The Wu-Tang's RZA Dedicates Free Song 'Gone' to Late Quentin Tarantino Editor Sally Menke
Wu-Tang production mastermind, aspiring filmmaker and L.A. resident RZA has released a new free song called "Gone," which he's dedicated to Sally Menke, the longtime editor of Quentin Tarantino's films who passed away last week.
RZA releases "Gone," a memorial.
Via his Facebook profile, RZA first announced he's "starting a new tradition on #WuWednesday," when he'll "share a thought and a song."
I dedicate the song "Gone" to my friend Sally Menke and its my gift to her memory. I feel music is the best gift I can give and I'm giving it away to Wu-Disciples for free in her name. Who ever like the song can send a blessing of positive energy to Sally's family and her legacy. Peace.
While the song doesn't appear to be explicitly about Menke -- Tarantino has been something of a mentor to RZA, and Menke was one of the director's closest collaborators -- it features touching verses "about our dear people who have left this life to join the infinite."
And it's far from a throwaway either:
DOWNLOAD: RZA - "Gone" [MP3]
The producer also shared a quote from Henry Miller:
"Of course you don't die. Nobody dies. Death doesn't exist. You only reach a new level of vision, a new realm of consciousness, a new unknown world."