Jay Smooth on RZA & the “Legend of the Replicator”

Ill Doctrine: RZA and the Legend of the Replicator

Honestly, I hoped for something a bit more investigative than making fun of RZA but the Prince Paul endorsement at the end is kind of interesting.

The problem: RZA says he invented the precursor to an important piece of digital technology for which others receive credit.

He then tells a story in which he says he met the guy who had created the replicator, i.e. he met the inventor, and then went on to try to build a business around the invention that he didn’t invent.

So RZA’s own version of the story immediately contradicts itself and manages to obscure what may well be an interesting piece of music business history.  Jay includes the key segments in the above video.