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RZA Honors Paul Walker With 'Destiny Bends'

Wu-Tang leader pays tribute to late actor on a new four-minute ballad

RZA performs in Los Angeles, California.
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December 2, 2013 11:10 AM ET

Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA has just released a song he wrote in honor of Paul Walker, the Fast & Furious actor who died in a car accident Saturday. The four-minute vocal ballad, titled "Destiny Bends," features singer Will Wells, and it begins with the rapper dedicating the song to Walker. RZA had met the actor on the set of Brick Mansions, a movie reportedly in post-production with a planned 2014 release. A note on RZA's SoundCould page specifies that the track is just a "sketch demo" and "not for criticism."

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RZA's note explains that he wrote the song after hearing of Walker's death. He says that on the set of Brick Mansion, "We talked, laughed, and exchanged ideas of life and fatherhood." He goes on to say that even though he had known Walker for less than a year, he felt a connection to the actor. "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," RZA wrote. "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." He later explains the title by saying, "We had plans to continue working with each other in the future. It seemed destined, but 'destiny bends.'"

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