Buddha Z = Heavy Metal Rap?
Yep. It started as a joke.
In 2013, Buddha Z wrote the spiritual memoir of that year, Supersoul 13.
It wasn’t entirely Buddha Zhen. It wasn’t entirely Kung Fu Cowboy. It was a mixture of those two identities. So we shortened my name to Buddha Z. I was having fun, as you’ll see when you read the book.
But people kept telling me, “Buddha Z sounds more like a rap artist.” So I decided to write and record a rap song. I titled it, “Buddha Zhen’s Anti-Rap Rap Song.”
It came out really cool and people would tap their foot and giggle when my funny punch-line lyrics tickled them. So without any drums I was creating rap music. All the rap music I heard was whiny, bitchy, sissy bully voices… I decided that rather than be like them I would rap about how much they disgusted me.
Now I felt I was in the ‘rap zone’ of discontent. I wrote a heavy metal rap song, “The Pound,” about gangster wanna-bes with their pants down low.
I wrote another song, “Nuke DC,” about using a bug bomb to get rid of the cockroaches in power.
Eventually, I ran out of disgust steam and wrote, “4 Noble Truths of Buddhism.” This is probably the first real Buddha Z song. The few songs before that were my freshman attempt at frothing at the mouth like a bully gangster goon. I will be interested to see more responses. Should I continue my acidic criticisms? Should I stick to Buddhism topics and information?