RZA Releases Branded Vinyl Turntables – “This Is Just The Beginning”

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Credit: Ballantine’s

The Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA is the first in a series of drops in collaboration with Ballantine’s and has partnered with Crosley Radio to design a ‘one of a kind’ branded vinyl turntable and Bluetooth speaker.

Wu Tang Clan frontman RZA revealed his branded Crosley record player in an unboxing video showing the first in a series of drops as part of his new collaboration with Scotch whiskey brand Ballantine’s.

Designed and signed by legendary hip-hop star The Ballantine’s x RZA Crosley turntable comes with a Montero Bluetooth speaker, available June 30th. The limited edition release coincides with the 50th anniversary of hip-hop and the 30th anniversary of the Wu Tang Clan’s debut. Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).

Built by Louisville-based audio electronics specialists Crosley Radio, the turntable is the first in a wave of product releases between Ballantine’s and RZA, “whether it’s discovering new music, trying new recipes, or getting your hands on a limited edition capsule collection.”


“Whether you’re an audiophile or simply a lover of exceptional experiences, this partnership invites you to witness the intersection of mastery, passion and creativity,” reads the press release on Ballantine’s website.

“Crosley is proud to announce a partnership with Ballantine’s Scotch Whiskey and hip-hop legend RZA to celebrate hip-hop’s 50th anniversary,” begins Crosley’s Notice about the cooperation.

“Together we are launching the Ballantine’s x RZA Crosley collection, which includes a bespoke C6 turntable and Montero speaker. The distinctive design, rooted in a shared love of music, encourages self-expression across genre boundaries. By celebrating individual taste, Crosley, Ballantine’s and RZA aim to inspire you to embrace your passions and forge your own path.”

“RZA’s diverse background as a kung fu master, filmmaker, chess master, producer and actor fits seamlessly with the pioneering spirit of Ballantine that dates back to its founder, George Ballantine, who challenged conventions in whiskey making since 1827,” it says in the press release at the end.

The limited-edition Ballantine’s x RZA Crosley turntable will be available June 30 for $399.