“This song, entitled ‘Destiny Bends’ was written last night after hearing the tragic news of the loss of a good man named Paul Walker,” RZA wrote. “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 … Millions of people get to know an artist or movie star through their work, but few are allowed to cross each others’ paths and see through the veil of stardom and find the common denominator that we share.”
RZA stressed that the song — co-written by his two sons and features Will Wells performing the vocals — is “not for criticism,” but merely a reflection on Walker’s life and death.
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“As all physical things will decay and wither away, film, art, and music remain longer than the vessel that delivered them. In this vein, the one thing we can’t take away or give back is time. So, thus, time is the most precious gift. I dedicated my time to compose this song,” RZA wrote. “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’.”
Walker, best known for his role in Universal’s “Fast and Furious” franchise, perished alongside his Always Evolving business partner Roger Rodas while taking a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT for a joy ride after a charity event their company sponsored.
Listen to RZA‘s tribute to Walker below: