Afro Samurai: Resurrection (Clean Version)
by Various Artists
Released: Jan 2009
Label: Wu Music Group
It's great to hear new RZA productions, but this is a bit of a muddle. "Blood Thicker Than Mud" finds RZA flipping Sly's "Family Affair" to little effect, while "Whar" stretches out the introductory beat for the Wu classic "Clan in the Front" and features verses from Kool G. Rap and Ghostface. Though definitely a highlight, the song sounds better on paper. There is some strange and atmospheric stuff ("Bitch Gonna Get Ya'," "Bloody Samurai," e.g.) that is more interesting than listenable.