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    Afro Samurai

    RZA - Afro Samurai

    2007 | Koch Records 

    • CD

      $15.99

      AFRO SAMURAI - O.S.T.

      01/30/2007

    • CD

      $20.99

      RZA PRES AFRO SAMURAI / VARIOUS

      04/15/2008

    • iTunes

      Prices may vary.

      Subject to availability.


    All Music Guide Review

    The soundtrack to the anime series Afro Samurai is executive produced and, for the most part, also produced by the RZA, the ideal option to apply hip-hop to Japanese animation. The RZA has always been known for his deep admiration of the martial arts, and he knocked his first scoring opportunity -- Ghost Dog, which is best heard on the JVC Japan edition -- out of the park. With credits for Kill Bill and Blade Trinity also under his belt, he smoothly transitions into Afro Samurai, composing a hard-hitting intro, several incidental pieces, and a handful of MC-led tracks, with brief appearances from the likes of Big Daddy Kane, GZA, Talib Kweli, Suga Bang, and himself. On Ghost Dog, he worked a sparse, gritty gracefulness; here, the feel is more epic, sleek, and turbulent, with dialogue (including plenty from Samuel L. Jackson as Afro, the protagonist in search of avenging his father's killers) laid over a generous amount of the score material. A pair of nearly torrid, reverb-heavy slow jams come from R&B duo Stone Mecca, who sound somewhat contemporary while owing much to Michael Henderson's and Prince's steamiest falsetto ballads (and that's no gripe). Another outside R&B cut, produced by M1 and featuring vocalist Maurice, is too pleasant and clean-cut to really fit into the flow of the program. As a bonus, or an enticement for RZA fans who might feel skeptical about a project not wholly reliant on RZA and rhymes, four tracks from a future Bobby Digital album are added. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi

    Afro Samurai Track Listing

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  • Afro Theme
  • RZA
  • :29
  • Sound Clip for Afro Theme from Afro Samurai

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  • Talib Kweli
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  • RZA
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  • Suga Bang Bang
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  • Q-Tip
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  • Freemurder
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  • 6
  • Oh
  • Stone Mecca
  • 4:05
  • Sound Clip for Oh from Afro Samurai

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  • Suga Bang Bang
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  • RZA
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  • GZA
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  • Berretta 9
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  • 15
  • Baby
  • Maurice
  • 3:40
  • Sound Clip for Baby from Afro Samurai

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  • 60 Seconds
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  • True Master
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  • RZA
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  • 21
  • Insomnia [*]
  • RZA
  • 3:22
  • Sound Clip for Insomnia [*] from Afro Samurai

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  • Jay Love
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  • Bobby Digital
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  • J Love
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  • 22
  • So Fly [*]
  • RZA
  • 2:55
  • Sound Clip for So Fly [*] from Afro Samurai

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  • Division
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  • Division
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  • Bobby Digital
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  • RZA
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  • Bobby Digital
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  • Bobby Digital
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  • Dexter Wiggles
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  • Credits of Afro Samurai

    • RZA
    • Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, Audio Production
    • M1
    • Producer


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