Is it just our imagination, or has Wu-Tang producer the RZA become even more prolific since leaving the slums of Shaolin for La-La land? Having freed himself from the burdens of making gritty yet epic tracks for the likes of 60 Second Assassin and U-God, Bobby Digital's creative rebirth -- call it a RZA-ssance -- has taken him into the worlds of scoring and composing gritty yet epic tracks for the likes of Jim Jarmusch and Quentin Tarantino, and he's also repped for the Hip Hop Chess Federation and onscreen in American Gangster. His current gig as beatsmith for the anime-with-soul TV series Afro-Samurai is cooler than a polar bear with stunna shades, yet he still finds time to get out on the road and show new-jack MCs how he mastered the 36th chamber.
Having just dropped the awesome Afro-Samurai: Resurrection soundtrack, RZA headlines a bill any true hip-hop head worth his or her hoodie would be blinder than Zatoichi to miss. Sunday at Mezzanine, he appears with Pariah, DJ Radius, and Who Cares, with local support from the Bayliens and the similarly-kung fu-influenced Delinquent Monastery Here's some Digi-snacks for disciples; for show tix, click on this.