Buddha Monk, one of the most influent US song writers, rapper and hiphopper, member of Wu Tang Clan and founder of Brooklyn Zu, has an incredible record in music business. Lifes a scheme: has been a trademark for Lord Buddha Monk and he is one to testify with over 22 years in the music industry.
Growing up in the cold, cruel streets of Crown Heights, Brooklyn brought him into a lasting friendship with the man who bestowed his name upon him, a man who would become as close as a blood brother Ol' Dirty Bastard a.k.a. ODB.
Having been together since the age of 12 years old, they rapidly learned that music was a common bond. "I would be DJing and Dirty would show up and start rhyming. Then he would take the turntables and I would get on the mic. One day when Dirty was in the studio, I began giving him production pointers and it was working out", says Buddha.
At that point RZA proclaimed that Buddha was to work on Dirty's album thus carving out his first major notch into his dream. Having appeared in videos such as "Whoo Ha" remix by Busta Rhymes, "CREAM" by Wu-Tang Clan, Cant Stop Wont Stop Remix by Young Gunz & Chingy and "Gotta Take It Easy" by Mad Lion, just to name a few. Add production for names like ODB, RZA, Mad Lion, Biz Markie, Black Rob, Bone Crusher and more. Rapping features for ODB, RZA, Method Man, Twista, Ghostface and Brand Nubian as well as other artists. Not to mention his own videos, Spark Somebody Up and Gots Like Come On Through.
He has been signed as a solo artist to various record labels such as Edel American, Nature Sounds, TVT, Sure Shot, Dirt Mcgirt, Elektra and Profile. With a rareness barely seen today Buddha has made his mark. Having worked with over 250 artists in the Brooklyn area alone and producing over 10,000 tracks he is proud to include singing, rapping, producing, writing and recording in his repertoire. Proving that music is versatile, he classifies himself as unorthodox, a chameleon, someone who can change his style no matter what and claim a multi-status throne.
In Buddha Monk's own words, "At the end of the day, the best music I've made is with people in my hood. They appreciate it more and remember that music is an art form, not a get rich quick scheme".