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RZA celebrates his birthday in L.A., surrounded by a motley group of pals

Rapper/actor RZA celebrated his 39th birthday two weeks early this year so that he could treat Hollywood pals like Superbad writer Evan Goldberg, actor David Krumholtz, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, and System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian to numerous bottles of Belvedere vodka at L.A. hot-spot Opera. Following the Wu-Tang Clan member’s show at the Henry Fonda theater on Friday night, RZA headed to the club for a late-night hang, where he was greeted by this odd crew (Quentin Tarantino was also due to be in attendance, but got held up on set), along with a cake bearing the image of Bobby Digital, his alter-ego.

RZA has even more reason to celebrate this week: His new album, Digi Snacks, streets today. As for his film career, RZA follows up his turn in American Gangster with another drug-themed movie, Life Is Hot in Cracktown, which stars Brandon Routh, Lara Flynn Boyle, and Kerry Washington, who plays a trans-gender prostitute. A release date has yet to be announced.