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Since Paul Walker’s death on Saturday, November, the Internet has been awash with public good byes and remembrances — the most intense of which was Tyrese’s visit to the crash site. Now, into that teary-eyed landscape steps the RZA.

Though the delicate, Will Wells-sung clip isn’t what you might expect from Wu-Tang‘s philosopher rapper, the raw emotion is. Accompanying the song is the following open letter:

This song, entitled “Destiny Bends” was written last night after hearing the tragic news of the loss of a good man named Paul Walker. 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. We saw in each other a kindred spirit of men coming from unlikely circumstances, and rising to be the light and beacon of our family and loved ones. Men who learned the joy and pains of love in life, and success, while coming to realize that nothing is more important than family, friendship, and the brotherhood of humanity.

*Note* This song is not for criticism, it’s just a sketch demo. Please enjoy and reflect.

Your comrade in the struggle,
RZA

Hear more from RZA on his SoundCloud.

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