RZA Speaks on New Bobby Digital Album, Afro Samurai Soundtrack

Anyone

wondering whether Wu-Tang Clan rapper/producer RZA will resurrect his rhyming

alter ego Bobby Digital for another musical run can rest easy.The

lyricist, recently entered the studio to lay down tracks for a new Digital album.

RZA, born Robert Diggs, admits to having fun working on the project which is he

said was tentatively titled DigiSnacks. "Yeah

yeah, I’m wilin’ out," RZA told AllHipHop.com. "I just got serious about

it for the last two months really. We buggin’ out on there. We having a good time,

Grizzly Adams style. It’s grizzly."While

he prepares to unleash Bobby Digital, RZA can be heard on the score and soundtrack

for the new film Afro-Samurai. Composing

the film’s music proved to be a challenge for the versatile beatmaker as he found

himself relying on other means in light of not receiving the film beforehand."The

music was done before the animation. I had to work off of something called Animatics,

it’s just like storyboards, that moves," RZA explained. "It was kind

of deep for my but I did it. A little harder than normal, but I did it."Based

on a graphic novel by Takashi Okazaki, Afro Samurai is an animated series starring

Samuel L. Jackson as a black samurai who is out to avenge the death of his father

by hunting for the gunman responsible.The

film’s soundtrack, featuring Big Daddy Kane, GZA, Q-Tip, Talib Kweli and the extended

Wu Tang Family, is in stores now.

The Afro Samurai show, which recently premiered on Spike TV, is scheduled to be

released on DVD this spring.The

Wu-Tang Clan also recently announced a reunion album titled 8 Diagrams,

the group’s first album in over six years.

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