The death of Fast & Furious star Paul Walker was deeply shocking, and reminded millions of the ultimate fragility of life. One man in particular took the passing of his friend and colleague to heart. That man was the Wu Tang Clan's RZA.
He was so upset, he got up in the night to go to the studio and put down his grief the only way he knew how, in song. Despite the Rza's hardcore roots, his sweet, simple tribute song speaks volumes.
Rza posted the song to soundcloud, along with some of his most personal recollections of Paul Walker.
I met Paul on the set of the film Brick Mansion, where we talked, laughed, and exchanged ideas of life and fatherhood. I only knew him personally for less than a year, but we knew each other through our work and art. 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. 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.
The lyric about Paul Walker being 'a young father just learning what it takes to be a man' really stuck with me, remembering the regular guy behind the stardom.
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