When "The Sting," the sophomore album from Wu-Tang Clan side project Killa Beez, is released on Tuesday (March 12), the In The Paint/Koch set will include a second disc of new RZA as Bobby Digital tra
When "The Sting," the sophomore album from Wu-Tang Clan side project Killa Beez, is released on Tuesday (March 12), the In The Paint/Koch set will include a second disc of new RZA as Bobby Digital tracks. The six-track limited-edition bonus disc will back up the new 17-track Beez album, helmed by chief Wu-Tang producer RZA, with group members Inspectah Deck and U-God.
The follow-up to 1998's "The Swarm," the new Killa Beez album welcomes the full range of Wu-Tang Clan associates. "Basically everyone in our family is considered a Killa Bee." RZA said in a statement. "A Killa Beez album is the type of album where you can gather flavors from everybody. On this album, I tried to reach out to all the Killa Beez to come out and bless this project."
To that end, "The Sting" features appearances by Ol' Dirty Bastard, U-God, Inspectah Deck, Sunz Of Man, Royal Fam, Black Knights, North Star, American Cream Team, Fat Joe, Solomon Childs, Lord Superb, and War Cloud.
"We're blood brothers," RZA added. "We're all trying to get on the same plane mentally because Wu-Tang is not only about the music, it's a way of life. We strive to make sure that everybody with us is in the same frame of mind."
For the bonus disc, RZA reverts to his Bobby Digital alter-ego, which first broke out on his 1998 V2 solo debut "RZA as Bobby Digital in Stereo," and was seen again on last year's "Digital Bullet" (Koch). The disc boasts four songs -- "Odyssey" featuring Issac Hayes, "Digi-Electronics" with Timbo King, Shyheim, Doc Doom, and Maam Scheez, "Billy," and a remix of the "Digital Bullet" track "La Rhumba" -- a beat track ("RZA Beat"), and a skit dubbed "Thirsty."