RZA has released a new song, ‘Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater’, in which he raps against his alter ego Bobby Digital. The track is taken from his forthcoming album RZA Vs. Bobby Digital, out August 6. Check it out below.
‘Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater’ was produced by DJ Scratch, who also executive produced the new LP. “Lyrically the hip-hop part of me had a chance to re-emerge during quarantine,” RZA said in a statement. “Giving Scratch the reins as a producer and me taking the reins as an MC, that’s what frees me up creatively and lets me play more with lyrical gags and lyrical flows because I don’t have to be focused on everything. He (Scratch) delivered tracks that resonated and brought me back to a sound that I felt was missing. For me it was really natural for me to flow and write to these songs.”
Earlier this year, RZA returned with his first new song under the Bobby Digital moniker in 13 years, ‘Pugilism’. According to a new press release, that single will appear on “another solo project also scheduled for a 2021 release.”