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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky's son has finally been given his name: RZA Athelston Mayers is his name after RZA Athelston Mayers of Wu-Tang Clan - celebrating his one year birthday May 13th! Rihanna, 35, may have given an early hint at her choice by wearing Wu-Tang t-shirts on multiple occasions and posting an Instagram video set commemorating this landmark event. The Wu-Tang Clan As one of the founding members of Wu-Tang Clan, RZA is one of hip-hop's most versatile artists. Not only a rapper but also acting, producing, scoring films and directing. Beyond his musical career and fashion brand he's made waves through luxury streetwear lines like his line called RZA by Ralph Lauren; RZA even made cameo appearances in films like Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill as Tang Family leader! Rihanna has cemented an impressive career as an award-winning singer and Fenty Beauty mogul, while A$AP Rocky has become an indispensable component of the music scene with his critically acclaimed music and groundbreaking fashion lines. Now they've joined forces to spread their influence to future generations with the birth of their son: RZA Athelston Mayers is named in honor of RZA Athelston Mayers who founded Wu-Tang Clan. RZA is an integral part of hip-hop culture, so it was only natural for his power couple to name their son after him. Rocky now joins other iconic rappers like Rakim Athelaston Mayers (more commonly known as Rocky) and MC Rakim as members of rap royalty. Naming your child after an iconic artist is more than a token tribute. It signifies their shared connection to its musical legacy - especially in an age when hip-hop culture is at risk of extinction - and this decision speaks volumes about its importance for future generations. Although it's too soon to tell whether Baby RZA will follow in his parents' musical footsteps, his name sets an ambitious bar for him to live up to and we cannot wait to witness what the future has in store for this budding superstar! Rihanna RZA stands as one of the greats in hip-hop music history and lyricism, earning both fans and peers alike the respect. Recently, his knowledge and lyrical prowess earned him yet another tribute when Rihanna and A$AP Rocky honored him by naming their son after RZA; an honor which is shared between Rihanna and A$AP Rocky as they also recently acknowledged RZA in an interview with CNN about its significance and honoring such an accolade from them both. Social media was abuzz this week after Rihanna and A$AP Rocky announced the name of their son as RZA Athelston Mayers; The Daily Mail obtained their birth certificate to reveal this news and revealed this child is named RZA Athelston Mayers (with A$AP's real name being Rakim Athelaston Mayers serving as his middle name). Rihanna kept the first birthday celebration of her son secret until this past weekend when she shared photos and a video on Instagram. A$AP celebrated with a post featuring Wu-Tang themed photos as well as sharing a video showing his child enjoying cake with both parents. Rihanna's fans have begun speculating that she may be expecting her second child with A$AP. Over the past several months, Fenty Beauty founder has shown off a rapidly expanding belly, prompting many to compare it to Rihanna's pregnancy reveal during her Super Bowl halftime show performance in February. As for A$AP, he has been sharing pictures and tracks featuring his son on social media as well as an original track called "Wu-Tang Zizek," an original track from his forthcoming mixtape set to release later this year - his first full-length project since 2007. Listen to it below. Subscribe today and experience GQ's world of fashion news, evergreen style guides, news-making celebrity profiles and exclusive offers just for subscribers! A$AP Rocky Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have built an impressive relationship since first coming together musically in 2011. Since then, the couple have dominated the music scene while simultaneously expanding their family - welcoming RZA Athelston Mayers last May before recently announcing they are expecting another child this summer. Their household embodies both their shared musical passions and respect for hip-hop history. RZA has expressed his approval of their decision to name their son after him, calling it an honor and calling it an "extraordinary tribute." Speaking with CNN on Thursday (July 6) about this tribute he explained it as follows. It "feels great knowing there's another generation who feel the strength and inspiration from bearing my name", RZA commented. Rihanna and Chris Brown have made no secret of their affection for legendary artist RZA, celebrating his first birthday with a Wu-Tang themed celebration in May. Rihanna even donned an RZA graphic tee as part of this theme! Rappers in the hip hop community seem to make it a point to name their children after iconic figures, with RZA and his partner's daughter being no exception. His middle name, Athelston, echoes Rakim Athelaston Mayers; furthermore, in a 2012 interview the God MC explained why he chose such a moniker for her because of how closely she connected to both himself and his music. Recently, they made another public appearance when they posed together for Vogue photoshoot with famed photographer Nick Knight in front of an idyllic backdrop with palm trees and setting sun. No doubt these photos will prove popular among their young fanbase! A$AP and his family have been active on social media. A$AP has posted candid family photos as well as his clothing line to show his followers, while also sharing TikTok videos showing himself and his son enjoying themselves together at the beach. RZA Rihanna and A$AP Rocky's son RZA Athelston Mayers recently marked his first birthday and has an incredible legacy to uphold. After The Daily Mail obtained a copy of his birth certificate, his name became public knowledge; its choice represents their parents' respect for cultural heritage, appreciation for hip-hop history and culture, and as an homage to an influential musical figure. RiRi and A$AP's decision to name their baby after one of Wu-Tang Clan's legends speaks volumes about music's power to bring people from all backgrounds together through it, while attesting to its influence and legacy in today's music industry. We cannot wait to witness how RiRi and A$AP's love for their son influences his future musical endeavors! Though RZA has kept his relationship with his https://www.futurestarr.com/blog niece and nephew private, the Harlem rapper recently gave fans a glimpse of their sweet relationship through an Instagram post. In it he holds his baby close while looking skyward. Underneath reads, "my Bajan boyz," suggesting they might be spending time together in Rihanna's native Barbados. Wu-Tang maestro Wu-Tang Clan's Wu-Tang mastermind Wu-Tang Lee shared his emotions on Rihanna and A$AP's decision to name their baby after one of his ancestors: it "is an honor" RZA spoke about the power of music to create an inclusive environment. He gave an example from when his work with Wu-Tang Clan helped connect him with African American children who felt excluded by other forms of popular culture. RZA hopes his own children can use music as a bridge between people, building an inclusive world.