An interesting confluence of birthdays today: Robbie Robertson and the RZA. You could say that both have spent considerable time as musical masterminds presiding over groups of formidable talents; would that make the Wu-Tang Clan the Band of hip-hop? I guess it would.
Since I just downloaded a groovy new table-making plug-in for WordPress, let’s look at them in table form, shall we?
|Jaime Robert Klegerman
|Robert Fitzgerald Diggs
|July 5, 1943
|July 5, 1969
|Mother was Mohawk, father was Jewish
|Named after Bobby and John Kennedy
|Produced Neil Diamond's "Beautiful Noise"
|Appears on Shaquille O'Neal's
"Shaq-Fu: Da Return"
|The Band, Levon & the Hawks, Little Caesar & The Consuls, Robbie Robertson and the Rhythm Chords, Robbie & The Robots, Thumper & the Trambones
|Wu-Tang Clan, Gravediggaz, All in Together Now
|Eccentric Musical Associate
|Garth Hudson, Bob Dylan
|Ol' Dirty Bastard
|The Weight, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Up on Cripple Creek
|Bring the Ruckus, Protect Ya Neck, C.R.E.A.M.
|Carny, The Crossing Guard
|Ghost Dog, Funny People, American Gangster