RZA is a Grammy-award winning rapper and a prominent figure in hip-hop, known for his affiliation with American hip-hop group, Wu-Tung Clan. The Wu-Tang Clan's de facto leader is one of the founding members of the horrorcore group, Gravediggaz. He has also composed film scores in 1999 American crime movie, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai and in Japanese anime called, Afro Samurai.
RZA's Model Wife; Ex-Wife Cheated On Him
RZA is married to Talani Rabb since 2009. His wife is a model who had a contract with American international modeling agency, Ford Models. She has also made a cameo appearance as Harem Girl in 2002 WWF Entertainment's film, The Scorpion King along with semi-retired professional wrestler, Dwayne Johnson, who was born to Ata Johnson.
The American rapper tied the knot with his model wife on 29 August 2009. The couple wed in Santa Barbara, California at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Since then, the couple is sharing a good bond and has attended various events together.
The 49-year-old Grammy-award winning rapper also attended PETA's 35th-anniversary party with Talani at Hollywood Palladium on 30 September 2015, in Los Angeles, California.
RZA and his wife, Talani Rabb at PETA's 35th-anniversary party at Hollywood Palladium on 30 September 2015, in Los Angeles, California (Photo: gettyimages.com)
RZA was previously married to Eboni Mills in 2000 with whom he has two children, Shaquasia Diggs and Melchizedek Diggs. During that period, his band Wu-Tang Clan released second album Wu-Tung forever. Their band dissolved after the tour with American rock band, Rage Against the Machine slipped from their hand.
The Wu-Tang Clan's de facto leader, while returning his home studio, found that a fierce storm had destroyed his 36 Chambers home. The American rapper also discovered that his wife has cheated on him. After the incident, his relationship with Eboni could not last long, and she filed for divorce in 2006, after six years of togetherness. Their divorce was finalized on 26 March 2006 after they settled their 'respective dissolution actions.'
However, even after the split, they remained in conflict due to the attorney's argument over their marital property. The court declared that both respondents filed a cause of action for divorce as RZA filed a complaint and his ex-wife a counterclaim. On 8 May 2015, the jury concluded the attorney's arguments and labeled it as 'challenging arguments.'
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RZA also has two more children with two different woman whose identity remains a mystery. He welcomed his first kid, Raindia Diggson on 27 March 2000 and second kid, Pranda Diggs on 1 August 2000.
What Is RZA's Net Worth?
RZA has derived a staggering net worth of $18 million as an American rapper and record producer. He has gathered revenues from his studio albums like Bobby Digital in Stereo (1998), Digital Bullet (2001), Birth of a Prince (2003), and Digi Snacks (2008). His collaboration albums like 6 Feet Deep, The Pick, the Sickle and the Shovel, and Anything But Words with Gravediggaz and Paul Banks further served him to accumulate some fortunes.
The American rapper has produced most of the Wu-Tang Clan's albums and solo projects. He has also released solo albums under the alter-ego Bobby Digital. As a leader of the band Wu-Tang Clan, RZA released their first debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in November 1993 with eight other members. Among his groups, two were his cousins, and five other were his childhood friends.
RZA Collaborates With Tim Morello
American musician and political activist Tim Morello, who is known for his venture with bands like Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, has announced his solo new album featuring with RZA and Big Boi on 29 July 2018. He is set to drop the album called The Atlas Underground at the end of the year. RZA will also work on Tim's new album alongside famous musicians like The Man, Vic Mensa, Knife Party and more.
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The Wu-Tang Clan's de facto leader is currently working with the Nas in the Nasir album. Nas, also known as Queens rapper, felt that he needed to go towards the new direction and announced collaborations with RZA and Swizz Beatz for his album Nasir. The Def Jam Recordings affiliated musical artist said that his project would not take too long to release and has already completed half of the stuff with RZA and Swizz.
Born as Robert Fitzgerald Diggs on 5 July 1969, RZA is a native of Brownsville, New York City, New York. From 1972 to 1976, he lived with his uncle in North Carolina. RZA has the height of 1.88 m (6' 2") and posses American nationality. He relocated to Ohio and lived with his mother in 1990. He also spent weekends in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in his father's convenience store at city's Hill District.