Zach throughout his lifetime always maintained hip hop as a large influence on his musical career. In particular, legendary rap artists KRS One, Eric B. & Rakim, Public Enemy, Wu Tang Clan and many more artists were not only Zach’s favourite, but also key and influential to his lyrical flow in RATM’s production.
In 1997, Rage scheduled a concert with the Wu Tang Clan in New Jersey at the Continental Airlines Arena, 20th, August, 1997. A concert for the ages connecting alternative rock and 90’s hip hop together.