January 5, 2024

The Twelve Days of Wu-Mas 2023 - Day #12

Rounding out the annual holiday celebration is, once again, The RZA, who released three separate attempts to resuscitate his Bobby Digital persona in 2022. His third and final try, Digital Potions, was a vinyl-only affair released as a Record Store Day exclusive, and as we all know, limiting access to your work is always the best way to rebuild your fanbase, but I digress.

Digital Potions, which at one point was the working title for Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater so I guess RZA loved the name so much he couldn't just let it go, is a seven-song effort that seemingly provides hardcore Wu stans with what they'd been wanting to hear all goddamned year from the guy: the Abbot rapping, actually rapping, and over his own beats, no less. Well, mostly - there's one song that was outsourced. And there's guests featured on every fucking track, mostly the Reverend William Burke doing his best impression of Ghostface Killah on Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... You know what? I don't think this is what Wu stans wanted at all. Pity that most of them will never actually hear it to discover the harsh truth for themselves. Unless they (*cough*) look for it online or something (*cough*).

Click here to read my thoughts on Digital Potions, a former Patreon exclusive that is now available to everyone!


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