Gary Grice or better known as GZA is an American rapper and also a songwriter. He is too a significant hip-hop group member. Gray is also known to have the second largest vocabulary in hip-hop music. He has always been interested in hip-hop music since his early age in life. His dedication and devotion has played their role in his esteemed career. So without further doing, let’s check out the net worth of GZA in 2018.
GZA Early Life
GZA was born on 22nd August in the year 1966 in New York. He was interested in the hip-hop culture and was also fond of hip-hop dance routine like breakdance. Other than this, he has also been interested in graffiti and djing. He first listened to the songs of The Last Poets and really liked the beats and the music of their songs. Other such hip-hop bands, whom he listened to during his early days as a teenager, were the Commodores, The Isley Brothers, and the O’Jays. He also listened to R&B groups like the Secret Weapon and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. He is a music lover, formed a band with his two cousins named, Russell Jones and Robert Diggs. They used to play all over New York City.
GZA’s big break came when he signed a contract with Cold Chillin’ Records. He took the stage name, The Genius. He was signed to the record as a solo artist. In the year 1991, he released his debut album named Words from the Genius.
GZA became a member of the group named Wu-Tang Clan in the year 1992. The band was formed by his cousin Robert Diggs and has a total of nine members. Their debut album was named Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) which was released in the year 1993. The album also released solo tracks and brought him fame and recognition. Apart from performing in a band, he released his second studio album named Liquid Swords in the year 1995. All the other members of his band participated in this album. It ranked 9 on the Billboard 200 chart and ranked 2 in the Top R&B/Hip-hop Albums Chart. It sold more than 1 million copies and received Platinum Certification. His third album named Beneath the Surface earned Gold certification by RIAA, and it was released in the year 1999. It also topped the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.
Awards and Achievements
GZA has collaborated with DJ Muggs, and they released an album named Grandmasters. He also released another solo album Pro Tools in the year 2008. In the year 2010, he visited and gave a speech at the Harvard University. He had also visited other colleges and universities like Oxford University, MIT, and NYU, etc. He was keen on making improvements in the science education of New York City and worked with professors from Columbia University in order to do so. His album named Dark Matter had scientific content like universe and space etc. In the year 2016, he released a song for Nasa’s project named Destination Juno. Before that, he released a single track named The Mexican in the year 2015.
Net Worth of GZA
The net worth of GZA is estimated to be around $25 million. His recordings and his releases contributed to such net worth. Other than this, he also collaborated with numerous other artists. His albums with his band and his solo songs have been really popular and even received RIAA certification twice. He has also performed in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
GZA has been an amazing rapper and hip-hop artist. Hard work and his interest towards music made him achieve his dreams and goal. His dedication towards music must be considered as an inspiration to many.