Someone’s got a busy year ahead of him. DJ, producer, and de facto Wu-Tang leader RZA will release a new album, tour, and also put his acting skills to good use in 2009.

Afro Samurai: The Resurrection will drop January 27. It’s the second soundtrack to Spike TV’s animated show of the same name, for which RZA collaborated with the likes of Sly Stone, Rah Digga, Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s son Boy Jones, and others, which makes the album something of a who’s-who in hip-hop.

RZA’s been known to take the occasional acting gig as well, and he’ll be making an appearance alongside Seth Rogan, Leslie Mann, and Adam Sandler in Judd Apatow’s Funny People, set to hit theaters in Summer 2009.

Lastly, he’ll hit the road tonight for a tour with the Wu-Tang Clan, performing in U.S. cities through mid-January.

Afro Samurai: The Resurrection
01 Combat (Afro Season II Open Theme) feat. RZA, P. Dot
02 You Already Know feat. Kool G Rap, Inspectah Deck, Suga Bang
03 Blood Thicker Than Mud “Family Affair” feat. Reverand William Burke, Sly Stone, Stone Mecca
04 Whar feat. Kool G Rap, Ghostface Killah, Tash Mahogany, RZA
05 Girl Samurai Lullaby feat. Rah Digga, Stone Mecca
06 Fight for You feat. Thea Van Seijen
07 Bitch Gonna Get Ya’ feat. Rah Digga
08 Bloody Days Bloody Nights feat. Prodgical Sunn, Thea Van Siejen
09 Kill Kill Kill feat. Rugged Monk
10 Nappy Afro feat. Boy Jones
11 Bloody Samurai feat. Black Knights, Dexter Wiggles, Thea Van Seijen
12 Dead Birds feat. Killah Priest, Prodgical Sunn, Shavo
13 Arch Nemesis feat. Ace, Moe Rock
14 Brother’s Keeper feat. Reverand William Burke, The RZA; Infinite
15 Yellow Jackets feat. Ace, Moe Rock
16 Take the Sword pt. III feat. 60 Second Assassin, Leggezin; Crisi, Christ Bearer, Rugged Monk, Tré Irie, Kinetic, Reverand William Burks, Bobby Digital
17 Number One Samurai (Afro Season II Outro) – The RZA ; 9th Prince

12/10 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
12/11 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theater
12/14 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12/15 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
12/17 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
12/18 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
12/19 Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero Theatre
12/20 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
12/21 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
12/23 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
12/27 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon
12/31 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
01/01 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
01/02 Providnence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
01/04 South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
01/07 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
01/08 Richmond, VA – Toad’s Place Richmond
01/09 Greensboro, NC – The N Club and Red Room
01/10 Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
01/11 Charlotte, NC – Amo’s Southend
01/12 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
01/13 Columbia, SC – Level

Photo by Josh McNey.