RZA Releases Paul Walker Tribute Titled “Destiny Bends”

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Wu-Tang Member RZA has made a name for himself in the world of acting over the last decade, and one of his most recent gigs was with recently deceased actor Paul Walker on the set of the upcoming film Brick Mansion. The news of Walker’s death hit RZA hard, and in the hours following the news of his friend’s death the rapper-turned-actor penned a tribute to the fallen star that has recently found its way online. You can stream the track, titled “Destiny Bends,” at the end of this post.

Writing to fans in an open letter, RZA explained his motivation for “Destiny Bends” by opening up about his relationship with Walker. He wrote:

This song, entitled “Destiny Bends” was written last night after hearing the tragic news of the loss of a good man named Paul Walker. I met Paul on the set of the film Brick Mansion, where we talked, laughed, and exchanged ideas of life and fatherhood. I only knew him personally for less than a year, but we knew each other through our work and art. We saw in each other a kindred spirit of men coming from unlikely circumstances, and rising to be the light and beacon of our family and loved ones. Men who learned the joy and pains of love in life, and success, while coming to realize that nothing is more important than family, friendship, and the brotherhood of humanity. Millions of people get to know an artist or movie star through their work, but few are allowed to cross each others’ paths and see through the veil of stardom and find the common denominator that we share. As all physical things will decay and wither away, film, art, and music remain longer than the vessel that delivered them. In this vein, the one thing we can’t take away or give back is time. So, thus, time is the most precious gift. I dedicated my time to compose this song with my two sons and new friend Will Wells, who was kind enough to sing and perform it for me. We dedicate it to Paul Walker. A good man. We had plans to continue working with each other in the future. It seemed destined, but “destiny bends”.

*Note* This song is not for criticism, it’s just a sketch demo. Please enjoy and reflect.

Your comrade in the struggle,
RZA

There is really nothing else that needs to be said. Click below and enjoy RZA’s tribute, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself in need of tissues.

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