Newswire: RZA launches menswear line, crashes his record deal with Azealia Banks
According to Pitchfork, Wu-Tang founding member and media multi-hyphenate RZA is launching a new menswear clothing line, 36 Chambers. Collaborating with marketer Mustafa Shaikh, the line promises a wardrobe for those looking to embody “hip-hop, Chinese culture, and high fashion.” The venture will begin by offering men’s jackets, shirts, bags, and accessories, and a souvenir jacket for the ladies. According to a press release, 36 Chambers will be open for business November 18, with popup events rolling out in December.
This isn’t RZA’s first foray in a clothing line. Since its admittedly perfunctory origins, the Wu-Wear brand has devolved to the equivalent of perpetually available tour swag; 36 Chambers appears to be aiming for a more upscale market.
Meanwhile, Azealia Banks has reportedly broken off her record deal with RZA, based on his reaction to an incident where actor Russell Crowe forcibly removed her from a party …