RZA as Bobby Digital - Bobby Digital In Stereo [RSD 2023] | RECORD STORE DAY
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For RSD 2023 Bobby Digital’s origin story is revisited on an exclusive colored vinyl offering.

In November of 1998, Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA unleashed his first solo record, and his memorable alter-ego, Bobby Digital. Bobby Digital In Stereo is essentially a soundtrack. A soundtrack to a Blaxploitation/martial arts film that never was - at least outside of the imagination of the artist and the listener - as RZA channels the martial arts superhero (or perhaps anti-hero) inspirations of his youth into his Bobby Digital persona.

The recording follows a loose storyline of RZA’s endeavors as Bobby Digital - out to enlighten the people of the projects to the poisons of the hood that surrounded them every day. Production-wise, the release features a different approach from RZA’s work with Wu-Tang – a layered experimental keyboard driven sound instead of dusted sample-heavy beats – a technique RZA called the “Digital Orchestra.”

Bobby Digital In Stereo rode to #16 on the Billboard top 200 – peaked at #3 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop albums chart – and went on to RIAA Gold status. Bobby Digital In Stereo is now regarded by manyas the best of RZA’s Bobby Digital projects.

A Side
A1. Intro
A2. B.O.B.B.Y.
A3. Unspoken Word
A4. Slow Grind African
A5. Airwaves
A6. Love Jones

B Side
B1. N.Y.C. Everything (feat. Method Man)
B2. Mantis
B3. Slow Grind French
B4. Holocaust (Silk Worm)
B5. Terrorist

C Side
C1. Bobby Did It (Spanish Fly)
C2. Hand Writing On The Wall
C3. Kiss Of A Black Widow
C4. Slow Grind Italian
C5. My Lovin' Is Digi

D Side
D1. Domestic Violence
D2. Project Talk
D3. Lab Drunk
D4. Fuck What You Think
D5. Daily Routine