“Are you a warrior? Killer? Slicing shit like a samurai?”

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The RZA (pictured above) was a prominent member of the Wu-Tang Clan. It was primarily his interest in Oriental culture that led the group to adopt an imagery, evident in their samples, lyrics and visual aesthetic, that tends to essentialise the Orient as an undeveloped, violent society.

Also, here’s a nice sign I spotted in Manchester’s China Town:

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