(AllHipHop News) The man who many believe popularized the sped-up soul sample production style is ready to share a few of the original songs that inspired some of Wu-Tang Clan’s greatest tracks.
Legendary producer/emcee RZA, aka Bobby Digital, will be releasing Shaolin Soul Selection Vol 1 on March 19. The compilation will have 24 songs from some of the greatest acts in soul music history including Isaac Hayes, The Dramatics, and The Emotions. It will also feature several other R&B performers from the 1960′s-70′s Memphis-based Stax Records.
Shoalin Soul Selection Vol 1 will be the latest release from RZA’s label Soul Temple. He launched his new imprint in 2012 with the soundtrack to the film he directed, The Man With The Iron Fists.
The new compilation will be available in 3 different formats- double CD set, triple vinyl set, or digital download. Some packages include an exclusive Soul Temple T-shirt.
For more information or to pre-order Shoalin Soul Selection Vol 1 visit soultemplemusic.bandcamp.com
You can listen to snippets from Shoalin Soul Selection Vol 1 below: