Robert Diggs, who is better known in the world of music as RZA, is a talented musician, producer, composer, actor, and screenwriter. He is one of the founders and inspiration behind the famous band, Wu-Tang Clan. He performs using different pseudonyms. Among them are, Ruler Zig-Zag-Zig, Bobby Digital, The Abbot, Bobby Steels, and many others.
Diggs grew up in Pittsburg in a family that experienced financial problems. He had 10 siblings. The rapper began his career at the end of the 1980s. At the beginning of the 1990s, he became part of the band, Force of the Imperial Master, which later changed its name to All in Together Now Crew.
After the band fell apart, two of its members, GZA (also known as Genius) and RZA decided to pursue solo careers. With the assistance of their friend Melquan, the owner of Jamaica Records label, the artists managed to sign beneficial contracts with recording studios. RZA started working with Tommy Boy Records while GZA collaborated with Cold Chillin Records.
Soon Diggs released a debut EP, Ooh I Love You Rakeem. After the album came out, the rapper ended up in jail for participating in a shooting. Later, he was acquitted.