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Brian Coney
7 February 2022, 13:17

RZA shares video for new single, ‘Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater’: Watch

It's the title track from the Wu-Tang Clan leader's upcoming album with DJ Scratch

RZA shares video for new single, ‘Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater’: Watch

RZA has shared the video for his new single, ‘Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater’.

Best known as the de facto leader of iconic hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan, the New York rapper has collaborated with DJ Scratch on the forthcoming album of the same name.

Set for release on 4th March, the album - which features RZA sparring with his alter-ego Bobby Digital - is described as a love letter to the kung fu movies that aired each Saturday on local TV channels "when there were only 5 channels to choose from." 

Unveiled on 4th February, the title track was co-produced by RZA and Danny Hastings. Following a young boy’s immersion in a matinee movie, check out the single's video below.

"Lyrically the hip-hop part of me had a chance to re-emerge during quarantine," said RZA, speaking about working with DJ Scratch on the album. "Giving Scratch the reins as a producer and me taking the reins as an MC, that's what frees me up creatively and lets me play more with lyrical gags and lyrical flows because I don't have to be focused on everything.

"He (Scratch) delivered tracks that resonated and brought me back to a sound that I felt was missing. For me it was really natural for me to flow and write to these songs.”

Last month, a selection of new images of Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’ were shared by the US government.

A couple of weeks later, it was revealed that RZA had filed a $2million lawsuit against multiple e-commerce stores believed to be selling fake band merchandise.