RZA and Adrian Younge have always been kindred in their pursuit of the dustiest groove. The signs are damn-near everywhere; narrating Younge’s sonic travels on his Ghostface Killah collaboration Twelve Reasons To Die, sounding off on his recording genius alongside Raphael Saadiq, DJ Premier and Bilal in a stunning in-studio short.
So yeah, they’re homies. But if there’s anyone that RZA seems to take as the cinematic equivalent to his own eccentric mind, it is without question one Quentin Tarantino, who tapped the Shaolin figurehead to handle the OST for his timeless Kill Bill films, which we’re sure was either the result of or spark to some very nerdy kung-fu flick fanboying. And so, with Tarantino’s latest masterpiece The Hateful Eight now out and about in the world, RZA has toasted to the film in the most appropriate of manners, remixing a new track from Adrian Younge’s forthcoming Something About April sequel. Though we’ve yet to hear the source material, “Hands Of God,” at least in its RZA-blessed form, is par the course for Younge, dabbling in soul music’s more psychedelic notes, crafting something velvety and a tad coarse, yet perfect for your post-workday wind-down. And of course, Bobby Digital goes in.
You can stream RZA’s take on the cut below, just be sure to hold tight for the drop of Something About April II, which is slated to arrive January 22nd on his own Linear Labs imprint. If you’re looking for a taste of the new record, jump back and put an ear to “Sittin’ By The Radio.”