RZA ART RELEASE TO INCLUDE 36 ‘HIDDEN ARTIFACTS’ Blue to give away microphone signed by the RZA
Information is beginning to be made public regarding Victory Or Death, the highly limited art release conceptualized by multiplatinum recording artist RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan. Equal parts self-portrait and historical reworking, Victory will contain an array of hidden elements throughout the piece that could take collectors years to discover. In total, 36 hidden artifacts and messages are strategically hidden within the Victory visual allowing the piece’s meaning to be uncovered over time.
In commemoration of this release, Blue is generously offering six of its high-end microphones for an exclusive giveaway. Anyone who enters their email address at www.whenartimitateslife.com is automatically in the running to win one of five Snowball microphones, which record straight into a desktop computer while retaining studio-quality sound. Contestants will also have a chance to win one super high-end Baby Bottle microphone signed by the RZA himself.
The Victory Or Death project began as an idea between two old friends: the RZA and King Tech, hip-hop statesman and joint creator of the Wake Up Show along with MTV personality Sway. Fans and collectors of the old-school hip-hop posters which featured the likes of Big Daddy Kane and Run-DMC, RZA and Tech talked about the idea of expanding upon the straightforward, classic format by asking the subject to conceptualize a piece that exemplifies his artistic spirit, then bringing in professional artists and photographers to lay the vision to canvas. The only limits are one’s own imagination, and the result has not only taken hip-hop into the realm of fine art, but has immortalized a legend in the process.
Weeks later, Victory Or Death was a reality. 360 high-quality, massive canvas prints have been made, each to be personalized by the RZA. On January 1, 2010, they will be made available to the public. Interested parties are encouraged to visit www.whenartimitateslife.com to sign up for exclusive information on The RZA’s Victory or Death as it develops, as well as a chance to preview the piece before January 1.