GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan is once again putting his genius on record but this time, it will come in the form of a television series. In partnership with Red Bull TV, the class act wordsmith will star in Liquid Science where he will explore the wonders of science, technology, and innovation Cnet reports. The name of the series is under the influence of GZA’s debut album Liquid Swords, which is often labeled as one of the greatest Hip-Hop albums of all time.
According to the Genius, the show is centered about “the curiosity of an MC about the works, studies of engineers and scientists.” In each episode, the Wu legend will focus on a single topic and meet with respective scientists and engineers to explore the innovations taking place. Subjects in the likes of marine science, global warming, virtual reality are touched and of course, the understanding displayed will be that of GZA’s.
Now, you can’t deem yourself a Hip-Hop head if you did not know GZA is already a scientist. Besides crafting some projects here and there, he has spent the past ten years doing lectures at universities where the “Labels” lyricist drops knowledge on the scientific sustenance in Hip-Hop culture. He partnered up with Christopher Emdin, an associate professor from Columbia University to create the Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. (Bring Attention to Transforming Teaching, Learning and Engagement in Science) program where New York City students learn about science through the lens of Hip-Hop.
In 2013, the Genius stopped by Neil deGrasse Tyson’s radio show, StarTalk and dropped knowledge about the science in Hip-Hop. “I’m a scientist by nature and not by trade,” GZA said. “I’ve been working on an album for quite some time now, called Dark Matter and most of it involves physics.”
In one of the episodes, marine biologist Sylvia Earle takes GZA out on the San Francisco Bay to show him how mud and its creatures affect the marine environment. “She had so much passion,” GZA spoke of Earle, “and explained things so well about marine life and the state of the ecosystem.”
The Liquid Science series owns a total of 11 episodes which are all available on Netflix. Those who are not Netflix subscribers can watch full twenty-minute episodes over at Red Bull TV. Overall, salute to the GZA for staying on the radar as the 25th anniversary of Wu-Tang Clan’s first album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) approaches.