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Bobby Digital In Stereo

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Bobby Digital in Stereo is the debut solo album by the American hip hop artist RZA, a member of Wu-Tang Clan. It was released on November 24, 1998, and was certified Gold on February 5, 1999, by the RIAA. It is a well-received experimental album which is based on a story featuring him rapping as an hedonistic, fun-loving alter-ego Bobby Digital and showcasing a unique keyboard-driven sound (rather than samples) RZA called digital orchestra, receiving mostly positive reviews. Lyrical content On the pseudonym and character of Bobby Digital, which dominated the album's lyrics, RZA later stated: I had to live in a way that I don't really live ... But if they don't know that themselves, Bobby will prey on them. He'll treat them like bitches if they don't realize that they're queens. I had to get Bobby out of me, or else I'd be emotionally unbalanced. Bobby Digital is just me feeling my nuts. RZA is my heart. —RZA Consequently, the albums lyrics are considerably more aggressive compared to the spiritual, self-reflective, socially aware lyrics RZA has been known to employ on Wu Tang group albums. Production The sound of the album is largely keyboard-driven, but there are still samples. On the sound of Bobby Digital, RZA stated: I learned how to play chords and progress the chords -- I got together at least 16 or 17 different keyboards for this album. I always liked orchestras and strings, so I composed a digital orchestra. —RZA

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