If you love hip hop, you love the Wu Tang Clan, which many people would say is the greatest thing to ever come from Staten Island. (Please understand that I mean no offense to Staten Island; we’re talking about legends here.) Matthew Perpetua caught up with one of them — GZA aka The Genius aka Gary Grice — and asked about the influence of science on his upcoming album Dark Matter. Here is an excerpt from the interview in Rolling Stone:
I didn’t make it urgent. I just pick and choose. I mean, it would probably be urgent in the sense that I decided to do this before. Plus, the other needed more of a setup and different type of approach. I mean I had several different ideas and concepts in my head. It’s just a journey of the universe. Dark matter, dark energy.
So this is about astronomy and physics?
Yes. And not necessarily so in that sense. It’s just a beautiful story – planets, black holes, comets.