RZA originally went by the moniker Prince Rakeem and was also known as The Scientist.
Before Robert Fitzgerald Diggs was famously known as RZA, he originally went by the moniker Prince Rakeem.
On July 1, 1991, RZA released an EP titled Ooh I Love You Rakeem under his first moniker Prince Rakeem. The extended play was released under Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records and the following year RZA would go on on to be a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan with his cousins GZA and Ol' Dirty Bastard.
With the formation of the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA would change his name from Prince Rakeem to RZA (pronounced “Rizza”), and his cousin The Genius would change his name to GZA. RZA was also a founding member of the horrorcore group Gravediggaz, in which he went by the moniker The RZArector.
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