to the world. There may also be an possibility that he he has relationships under the wraps. It was confirmed that he is single .
GZA Net Worth & More
GZA is an affluent man who has possessed a net worth of $18 Million as of 2022. Being the oldest member of the ‘Wu-Tang Clan’ , GZA is the richest man in the ‘Wu-Tang Clan’ alongside his cousin RZA, a famous rapper ,actor, filmmaker , record producer and the founder of ‘Wu-Tang Clan’ .
|Net Worth||$18 Million|
GZA Biography, Life Story, Trivia & More
GZA has started gaining his interest on hip-hop since he was a child during the early 1970’s . Over the course of his childhood, he was involved in various activities such as Djing, breakdance and graffiti. In 1992, Grice dropped of high school during his 10th grade. He has begun listening to the hip-hop and R/B during his school days and mostly songs by ‘The Furious Five‘ and ‘Secret Weapon‘ . After dropping out, he has formed a three- man group with his cousins Russel Jones and Robert Diggs who were later widely known as RZA and OI’ Dirty Bastard.
Some of the Interesting facts about GZA
The debut album of ‘Wu-Tang Clan‘ was released in 1993 which was called as Enter the Wu-Tang(36chambers) which has sold over 2 Million copies and was declared as a platinum.
Their follow up album ‘Wu-Tang Forever’ was released in 1997 was ranked at #1 position on Billboard 200 and also on the UK charts. This album also sold over 2 Million copies and was certified as 4x Platinum .
Even after dropping out from school, GZA was always interested in science . He has collaborated numerous times with science advocate Neil deGrasse Tyson where he was seen rapping and rhyming on astrophysicist’s radio show Star Talk.
GZA has always tried to enlighten people by bring science and hip-hop together in his music. His music making style is so unique that it has aided the intersection of science and hip-hop cultures. Thus he was termed as ‘The Genius‘
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