RZA x Stax Records = Shaolin Soul Selections, Vol. 1 [DJ 7L Sampler Mix]

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

RZA reemerges from a brief holiday sabbatical to resume his regular schedule of crushing the multimedia mogul game. Today we get a 10-minute sampler mix from DJ 7L, running through some highlights of the forthcoming RZA x Stax Records compilation of hand-picked reissues titled RZA Presents: Shaolin Soul Selections. Kind of overdue, considering how much the grimier side of the Memphis Soul sound has colored both the overall Wu Tang sound and some of his toughest productions in recent memory. Press play (or download) below to get a digger's ear view of classic breaks from David Porter, Isaac Hayes, The Emotions, Booker T, The Dramatics, Albert King and more. Then pre-order the compilation in either 3-LP vinyl or 2-CD set by hitting the link at bottom (both versions come bundled with a Soul Temple Records t-shirt, if so desired). Bong and bong.

>>>Pre-order (via Soul Temple)