If my mind recalls correctly You Can’t Stop Me Now was a title planned to be on the 8 Diagrams album. Previous news bits have John Frusciante playing on the guitars and RZA doing production. Now like suspected it ended up elsewhere. The new bobby digital album to be exact.
To be fair the track is real nice. No real bobby feel here. I approve.
On another note, the cover you see here is done by Gary Alford and seems to be an early sketch for the cover. The album is slated for a July 1st release.
claa7 got together a small recap from a RZA interview featured in the Swedish KingSize magazine. Here are a few things he pointed out that were said in the interview:
RZA announces that the whole ‘Digi Snacks‘ album is finished but put to the side for the release of 8 Diagrams (the goes same for OB4CL2). Bobby has matured allot on the album. This will be showcased by writing of the songs, which has gotten better according to RZA. There is a really beautiful song on Digi Snacks that’s called ‘Drama‘ which has an incredible chorus and Bobby tells people how to make their lives better. That one feels like a hit-record. But there is also tracks like ‘My Lovin’ Is Digi Pt.2‘ where he just talks shit; “my dick is hard” – that’s that Bobby Digital shit.
He says that his favourite Wu-Tang album is ‘Return To The 36 Chambers,’ there is no other album that provides so much joy. It’s a true piece of art.
In 1997 RZA found a book on music-theory which started his translation from hip-hop producer to musician. The first beats he made after reading this book were ‘It’s Yourz‘ and ‘Triumph.’
He says that Ghostface has a very good ear for music and that he is 100% sure that if he just learned how to use a sampler he would never have to work with a producer again. He also says that INS is the only one in the Clan that learned how to make beats and that ”He actually done a couple beats that are quite interesting.”
He gives a prediction that Young DB (ODB’s son) will have a hit-record on top of the charts in 2 years. And it will be a real song-song that people can sing along to. “That’s my first priority when 8 Diagrams is over; Young Dirty Bastard – he is wild, seventeen years old but just like his father. If he just can keep his health.”
Where are the 8 Diagrams videos? When Feb 1st came and went, and there was no promo, I knew it was over. We still have the Feb 11th Special Edition release, (it got pushed back). But I fail to see how that can make a real impact. Or a resurrection at that. The album is currently residing at number 132 on the Billboard 200. Everybody dropped the ball on this one.
Where was The RZA press conference? Yes, I’m bringing this up again.It almost looks like RZA had a radio silence over the past two months. With the additional Bobby Digital show here and there. But like the Clan shows, no 8 Diagrams performances. What is The Abbott thinking?
Why does the Wu fail to see that nobody is enjoying their inner turmoil? Nobody is really enjoying the current state of the famous W. And besides their inner struggles being outed, it also took a turn outside with 50 & Soulja Boy. Don’t think they will respond to any of that. And I think they took the hint.
Will Rae respond to Shy?
My immediate guess is no. Too much of a trouble to go over matter like this. A DVD shout out? Come on. Shy’s track was funny though. The best thing for Rae to do is release OB4CLII this year and make it a classic. That real punch you in the face music.
Bobby Digital – Digi Snacks? Maybe not everybody is looking forward to this. I was just wondering if the Bobby album is still up for the first quarter of ’08.
When will we see the We Celebrate video?
To close this mondays thoughts off, where is the We Celebrate video? Last month The Big Doe Rehab was last seen at 190th spot on the Billboard 200. We saw some Making Of. And Ghost expressed his feelings about the BDR numbers sold. It was putting him in the rehab for real. Hopefully this video won’t get shelved like the Theodore video. I expect an out of the blue release onYouTube.
Some of y’all may have heard abou this already. The group Achozen, formed by RZA & Shavo Odadjian from System Of A Down. Besides those two it includes Kinetic and Rev. William Burk. All the members have different names in the group: The Abbot (aka THE RZA), M.D. 36-22 (aka Shavo) and Lit L. Kinet 9(aka Kinetic).
And we got another RZA interview. Heavy promo for 8 Diagrams. Also goes into the Rae & Ghost situation, recording Life Changes and maybe a future Clan album. Next year a new boby digital LP is coming, Digi Snacks. And RZA finished another movie.
Pyroradio.comâ€™s very own Sk Vibemakers caught up with Hip Hop Royalty in the Rza too talk on a number of subjects including 8 diagrams album, friction within the group, 5 percenters, his acting career and more!