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December 5th, 2011
GZA AKA Gary Grice AKA a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan nicknamed The Genius, is getting inspiration for his new album…from the professors and students at Harvard University.
Grice, who’s lyrics often include intelligent references to astronomy, philosophy, and even chess among other “scholarly” pursuits, met with the Harvard Black Men’s Forum last week. He also met with a physicist to discuss how albatrosses fly without flapping their wings, biologists to talk about wheat grass benefits, Chia Pets and RNA.
Grice also choose to focus on exploring the mechanics of water. Previous albums “Beneath the Surface” and “Liquid Swords” indicate a love for what’s, for the lack of a better phrase, beneath the surface. Grice is apparently working on a follow-up to Liquid Swords, and is researching molecules, temperature, pressure and salt.
At some point in his research he came across the term “carboxysome” (I have no idea what that means so I’m not going to explain it) and Grice seemed to like how the word sounded. So, I’m assuming when he drops his next album, we’ll be hearing all about water, albatrosses, wheat grass and a track about carboxysomes.Tweet