Both RZA and Jay-Z grew up without fathers and during his interview with XXL, the Wu-Tang Clan member, who has a six-year-old son, took some time to share some wise parenting advice with the father-to-be.
"What can I say? It’s hard to tell somebody about their own. A father is not only He Who Fat Her; no, but it’s somebody who also furthers," RZA says. "Further the education of others. And if you could do that for your seed, then you doing what you do. You doing the right thing. We grew up without fathers. I’m quite sure he had the same situation as me: father absent. So we turned to the streets, music, and other things for a father. Be there. You know what I mean? Because a father is the one who will further a child’s education."
Continuing on that note, RZA talked about the track, "Gone," that he did in honor of late Wu-Tang member ODB.
"I said a line in there, it says: 'Through our seeds, we all reach eternity.' I believe that. Through our children — now you immortal. Now you are immortal. Your genes will go, go, go, go. You get married, and the preacher says, 'What God has joined, let no man put asunder.' That’s impossible. 'Asunder' means separate. Our divorce rate is big in our country. The true marriage is the sperm and the egg. Because when those two things combine and form a life, you can’t separate. You can’t separate your father and your mother out of you. Nor will your children be able to. It’s eternally enjoined.”
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