RZA releases “Destiny Bends” in honor of Paul Walker
It’s always sad when someone dies and it hits close to home when it’s someone who is a known figure. Film star, Paul Walker, managed to impact various walks of life through doing what he loved, acting. Hip hop fans may know Paul Walker better as Brian from the popular film series, The Fast and The Furious.
Paul Walker, like the rest of the world, was in the middle of holiday mode when his world suddenly ended. Coming unexpectedly, Paul Walker has everyone talking about the life he lived, as he was a person everyone liked. Several rappers have expressed their condolences towards Paul Walker.
RZA has come out with a new song in honor of Paul Walker, “Destiny Bends.” He is not alone on this track, as Will Wells is also featured on the record. The song comes along with a letter RZA wrote in honor of Paul Walker and his loved ones during their time of grieving.
Read RZA’s letter below:
This song, entitled “Destiny Bends” was written last night after hearing the tragic news of the loss of a good man named Paul Walker. I met Paul on the set of the film Brick Mansion, where we talked, laughed, and exchanged ideas of life and fatherhood. I only knew him personally for less than a year, but we knew each other through our work and art. We saw in each other a kindred spirit of men coming from unlikely circumstances, and rising to be the light and beacon of our family and loved ones. Men who learned the joy and pains of love in life, and success, while coming to realize that nothing is more important than family, friendship, and the brotherhood of humanity. Millions of people get to know an artist or movie star through their work, but few are allowed to cross each others’ paths and see through the veil of stardom and find the common denominator that we share. As all physical things will decay and wither away, film, art, and music remain longer than the vessel that delivered them. In this vein, the one thing we can’t take away or give back is time. So, thus, time is the most precious gift. I dedicated my time to compose this song with my two sons and new friend Will Wells, who was kind enough to sing and perform it for me. We dedicate it to Paul Walker. A good man. We had plans to continue working with each other in the future. It seemed destined, but “destiny bends”.
*Note* This song is not for criticism, it’s just a sketch demo. Please enjoy and reflect.
Your comrade in the struggle,
Listen to “Destiny Bends” by RZA ft. Will Wells below: