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The Wu-Tang Clan’s  RZA is working on an art project where he will release 360 art canvases on New Year’s Day 2010 honoring 20 years in the game. This trailer offers some insight into the Art Project.  Details are a bit sketchy but more info should follow in the coming weeks.

Two decades of defying tradition has resulted in a debut for the RZA, a highly limited fine art release of which 360 drafts will exist.

On January 1, 2010, believers from around the world will bear witness as Victory or Death is unveiled and made available to collectors around the globe.


Bonus: RZA Inspired By A Red Hot Chili Pepper To Make For Free (after the jump)

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Beats by RZA for free? What’s the catch? The super-producer has come a long way from charging 20 G’s a session.

“Musically, I got a friend of mine that’s given me a big musical lesson,” RZA explained to us recently in NYC. “His name is John Frusciante from the [Red Hot] Chili Peppers. He said to me that he doesn’t make music no more for profit or people. Those that like it, love it or don’t love it — he doesn’t worry about the critics. He has enough financial security that he doesn’t have to never sell music again. I don’t have the same security, because I got so many family members. I’m never gonna be rich enough.”

Still, with money coming from Hollywood, books and other ventures, the rap legend is letting the music flow freely, making dozens of records in 2009 just for his own enjoyment.

“I go to [Frusciante’s] house a lot and make music with him,” RZA said. “We just make music. I’ve made 100 songs this year, and probably nobody won’t hear them but us who made it. It feels good, yo. It feels good to do it with no strings attached. Not having to worry about if somebody is gonna criticize it, if it’s gonna sell. I’m past that. That’s a great place to be. I did a project recently with Damon Dash, the BlakRoc project with the Black Keys. He said, ‘RZA, if you in town, come by the studio and hang out. I got a few guys that like you. Maybe y’all can do some music together.’ I went through, we had a good vibe, did a little smoking. We just did music. It’s coming out. I don’t know who got paid, who did what. I got nothing. It’s nothing for me. It’s an expression of art. It feels good to do it that way. That’s how we started out.”

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