Wu Music Group and the RZA are readying the release of Afro Samurai: The Resurrection. This is the soundtrack to the second season of Afro Samurai, the animated show on Spike TV. The show is home to Samuel L. Jackson, who is the voice of the star character and music for the program is entirely composed by RZA.
The soundtrack, which will be released in conjunction with the DVD for the series, boasts an impressive roster of guests. Sly Stone, Kool G Rap, Rah Digga, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard‘s son Boy Jones all make appearances.
RZA‘s acting will once again be on display very soon. The rapper, who has been in films such as American Gangster, will be working on a major motion picture with Judd Apatow, who is responsible for big screen hits like Superbad and The 40 Year Old Virgin. The film, which also stars Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann, is titled Funny People. It is said to be about a star comedian’s near death experience and fans can expect for the flick to hit screens in the Summer of 2009.
Currently, RZA is hitting the road with the Wu-Tang Clan. Despite rumors of quarrels within the camp, the crew is together on a nation wide tour. For more on the shows, check for dates and locations below.
12.10.2008 DENVER, CO – OGDEN THEATRE
12.11.2008 FORT COLLINS, CO – AGGIE THEATER
12.14.2008 CHICAGO, IL – HOUSE OF BLUES
12.15.2008 MINNEAPOLIS, MN – FIRST AVENUE
12.17.2008 CLEVELAND, OH – HOUSE OF BLUES
12.18.2008 ROCHESTER, NY – MAIN STREET ARMORY
12.19.2008 PHILADELPHIA, PA – THE TROCADERO THEATRE
12.20.2008 NEW HAVEN, CT – TOAD’S PLACE
12.21.2008 SAYREVILLE, NJ – STARLAND BALLROOM
12.23.2008 NEW YORK, NY – HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM
12.27.2008 LANCASTER, PA – CHAMELEON
12.31.2008 BALTIMORE, MD – SONAR
01.01.2009 WASHINGTON, DC – 9:30 CLUB
01.02.2009 PROVIDENCE, RI – LUPO’S HEARTBREAK HOTEL
01.04.2009 SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT – HIGHER GROUND
01.07.2009 NORFOLK, VA – HE NORVA
01.08.2009 RICHMOND, VA – TOAD’S PLACE RICHMOND
01.09.2009 GREENSBORO, NC – THE N CLUB AND RED ROOM
01.10.2009 CHARLESTON, SC – THE MUSIC FARM
01.11.2009 CHARLOTTE, NC – AMOS’ SOUTHEND
01.12.2009 RALEIGH, NC – LINCOLN THEATRE
01.13.2009 COLUMBIA, SC – LEVEL