Monday, December 2, 2013

Paul Walker's Tragic Death Inspires Heartfelt RZA Track

Wu-Tang Clan Producer Releases 'Destiny Bends' After Walker's Fatal Car Crash.

Paul Walker's death has hit his fans, family and friends pretty hard. Ever since the news of the "Fast and Furious" actor's fatal car crash broke on Saturday, there has been an outpouring of support and well-wishes on social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, but Wu-Tang Clan rapper and producer RZA presented a musical dedication on Sunday night.

RZA posted "Destiny Bends" on his SoundCloud page last night with a heartfelt written message, which detailed his friendship with Walker.

"This song, entitled 'Destiny Bends,' was written last night after hearing the tragic news of the loss of a good man named Paul Walker. I met Paul on the set of the film 'Brick Mansion,' where we talked, laughed, and exchanged ideas of life and fatherhood," RZA began.

The song, which is sung by vocalist Will Wells, only features RZA at the top. "Up in the studio last night/ Writing for myself, I decided to write a song for you," he says to open the track.

Wells then goes on to sing over a somber piano starting with: "Every time I think about you/ All I see is your smile and your bright blue eyes."

The RZA-penned song salutes Walker for his art and his dedication to his 15-year-old daughter.

Walker passed away on Saturday in Santa Clarita, California. He was riding in the passenger side of a Porsche Carrera GT that hit a light pole and a tree. Walker had just taken part in a charity event to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

"I only knew him personally for less than a year, but we knew each other through our work and art," RZA wrote on his SoundCloud page. "I dedicated my time to compose this song with my two sons and new friend Will Wells, who was kind enough to sing and perform it for me. We dedicate it to Paul Walker. A good man. We had plans to continue working with each other in the future. It seemed destined, but 'destiny bends.' " — MTV

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