Peace y'all!

Does anyone of you have any infos on how that song was produced? Any interview piece or sth like that? Did RZA actually compose the violin part? Or did he just hire that violinist, gave her some direction and then she did her thing?
I'm wondering because it's just such an awesome thrilling musically supreme composition. But back then, to my knowledge, RZA didn't know too much about "music" in terms of writing notes and stuff...
Well, even though I regard RZA as a musical genius to some extent: It would really surprise me if he pulled it off like that!

On a related issue:
Who really came up with that strange rumor that there are only four samples on Forever? Did RZA himself say so?