Yesterday hip-hop icon RZA released a brand new app. called RZA’s World App. The app. is filled with many cool items worth checking out and will be a nice app. to add to your IPad/ITouch/IPhone. More details from the press release after the jump
HIP-HOP ICON AND WU TANG CLAN FOUNDER, RZA, TEAMS UP WITH CHARISMA APPS TO LAUNCH RZA’S WORLD APP
The Most Comprehensive Entertainment App Bridging RZA’s Library of Work, Exclusive Content And Passion For Chess; Now Available For All Ages On iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
LOS ANGELES, CA, December 6th, 2011 – RZA, hip-hop icon and Wu-Tang Clan’s chief producer, in conjunction with Charisma Apps proudly announces the worldwide release of RZA’s World App. It is the most comprehensive, entertainment app on the market boasting an epic library of original content only accessible through the app. RZA’s World has four main components: The Sound Track To Your Life, where RZA imparts sage advice on various life situations; a What’s News newsfeed that provides up to date information regarding everything RZA; a Vault selling exclusive RZA content; and the 3D Chess Chamber, a forum that offers entertaining game-play challenging chess players from novice to advance play. The app also includes direct Twitter and Facebook updates, so it’s like you’re living in RZA’s world every day! Available on iTunes today: $3.99 for RZA’s World App compatible for 4G iPod Touch/iPhone, and $7.99 for RZA’s World HD, a premium, higher-resolution version compatible for all IOS devices (RZA’s Word App for iPhone/iPod Touch – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rzas-world/id477622137 & RZAS World HD for all IOS devices – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rzas-world-hd/id479304006)
Below is a breakdown of RZA’s World App four main components:
Sound Track To Your Life (STYL) and What’s News are distinctive elements of RZA’s World App. RZA imparts his “RZAisms” in STYL to provide users with guidance on life’s tribulations. In the What’s News section, fans are provided with access to RZA’s personal photo album, blog and information on past, present and future music and film projects. Fans are able to get an exclusive inside look at the world of RZA.
The Vault is an exclusive marketplace featuring never-before-seen digital content from the set of Bobby Digital – an unreleased movie featuring RZA’s acting debut.
Fans can also peruse RZA-themed merchandise featuring distinctive artwork and imagery seen in the app, as well as RZA-branded shirts, stickers and hats. All merchandise is available for retail, and fans will be gifted one free download with either app purchase.
Unbeknownst to many, RZA is also a chess aficionado and master, and was hands-on in developing the app’s innovative chess engine, which provide hours of entertainment for all levels of chess enthusiasts. Users can play against RZA or challenge a friend in a two-player mode. Beginners are provided advice with the RZA inspire me button to teach them the art of winning.
RZA says, “Launching RZA’s World app is a small token of my gratitude to the fans who have supported me all these years. The app is a key that opens the front door into my world. Charisma was the perfect partner to help me create this app to give back a little of piece of me to my fans.”
“We couldn’t be more ecstatic to work alongside legendary icon RZA on this opportunity”, says Charisma App co-founder, Stephen Gluck. “This is the most comprehensive app we’ve released to date, and RZA was the only platform we wanted to unveil its capabilities to the world on.”
Two versions of the app are available: RZA’s World ($3.99) and RZA’s World HD ($7.99). The former is compatible with the iPhone and iPod, while the “HD” allows users to purchase the app one time and share it among all their devices, so you can take RZA everywhere you go. Offering a higher resolution, larger screen and more realistic chess plays, the “HD” empowers fans with an overall enhanced total experience.
RZA’s World ($3.99) and RZA’s World HD ($7.99) from Charisma Apps is now available on iTunes App Store. For more information, visit http://www.RZAsWorld.com.
About Charisma Apps
Charisma Apps produce custom, groundbreaking apps for both Apple and Android platforms. From concept to design, and production to distribution, Charisma Apps creates exclusive electronic footprints for each of their clients to share with their target audiences. Complete with spectacular graphics and state of the art technology, Charisma Apps make technological creations that appeal to a wide range of users that are excellent tools for marketing, entertainment, or simply – play.
RZA, best known as the de facto leader of the Wu-Tang Clan, he has built an incredibly diverse and successful career as a musician, a composer, producer, actor, a player and advocate of chess, and as the author of The Wu-Tang Manual and the New York Times Best Seller, The Tao of Wu.
RZA has spent the last several years building his feature resume and studying top-tier directors, with appearances in Ridley Scott’s “American Gangster,” Judd Apatow’s “Funny People,” Todd Phillips’ “Due Date” and Paul Haggis’ “The Next Three Days.” Thesp, who recently wrapped production on Paramount’s “G.I. Joe 2,” and can be seen in “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas.” RZA will also join David Duchovny on the upcoming season of Showtime’s “Californication.”
Born Robert F. Diggs in Brownsville, Brooklyn, RZA first surfaced on the hip-hop scene during the early ’90s and formed the Wu-Tang Clan in 1992. Based in Staten Island the band went on to become one of the most successful and influential hip-hop groups of all time. RZA then went on to release several successful solo albums.
This year, RZA made his directorial debut directing THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS, which he co-wrote with Eli Roth and will star as ‘The Blacksmith.’ The film stars Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Jamie Chung, Daniel Wu and Cung Le. Eli Roth and Strike Entertainment produced. Quentin Tarantino executive produced and is presenting the film. Universal will distribute this picture in 2012. RZA is currently doing the films score. He has also teamed up with Swedish brand, WeSC, to launch “Chambers by RZA”, as a premium line of headphones available in stores December 2011.
In addition, RZA just wrapped playing the comic book character ‘Blind Master’ in Lorenzo di Bonaventura’s G.I. JOE 2. This is Paramount Studios first summer tent pole of 2012 and opens June 29, 2012.
RZA’s past credits include Miguel Sapochnik’s “Repo Men”, Paul Haggis’ “The Next Three Days”, Todd Phillip’s “Due Date,” Judd Apatow’s “Funny People”, Ridley Scott’s “American Gangster,” Buddy Giovinazzo’s “Life is Hot in Crack Town”, and Mikael Håfström’s “Derailed.” RZA has an extremely distinguished body of work in music scoring for filmmakers such as Ridley Scott, Jim Jarmusch and Quentin Tarantino. RZA recently scored the Emmy nominated American adaptation of the Japanese anime “Afro Samurai” executive produced and starring Samuel L. Jackson.
RZA’s World App. is now currently available to download through Itunes and additional info on RZA’s World App. can be found on the web at: