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.