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Old 08-07-2013, 04:30 AM   #1
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Question Production on Reunited

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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?

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Old 08-07-2013, 07:28 AM   #2
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Yea, I would love to know more about Reunited also. I do know that the violins were provided by famed hip hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari. Also, the video, which never was released commercially, features GZA's former manager Angela Yee, of Power 105's Breakfast Club:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40a5UNO5T44
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:26 PM   #3
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I've wondered about that many times too... I think RZA didn't write the notes as a whole. He just gave her tips how it should sound to get sound of the Wu and she did it. It doesn't mean that he didn't have a major contribution to this though.
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:33 PM   #4
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Yea, I would love to know more about Reunited also. I do know that the violins were provided by famed hip hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari. Also, the video, which never was released commercially, features GZA's former manager Angela Yee, of Power 105's Breakfast Club:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40a5UNO5T44
Heard that too about Miri Ben-Ari. But is that really true though? I know it says so on her Wikipedia page and all, but except for some likely copy/pastes I did not find any independent evidence for this. Considering her DOB and what it say on her bio part of the wiki page (came to NY after serving the Isreali army - which as far as I know - is two years), it does not seem so super likely that it's her. If so, Wu would have basically discovered her (I think all the feature tracks in her discog are newer than Reunited)...

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Old 08-08-2013, 07:16 PM   #5
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It seems that RZA whistled the tune and let the violinist did his shit. He said that somewhere. I do think the violinist did his own thing based on the tune Rza whistled.
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:01 PM   #6
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I thought it was Miri Ben Ari or Bjork.....
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I like the "Reunited" beat much more than the "Triumph" beat.
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Yeah, Reunited was banging every where when Wu Tang Forever came out.
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Bjork? LOL
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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?

Peace.
I know this post was posted a while back but I thought I'd answer it. The violinist is actually a violinist who played in Yanni's band by the name of "Karen Briggs" and thus we have ended the mystery of who played "Violin" on "Reunited"

http://www.karenbriggsviolin.com/#!k...ggsviolin/cjg9
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One of the sickest beats of all fucking time.
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It's a real violin RZA told her how to play it. I met him a couple years back and asked him about it. Don't remember the name of the female he Said playing it. Yumi or something like that? She has played in front of Taj Mahal. Dont know if she Did it solo or in an orchestra or band.
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I like the "Reunited" beat much more than the "Triumph" beat.
Me too. So fucking majestic. I listen to that shit and see golden falcons descending from the heavens above.

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Bjork? LOL
Lol yeah that guy talks strange.

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I like the "Reunited" beat much more than the "Triumph" beat.
EASILY, i have heard nothing else that sounds like it. Reunited is dope but i have heard hundreds of beats similar.

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One of the sickest beats of all fucking time.
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