The Genius, aka the GZA, was the most cerebral MC in the Wu-Tang Clan, as well as perhaps the most acclaimed. His cool, precise flow and intricate, literate rhymes weren't as theatrical as Method Man or Ol' Dirty Bastard, the two biggest commercial stars to spring from the collective. But among hip-hop aficionados, the Genius was revered for his flawless technique and lyrical dexterity, and was considered by many to be the best pure rapper in the entire Clan. The Genius was born Gary Grice on August 22, 1966, in Staten Island, NY, and shuttled between several other New York boroughs with various relatives during his childhood. He started learning rhymes by the earliest hip-hop MCs while spending time in the Bronx, and returned to Staten Island to share them with his cousins, who later became Ol' Dirty Bastard and the RZA. In fact, the three of them first teamed up in the early '80s as part of an obscure group called All in Together Now. Time passed, and the Genius landed a recording contract with Cold Chillin', which, unfortunately, was nearing the end of its brilliant run. GZA @ Facebook >> GZA @ Twitter >> GZA @ Myspace >> Meyhem Lauren >> Meyhem Lauren @ Twitter >>
Flex Mathews has tour and performed with: Lupe Fiasco, Army of Me, Atmosphere, KRS-One (Twice), Big Daddy Kane, Gang Starr, Biz Markie, Das EFX, The Wu-Tang Clan, Special Ed, Non-Phixion, The Beatnuts, MC Chris, The Clipse, Roc Radia, Pete Rock, Talib Kweli (twice), Slick Rick, Killah Priest, The Roots, Yazarah, Immortal Technique, Bahmadia, Copy Write, Icon The Mic King, C-Rays Wallz, Mr.Lif Cannibal Ox, and even Vanilla Ice. In 2005, Flex Mathews was part of the entertainment portion, "Take Back America" Campaign, warming the stage for Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Kerry, and more. He has also made appearances on the 2004 and 2005 Vans Warped Tour on the Code of the Cuts Stage.
Independent workhorse and lyricist Kosha Dillz, has found a way to entertain the entire world for the past 5 years of his life. Having toured the entire world with everyone from Matisyahu to Rza of the Wu Tang Clan and more, he has become a mainstay in the Hip Hop World and beyond, playing Paid Dues festival, BK Hip Hop Festival, SXSW, CMJ, Rock The Bells, and Vans Warped Tour.