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GZA/Genius

Gary Grice (born August 22, 1966), better known by his stage names GZA ( JIZ) and The Genius, is an American rapper and songwriter. A founding member of the hip hop group the Wu-Tang Clan, GZA is known as the group's "spiritual head", being both the oldest and the first within the group to receive a record deal. He has appeared on his fellow Clan members' solo projects, and since the release of his critically acclaimed solo album Liquid Swords (1995), he has maintained a successful solo career.

He is considered to be one of the best MCs and lyricists because he is "armed with sharp metaphors and a smooth flow", and has been noted for his lyrical style, which often dismisses typical rap story lines in favor of science and wide-ranging philosophies. An analysis of GZA's lyrics found that he has the second largest vocabulary in popular hip hop music. He teamed up with an education group to promote science education in New York City through hip hop.

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Genres hip hop hardcore hip-hop indie rock conscious rock

Albums

  1. Words From the Genius
    1991
  2. Liquid Swords
    1995
  3. Beneath the Surface
    1999
  4. Legend of the Liquid Sword
    2002
  5. Grandmasters
    2005
  6. D.A.R.T.S.
    2008
  7. Pro Tools
    2008

Other releases

  1. Words From a Genius
    1991
  2. Come Do Me
    1991
  3. Cold World
    1995
  4. Liquid Swords
    1995
  5. Animal Planet
    2005
  6. Grandmasters: Remix Album
    2007
  7. Collection of Classics
    2007
  8. Do They Know It's Christmas?
    2009
  9. The Mexican
    2015