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A pair of Bobby Digital albums are one the way.
Back in 1998, RZA had already cemented his status as Wu-Tang Clan‘s man behind the boards, producing the entirety of the group’s respective solo albums. But when it came to his own breakout moment, the producer opted to introduce the world to Bobby Digital, a cartoonishly hedonistic mad-rapping alter-ego and grew so fond of the character that he released another album under the moniker before finally delivering 2003’s Birth of a Prince as the RZA.
Now it seems Bobby Digital is back in the picture and potentially set square up with his host. On Friday, RZA announced a new album, RZA vs. Bobby Digital, with the release of the hard-hitting new single, “Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater.” According to a press release, production on the album, out on August 6th, is handled by DJ Scratch. “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,” the producer noted in a statement.
The new single marks the second Bobby Digital drop of the year, following “Pugilism,” which was slated to be featured on the long-rumored project, The Cure, but seems to be a part of another upcoming collection of songs under the moniker titled Digital Potions. However, neither of those projects have a firm release date at the moment.
Hear the RZA tap back into his Bobby Digital persona on the new single “Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater” below. Hold tight for his next transmission in the weeks ahead.