Published Dec 11, 2008As if the RZA's recent Bobby Digital album and subsequent tour weren't enough, a whole slew of plans from the legendary rapper have emerged.
For one, a new compilation of tracks from the hit anime series Afro Samurai will be released. The show, which features the voice of Samuel L. Jackson, contains a soundtrack hand-picked by RZA. Afro Samurai: Resurrection features songs from the show's second season and will be out on January 27. Among RZA's contributions, the album also features guest spots from Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Kool G Rap and ODB's son, Boy Jones, among others.
But the soundtrack for Afro Samurai isn't RZA's only connection to the moving pictures. It has also been announced that the rapper has landed a role in Judd Apatow's upcoming film, Funny People. The film stars Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen as comedians trying to deal with a near-death experience, and RZA has been given a significant part. While few details have emerged, the film will be out in the summer of 2009.
Afro Samurai: Ressurection tracklisting:
1. "Combat (Afro Season II Open Theme)" - RZA; P. Dot
2. "You Already Know" - Kool G Rap; Inspectah Deck; Suga Bang
3. "Blood Thicker Than Mud "Family Affair"" - Reverand William Burke; Sly Stone; Stone Mecca
4. "Whar" - Kool G Rap; Ghostface Killah; Tash Mahogany; RZA
5. "Girl Samurai Lullaby" - Rah Digga; Stone Mecca
6. "Fight for You" - Thea Van Seijen
7. "Bitch Gonna Get Ya'" - Rah Digga
8. "Bloody Days Bloody Nights" - Prodgical Sunn; Thea Van Siejen
9. "Kill Kill Kill" - Rugged Monk
10. "Nappy Afro" - Boy Jones
11. "Bloody Samurai" - Black Knights; Dexter Wiggles; Thea Van Seijen
12. "Dead Birds" - Killah Priest; Prodgical Sunn; Shavo
13. "Arch Nemesis" - Ace; Moe Rock
14. "Brother's Keeper" - Reverand William Burke; The RZA; Infinite
15. "Yellow Jackets" - Ace; Moe Rock
16. "Take the Sword pt. III" - 60 Second Assassin; Leggezin; Crisi; Christ Bearer;
Rugged Monk; Tré Irie; Kinetic; Reverand William Burks; Bobby Digital
17. "Number One Samurai (Afro Season II Outro)" - The RZA ; 9th Prince
Afro Samurai trailer